It is hard to believe that I have been a part of the TpT family for five years! It has been an amazing five years. I started on TpT after hearing about it from a friend who worked for Scholastic. I was already teaching courses and sharing files with friends and through the courses. I started to notice my posters popping up in rooms of teachers I had not even shared with. That made me think...hmm there might be a demand for my resources. TpT was the perfect venue. I had just bought a home by myself and I was house poor and slowly slipping further and further into debt. It just came all together at the right time.
At first, I really did not make much money on TpT but I was still thrilled every time I made a sale or someone even viewed my products! Then after Deanna hit her first milestone, I decided I needed to revamp my product style to include covers, professional graphics, and professional fonts. The market for TpT started to boom. I made enough money to get out of debt and fix a hole in my bathroom ceiling that I had been living with for two years. I finally felt like I could breathe! I am by no means rich from my TpT earnings, but it is nice to have flex room.
The most amazing thing about being part of the TpT family is that I have made a group of amazing friends. We started by emailing about contests and TpT stuff and that led to friendships. These ladies and I have truly become close friends. We make each other laugh and we are there for each other through the hard times, too. My only wish is that we could see each other more!
Thank you for being with me throughout my TpT journey. Your positive comments, TpT feedback, and "likes" make me feel like a million dollars. So, thank you, thank you, thank you! And don't forget to shop and take advantage of my sale! It ends on Saturday night.