ClayLessonsTM Teacher Guidelines
September 9, 2011
(Previous Teacher Guidelines)
OverviewOur Site offers a service to advanced users who wish to post lessons related to the art of Clay Making. To post lessons and tutorials for sale, you must first apply for Teacher status. We provide an infrastructure for Teachers (authorized vendors) to post lessons easily and relatively risk free.
Service Fee to Teachers. We charge no upfront fees to Teachers for posting a paid Tutorial.
If a Tutorial sells, we collect a 50% service fee over the Final price (price sold to customers), after the sale is completed. We pay all Paypal ecommerce fees connected to the transaction. We also take care of all the distribution and customer support.
You, as a Teacher, determine the Base Cost which you will receive as revenue for sales. Our fee is added to the Base cost to produce the Final Price. You can determine any Base cost you wish, as long as the Final Price is equal or lower to the price of the tutorial sold elsewhere.
In a few selected occasions, we might charge a lower percentage for our service, e.g. if a tutorial is exclusive to our site. Lower percentage is only offered to selected tutorials, at our discretion.
A Knowledge Marketplace. Our site is a venue for you to sell your lessons easily, not a place for plain advertisement. Because we do not charge upfront fees to post Tutorials, we really do care if your lessons sell.
Please respect our Community Guidelines and encourage your students to come to our site, so that we may continue to offer new and exciting features to further the art of Clay Making.
Posting TutorialsYou must submit each Tutorial individually, through the Write page. Each Tutorial must contain a Tutorial Description page, which is a brief description of the lesson being sold. You must also attach a PDF file to each Tutorial description, which is the lesson proper.
Tutorial PDF files. You provide the final downloadable product in PDF format. To create a PDF file, you can choose from one of the following:
1) Attach your own PDF file: Use your own software to create a PDF file. Make sure files are smaller than 5mb and can be read using Acrobat Reader software. We will test the PDF to see if it is downloading properly. You may use our courtesy Word Doc Template if you wish.
2) Use our Tutorial Maker software: Start a tutorial submission normally and instead of attaching a file, initiate our online Tutorial Maker to create a ready formatted PDF.
Formatting Tutorial Files. You may format the Tutorial file (lesson) anyway you like, as long as it follows these guidelines:
1) The Tutorial file must show a step by step process of a final project or technique, with images accompanied by text;
2) The Tutorial file must be presented in downloadable PDF format;
3) The Tutorial file must contain our Disclaimer Text on the first and last pages, legible and easy to read.