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Erin Waters from School of Sellers helps teacher authors like you run an online business in a way that feels doable. Discover how you can make your business work harder so that you spend less time in To-Do Town and more time doing what you love.

Many teachers launch online businesses to live a freer, happier life. These same teachers soon find themselves swamped by tasks and surrounded by pressure to do all the things. As a result, their life becomes harder.

So what the heck? Self-proclaimed Type B Teacher-turned entrepreneur, Erin knows this Catch-22 scenario all too well. In her 7 years of selling teaching resources online, it has become her mission to simplify her business—and now yours too! On School for Sellers, she will offer insight and tips for productivity, content creation, social media, marketing, and beyond.

Hit follow or subscribe now and show your business, once and for all, who’s really the boss.

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    • 4.9 • 101 Ratings

Erin Waters from School of Sellers helps teacher authors like you run an online business in a way that feels doable. Discover how you can make your business work harder so that you spend less time in To-Do Town and more time doing what you love.

Many teachers launch online businesses to live a freer, happier life. These same teachers soon find themselves swamped by tasks and surrounded by pressure to do all the things. As a result, their life becomes harder.

So what the heck? Self-proclaimed Type B Teacher-turned entrepreneur, Erin knows this Catch-22 scenario all too well. In her 7 years of selling teaching resources online, it has become her mission to simplify her business—and now yours too! On School for Sellers, she will offer insight and tips for productivity, content creation, social media, marketing, and beyond.

Hit follow or subscribe now and show your business, once and for all, who’s really the boss.

    A Decade on TPT: 10 Questions for 10 Years (Featuring Abby Mullins)

    A Decade on TPT: 10 Questions for 10 Years (Featuring Abby Mullins)

    We are bringing a listener's favorite back! It's always such a breath of fresh air to hear from someone who has experienced it all and understands the struggle of wearing multiple hats for several years on TPT.
    Today's guest is Abby Mullins, the owner of the TPT store Babbling Abby. She has over a decade of experience as a TPT Seller and has many lessons to share. She will be answering ten questions from listeners like you with all her best tips and relatable advice!
    In today's episode, Abby tells what led her to become a TPT seller, how she can find balance in her life and business during a decade on TPT, the importance of having support, and understanding how to delegate the right tasks. Plus, Abby shares the most significant mindset shifts that helped her achieve her success as a TPT Seller, mother, and wife.
    Show Notes:  https://schoolofsellers.com/decade-on-tpt
    Join Ignite today: https://schoolofsellers.com/ignite
    Follow along on Instagram @school.of.sellers.
    Loving this podcast? Rate and write a review on Apple Podcasts here!
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    • 36 min
    Teaching, Parenting, & Running a Business: How One Busy Teacher Balances It All (With Breyen Wee)

    Teaching, Parenting, & Running a Business: How One Busy Teacher Balances It All (With Breyen Wee)

    Are you wearing multiple hats and unsure how to balance it all? Many of us are teachers, business owners, and parents, and that can be overwhelming. If you're feeling like you're juggling all the things, you're not alone, and this episode will dive into how balancing a business can be done successfully.
    Today's guest is Breyen Wee, the owner of the TPT store, Oui Madame Wee. She has built her business through several different seasons of life. She will share with us how she balances teaching, business, and parenthood, all while managing to take care of herself.
    In today's episode, Breyen fills us in on how she got started as a TPT seller, the most significant benefits of being in the classroom and running a TPT store, how she realistically prioritizes her time to do what matters most, and the importance of having a solid support system.
    Show Notes: https://schoolofsellers.com/balancing-a-business/
    Join Ignite today: https://schoolofsellers.com/ignite
    Follow along on Instagram @school.of.sellers.
    Loving this podcast? Rate and write a review on Apple Podcasts here!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Join The Finishing Framework: https://schoolofsellers.com/framework

    • 23 min
    Avoiding the TPT Burnout: 3 Ways to Balance Teaching & Passion Projects Without the Overwhelm (Special Guest Brittany Blackwell)

    Avoiding the TPT Burnout: 3 Ways to Balance Teaching & Passion Projects Without the Overwhelm (Special Guest Brittany Blackwell)

