How to set up a TpT store

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Inside: How to create your TeachersPayTeachers store, today!

If you're passionate about education or design, and enjoy creating resources for teachers, then starting a Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) store might already be on your radar. It's the perfect way to share your knowledge and earn extra income.

I'll provide you with a step-by-step guide to setting up your TpT store, including answering questions you might have once you get started, like what is a Premium Seller, how to create marketing elements in Canva, and how to edit your store once it's all complete.

The most important thing I want you to remember while you're reading this, and starting your store: Everything is changeable. Nothing on TpT is permanent. Don't let the fear of not being perfect stop you from moving forward.

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How do I set up a TpT Seller Account?

Setting up a TpT seller account is easy and free. First click “join” on the top right corner. Pick an account type (free or premium for $59.99 a year) Then fill out the required information for creating your account such as name, address, username and password. Finally click “register”, and you're ready to start creating and selling your own educational resources.

Interested in learning more about creating educational printables? Join my Facebook group, where I go live several times a week to take questions and talk about creating worksheets on PowerPoint and selling printables on TeachersPayTeachers and MORE. Click here to check it out.

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click join, then pick a plan
first click join, then pick a plan

If I were starting again today, I would start a premium seller account on day one. You receive a higher payout rate, and that's worth it to me. Plus, when you spend money on something, you feel more pulled towards putting the time into your shop to see it succeed — and make that $60 back!

add your information to join
Add your personal information and ensure you aren't a robot

Next are the basics for any account anywhere. You'll add in your name, email, password, and add a little information about what you teach. Then you'll add your address, phone number and birth year. This is primarily used to collect taxes from your state.

screen grab of your new teacherspayteachers account
Congratulations! Welcome to your new TpT store!

You did it! You created your account. That's the first step, and you're doing great!

Do You Need a Business PayPal for TpT?

No. TpT pays you through HyperWallet, which gives you a few different options to payout. They currently offer PayPal, Direct Deposit, Wire Transfer, and Venmo. A business account with PayPal is not required for payment.

For more information about payouts through TpT, I recommend reading their university article, which can speak to the most up to date information on payouts.

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What is TpT Premium?

A premium seller on TeachersPayTeachers is a paid level of membership for sellers. Perks include a higher payout rate, less transaction fees, larger file sizes, and access to video previews.

Here is a breakdown of the differences between being a basic seller and a premium seller.

Basic Seller versus Premium Seller on TpT

If you're planning to hit the ground running, and create like crazy, and make lots of money on TpT–you're taking it seriously–then go premium as soon as possible. I regret the entire month of extra revenue I lost when I first started and was too scared to upgrade to premium.

I highly recommend joining my TpT Facebook group, I walk you through creating a product on TpT every week on Thursday. This will help you get lots of new products in your store quickly, so you can earn that premium membership fee back quickly.

What size is a TpT banner?

There quote banner is 450x150px, the store page leaderboard is 718x90px, and the store page colum banner is 160x200px.

Below, I've added a picture of where each of these banners appear in your shop.

I answered this question in great detail in this post about using Canva for your TpT store. I also have a vast collection of templates for banners, products, and more in my educational resources membership, go check it out and see if it's a good fit for your growing business.

How to use canva for your TpT store

How do I edit a TpT Store?

Once you've set up your TpT store, you can edit it at any time to make changes to your store's appearance.

There are a few different ways to edit parts of your store. To change the banners, head to your dashboard, go to the marketing tab, then click “customize”. This is where to edit the leaderboard and column banner. To edit things like your store name, logo, or your quote banner, click the image circle at the top right, and go to “my account”. Under store profile you can change your logo, store name, all of your bio information and your personal quote box.

I hope this helps you! I'd love to help you more, join my Facebook group!

Looking for more advice about selling on TeachersPayTeachers or creating resources?

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Join the Facebook Group for Creating and Selling Educational Printables!

Ready to learn more about creating printables on PowerPoint and selling them on TpT (and other sites!)?

Join my Facebook group!

I go live Thursdays at 9am EST and answer your questions, and show you how to create amazing printables you can sell TODAY!

See you there!

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