I was selling my handmade jewelry in my Etsy.com store for about six months. I should say, I was “not selling” on Etsy for this time. I kept reading how sellers were quitting their day jobs and everything they did to achieve this.
Jewelry on Etsy Team, on Etsy.com
The Jewelry on Etsy Team, (JET), is the premier organized group of jewelery crafters and sellers on Etsy.com. Almost one hundred woman and one man make up this eclectic, cohesive, and very active group. Led by a Captain and three leaders, the JETs promote together, support, and educate each other; and laugh together on their forum that runs twenty four hours a day with their international membership.
JETs accept new members several times a year, but they do have a waiting list. Once you join, you start as a Jetling. In other words, you are assigned a mentor who helps you with all aspects of Etsy and the JETs. Smartly, the JETs require members to participate in the forum from time to time. This is great for me, otherwise my shyness may keep me from really taking part. I could not be happier that I took a chance with a team.
I have made local friends and friends from all over the world, my store looks more professional, my photos are so much better, and my prices are higher. All due to the community of JETS. Sales are better for me on most days, and on the slow days, JETs keep my spirits up.
If you have been on the fence about joining an Etsy team, or maybe you are like me who thought I would never join a team. What is it they say is the definition of crazy? Oh yeah, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Try challenging your fears and look into and apply to a team. There are hundreds of teams focused on anything you can think up as a common interest. I bet you will find one that betters your Etsy experience. You may end up like me, now I am on three teams!
Thank you for reading.