So, I think I am going to start posting new tips for bloggers and sellers each week... I'm thinking on Fridays. This week it's Wednesday because I already have a post (and giveaway!) scheduled for Friday that you'll definitely want to check out!
This week I am going to focus on TpT feedback for purchased items.
This is another one that we've had lots of discussion about in some of my online teacher communities; what makes good feedback?
I think this image says it all... I've got to get better at being concise! I'm even long winded in my graphics making!
The name of the game when it comes to feedback on TpT is CONSTRUCTIVE. Don't just say you didn't like something- tell what worked for you and what didn't. And, better yet, contact the seller first to see if there is something they can do to help you! Most sellers include their e-mail addresses in their products so that they can help take care of anything that might leave a buyer scratching their head!
And if you liked something, that's GREAT! Sellers love to hear happy things about their products. As a seller, I SO don't mind short and simple feedback like "Thanks! It's great!" or some other thing... but leaving a period (which happens, folks! Yes a period. Like this- . ) isn't good feedback! How about "My kids loved it!" or "The activity was really fun!" or "I got lots of compliments on the craftivity!". No more periods for feedback!
I also think it's SO important that buyers take responsibility to know what they are buying. As a buyer, I always read the description! If there is a preview, I download it! There's also info at the bottom of the listing for the grade-levels that the seller feels it is appropriate for.
Nothing is more sad to a TpT seller than receiving bad feedback- especially about something that could have been cleared up via e-mail or by a buyer carefully reading the listing... please use that Q&A section! Ask questions before your commit to buy. Ask questions before leaving feedback if you need help with something.
Last... and this is a biggie... if you download a free product, please leave feedback! I have a freebie on TpT with over 7,000 downloads and only 9 comments. I'd love to know what the other 6,991 people think of my product. Not only does it help me know what I should work on in the future, but it just feels good when someone thanks me for sharing a freebie that I spent time on and spent money purchasing graphics and fonts for! We would never tolerate our students not thanking us for sharing treats with the class... freebies from other teachers are treats for us!
Alright- I think that's it! I'd love for you to share your own feedback tips and also other things you'd like me to share as far as tips for bloggers and sellers goes!
You can check out Lisa at Learning is Something to Treasure too for her opinion on this if you're interested!