I began to produce resources for TES in August 2015. When I look back at some of my early products I cringe! I made so many mistakes…. Since then I have come a long way and learned so much. I have consistently been one of the top ten selling authors on TES and have 45 TES recommended resources. One of my resources made over 900 sales in the space of a few weeks and earned nearly £2000 in royalties. I was also shortlisted as one of eight nominees for the TES 2017, Bev Evans, Author of the Year Award.

In this 26-page, step by step guide I share my mistakes and my successes to help you avoid making the same mistakes and to become a successful author sooner than you would have done without this guide.

I do not claim to have all the answers and my way might not be other people’s way. However, whether you are a potential author, an author starting out or already an author; I am sure that this guide can help you in some way and will prove a worthwhile investment.

The guide includes advice on

  • Making resources

  • Maximising the selling potential of resources

  • Creating a cover page

  • Sourcing images

  • Copyrighting your resources

  • Pricing your resources

  • Product Descriptions

  • HTML codes for creating bold, italics, underlining, bullet pints and numbered lists for product description page

  • Adding links to other products and your shop in descriptions

  • Creating your TES shop

  • Branding

  • Increasing the visibility of your resources

  • Promoting your products through social media platforms

  • Promoting yourself

  • Dealing with reviews

  • General advice

The resource contains hyperlinks to some useful sites and tools which will help you in making and promoting your products. Have a successful New Year as a TES author with this guide!

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Author Calendar and Planner

Nine out of ten of my top selling resources are seasonal resources and special days resources.

My everyday resources are my 'bread and butter' resources; my seasonal resources are truly the icing on my cake! Plan your seasonal resources with this calendar and planner which contains all the major special days and awareness days for the whole year. No more missing special days or not allocating yourself enough time to produce resources. Days that change in date each year are highlighted red; days that are fixed are black.

TES Author Excel Sales and Accounts Tracker


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