Sell Your Resources - Creating and Uploading
Creating and uploading premium resources for sale
How can I make sure my resource is ready for sale?
One thing you can do is have a look at our checklist, which will guide you through some of the potential pitfalls people face when putting their content up for sale.
The main reason for removing a resource from sale after it has been uploaded to TES is the lack of clarity of ownership of images used in those resources. If you are using images with Creative Commons licences, they require attribution for the image within the resource.
When you find an image that you would like to use in a resource, check its licence. Occasionally, for instance, with pictures that you find on Google Images, the image licence is not readily apparent or available. In these cases, it is best to err on the side of caution and not include the image within your resource.
Some useful sources for images include:
The following digital image and clip-art libraries may also be of interest:
- morgueFile: http://www.morguefile.com/
- Clker.com: http://www.clker.com/
- Openclipart: https://openclipart.org/
- WPClipart: http://www.wpclipart.com/
- Free Clip Art Now: http://www.freeclipartnow.com/
- Free-graphics.com: http://www.free-graphics.com/
How can I make my resources look attractive?
You don’t have to be a graphic designer to make your resources stand out. Just follow these three top tips:
1. Cover Pages
These will be the first impression that people get of your resource, as they appear as a preview on the page. Using colour and images, as well as large, attractive fonts, will give your resource the best chance of standing out.
2. Formatting and Layout
Avoid big chunks of text – if you have a lot of text, break it up with images or text boxes. Make sure that your fonts and font sizes are consistent.
Use high-quality, large, clear images – as well as borders and backgrounds. Make sure that you have the permission to use all images in your resource. See our copyright section for more details if you are unclear.
How can I make sure people find my resources?
The title and description that you give your resource are crucial; they are how people will find your resource through Google or TES search. Have a look at three ways you can make sure your resource rises to the top of search results:
Think about what your audience will be searching for – whether it’s age range, subject, topic, or anything else you can think of. Then make sure these words are included in your title and description; it’ll make sure your resource shows up in relevant searches.
While you want to make sure that your resource has lots of keywords included, don’t just provide a list. The most successful resources make it immediately clear what the resource is for, who it is for and why it is worth purchasing.
Use the TES tagging system to show teachers where your resource fits in to the curriculum, which will help it show up in TES searches.
Have a search now for resources in your area to see how other teachers have been able to use keywords, descriptions and tagging to make their resources stand out.
How should I price my resources?
The price you set for your resource is entirely up to you, but we’ve compiled some tips that other users have said were helpful when making their own pricing decisions:
- Be competitive: search for similar resources and see how other users have priced them
- Think objectively: if you came across this resource during a search, how much would you be willing to pay for it?
- Be flexible: if you feel your resource isn’t selling well enough at the price you’ve set it at, you can always change the cost.