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Teacher-Author Entrepeneurialship

This page features posts about becoming a successful teacher-author entrepreneur!

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Steps 1 and 2 Selecting a Sales Platform and Store Name

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 3 - Creating a Secure Product

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 4 - Creating with Encryption

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 5 - Editable vs. Non-Editable

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 6 - Creating Covers and Thumbs

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Part 7 - Pricing and Tax Categories

Guest Blog - SEO for Teacher Sellers

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 8 - Using Graphic Elements in Products

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 9 -  Bundling - It's Not Just for Insurance

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 10 - Product Descriptions that SELL

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 11 - Customer Databases and Email Contacts

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 12 - Staying Current on Lesson Delivery Systems

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 13 - Using Custom Categories

Guest Post: Adding BOOM! Cards (TM) to Your Toolbox  by Sarah Renish

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 14 - Creating BOOM! Cards (TM)

Becoming a Teacher-Author Entrepreneur Step 15 - Copyright Compliance









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