Well…I asked…and that’s what I got! 🙂
They must just love me…because…half of my product previews are things that they DON’T want! :/
Sometimes, though…and I would say this is true across the board. If a teacher really respects your practice and purchases from you often…they probably already know–crazy, whack preview unseen–what you’re about and are willing to trust you.
That said…if you are trying to brand yourself…or just starting out…these tips can be critical to having people look and linger rather than look…and look away! 🙂
On TPT, freebies do NOT have a preview, but all paid products do! 🙂
For my freebies, I’ve chosen to go this route…
This one is a tough one for me…but again…one that many readers on my fan page ‘liked’.
Can I be honest?
I mean…it’s just you and I here and all.
*looks around* *whisper voice* Is it bad that sometimes, I worry that someone will take my idea and copy it if I put too much of it out there? Or that they will think…I can make that better…or cuter…and by me putting the entire product out there…I give them all the brainstorming they need? Am I terrible for saying it out loud?
You won’t tell anyone…will ya?
I just did this style of a preview on my FB fan page for my Good Citizen Pack.
I haven’t heard very much from fans on it as of yet…so, I am still on the fence about actually loading it up onto TPT. If you already follow me on FB, you can see it. It will be up until Tuesday. I even left the water mark off of a few pages so that fans could get a few things from the pack as a sample. Let me know in the comments what you think.
This was really neat to know!
Many of my readers said that a blog post with lots of great images of student engagement was a HUGE draw to making a purchase.
I’m not advocating ALL product driven posts…but…if this is what my fans are saying about what they need in order to really ‘see a product’…I bet yours feel pretty similarly!
But…don’t take my word for it!
You will be glad you asked! 🙂
Vegas was so key for me because I was able to connect with other teachers who have been sharing their classroom tools longer and/or with more success. Alyssha from Teaching and Tapas was my roommate for Vegas and she actually got this process rolling for me! 🙂 Love her! 🙂
We sat down…looked at my numbers first…then at the previews…and she helped me chart a new course that would be more effective in sharing what I do with my readers! 🙂 Her previews are AMAZING and I learned so much! So…thanks Alyssha! 🙂 From the bottom of my heart! 😉 XOXO
Here’s my brand new preview for my Kindergarten Fluency: Short Vowels
I hope you guys can see that I took to heart your comments! 🙂
Thanks for always making me a better teacher with your feedback and sharing! 🙂
I know for sure I have the bestest fans in the world! 🙂