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Is it worth being an author

Discussion in 'TES Authors' Group' started by happymathematician, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. happymathematician

    happymathematician New commenter

    I am a retired Mathematics teacher and I'm thinking of spending my time writing worksheets for TES. I write pretty good ones (I think) but it would be time consuming - is it worth the effort?
    Before I start this I would like others opinions please.
    martinpk, 13smith and frangipani123 like this.
  2. Krazikas

    Krazikas Occasional commenter

    Yes - it is worthwhile - if you produce good quality resources they will sell and you will generate an income. Furthermore, it is beneficial in keeping your mind active, you will still impact on teachers and pupils not just in this country but also around the world, you continue to learn new things and skills and you become part of a supportive TES author community. I would say it is definitely worthwhile. I, too, am retired.
  3. iGCSE101

    iGCSE101 New commenter

    It is not going to make you rich- but I love thinking they are helpful to some teacher out there in the wide world. The feedback I receive and the discussion they generate keeps me in the loop with changes in the syllabus ( although this is less useful for you I guess). Furthermore when you are enjoying a nice meal somewhere or just sipping on a posh coffee from the proceeds you can thank your fellow teachers. GO FOR IT
    martinpk and LikeAnExpert like this.
  4. iGCSE101

    iGCSE101 New commenter

    here here
    Krazikas likes this.
  5. mrajlong

    mrajlong Established commenter

    Yes, it is. But be prepared for a slow start and some massive ups and downs along the way. I don't regret it!
    martinpk likes this.
  6. 13smith

    13smith New commenter

    I agree, I am experiencing that stage right now :) But you definitely learn to appreciate every download.
    harris_jane123 and mrajlong like this.
  7. happymathematician

    happymathematician New commenter

    Thanks for your replies - I now have about 20 sets of worksheets uploaded and have even had one or two downloaded - which I found quite thrilling.
    I'm now looking a little more critical at my work as there is already a lot out there which is free - so why bother ?
    Does everyone put their name on there work?
    How can you protect it so that nobody rips you off?
    How can I raise my profile as I have only had about 350 views ??

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