Saturday, May 21, 2011

Signing Up as a Seller on Teachers Pay Teachers

The first thing you will notice is that you have two options. You can sign up for free or you can pay $60. Free might sound like a good way to start and if you are really unsure about selling on TpT or just flat broke, this might be a good option for you...but despite being free, it comes with a cost. When you sign up for free, TpT takes 40% commission plus .30 per sale. So if you sell something for $5.00, you only get to keep $2.70. Compare that to the Premium Account in which TpT only takes 15%. That same $5.00 product would net you $4.25. Big difference. Here is a chart with more comparisons.

One thing to be aware of is that you will need a Paypal account to sell. That is how you get paid. Basically, TpT takes care of all the sales transactions and then pays you once a quarter through PayPal (unless you make over $500 in a quarter, then you get a paper check, a nice goal to shoot for). Paypal is free, easy and secure, so go ahead and get one.

Next you get to fill in some basic information - don't worry about your user name, that is NOT your the name that will appear on your TpT profile or store, You get to choose that later. (you will also have an opportunity to opt out of using your real name on the site, so if you want to be the Batman of TpT and use an alias, you can totally do that, and in fact, many sellers do.)  Once you finish registering, you will get an email with some nifty suggestions about what to do next. They are in fact, quite nifty, and you should follow them.

So, are you ready to sign up? You can do it right here or click on the pictures at the top of this post.

Then come right back here and get some good tips for how to Set Up Your Profile.


  1. Which Paypal account should I open personnal? A seller's at 0.30$ a transaction?


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