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TPT – Factsheet for teacher creators 2024

    Teachers Pay Teachers TPT fact for sellers v2

    If you have been selling worksheet, lesson plans or any printable online for elemental or high school educations; TPT (Teachers Pay Teachers) should be a familiar name for you. If you have not heard of Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT), here is TPT’s factsheet to help you quickly set up and decide if it is for you.

    TPT Company Factsheet

    Current OwnerIXL Learning
    HeadquarterNew York City
    Year Founded2006
    FounderPaul Edelman
    UserMore than 7 million
    User CompositionWorldwide, including 85% of PreK-12 U.S. teachers
    Source: TPT, Built In NYC,

    Which countries visit TPT the most?

    TPT users from United States visit TPT marketplace the most with 72% of monthly users coming from the country. These data will help sellers plan around the resource you put up on your store better.

    United States72%
    Source: Crunchbase

    TPT Sellers Must-know

    TPT seller plans

    TPT is open for sellers around the world, including those selling non-English materials. To sell on TPT, you have to pick a seller plan from 2 of the seller options available:

    BASIC SellerPREMIUM Seller
    Membership FeeFree$59.95 / year
    Payout RateSeller receives 55% on all salesSeller receives 80% on all sales
    Transaction Fees30 cents per resource15 cents per resource (Only on orders totaling less than $3)
    Access to premium features and marketing toolsNOYES
    Payout MethodHyperwalletHyperwallet

    What can you sell on TPT?

    Independent WorkIndependent work packet, worksheets, assessment, graphic organizers, task cards, flash cards
    Teacher ToolsClassroom management, teacher manuals, outlines, rubrics, syllabi, unit plans, lesson plans
    ActivitiesGames, centers, projects, laboratory, songs
    Classroom DecorBulletin board ideas, posters, word walls
    Clip ArtVarious

    Accepted file formats on TPT

    TPT supports most of the popular file format, including Google Drives files.

    TypeAccepted File Format
    Document and text file.doc
    Google Docs
    Google Sheets
    Google Slides
    Web and interactive.htm
    Google Forms
    Google Drive folders
    Other.bnk (ExamView Question Bank)
    .dot (Graphviz Graph Visualization Software)
    .flp (Promethean ActivPrimary or ActivStudio interactive lesson plan)
    .flipchart (Promethean Activeinspire or Activeboard interactive content)
    .ink (Mimio whiteboard)
    .notebook (SMART Technologies SMARTboard content)

    Source: TPT

    TPT Millionaires

    • In 2012, TPT revealed that a teacher Deanna Jump has made over $1 million in profits from TPT.
    • In 2015, there were a total of 12 TPT millionaires.
    • In 2022, the company announced that there are more than 300 teachers that have earned at least $1million in profits from their TPT online store.

    TPT stops announcing publicly about its millionaire teachers in late 2022. Its CEO reasons that as a way to better reflect their goal, which is to help teachers to alleviate financial pressure by making extra income monetizing their existing skills and expertise education.

    Source: Fast Company


    Looking at the stats and how Teachers Pay Teachers has fare within the teachers’ community in 2023, it is a legit alternative channel for teachers and educators to create an extra income. Just like Etsy or any other online marketplace, it does takes hard work and time investment to build a successful TPT business with meaningful result.