The Ultimate TpT Business Planner - all-in-one solution!

Please tell me I am not alone…!



As a teacher, I was always super organized - whether it be lesson plans, my store cupboard or classroom set up – I thrived on being organized, so that I could have a (relatively) stress free work day. However – at home, it often feels like an alien entity has invaded my mind – I just can’t get it together! 

You will know that I took early retirement in 2016 due to health issues. I now devote as much time as I can to my TpT store, but in 2 years I have failed miserably to organize a proper working day for myself! 

Add being a night owl into the mix and my inability to understand the word STOP and you may get a picture of a pretty chaotic day! To make sure that my virtual world did not overtake my real world, I ended up organizing an office outside of my home. The idea was that I switch off, lock the door and leave for the day. I would give myself an hour before the hungry husband arrived home and then relax after dinner. The plan was good in theory, but it hasn’t quite become a habit yet! 


On top of this, no matter how many notebooks I acquired or how many work schedules I set up for myself, I just could not get myself organized, especially when it came to not only balancing work and life, but also balancing the 4 main aspects of the business element: product creation, marketing, blogging and data. 

For the last 2 years, brewing at the back of my mind, has been the idea of some kind of all-in-one solution and when summer hit, I set to work to create something that I could just print off, stick in a binder and grab every day when I started work. Well, I got there in the end and I am pretty pleased with the result – even if I say so myself - lol! 


Here’s what I wanted to achieve: 
  • all-in-solution - to avoid have bits and pieces spread all over the place 
  • no color ink - so I would be happy to print the whole thing out year after year 
  • fun injection - inspirational quotes to keep me inspired and a bit of coloring to allow my mind to rest and gather thoughts/ideas 
  • extra tips and tricks - to be kept at the back of the binder for handiness 
  • image dimensions - not only in Photoshop, but those all-important PowerPoint sizes!! 
  • data analysis - for my monthly earnings 

I can’t tell you how excited I was to get this project underway and finished! And of course, to share with other sellers, because I truly believe it will help others just as much as it will help me. It is set up to begin in July, as I figure most TpT sellers are starting to think about getting ready for back to school. Mine is printed, in a binder and just waiting to be put to good use in a week's time! I can’t wait to begin and really hope I have found my all-in-solution to keeping it together and keeping me on track! Basically, I set out to achieve a grab and go, so once I start using it, I may find that I need to adjust things…so watch this space!

Photo of planner with text "The Ultimate Planner for busy TpT sellers"

What’s Included? (There's an 8 page preview to check if the content is suitable for you)

This Ultimate TpT Business Planner started out as a way to keep myself focused on all aspects of my business. I had bits and pieces all over the place and often struggled to find the relevant document – squirrelled away with a document name I had long forgotten! 

I wanted something that would keep me on track, cover all essential areas and last for a year – rinse and repeat! I needed something I could just print, put in a binder and grab every morning when I started work.

And so it began…and grew… 

I realised that other sellers could perhaps benefit from this planner, so I added some inspirational quotes to keep you motivated every month and tapped into the current coloring trend by adding a simple design touch. There are times, during work, when we just need to collect our thoughts and have a doodle, so why not color? It’s very relaxing! It was essential, due to size, that the planner would not use color ink, so I felt this design was best. 


This resource is divided into 4 parts. Part 1 is the planner and Parts 2-4 are bonuses. 

PART 1: THE ULTIMATE TPT BUSINESS PLANNER

• Product Planner
• Marketing Planner 
• Blog Calendar 
• Monthly and Yearly data Trackers 
• Bonus Pages 

PART 2: TIPS AND TRICKS

PART 3: TEMPLATES/NOTES/TUTORIAL

PART 4: EXCEL DATA SHEET: Annual Earnings and Growth

CONTENT IN MORE DETAIL:

• Product Cover Page
• Notes
• Contents Table 
• Binder Cover 
• Planner Cover 
• Long Term Goals 

PRODUCT PLANNER

• Goals
• Product Ideas 
• Essential Elements 
• Calendar 
• Weekly Snapshot x 5 

MARKETING PLANNER

• Marketing Master
• Marketing Deep Dive 
• Weekly Schedule x 5 

BLOG PLANNER

• Monthly Blog Ideas
• Planning Calendars 

MONTHLY DATA TRACKERS

• TpT Statistics
• Facebook Ads 
• Pinterest Ads 
• Twitter Ads 
• Business Expenses 

YEARLY DATA TRACKERS

• Monthly Sales
• Site-wide sales 
• Store sales 
• Total Income/Expenses 

BONUS PAGES

On some of these pages I have already added links which you may find useful. I have also added FILLABLE BOXES to allow you to edit and add you own links. If you wish to just print and complete by hand, the fillable boxes will be invisible when printing.

• Password Safe
• Techy Tools
• Stock Photos 
• Clip Collective 
• Cool Courses 

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Social Media Basics
• Post Characters Counts 
• Post Suggestions 
• Social Media Pixel Image Sizes 
• Action Shots 
• Font Pairing 

TEMPLATES

• Templates Notes
• Custom Office Template Tutorial 
• Dimensions Table 
• PowerPoint Templates x 17 
• Photoshop Templates (PSD) x 17 

DATA ANALYSIS

• Notes
• Excel Data Sheet 2006-2025, plus % growth comparison 
• Graph 1: Month and Year 
• Graph 2: Year to Year Comparison 

I really hope that others will see the value in this. I have priced the planner to be affordable, taking into account the purchase of paper and ink. However, the best thing is, that once purchased, you have access for a lifetime, plus all updates too!

On a final personal note - grand-baby number 11 (Teddy James) arrived two weeks ago - isn't he adorable?! He was a bit of a chunk, but mum is doing well now! 


On a very final note - midnight on the peninsula!

  

7 comments

  1. Your blog is great. I read a lot of interesting things from it. Thank you very much for sharing. Hope you will update more news in the future.
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  2. I love this Wendy!!!! So organized and thorough! (and congrats on your sweet, new baby)

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  3. This looks amazing!! I love all the tips you share with us! I'm off to check out your planner.

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  4. Wow, this is such a comprehensive business planner! I'm sure it will help keep me on track!

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  5. First, Teddy James is such a cutie!! I know you're so proud! Second, thank you for sharing that organizing a productive seller routine has been a learning experience. To compare my own TpT business to human development, I feel like I'm starting to roll over. ;) It's nice to know that sellers with more experience have difficulty as well. Third, I didn't get halfway through your post before purchasing the planner-I look forward to using it! And thanks for keeping it 1/2 half the first two days! The only thing better than a great product is a great deal-and this is definitely one!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your organizational planner with us! Looks awesome! That sweet baby is the absolute cutest!!!

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  7. Congratulations on that adorable grandson!!!

    Love the ideas in the planner. It IS hard to stay organized at home more so than school isn't it?? I'm right there with you!

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