How to Start Your Own Etsy Team
If you don't find an Etsy team that meets your needs, you can start one of your own. For example, you may want to start a team for other Etsy members who share your passion for your medium, who live in your geographic area, who are devoted to a particular style of design, who share similar goals with their Etsy shops, or what have you. Note that when you create a team, you automatically become its captain, so administrative duties fall to you (unless you delegate them to other members).
To create a team, click the Create a Team button in the top-left corner of the main Etsy Teams page.
Etsy prompts you to enter the team details:
The name and team type
A short description and (optionally) a long description
Rules about team access and (optionally) who can join
Application questions (if needed)
The team's logo
Tags to describe your shop
Related links (for example, you may include a link to your own personal website or to some other relevant page online)
After you fill in the requested information, click Create Team.
When you create your team, you're prompted to enter tags that describe it — for example, where your team is based, the focus of your team, and so on. These tags act a lot like the tags that you add to your item listings; when someone searching for a team enters keywords that match your tags, your shop appears among the matches.
Note that the tags you enter to describe your Etsy team are different from what Etsy calls "team tags." A team tag is a tag that team members use to tag their item listings, to identify themselves and their listing as being affiliated with a particular Etsy team. These tags must be unique terms — say, your team's name — and must contain the word team in them. When you create a team, you can establish a team tag for it, noting it in the team's description.