Teachers sell their original work online – Jun 28, 2006

Do you do any development work? Good enough to sell? It might be now.

I’ve seen sites like this in the past and the quality has been terrible. However, TeachersPayTeachers.com seems to have a slightly better model, due to the implementation of a social rating system. Like the news site, Digg, this site allows users to rate materials.

Something like this would be an impetus for me to do more original development work. I find that I get lazy if give the opportunity. The ability to make a little coin on my work would be welcomed.

Unfortunately, I don’t think that I’d ever sell enough to recoop my the yearly fee. Teachers are a cheap bunch. I don’t think this is by choice, it’s by necessity. We don’t get paid much. How many of you would go out and buy a lesson with your own money? Not many of you.

If the schools bought subscriptions for their faculties, that would be something that you could sell. I’m not sure how people would get paid on a subscription model, but it’s worth a look.

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