Using your author dashboard

Once you have uploaded your first Tes resource, you will have access to your author dashboard. Here, you can find out more about the tools available to you.

Tes Author Team

Author Dashboard Guide

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Your author dashboard is effectively your author homepage. From here, you can navigate to all the areas on Tes that you’ll need as an author. 


Logging in to your dashboard 

When you log in to your Tes account on a fullscreen desktop browser, you’ll find the link for your author dashboard on the left hand navigation. 

Everything will be positioned differently when you’re using a mobile browser – for full functionality we recommend you use a desktop or laptop. 

To start off, we’d recommend bookmarking this page. 

On your dashboard you’ll see blue text encouraging you to upload your first resource, if you haven’t done so already. We recommend that you verify your account by opening the email containing the verification button before publishing your first resource. The resource uploader takes you through a step-by-step process with hints and tips along the way, but for further guidance on how to utilise the tools provided, read our blog here.  

Once you’ve uploaded a resource your Tes author dashboard will change in appearance. 


What your dashboard shows you 

Activity summary 

The top blue bar will show you a summary of all the activity on your account since you became an author including the number of purchases, reviews, views and downloads of your resources. 


Download sales data 

From your author dashboard, just underneath the overview section, you’ll be able to download a CSV file of your resource sales data to be reviewed in Excel or similar software. From here, you can choose the month of data which you would like to download – we hold sales history for a maximum of three years.  


Your earnings  

To the right of your downloadable sales data, you’ll see ‘Your balances’ - this is the amount of money currently held in your Tes account. You’ll be able to withdraw this amount once it reaches a minimum of £10 with a maximum of one withdrawal per week. You’ll receive your payment within five to seven working days, outside of holiday periods (you will be asked for your bank account information when you make your first withdrawal, and if this hasn’t been provided or is incorrect, you may experience delays). From here you’ll also be able to view your last 10 withdrawals and their current state. 


More information on royalty tiers can be found by clicking the link shown. For further explanation of these figures, please see the Selling Resources & Being an Author FAQs


Your most (and least) popular resources 

Below this, you’ll see a table showing how popular your resources are, indicating your 3 most and 3 least popular uploads. Consider what is making your top resources popular, and apply these learnings to those that are less popular. 

Where your resources have traveled 

The map on your dashboard shows you what regions of the world your resources have been downloaded in over the last 30 days. This will help you to understand your audience, where in the world your resources are most popular and potential regions and curriculums you should aim to cater to in the future. Please keep in mind that this data cannot account for users using VPN connections so may show some anomalous results. We must also remind you that, for data protection purposes, the locations shown on the map remain approximate. Due to the amount of data now available, the map will update once per day. 


The left-hand navigation bar


Making changes to your uploaded resources 

The left hand navigation bar also links to Resource Management, where you can change details and features of your already published resources. Please note, if you list a resource as free to begin with you cannot change it to paid-for unless you create it as a brand new resource. 


Creating resource bundles 

You can also create bundles of resources in the Resource Management section. This is a way of grouping up to 20 resources together into a single saleable item. For more information on creating bundles, refer to the blog post on How to create resource bundles

Reading and responding to your resource reviews 

In the Reviews tab you can read and respond to the resource reviews you’ve received. We recommend responding to reviews, even if it’s just to say thank you. For more on this, refer to the Answering Reviews blog post

Your sales record 

The Sales tab enables you to keep a record of all the sales you make, including the amount of royalty you earn for each sale. 

Setting up promotions 

In the My Promotions tab you can temporarily reduce the price of some or all of your resources by up to 25%. To find out more about setting up a sale, refer to the Setting up a sale blog post

Setting up your shop 

Go to the My Shop tab to edit how your shop looks, including changing the banners and featured resources, according to what’s seasonally relevant. People who visit your shop will then be able to clearly see what you want to promote to them. More information on setting up your Tes shop will be found a little later in this onboarding journey! 

You can read all about the tools in your author dashboard in further detail using the links below and the Selling Resources & Being an Author FAQs


We are aware that a number of features on the author dashboard are currently under maintenance and several features that used to be available currently are not, which we have not mentioned in this blog. Please be assured that this does not mean they are not returning. When new functionality is added to the author dashboard we will be sure to update our authors accordingly!



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