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What is Teachers Pay Teachers & How Can Your Craft Business Benefit?

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With back to school time just weeks away, teachers are likely well into prepping their classrooms and materials for their new students. If you sell digital goods for Silhouette or Cricut (or other digital goods), consider opening a shop at Teachers Pay Teachers.

What is Teachers Pay Teachers?

As the name suggests, Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace for teachers to sell digital goods to other teachers. But, they also have publisher accounts where non-teachers can sell to teachers and the educational community. Teachers Pay Teachers (known as TpT, for short) boasts a marketplace with over 4 million active members.

What Can You Sell at Teachers Pay Teachers?

The Teachers Pay Teachers marketplace features digital goods for educators. Here’s a sample list of what’s for sale on the site:

Lesson Plans and Units
Interactive Notebooks
Center Ideas
Task Cards
Common Core Resources
Classroom Decor
Cut Files
and much more…

How Much Does It Cost to Sell at Teachers Pay Teachers?

There are two different selling arrangements on Teachers Pay Teachers:

  1. For teacher sellers: Two different plans; Basic is free – Premium is $59.95 a year. Here’s a chart from the Teachers Pay Teachers website outlining the differences: What is Teachers Pay Teachers & How Can Your Craft Business Benefit? - by
  2. For publishers: If you are not a teacher/educator and want to create educational related digital resources, you can join Teachers Pay Teachers as a Publisher. Publisher accounts are free to create and there is a 50/50 split on the sales of your digital goods.

Want More Information?

Teachers Pay Teachers has an awesome help section of their website that will answer all basic questions related to selling (and buying) on the site. Click here, then click the “Help” link located along the top of the page.

Tell me in the comments, will you try selling on Teachers Pay Teachers?

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Kathleen von Thaaden

Thursday 30th of July 2020

WOW, I didn't know you could sell on TpT if you weren't a teacher. I may try this. I'll check out what's being sold and see what I can come up with. Thanks Christine for this information.

Christine, Cutting for Business

Monday 31st of August 2020

You absolutely can! Happy to share the info!


Saturday 25th of November 2017

I was wondering what software teachers use to create their projects in TpT? If I thought I could make a little extra $$ I would try it. I usually make all my things free hand...because I do not know what software is being used. I thought that I might be able to do somethings on a cutting machine. A friend of mine owns one.


Sunday 26th of November 2017

Hi Lynne! There are many software choices like Inkscape, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Additionally, electronic cutters come with their own software programs as well. You can choose your favorite.

Donna C.

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

I LOVE TpT!! I bought many items for my classroom when I was teaching 3rd grade. I remember getting an invitation to open a shop when TpT first opened but couldn't because I was in the middle of grad school.

I did not know that we could shop for svg files there. I learned something new today!!


Wednesday 26th of July 2017