These past few years I have been selling my teaching resources online.
I quickly learnt that sharing resources online for free and selling resources online are very different playing fields! You can't simply get away with putting a price tag on a 'bog standard' teaching resource you whipped up in PowerPoint during a non-contact period. When it comes to selling, it is like any other product - you need to give it a catchy cover, create a preview, make it look appealing with fun clip art or photos and explain your resource clearly with a description.
The extra effort is worth it but I won't sugar coat anything - selling resources online is like another full time job when you count the hours put into it. But don't we give those hours to our schools for free anyway? Why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone here, and look after yourself in the process? Seeing as you will be spending your free time making resources for your students anyway, why not crank it up a notch and make them even better than you thought possible so they can compete in a retail market too! Not to mention, knowing your resources will be used in classrooms around the world - another mind boggling concept!
Disclaimer: be sure to check the conditions set by your district / borough regarding monetising from what you use in your own classroom!
If you are interested in selling your resources online too, check out my referral link and give it a go - you might be pleasantly surprised! If you have any questions, drop a comment below and I'd be happy to answer them.
It can seem overwhelming at first and there is a steep learning curve (such as learning about copyright etc), but I am here to help and have overcome many obstacles along the way. If you choose to use my referral link, you can contact me at TeachersResourceForce@yahoo.com and I will offer my advice and coaching to you free of charge to help get you on your feet!