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SALE to celebrate 2000 followers!

I remember how I felt the day I opened my Teachers Pay Teachers store: nervous, hesitant, excited, apprehensive. I loved creating engaging resources for my own classroom, and was passionate about making materials attractive for teenagers; I just had no idea if people would find my little store and buy my items.

 

I remember the thrill of that first sale; the cha-ching making me jump with excitement. I remember the knot I would get in my stomach with each “a buyer has left feedback” email (that has never gone away!)

 

Gaining followers was thrilling. I couldn’t believe that people would want to follow me, to see my new products and watch what I create. As I decided to use my own photo and real name, the whole thing felt highly personal, vulnerable, nerve-wracking. Yet at the same time I was keenly aware of the privilege it was to have teachers spend their hard-earned cash on my products. I felt valued, honored, and amazed.

 

I must add that I never solicited followers. Never asked for them on social media or enticed them to follow with giveaway – not that those things are wrong, it was just not the way I wanted to go. I wanted to see my following grow organically. I wanted genuine followers who were buyers to follow me because they truly wanted to.

 

 

As a side note: I am aware (after speaking with fellow sellers) that I do have many followers who follow to see the new cover pages! But they are completely welcome too; I feel honoured that they like my covers that much! 

 

Anyway, enough of all this reminiscing. The point of this post is this: today I woke up and saw that I have reached 2000 followers. I am grateful for every single one, and in celebration, I am putting my store on SALE. Today only get 20% all items. Hurry on over…

 

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4 thoughts on “SALE to celebrate 2000 followers!

  1. Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your covers! 🙂 Plus, your products are very concise and clear and that’s important to me. Hope you have a great sale!

  2. Stacey,
    You are so talented, and your materials have been so easy to use. I can’t wait to see more from you. Also, thanks for always responding to emails and helping fellow teachers like myself be better at educating young minds!

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