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School of Sellers
18 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Ep 77: The Best Ways to Infuse Accountability Into Your Business
When we know someone else is paying attention to what we are doing, it creates a magical force of productivity. THAT is the magic of accountability: being held responsible for what we say we will do. If you know you need accountability but are not sure how or where to find it, this episode is for you.
15 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Ep 76: When Bad Feedback Happens to Good People (4 Star Reviews + How to Deal)
Challenges abound in the TpT world, and customer ratings are no exception. That notification pops up and your worst fears are confirmed: a bad review. Now what? I’m walking you through a healthy mindset shift, ways to respond, and how to leverage the good feedback.
8 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Ep 75: 3 Words I’m Taking to the New Year
Small but mighty, these 3 words have changed the way I work and live my life. I’m sharing with you these words alongside the mindset hack that will allow you to feel better about the work you do—and probably get more done in the long run.
12 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Ep 74: 3 Ways to Prepare Your Business For the New Year
I've said it once and I've said it again: new year's resolutions are garbage. They simply don't work. In today's episode, I'm offering you 3 guidelines for preparing your business plan for the new year. These will help you design your best year yet with all the things that truly matter.
17 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Ep 73: Timesaving Tips I'm Thankful For
“Time is money” never really meant anything to me until I became a teacherpreneur. Learning how to budget my time efficiently has been one of the most monumental gifts I’ve given my business (and bank account!) Listen as I share my 10 favorite tips for using your time wisely: you can “thank” me later ;)
26 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Ep 72: The Great Planner Debate: Which One Is Best for TpT Sellers? (With Special Guests Lisa Mattes + Ashley Wright)
If you are a serial planner collector like me, you’ll love this episode. Listen as I sit down with special guests Lisa Mattes and Ashley Wright as we talk about the merits of paper planners, digital planners, and options in between.
16 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Ep 71: How I’m Business Planning for 2022
Listen: if people can decorate for Christmas the day after Halloween, I can make my business plans for 2022 in November. But for real: today I am giving you the inside scoop on how I make my business plan for the new year—the *entire* year—before it even begins. Follow along as I give you an outline of my planning process, my dos and don’ts for business plans, and other tips for making this year your best year yet.
21 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Ep 70: 3 Tips For Juggling Motherhood and Your Online Business With Arianna Vernier
Being a parent and owning a business is not for the faint of heart, but if you feel like you are constantly playing the work + kids balancing act, this episode is for you! Arianna Vernier, creator behind Ditch the Classroom Podcast, sits down with me to talk about how a work-from-home business and kids can *actually* work.
29 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Ep 69: Spooky Seller Stories: Tales From the TpT Crypt
Mistakes are a part of business, but some missteps are just downright SCARY! We recently asked our School of Sellers members to share their spookiest, most cringeworthy “Oh no!” Moments as a TpT seller. The tales you’ll hear are chilling, horrifying, and…well, relatable. Listen in as 3 brave sellers share stories that will make you laugh and gasp at the same time. Joining me today are special guests Brenna Nelson, Katie Loftin, and Maryana Dublanko!
22 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Ep 68: How to Pivot When Your Plans Fail
It's a hard pill to swallow when you spend time and resources on a project or idea only to have it fail. The truth is, business failures abound in the TpT world--we just don't hear about them all. I used to scrap things altogether when they didn't work out, but I've learned so many times that a failed plan often grows into an even better one in its place. I'm getting 100% transparent about 1 tool I tried and 1 service I offered that did NOT go well---and how I pivoted.
33 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Ep 67: Making Sense of Data in Your Teacher Business (With Special Guests Beth + Jarrett Vaucher)
Not only is the sheer amount of data intimidating, but once we sort through it we are expected to make informed decisions about what to do next. Jarrett + Beth Vaucher from My Data Playbook are here with me to break it all down. There’s a lot of pressure to use our data, but where do we start? What numbers matter? What does it all mean? Beth and Jarrett are here to help!
29 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Ep 66: Outside-the-box Offers: A Tale of One Seller's Success (With Special Guest Amanda Cardenas)
We’ve all heard of Shakespeare festivals, but have you ever heard of Shakespeare Teacher Festivals? Amanda Cardenas from Mud & Ink Teaching is taking things to a much cooler level. She has transformed a brick and mortar event into an online playground for ELA teachers everywhere. Listen in to hear behind-the-scenes details from her festival success and tips about how she was able to make money from a free event!
25 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Ep 65: The Power of Easel to Grow Your Teacher Business (With Special Guests Will Cullen + Courtney Roberts)
As teacherpreneurs, it’s important we stay current with trends and tools in education and on TpT. You’ve heard a lot about Easel by now, but what’s the deal exactly? In this episode, I sit down with Will Cullen from Team TpT and Courtney Roberts of Classroom Resource Queen to dive into all the details: What is Easel, why does it matter to sellers, and why is it a no-brainer in our teacher seller businesses?
25 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Ep 64: I Changed My Mind About Hashtag Sales (Here's Why)
If you think hashtag sales are all about making a few bucks, you're wrong--and I was too. Today I'm sharing lessons learned after a year of hosting hashtag sales. It turns out there are tons of non-sale victories to be had. Listen to find out why hashtag sales are worth your time and then some!
31 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Ep 63: The Truth About Pinterest: Let's Talk TpT Shop With Chelsea Hall
It's no secret that a teacherpreneur's journey with Pinterest is filled with ups and downs. Sometimes it can feel like more downs, but the truth remains that Pinterest is the highest traffic-driver to TpT. Today we sit down with Chelsea Hall, teacher-turned-Pinterest strategist to learn the best way to leverage Pinterest and its constant changes.
11 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Ep 62: After the TpT Conference: Now What? (Let's Make a Plan!)
Conference week brings the most shocking combination of creative energy, information overload, and infinite inspiration. The question is: how do we harness it and use the momentum to move our business forward? In this episode, I give an overview of how we made our plans in an online workshop this week. Spoiler alert: You're invited, and it's free!
18 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Ep 61: 6 Clever Ways to Repurpose In Your Teacher Business
Repurposing is a buzzword we can't get away from. But what does it actually mean? Are you doing it the right way? What else can you repurpose in your business? I answer all of these questions and more as I share 6 fresh ways to repurpose your content.
13 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Ep 60: Taking a Break: How Time Away Is Actually Good For Your Business
When you love work and you enjoy running your TpT business, it often doesn't feel like "work." I ran my business for years before I learned the value of taking a break. It's not something that comes easily to me, but I've learned to make it work and today I'm telling you how.
16 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Ep 59: 6 Ways to Prepare for the TpT Conference Now
Virtual or in-person, there are always ways to prepare for the TpT conference ahead of time. Listen in for quick, easy tips that you can put into action ASAP. In this episode, I recommend Chrome extensions, downloading opportunities, and more!
22 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Looking Back + Looking Forward: My Mid-Year Business Check-In
While it's hard to believe the year is half-over, I'm so excited to share with you how things have been going. In this episode, I'll review the last 6 months and share with you my favorite tool, biggest lesson, + fun on the horizon.
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