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Startup Stories: Teacher Earns $8,000 Selling Curriculum

If you want to get something done, ask a busy teacher to do it. Author and entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau shares the story of Erin Austin, a high school French teacher who diversifies her income by creating curriculum for sale on TeachersPayTeachers.com. Her products sell for low prices, but by selling in volume, she’s able to earn a solid amount each month. Erin advises people who would like to start selling on peer-to-peer sharing sites that it’s a numbers game and also reminds them that intellectual property laws make it a very good idea to develop curriculum at home. Over time, Erin has learned which resources perform best and focuses her efforts on those. After telling Erin’s story, Chris shares some resources and links that will help you learn more.

Note: This course was created by Chris Guillebeau. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

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