Celebrating 1,000

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 12 comments

I posted my first product on Teachers Pay Teachers on June 8, 2012. A few days later I noticed that I had a “follower”. Being new to most things online, I was confused by this and unsure what it actually meant. A couple days later I noticed another follower, and another. In my first couple weeks I posted many new free products, products I was creating to use in my classroom in the coming school year. I continued to add a few followers.

On June 15, I posted my first paid item. It has never taken off, but I remember my feeling of excitement when I thought of the product and spent the day making it! That first month I posted 5 freebies and 6 paid items, but made no sales! Finally on July 1, the first day of a brand new quarter, I made my first sale which was actually for 2 products! I made $3.90. It was so exciting and SO scary. I was so worried that people wouldn’t love ย or even like what I put out there. This feeling of dread continued with every feedback for about the rest of that year.

Around April 1, 2013 soon after I’d begun adding scavenger hunts to my store, my sales turned a corner and became much stronger. In January, 2014 I reached the first TpT milestone. I have more than doubled that already since that time.

I have been a seller on TpT for 888 days. I am at 998 followers. I want to celebrate this amazing site and my unfathomable success! I am offering a $50.00 gift certificate for Teachers Pay Teachers. I will also be offering a freebie each day this week on my Facebook page. Each item will be free for only 2-3 hours. I will give you a heads up for when to expect them each day.

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I hope you will join my giveaway and enjoy the freebies!


  1. I LOVE your creativity… I LOVE the products I have purchased from you as well as received as freebies… I think you have amazing ideas! You have helped me be a better educator! Thank you for everything you have created and can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean the world to me!

  2. I love your scavenger hunts. The students are totally engaged. Not a single student off task.

    • Thank you so much! It makes me happy to hear the kids are engaged! I really appreciate your taking the time to post!

  3. Congratulations. You work very hard. I appreciate your ideas and support!

    • Thank you very much, Emily!

  4. Congratulations! I am your 1,000 follower on TPT!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I am so excited! Thank you for letting me know it was you. I am going to email you!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS ON 1000! Thanks for your creativity and generosity. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you! I love sharing my ideas!

  6. Congratulations on reaching 1000 followers. I just reached 500 so I am halfway there. One day I hope to reach your level. I was so impressed with the amount of freebies you offer. Wow!

    • Thank you so much! I hope you get there quickly!

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