Are you a teacher that’s eager to bring home additional money? Whether you are looking for a small side hustle or a full replacement of your teacher income, you don’t want to miss this episode!
Learn the 3 simple steps to start your own teacher biz without using a third-party platform such as Teachers Pay Teachers, Etsy, or Amazon. Despite the potential intimidation, Heather assures you that if she can do it, you can too. It’s actually much easier than you think!
- (02:40) What a teacher biz actually is
- (05:20) Understanding who your customer is
- (09:35) Figuring out what to offer
- (15:00) Utilizing Canva for your content design
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The Roadmap to Teacher Biz Success: Get Started with These 3 Crucial Steps
In this episode of the Teacher Biz Podcast, host Heather shares her journey and outlines three simple steps to get started on your own teacher biz. So let’s dive in and explore how you can turn your teaching skills and experiences into a profitable online business.
Step 1: Consider Your Target Audience
The first step in building your teacher biz is to identify your target audience.
Think about who you can help the most based on your teaching strengths. Is it teachers who need resources and guidance? Or is it parents who seek educational materials to support their children’s learning? While there may be overlap between these two groups, it’s essential to choose one path to start with.
By narrowing your focus, you can tailor your messaging and create products specifically for that audience. Additionally, consider the age ranges or grade levels of learners that your target audience may have, as this will inform the types of resources you’ll offer.
Understanding your customer’s goals and needs is crucial for establishing a strong foundation for your teacher biz.
Step 2: Build Your Own Digital Platform
To ensure maximum profitability and control over your business, it’s crucial to build your teacher biz on your own digital platform.
Avoid third-party platforms like Teachers Pay Teachers or Etsy shops, which extract a portion of your earnings and limit your access to customer information. Instead, create your own website, where you can sell your digital education resources directly to your customers.
Starting with a simple sales page rather than a fully developed website can ease the process and allow you to focus on making sales and connecting with your audience.
Remember, your teacher biz is all about maximizing your impact and profitability, and having control over your sales process is a critical component of that.
Step 3: Know Your Customer and Serve Them Well
To create a successful teacher biz, it’s essential to have a deep understanding of your customer and their needs. Take the time to get to know them, their desires, their pain points, and what they value the most.
By cultivating a strong relationship with your customers, you can create a community of supporters who trust your expertise and rely on your resources. This trust will be the foundation for building a loyal customer base.
Consider what educational resources or products your customers are looking for and develop solutions that address their specific needs.
Remember that even if you’re starting with worksheets like Heather did, you can always introduce other teaching methods like play-based learning or learning games once you’ve established a connection with your audience.
Starting your own teacher biz offers an exciting opportunity to break free from traditional teaching constraints and create a business that aligns with your values and goals.
By following these three essential steps – understanding your target audience, building your digital platform, and serving your customers effectively – you can begin your journey towards a profitable and fulfilling teacher biz.
Remember, it’s never too late to venture into the world of online business.
So, if you’re passionate about making a meaningful impact on students’ lives and desire the freedom to control your income, Heather is here to guide you every step of the way.