(TpT Seller) re: K-1 Book Review Sample for Common Core Writing Standard 1.1
I saw your store on the home page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebies. Here are a few suggestions that might help you to better market your products.
Add some clipart to add color or just color some of your font to each resoruce. For some reason buyers like color on the original even though they may copy your product in black and white. Also, create a cover page for each of your products which can then be used as an attractive thumbnail to entice buyers even if that resource is only one page long. You are competing with over 29,000 sellers so you want your products to stand out. You might also add a second page which is a directions or suggestions page for the teacher. (How do? How? Etc.) List several ways you use this product in your classroom. Never assume that a buyer knows how, why, or when to use your product.
Use the footer to put the copyright symbol, your name and date of creation on EVERY page. Here is how you do that. Use the insert and go to the right. You should see symbols there. Insert the copyright symbol, your name and date. It should look something like this: © V. Rauch (Scipi), 2011 Items, especially free ones, have been "stolen" from TPT and posted on other sites to be sold. You have to protect all of your creations. Also number your pages.
Finally, make sure yor freebies represent the quality of products in your store. If the freebie isn't something a teacher can use or isn't unique or top notch, buyers will just move on to a different store. The primary grades have so-o-o-o many stores that you want to make sure your free item will catch the buyer's eye.
It is important that we see what others are doing; so, feel free to look at any or all of my freebies listed below to gather some ideas.
Check out the Sellers Forum under Communication on your dashboard page. There are tons of ideas and helpful suggestions given by TPT veterans. The best of luck as you sell on TPT!
January 11, 2013