Thursday, June 25, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge: Dare To Dream

So I have to say being part of this challenge has definitely increased my stats and I am so excited. Here you can see what my stats were at the beginning of the challenge and what they are now!

As you can see my biggest increases were for Facebook and Instagram. I am so happy with the results so far.
TPT +43
Instagram + 36
Twitter + 8
Pinterest + 3
Bloglovin + 0 -- Now I am up to 8 so +6!!
TPT ^ +3

Now for Week 2 the challenge was Dare to Dream!

I thought really hard about why I want my TPT business to grow. Yes everyone wants extra money, but what were my reasons?

There are 5 reasons why I would love my TPT business to grow. Yes I know I am missing one, but I didn't want to crowd up the box and I think the last one applies to most teachers.

#1 Credit Cards and School Loans- My number one reason is to be able to pay off my 4 small credit cards and my BIG school loans from Undergrad and Graduate school. I really wish I didn't have the credit cards, but as we all know teachers don't make a lot and I struggle month to month with even buying food and gas.

#2 Pay Back My Parents- Ever since I got my first teaching job my parents have been very, very supportive with helping me move to a completely different state. They not only helped me move, but they have helped with the expenses and I have moved now will be 3 times since I have come to NC. They have always helped me even if I was short one month and needed a little extra money to buy food. I would LOVE to be able to pay them back at least half of what they have done for me. I have to say I am one of the LUCKIEST people to have the parents I have.

#3 Network with Awesome Teachers- Another reason I love TPT is because I get ideas from such great teachers!! TPT isn't all about making money, it's always being part of an amazing network of teachers who just want to make teaching/learning more fun and creative. I have learned so much from many teachers and I will continue to learn for many years to come.

#4 Become an Amazing Teacher- TPT also gives you the opportunity to become a better teacher. I am always trying to think of fun and creative lessons or activities that I think students would love to do and that teachers would just fall in love with. By being this frame mind I am always trying to better my own teaching.

#5 Stress-free Summer- And of COURSE every teacher would love a stress-free summer where we don't have to stress about working a summer job so we can pay the bills, but just sit and relax. We all know even when we are supposed to relax during the school year we aren't. We are busy planning for the next week, grading papers, laminating and cutting activities out and anything else school related. I would love to not worry about not being paid over the summer because my TPT income has helped me.

These are my 5 goals for why I would like to build my TPT business. What are yours???



  1. Cute blog! I'm your newest follower. :) Found you through the challenge...aren't you so glad they came up with the challenge! I need to compare my stats too...good idea! Hopefully some of our dreams come true....fingers crossed! I think networking and being stress-free sound good to me! Good luck with the challenge!

    Bits of First Grade

    1. Thank You so much! I just love to compare where I was to where I am now. I'm pretty competitive with myself. I just became your follower!!! Good luck with your challenge as well!!!

  2. Love how you showed your stat growth! I need to do that too. TPT is such a wonderful place. I'm sure that you will be paying off those CC and loans sooner than later! Keep up the great work.
    Rulin' The Roost

    1. PS-I hit publish too quickly. I teach second grade too! (well, I was in first for 11 and just moved to second last year! LOVE it!) :)

    2. Thank You so much! I just love to compare where I was to where I am now. I'm pretty competitive with myself. I love teaching 2nd grade. I almost thought I was going to be teaching 1st this coming year since I am moving, but luckily they moved people around to put me in 2nd! This will be my 4th year in a 2nd grade classroom.

  3. Totally agree with you about this amazing network of teachers!!! So many awesome ideas that teachers share. I feel like Instagram is my own professional development!! haha!! Have a great rest of the week!
    ~Heather :)
    Recipe for Teaching

    1. I agree! I love Instagram and learn a lot. Have a great week as well.

  4. I also agree about the amazing network of teachers! I'm proud to be a part of the TpT community! I love your blog! I'm also a second grade teacher... it's different every day!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

    1. Thank you so much! I became a follower of yours. I love 2nd grade and yes it is always different haha.