After 6 years of growth, we are looking to sell the community to new owners who share the same passion we have for education and will hopefully carry TeacherLingo.com on to the next level of success.
You can view our auction listing at http://flippa.com/
Site features include:
Area for members to list their digital educational items for sale. We manage all of the transactions automatically through PayPal and send the sellers their commission minus a 35% processing fee at the end of each month. The site is very easy to use. Sellers upload their files to our server and fill out some basic information. The site automatically converts the files into PDF format, creates watermarked sample files for downloading and thumbnail images for preview. After each transaction the buyers are automatically emailed and asked to enter a review for the items they have purchased. Currently listing over 580 products by 74 members.
Community server blogging platform. Over 30 custom themes for educators. We support two levels of blogging: Basic which costs a one-time registration fee of $5 and includes ads in the sidebar, and Premium which costs $14.95 per year and allows teachers to create blogs without any ad sharing. Community server supports spam filtering as well as many other configurable features like blocked words. We have had very few complaints about spam or inappropriate content on our site. Currently hosting over 3,000 blogs and 70,000 posts (including mirror blogs).
Mirror blogs allow educators to include their external blogs RSS or ATOM feed into our home page feed. Post excerpts are automatically created on their TeacherLingo blog that links to their external blog for more information. Mirror blogs must be manually approved before the feeds will be included. Background services pull in external blogs and automatically process errors and abandoned blogs. Very little maintenance needed.
Directory is broken into 16 groups by education level or area of expertise. Users can also search for any keyword listed in the public profiles. Current membership is over 10,200 members.
Each member can list their school information along with some personal details about them self on their own profile page. They can upload their own image and link to their blog. Each member profile page displays friend lists, favorite blogs list as well as favorite posts. Each list can be made private or public. The profile page is also where sellers manage their product lists and buyers can view and download their orders.
Teacher Lingo was started by a retired middle school teacher and a software programmer looking to bring all of the independent blogs together into one single community. We felt that many blogs were missing opportunities for feedback and collaboration by not being viewed by other teachers. Many search engines and web site directories listed only a few teacher blogs and the search results were dominated by the companies selling supplies and materials to teachers.