Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Teachers Notebook VS Teachers Pay Teachers (Do you know the difference?)

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between Teachers Notebook (TN) and Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT)?

I first heard of TPT a few years ago, opened a buyers account and loved shopping around! I heard about TN shortly after that and opened an account there as well, but rarely used it.

This year I decided to open my own free TPT store and have had so much fun with it! I love the fact that other teachers can use things that I've created. 

Well, now that I have my own store, I am more interested in the differences between the two sites! I was AMAZED at what I found out and wondered if everyone else knew about them! I decided to share with you all the info I found:


(Click on the pictures to see a larger version)

They both definitely have their pros and cons! After researching the two, I decided to open a store at Teachers Notebook and have decided to try and make more purchases there, because stores receive higher royalties there! (I want more of my money going to the teacher who made the product!)

I do have to add here that TPT Premium stores do NOT have to pay a transaction fee....but they DO have to pay the annual $59.95 vs TN only having a one time $49.95 fee for Premium BUT still having a $0.15 transaction fee. (All based on personal preference I guess!)

I have decided when I'm ready to upgrade to a premium store, I will for sure do it at Teachers Notebook and only pay the one time fee to do so, although I will still have the transaction fee, I feel that in the long run it would be the better option. (But who knows....maybe I'll end up doing it at both stores!)

After having my stores for over a year now I felt like I needed to add a little note on this post. I have now upgraded my TPT store and will gladly pay the annual $59. I have yet to upgrade my TN store. I feel that TPT is so much more well known and used. I have sold WAY more things in my TPT store than my TN store. I feel that upgrading my TPT store was the best thing I've done and highly recommend it if you're considering it. 

I will keep my TN store open, but don't see myself upgrading anytime in the near future as I just don't have enough sales to make it worth it right now. 

I love both sites and what they have done for the teaching community.
You should look more into both of them if you're interested!

If you'd like to check out my store at TN or TPT click on the social media buttons on the top right of my sidebar! (My TN store could definitely use a little follower lovin' right now if you have an account there! Haha!)

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  1. Thanks for the breakdown-I am a visual person, so I appreciate this!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  2. Hey Friend! This is fabulous! I was thinking about getting a TN store soon. This definitely helped. Thanks so much for this. I'm your newest TN follower.

    The Teaching Twosome

  3. Thank you for the information. I did not even know about TN but was looking for something just now (yes it is 6:45 first day of spring break) and came across it. I did a google search "what is the difference between Teachers Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers. I do not have a seller account at all on TPT but sure do purchase a lot from there~!

  4. Thank you for this great breakdown! I'm guessing things haven't changed much since you wrote this? I am going to your store right now and will follow your blog! Have a great summer! =)

  5. Thanks for sharing this! I'm a little late ( LOL) but I still wanted to really look at the difference. I have had a sellers account at TPT for a year now but wasn't certain if I should jump to premium seller on TN because I just haven't used it in years. I'm your newest blog lovin follower!


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