When Alex from ClassTag contacted me back in December asking if I wanted to be featured on their blog - I had two questions:
1 - What is ClassTag?
2 - What’s the catch?
I found out that ClassTag is a free app that allows teachers to communicate directly with parents. By being featured on their blog, thousands of teachers and/or parents can look at the cover page of your resource and investigate further by clicking the link to your TpT store.
Imagine now that they purchase your resource and use it in their classroom. They might then mention it on their Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter accounts. They’ll also share information via ClassTag where other parents and teachers view your work causing hundreds of new sets of eyes looking at your TpT store.
All of a sudden the chances of a snowball effect for your business go up exponentially!
“Ok, that sounds great. So what’s the catch?”
My innate ability to be suspicious first was on full-alert, and my first thought was, “...and for you to be featured it’ll only cost $49.99.” Right?
It it didn’t cost a penny. Nothing is every really free though, is it? Here’s what this cost me. ClassTag asked if I could help them for helping me by doing two of four things:
Post twice a month on social media with @ClassTag in my post.
Record a video (could be a screen capture) reviewing ClassTag or sharing ClassTag tips and share with your followers on social media.
Mention ClassTag in a blog article to help make teachers aware of ClassTag
Recruit fellow teachers to join ClassTag and offer support to their community of teachers.
I didn’t think that was too much to ask. The two options I chose were to write this blog and mention ClassTag. I’m also going to contact some of my fellow TpT sellers to join ClassTag so they might be able to be featured as well.
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