The Savvy Teacher Seller with Kristen Doyle

The Savvy Teacher Seller with Kristen Doyle

When it comes to running and scaling your TPT business, there’s so many pieces to juggle and new things to learn. But what if you could hear exactly what to do in order to continue growing your teacher business, and what to avoid? That’s what you’ll learn on The Savvy Teacher Seller, the podcast that will show you how to take your TPT business to the next level through strategic planning, SEO, and more! Your host, Kristen Doyle, has a decade of experience selling on TPT and has made all the mistakes so that you don’t have to! Tune in to hear Kristen cover all aspects of running a TPT business - from leveraging SEO, to improving product listings, to effective TPT seller strategies for your store and website. To learn more and connect with other TPT sellers, join Kristen’s Facebook community, Savvy Teacher Sellers with Kristen Doyle.


November 28, 2023 25 mins

As TPT sellers, we are always looking for what's next in business, and the next step often involves creating courses or memberships. These next steps allow you to diversify your income while serving the same audience. But how do you choose which course platform will be best for you?

I had the same question when going down the course creation path. Luckily, I did the hard work for you and tried them all. This allowed me to learn...

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Are you tired of burning the candle from both ends? As TPT sellers, juggling many roles is common, and finding flow as an entrepreneur can be challenging. One way to find flow in your business is to learn how to work with your body and cycle instead of against it.

Our guest, Tiffany Souhrada, is a productivity mentor, tech strategist, and certified period coach. Her mission is to tackle the taboo and bring more flow into o...

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There are a few things in my business that I can look back and say, “I wish I did that sooner”. One of those things is writing an email welcome sequence. A welcome sequence, otherwise known as a nurture sequence, introduces your business, builds trust, sets clear expectations, and offers your audience quick wins.

Once I created my email welcome sequence, I saw more email replies, more clicks, and more sales for things that...

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You probably hear the word “funnel” thrown around a lot in the online business space. It might even be one of those terms that you feel like you’re supposed to understand, but you actually have no idea what it means.

So, what is a funnel anyway? To put it simply, a funnel is a path that we use to guide potential customers through that converts them from browsers (or scrollers!) to buyers. I’ll explain more about what a fu...

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🧟‍♀️  We’re getting into the Halloween spirit today by taking a close look at your zombie resources on TPT. If you’re wondering what a zombie resource is, they’re those resources that were once popular but are now outdated and collecting cobwebs inside your store. It’s time to bring them back to life!

I’m sharing reasons why some of your resources may “go zombie” and how to assess whether a resource is even worth reviving...

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I recently had a listener share a story about someone they knew who faced a lawsuit due to their website not meeting ADA compliance standards. It quickly reminded me of how crucial it is for all business owners to ensure their websites are accessible to everyone.

This listener story is why I’ll be breaking down exactly what ADA compliance is and practical tips on how to make your website accessible. While achieving 100% A...

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As TPT sellers, finding ways to make your store stand out from others is important. One way to do this is to find a niche you specialize in. Or, even better, find a niche within your niche, like our guest Ashley Rossi!

Ashley has found great success in her SLP niche on TPT, focusing on a literacy-based approach to speech therapy. Today she shares her story with us, including how she organically grew her audience over the y...

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October 10, 2023 11 mins

If you’ve ever felt stuck or unsure about how to approach creating a new product, this episode is for you. I’ve put together a TPT product creation checklist that will help you streamline your product creation process and ultimately boost your sales.

We’ll cover the importance of market research, creating a product outline, design and layout, SEO, quality control, pricing strategies, and more. Plus, I’ll share what to look for when ...

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Let’s go ahead and address the obvious. TPT sales are down right now for a lot of sellers. But guess what? Your hands are not tied. There are things we can do to increase sales. We just may need to get a little creative with our strategies in order to get more eyes on your TPT products.

I have eight strategies to share with you today that will help you amp up the traffic coming to your store. Even if you’re a veteran selle...

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Let’s look at a roadblock that every TPT seller has faced at some point - when those products in our stores just aren’t converting. We’ve all looked at our dashboards wondering why a great resource isn’t selling as well as it should be.

I’m sharing the top five reasons your TPT product isn’t converting and providing you with straightforward fixes to turn things around. From bad-quality thumbnails to missing previews and in...

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You may have found that it’s often a better use of your time to optimize and update your current TPT listings rather than constantly cranking out new resources. Well, the same is true for your existing blog posts. If you have an SEO strategy plan, updating old blog posts can bring in traffic faster than creating new ones.

If you have no idea where to start when it comes to implementing an SEO strategy, you’re in the right ...

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Have you ever seen a new review pop up for one of your resources and felt an anxious knot in your stomach? With TPT feedback comes a roller coaster of emotions. When the reviews are positive, it’s the best feeling in the world. But when you see those negative reviews, it’s the total opposite.

The truth is, getting reviews (whether they are negative or positive) is a part of our business that we have to deal with. Sometime...

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It’s no secret that it’s a tough season on TPT right now. For many of us, sales are way down and that can quickly lead to feelings of frustration, stress, and TPT seller burnout. Trust me, I am experiencing the effects of this as well, with my own sales down.

However, I’m here to provide you with strategies and insights to help you stay motivated and navigate through these difficult times. While our store earnings might no...

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As teacher authors, most of us are ‘accidental entrepreneurs’ and did not have any experience in business before creating our TPT stores. That’s why we are always learning about how we can not only scale our business, but also protect it.

Today we’re delving into arguably one of the most important things that we should have an understanding of: copyright & trademark for TPT sellers. You’ll hear all about how to naviga...

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As a TPT seller, I know you’re constantly looking for ways to improve your product creation strategies. Sometimes learning from our mistakes can be the best way to move forward and scale our sales.

Last week, in episode 60, I shared a big mistake that sellers often make when creating TPT products. This week, you’ll hear four more product creation mistakes that you’ll want to avoid in the future. I can speak from experienc...

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There’s always a cost when it comes to TPT product creation, whether that’s your money or your time. So let’s avoid getting stuck on the same details time and time again that drag out our projects WAY longer than they need to be.

You know how it goes. You’re searching for new fonts, colors, and clipart for every new product that you create. Suddenly hours have passed by and you’ve made zero progress on actually getting the...

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How do you even begin to prioritize everything that is on your to-do list as a busy TPT seller? You want to grow your sales but only have so many hours in the day…so where do you focus your energy?

I’m taking the guesswork out of everything and telling you EXACTLY how to prioritize your TPT tasks based on where you are in your seller journey. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned TPT seller with a full catalo...

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Have you ever struggled with perfectionism when it comes to creating TPT products? For many sellers, getting started with products isn’t the problem. It’s actually finishing them and posting them in our store.

According to a poll that I posted on Instagram, the majority of you hit a roadblock when it’s time to create the preview and thumbnails.

Today I’m sharing my best advice on how to embrace the “done is better...

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What separates the top TPT sellers from the average TPT sellers? You might be surprised to hear that it all comes down to mindset! To take your business to the next level, critical mindset shifts have to be made.

Many TPT sellers are very different from other entrepreneurs because they often fall into the "accidental entrepreneur" category. Because of this, it’s common for teacher sellers to have mindset roadbloc...

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Have you ever wondered if starting a podcast would add value to your business? You might be unsure about what of tech is involved, what kind of time investment it will be, and whether or not it’s even worth it. In today’s episode, we’re giving you all the details of what to consider when it comes to determining if podcasting is right for you!

Our guest, Sara Whittaker, is a teacher turned podcast strategist and the host of...

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