I decided to change my first ever product on TeachersPayTeachers (which means it's a FREEBIE!!!) My first product was a classroom management tool called Are You in a 5-S line? When I started teaching, I knew I needed some quick way to have students line up without having to repeat myself 6 times a day. I searched on the internet and found these cute sayings, but I didn't really like the posters I had seen, so I made my own.
Since I was new to creating, I found all free clip art, digital papers, and frames. There is NOTHING wrong with using free stuff! It's great! But, now I have amassed a great deal of paid clip art, papers, and frames, so I decided to change it up a bit.
I was also new to using programs and was unsure of how to create shadows, use fonts, and even save things. I started using PowerPoint to create all of my products, but I have a Mac, and some people in my Music group talked so much this past year about how easy it was to use Keynote, that I decided to give it a try on some other products. It is so much EASIER to use! I will never go back to PowerPoint again!
And of course, I've learned about what styles my repeat buyers like, so I ended up creating more than just one style of posters. That can honestly be a downfall at times, but I think you will see that more options are better! Because of all the options I made, I ended up making a FREE and a CHEAP version of these posters. I didn't feel that I could give away all that I had made since in total there are 9 options now!
I can see a HUGE difference between these, and I hope you can, too!
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to the next Makeover Madness challenges ahead this summer!