This FAQ will walk you through how to get started selling Boom Cards, images, or fonts in the Boom Store!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Helpful Terminology to Know
- Set up Your Boom Account for Selling
- Become a Power Creator
- Congratulations! You are now a Boom Seller!
- Other Helpful Resources
Helpful Terminology to Know
Let's Learn some Boom Author Vocabulary! You can click on each term below to view related :
- Author Name, Pen Name, or Store Name: A unique, customizable name that serves as your "brand" on the Store when you publish a self-made deck. It is different than your Teacher Nickname that appears to your students.
- Boom URL: A customizable, more readable link to your Boom store.
- Ratings: reviews of products in the store, based on a 5-star system with the ability to add comments.
- Seller Account: A feature unique to our Ultimate membership that allows you to publish self-made decks to the Store and earn money for your creations!
For a full list of definitions and commonly used terms see: Boom Learning Terminology - Helpful Definition
Set up Your Boom Account for Selling
You'll need to:
- Upgrade your account to Ultimate
- Confirm your PayPal account
- Choose your Pen Name.
Get your Ultimate Account
You'll need to sign up for an Ultimate membership to start selling. To upgrade or renew just go to the My Settings page and choose the "Membership" tab. You can view more detailed instructions here: Adjusting Membership Levels for Existing Users
If your membership has expired, your content will not appear in the store until you renew. Once you do renew, you will not need to re-make or re-list it in any way. It will appear again normally.
Add & Confirm your PayPal Account
Currently, all payouts are issued via PayPal on a monthly basis. You can add your PayPal in your settings. For detailed instructions see: Setting up your Account to Receive Payouts
Choose your Author Name and URL
We call your Store or Author name your "Pen Name." It appears in the Store when you publish a deck as your Store Name. It is your "brand" at Boom Learning. This is different from your Teacher Name, which is what is displayed to students. Choose your name carefully, as once you publish there is a fee associated with changing it. Details here: Pen Names: Author Name, Store Name, Brand
Take a look at our FAQ on how to Set Your Boom URL to finish getting your store set up.
Become a Power Creator
Here are some resources to get you started!
If you get stuck during creation you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a ticket using the "help" button inside Boom. Make sure to send a link to the deck from your editor so we can help you with your specific question.
Not sure where you can find images and fonts to use in your Boom Decks? You can use this list to find creators who allow their content to be used: Font and Clip Art Permissions Granted or Denied List.
Decide on a Price
Once you have created your first deck you will need to decide on how to price it. Here is a link to an FAQ with things to consider when setting your price: https://help.boomlearning.com/en/support/solutions/articles/16000035991-what-to-consider-when-setting-your-prices
If you want to publish a free deck see: https://boomlearning.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/16000040503?lang=en
Keep to going to the next section to see where you enter your price.
Publish Your Deck to the Store
After you've created your deck, you'll need to publish it to the Store.
Enter the Deck Editor from the Studio. Select the deck you want to publish and open it for editing. Now select the Details button from the top menu bar.
You use the Details menu to set up all the selling details, such as price, grade level, and acknowledgments (you know credits for your image and font providers). Once you have entered all this information, scroll to the bottom of the window and click Publish to Store.
To learn more about keywords, grade levels, descriptions, and subjects to help people find your deck in the store see: Optimizing Product Discoverability.
Specific Instructions for Selling Fonts or Images
If you are trying to list assets, such as images or fonts, go to Edit Details inside the Font or Image manager.
Fill out the details and click Publish to Store. You may only list for sale assets for which you are the copyright owner or for which you have a license to resell the font or image (whether free or for a fee).
If you do not own the copyrights or otherwise have a legal right to list the content, you should not be listing that piece of content in the store. Any content found to be infringing copyright will be removed from the store, and everyone who bought it will be refunded at your expense. If you need to object to a piece of content as infringing your rights, please use the process for making a Notice of Infringing Content.
This is a brief overview. For a more in-depth look at how Boom Learning handles these types of resources please read: What Font and Image sellers and owners need to know about Boom Learning.
Congratulations! You are now a Boom Seller!
Here are some more articles you may want to read to see about ways you can expand and manage your business!
External Sales : Mandatory Reading for Authors who want to sell via other channels
Other Helpful Resources
We encourage you to join our Facebook Groups for creators, teachers, and sellers to better understand what kinds of decks are popular or where you might find your niche.
For tips and tricks from a fellow Boom Card author, check out Ms. Matthews Littlest Classroom tutorial on YouTube called Publishing Your Boom Cards.
Find steps for how to Turn off Seller Notifications here.
Check out Common Pitfalls - Creating Clickable Links in External Documents for help sharing links to your store.