Editor’s note: The lovely Jenelle of Trashn2Tees contacted me to see about the idea of starting an OMHG Etsy team-since it had been on my list of possible ideas for over a year I was really excited BUT…I know I don’t have the time to coordinate a team all by my lonesome with all the other crazy stuff happening for OMHG this year (a 2013 conference is going to happen friends!). So if this is something our community is fired up to make awesome I will do everything I can to help and grow our team but it needs to be a group effort! If an OMHG team sounds brilliant to you then let us know in the comments + how much time you could dedicate to it + what your team experience has been. Also be sure to join us from 1-2EST today to chat about it at our weekly #omhg Twitter chat. See you there!
A special guest post by Jenelle Montilone of Trashn2Tees
What do you love most about Oh My Handmade Goodness? For me, I love the sense of community. I look forward to inspiring #omhg tweet chats (every Thursday on Twitter from 1-2EST ) and I love being able to connect with so many talented woman… and the brave men who pop in too! For that one hour we give ourselves permission to put down the paint brush, scissors, and needles to explore juicy handmade business topics. I always walk away inspired and refreshed, is an hour really long enough?
It happens every once in a while that I’m unable to pull myself away from the sewing machine or in the middle of wrangling a toddler and just can’t make the date. What if you were able to connect with our community of independent artisans, designers & creative industry experts any time of day?
An Oh My Handmade Goodness Etsy Team could be in the works if our community gets onboard- just another awesome place for creative business and handmade goodness to hang out… ANYTIME! Growing on fundamental foundation of OMHG joining the team you can connect and collaborate with artisans, designers, entrepreneurs and handmade industry experts. Share experiences, ask questions, and further explore and discuss OMHG monthly topics.
“There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.”
Are you unfamiliar with Etsy Teams? No problem. Teams are formed and run by Etsy members just like you and I, with over 4,300 teams to choose from (and new ones forming every day) you’re bound to find a few that might fit your needs. You love bacon + chocolate… yep, theres a team for that! If your looking to network, share skills, meet new people with similar interests, and promote your handmade business joining an Etsy team is a great place to start!
The first team I joined was The Bluegrass Etsy Street Team, it allowed me to meet up with other artists right here in Kentucky and as a newbie to the state and craft show scene- I gained valuable leads on great local events. Find out if there is a local team in your area, state, or country! I’m now an active member on over 5 teams. I know that the relationships I’ve established within the Etsy community have directly resulted in increased exposure for my shop, TNTees but more importantly have allowed me to foster relationships with other artists and customers all around the world.
I’m really excited for the opportunity to promote an OMHG Etsy Team, and continue to grow the Oh My Handmade Goodness community. Are you excited too? I’d love to get your feedback and hear some of your Etsy Team experiences.
ABOUT JENELLE: I’m passionate about family, the environment, and following your dreams. I joke that I’ve found a way to combine all the loves of my life and call it a day job. But really its true. Hi! I’m Jenelle. Though these days I am most frequently referred to as Mommy, I used to hold such titles as President, Waitress, College Student, Mud Bog Racer, and I even donned a big furry cat suit in high school as Suzy Stateliner- the school mascot! Between crushing cars with Monster Jam trucks, judging silly dance contests, and those other less fun household chores… I offer a sustainable alternative to funky, custom, and one of a kind clothing at TrashN2Tees. By rockin’ recycled threads I hope to encourage and inspire others to consume less and recycle more. Come on over and connect with me on facebook, twitter, and the TrashN2Tees blog. Free cupcakes for all.