I’m on a crap-ton of Etsy teams. As of right now, between all 4 of my Etsy shops, I am in over 60 Etsy teams. (I know, right????)And this is after I’ve left a few! Something I have discovered, is that not all Etsy Teams are created equal.
My favorite teams are the ones which are active, helpful, friendly, and not overly demanding. Some of you may remember the treasury team I was booted from awhile ago. It was an awesome team for making and being in treasuries, but the demands of commenting and clicking on EVERY team treasury was just too much for me to keep up with, having a day job and all. So nice, active teams with moderate to low requirements are my preference. Here are a list of my favorites (so far):
The most incredibly talented beadweavers on Etsy in one place. The monthly challenge competitions are truly inspiring and (as their title suggests) challenging at the same time.
Filled with tips and lots of eye candy for those who like to work with polymer clay or simply love to buy the items it can be made with!
Etsy Blog Team
The largest, most active blogging team on Etsy. Daily official threads for new blog posts.
Following lists, and organized, daily lists for blog posts. Plus, active team members who actually LIKE to read other blogs and leave comments!
Etsians of Twitter
Great for follow lists, “tweet the item above you” games, etc.
Etsy Thread Killers Team
The closest thing to the old Etc. forums that I have discovered. Some great, supportive members here.
Etsy Female Power Team
Cue Beyonce: “Who rule the world? Girls!” An all-female treasury team. Invite-only manages to keep quality photographs and a medium number of members with a variety of listings for treasuries. Requires one treasury a week, but DOESN’T require clicks and comments on all of the other team treasuries, so I’m not completely overwhelmed.
Treasury Friends Team
Requires 1 treasury a month. Lots of quality photographed team items to choose from. Ahhh….. breathing room.
I’m on a couple of trading teams, but this one has the highest number of ACTIVE members who are also experienced traders.
Craft Fairs… it’s a living!
Lots of tips on doing craft fairs, and an active number of team members willing to answer questions and give advice. Lots of fun discussion on events that happened at craft fairs too!
Alchemy/Custom Items Requests:
Custom Order Corner
Captain keeps threads on track and stays on top of requests/etc. The best substitute for the missing alchemy.
Obviously, where you live will determine with local teams are offered to you. There happen to be a couple for in area in the inland northwest, and the Inland Northwest Team tops them by far. We’ve taken our LOCAL and put it to good use, hosting a crafting party, and a team Christmas show. I’m excited to see what else this team will do together!