If you’ve been a teacher for a while, you’ll probably, like me have several filing cabinets and a couple of boxes of USB sticks full of teaching resources and ideas. Often, you’ve moved onto teaching elsewhere or on a different course and these resources are gathering dust. But did you consider that there may be other teachers out there that would be willing to pay a couple of pounds, or more, for your resources?
The Times Educational Supplement allows you to become a paid author these days. It is a resource sharing platform from which you can earn a bit of money on the side. They pay about 60% of royalties to new authors after taking a fee, meaning that if you sell something for the £2 minimum price, you’ll get around 90p per sale. It soon adds up though and can be a very worthwhile activity.
I’m celebrating becoming a Bronze Level Author, which means I get a higher percentage of royalties for my resources and I get my own shop. I would need to add another 40 resources to become a Silver Author, but I fully intend to get there, eventually. I wouldn’t rush with publishing, you can take your time, uploading one or two a week. The resources need to be your own, however, you have got the option of attaching a youtube video with your resources that adds to the learning experience.
Visit my TES Shop
Find out more about making money online with this guide to dropshipping, by Juan Antonio Fernandez Ramos, which I translated from Spanish:
(C) Stephanie Burgess-Arteaga, 2017