TpT 101- How do I make great covers?

When I first started my TpT adventure, I meandered my way through a few freebies and products. I made a few mistakes along the way too.  If this sounds familiar to you or you are looking for some TpT product tips and tricks, then you have come to the right place!

If you want to get started on TpT or improve your products click here for some tips from top sellers

Today I am going to show you how I make my product covers. I am not the “Queen of the Covers” by any means, but I can tell you that covers make a BIG difference to your potential buyers!

How to make a TpT cover from Teacher to the Core

I have to illustrate my point about how covers alone don’t sell, but covers do grab attention!
Here is a cover that was getting moderate attention until I changed it. NOTHING inside the unit changed… just the cover. Once the cover was updated, the unit tripled in sales in a short time.

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Covers make a difference.

How to stand out on Pinterest- Your covers matter-Tutorial on Teacher to the Core
Here is a screenshot of Pinterest.
 What do you see? Your eyes most likely go to the covers!
 The brown turkey cover with LARGE white writing can’t be missed. A potential buyer might think…“That’s a good looking unit. I think I'll check it out." 

If your content is good, then you might make the sale. If you want people to click on your product you need a great idea, name, and … you guessed it… an eye catching cover.

Here is a 5 minute tutorial for how I make my covers using Power Point. It’s my first video… so feel free to giggle…I don't mind.  I had a good laugh at what my voice sounds like!!!

Click pic. below for a quick video tutorial. 
This will take you to You Tube

Oh boy, I was nervous showing you all that video. Did you guys see my computer desktop? I cleaned it up just for you because I knew you would be seeing it. It was a MESS earlier today.  It’s kind of like hosting a party at home… before the guests arrive you have to fight with your spouse , put things away, fold laundry,  throw out the trash, and gussy up your place.  My desktop got the same treatment for your visit today!

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Did you miss the freebie announcement? No the large all caps ALERT caught your eye? Great! I did not want you to miss these freebies. I am taking no chances. You might be tired, or lost your glasses. I know the ALL CAPS helped.  I am also hoping that these freebies will help make your cover building more fun. Melonheadz has offered a TpT Cover Making Starter Kit exclusively for my readers. How fun!!! Michelle the 3am Teacher is offering her adorable frames!

Click {here} for the Melonhead mini-bundle. 
Click {here} for the 3AM Frames.

Have fun on your TpT adventure. I hope that this post helped on your journey and that the posts below do the same.  I can't wait to see what you create! I wish you a ton of SUCCESS!

We have so many more tips to share with you!
Click any picture below to get ideas from other top TpT sellers.

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