Hi Everyone! I thought I would update you on the status of our little team. With the "5 - 7 business days" having come and gone and still no word from Etsy on our team status, I sent out an email inquiry to them yesterday. I haven't heard back from them yet but will follow up with another message every other day until we hear something (can we say perseverance?!?). ;-) I know we're all anxious to get going with our team and the poor blog badges have been accumulating cyber dust, so hopefully our spirits won't wain and we can finally "officially" begin our journey together as a team!
While visiting the Etsy team pages I learned a few things which I'd like to pass on to you. First is the chat forum where we will be attending our monthly meetings. It takes a week to schedule a slot so start thinking about a day and time that might work for you and let me know in your comments so that once we're official I can schedule our first chat meeting. ;-)
The next item for thought is whether to open a team shop. If you're interested you can read more about it here. The essence is that we would all share an Etsy shop where we can post some of our creations and sell them. The advantages are that we can raise money together through team shop sales that can then be used for things like advertising if we wish to promote our team on a website such as Craftcult (previously known as Mohaba), Wickedly Chic or any other online communities. We would all share a login and password for the shop and the shop sales would be tied to one PayPal account. We would need to work out all the details to be sure it's something we would all like and feel comfortable with. One thing to keep in mind is the wealth of free promoting we can accomplish just through our own efforts such a Treasuries and blog postings so give it some thought and we can discuss it further at our first chat meeting.
That's it from me for today except to let you know that the moment I hear from Etsy, you will all be the first to know - that's a promise dear teammates!♥