Stay Focused on Project Creation and Write Item Descriptions First

I’ve recently come across a process that has allowed me to create products at a faster pace.

If you’re anything like me then you often stall on bringing your product to market because there is always something that you could add or make better.  I heard a great quote this morning from the LinkedIn founder that says,

If you are not embarrassed by the first

While I want to be sure that I’m providing a solid product to other teachers, I often get caught up in the small things that ultimately don’t matter in the long run.

One of the things that I’ve been doing lately that has allowed me to create products faster is to write the item description for the product first.

When I first started creating products for TpT I would write the item description as a final step in the product launch.  By writing the item description first it allows me to stay focused on exactly what the product is.  It serves as a blueprint for my product creation and the entire process can be done much more quickly.

Try it out the next time you create a product.  I think you will find the creation process is much more streamlined.


4 Responses

  1. Dawn May 31, 2014 / 2:23 am

    Thanks for your blog post. I immediately took your advice to heart and went to write a product description of a product I’m currently working on. Since it is a remix of a product I already had I went to get a copy of the product description as a base. I was shocked and horrified to discover a wimpy two paragraph description for this previous product that took me weeks to create. I realized in that moment that by the time I get to the product description I’m pooped and am just eager to get the product up and running. Interestingly I was looking at my sold/views ratios earlier (also your advice) and I have no trouble getting views but something isn’t catching their attention on the product page — NO WONDER! Thanks!

  2. The Skating Teacher May 31, 2014 / 3:06 am

    I think this is great advice. I haven’t been able to do this yet. I will do a modified version of this for my next few products since I am sprucing up resources I have already made and used in my classroom. I have a “to make” product list looming for when I finish modifying what I already have. This advice will definitely help keep me on track when I get there. Thank you for your insights.

  3. Christina June 1, 2014 / 3:23 am

    Hmmmm…i shall try this!

  4. Kim Row July 15, 2014 / 3:10 am

    I’m a fairly new seller and just returned from the Vegas conference. I followed your advice and wrote a description first for a product that needed serious upgrade. I’m having a much easier time getting everything together. Thanks!

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