I just had my one-year anniversary on TpT as a seller. I first started my TpT journey in August of 2020. My family needed more money and my son needed me. I thought this was a great opportunity to engage my brain, be involved in teaching, and possibly make some money. I started off with Youtube research because that’s what my students do when they need to learn something. I came across one seller from Becca’s Music Room who did a great job explaining how to start a TpT store. She really helped me get started.
I had used my TpT account as a teacher for years. I switched to the free Basic Sellers account in August 2020. Then while I researched, I started to create resources. Once I had about 10 resources ready to go, I talked with my husband about maybe switching my account to the Premium Account. This was my first investment in my business. Here are some of the differences between the two.
|Payout (What You Keep)||55%||80%|
|Transaction Fees||30 cents per resource||15 cents on orders less than $3.00|
|Video Uploads||No||Yes! You can upload video previews and video products|
|Access to Premium Features and Marketing Tools||No||Yes|
|Able to Participate in School Access Catalog||Yes||Yes|
|Maximum Number of Uploads||No||No|
Some sellers wait until they make $60 on the free account before they upgrade, but I didn’t. It was the first investment I made in my business. I decided that it would be worth it to keep more of my money from the start. I was confident that I was going to make my TpT store successful.
There is no right or wrong answer. It’s really just a matter of what you can afford, or what you want to do.
Here’s a little math. A quick google search will give you dozens of examples like this.
As a basic seller, a product listed at $2.50 will give you a payout of$1.07
As a premium seller, a product listed at 2.50 will give you a payout of 1.85
70 cents isn’t much, but when you multiply that by 100 it’s $107 compared to $185. I’ve been on TpT a little over a year and I’ve sold 177 products.