When are new members able to sign up for the All Pet Collaborative?
Registration opens the afternoon of September 14, 2020 and closes September 28, 2020. Registration will reopen again in December to welcome in 2021 members, but registering now through September 28 is the only way to lock in the 2020 Member special rate and designation. Prices will go up in December for 2021 membership.
Is the All Pet Collaborative for pet bloggers or businesses?
BOTH! We view bloggers, influencers, and writers as business owners that sell the service of content creation. While we appreciate the differences between each type of business, we also believe there are many similarities we can all learn from and that content is a core component to growing, no matter whether you sell a product or service. All pet related businesses are welcome in the All Pet Collaborative.
What is special about being a 2020 Member?
2020 Members are a special class of members who got in at *almost* the ground floor. Founding Members joined us for the initial launch of the All Pet Collaborative in July 2020, while 2020 Members jumped in before the end of 2020. If you sign up as a 2020 Member, you will keep this special designation and lock in the special discounted rate for as long as you stay in the All Pet Collaborative.
Do I have to commit for 3 months?
Yes, this second membership launch is for 2020 Members, a special designation of membership, which means committing to October – December before you renew for the 2021 membership year. We will open up the membership sometime in December for those who want to join for 2021, but that group will not be eligible for the 2020 Member price levels.
What if I want to wait until 2021 membership opens?
No problem. You are welcome to wait until December when we open up the full annual membership at the rate available at that time.
What is the time commitment?
The weekly AMAs will be an hour each. The monthly Zooms with guest speakers will be an hour, too. Each week we’ll post a question or action item that you can choose to engage in, or not, and we’ll have challenges along the way to help you continue to craft the stories you tell. Our best estimate is that it’s anywhere from 5 hours per month to 15 hours per month, depending on much you engage and how much work you do.
Are there any scheduled times I need to be available to participate?
Everything that happens in the group is always available no matter your schedule or time zone. We have members from all over the world and always encourage members to go back when they can and watch the replays. If new questions arise when you revisit a topic, we will gladly go back with you to help get those questions answered. However, we do have two events at set times. We hold a live video Ask Me Anything (AMA) each week on Thursdays at 3 pm ET right in the Facebook group. Each month there is also a guest speaker video call via Zoom. Though this timing depends a little on our special guest’s schedule, it usually takes place on the second Monday at 6 pm ET and we’ll make sure to give you several weeks’ notice on the exact time.
What if I fall behind or miss a week?
You are always welcomed and encouraged to go back when your schedule allows. We know life happens, so we try to not just stop one topic abruptly and move onto the next. The weekly AMAs allow you to bring up questions from previous weeks and we’ll also happily respond to questions and comments on older posts. We do also acknowledge that not every topic is for every person. It’s completely up to you if you want to participate each week.
How many people will be in the Collaborative?
7,391. Just kidding. We are not sure yet because we don’t have a cap, but we currently have 30 Founding Members. We estimate an additional 20-30 will join them. Again, it’s a complete guesstimate.
Who will the guest speakers be?
We’ll be bringing in a mix of speakers from the pet industry and outside of the pet industry. We have many connections to experts and professionals across the pet industry, the digital marketing industry, and the speaking world, and we’ll be reaching out to those who can not only share relevant content, but are also willing to do Q&A.
I work for a larger pet business, can I join?
The group will be designed to help those pet professionals who are in business for themselves, or running their own small business with a few employees. If you are an employee of a larger company you may not have the ability to implement the ideas you would learn as a member of the All Pet Collaborative. But, we know there is no one size fits all, so if you work for a company with more than 15 employees or $5m in revenue and you are still interested in joining the All Pet Collaborative, email us and we can chat.
If you still have questions, send us an email to hello (at) allpetvoices.com.