    Are you on the verge of TPT burnout trying to excel as a teacher, parent, and business owner? You're in the right place! We are devoting the entire month of podcast episodes to those working in the classroom while also running your TPT business! 
    Today's guest is Brittany Blackwell, who specializes in teacher resilience. She is a special education teacher, a mother of 5, and the host of The Resilient Teacher Podcast. She is sharing her best advice on how to balance teaching and passion projects, whether that's TPT or something else, without feeling all of that extra overwhelm and pressure. 
    In our conversation, Brittany shares her background as a teacher and how it led to her current path, the importance of resilience in the classroom, how to choose what to focus on in your TPT business, and her top three tips to avoid burnout.
    Show Notes: https://schoolofsellers.com/tpt-burnout
    Resources:
    Join Ignite today: https://schoolofsellers.com/igniteFollow Brittany on Instagram @teachingmindbodyandsoul.Listen to Brittany's podcast, The Resilient Teacher PodcastFollow along on Instagram @school.of.sellers.Loving this podcast? Rate and write a review on Apple Podcasts here!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Join The Finishing Framework: https://schoolofsellers.com/framework

    • 26 min
    3 Tips for Launching a Course or Membership (With Guest Melanie Battistelli)

    3 Tips for Launching a Course or Membership (With Guest Melanie Battistelli)

    Have you been thinking about how to diversify your TPT income? This week we are diving into the best tips for launching a course or membership! It’s always a good time to look for other avenues and ways to grow beyond the traditional marketplace.
    Our guest on today's episode is Melanie Battistelli, the face of Duxbury digital and an incredible online business manager and Launch Manager for the TPT community and beyond. She helps business owners rock their launches and grow their businesses.
    In this episode, Melanie shares how she went from a full-time teacher to a full-time online business manager, what the differences are between launching a course vs. launching a membership, the most common launch mistakes to avoid, and her top three tips to prepare for launching a new offer.
    Show Notes: https://schoolofsellers.com/launching-a-course/
    Resources:
    Connect with Melanie on Instagram @duxburydigitalJoin Ignite todaySign up for The Finishing Framework Follow along on Instagram @school.of.sellersLoving this podcast? Rate and write a review on Apple Podcasts here!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Join The Finishing Framework: https://schoolofsellers.com/framework

    • 42 min
    SOP Deep Dive: A Look Inside My Product Creation System

    SOP Deep Dive: A Look Inside My Product Creation System

    We are continuing our conversation on SOPs from last week with a deep dive into my personal product creation SOP process! Many of us learn best through examples so we will put everything from last week’s episode into action today!
    SOPs will make you more efficient and productive in your business. Having SOPs in your business will reduce the number of questions and mistakes and ensure that everything follows a cohesive process. You'll learn today how I use SOPs to break down the intense cycle of project creation.
    In today’s episode, I am pulling back the curtain on my product creation process, sharing how to start using SOPs in your own business, even as a solopreneur, the method for discovering and filling the gaps in your business using SOPs, and how to save time in the future by documenting your processes from start to finish.
    Show Notes: https://schoolofsellers.com/product-creation
    Join Ignite today: https://schoolofsellers.com/ignite
    Sign up for The Finishing Framework: https://schoolofsellers.com/finishing-framework/
    Follow along on Instagram @school.of.sellers.
    Loving this podcast? Rate and write a review on Apple Podcasts here!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Join The Finishing Framework: https://schoolofsellers.com/framework

    • 26 min
    Making Sense of SOPs : A Seller's Guide to This Time-Saving Hack

    Making Sense of SOPs : A Seller's Guide to This Time-Saving Hack

    We can all use more brain space in our busy lives, and today we are diving into the wonderful topic of standard operating procedures, also known as SOPs. I'm on a total systems kick lately, because I'm revamping and getting ready to launch The Finishing Framework Course soon!
    All of the buzzwords in the systems world have been on my mind. So, in addition to templates we covered in last week's episode, SOPs are your best friend in regards to productivity, efficiency, and overall, a quieter and happier brain.
    In today's episode, I am excited to share the basics of SOPs, what it means when you have them in your business, how to implement them into your current business, the simplest way to get started asap without feeling overwhelmed, and my personal favorite resource to organize my SOPs.
    Show Notes: https://schoolofsellers.com/sop/
    Resources:
    Join the waitlist for The Finishing Framework! Get the 2023 TPT Seller Planner.  Join Ignite today!Follow along on Instagram @school.of.sellers 
    Loving this podcast? Rate and write a review on Apple Podcasts here!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Join The Finishing Framework: https://schoolofsellers.com/framework

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

SophieR143 ,

She is the GOAT!

Erin is my go-to for anything TPT store related - systems, SOPs, planning, organization, you name it! She breaks her amazing ideas and tips down into easy to understand and implement pieces. When I open my podcast app, this is the first podcast I look for.

Eliza X. ,

So down to earth and refreshing!

Erin is now my go-to TPT guru. I’m in a completely different niche than her (secondary seller), but still find her content to be relatable. Thank you for being honest, transparent, and resisting the panic of TPT transitions. I especially love your Seller Success Stories!

Caroline Farkas ,

Perfect quick listens

Erin does a wonderful job of getting right to the point to help move the needle in your business!

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