Featured Member Requirements
These requirements do not apply to the LITE membership as you will not be listed or featured on the platform with a LITE membership only the Featured eDesigner membership. Each Featured eDesigner Member will be individually reviewed to ensure the requirements have been fulfilled. Please fill out the application as completely as possible, this will also be your eDesigner Profile.
✔ Must live in or take clients in the US or Canada (this is where marketing will be going)
✔ Your own website with the following sections minimum:
eDesign Packages with the ability to purchase on your website (or paid via invoice if necessary).
Blog or Vlog (video blog) isn’t required but it’s recommended for you to boost your search rankings.
✔ A self-hosted eDesign process isn’t required but it is highly recommended for your collaboration for the benefits associated with it for your business. (See e-Design U for more clarification on what that means).
✔ Must at least have at least 2 of the following social media accounts for your BUSINESS: Facebook Business, Instagram or Pinterest.
✔ Prices must meet the required minimum but not necessary to offer the exact package listed below.
Quality of work for Featured Designers on the Platform
We are setting a standard here for what consumers can expect from a premium eDesigner such as yourself. Therefore these requirements are put in place to ensure the “playing field” is level. Renders must be 3D quality that is up to par with the quality of software used on the platform. IF you intend on using the platform software to build your portfolio then mention that in your application notes if you are unable to provide this quality of render when you apply. Alternatively you can outsource your renderings to a fellow platform member as virtual assistant work. Search the designer services page to find a VA to help you.
Package Price Minimums
In efforts to keep a clean playing field with no undercutting, there is a “Golden Standard eDesign Package” standard for you to base your pricing off. You may NOT go any lower than this price (we will check periodically on your website to ensure this standard is being upheld).
For a package containing the following, you may not price your service any less than $297. You may choose to price higher but you may not price it lower. You don’t have to offer this service but your other pricing tiers must be based off this standard.
✔ Concept board (or mood board if you call it that). With up to 2 revisions.
✔ Floorplans (if applicable to the project)
✔ Shopping list & Final presentation
✔ Online conversation via chat, email or video calls (this is up to you how you communicate).
✔ THIS PACKAGE DOES NOT CONTAIN A RENDER. You may price your render packages as you wish with this package as a jumping-off point. You may not offer your render packages at this price, they must be more because you deserve more! I am not requiring this service to have a standard price because you all have different rendering skill levels and different programs you use.
We are selling a higher level of eDesign service here and we will not be categorized with the rest of the eDesign platforms because we are better than that! You may run a promotion on this but it must not go below 10% of this price to keep this standard. (No lower than $267)
eDesign Tribe Member Blogging Requirements
Each eDesigner will be required to submit at least 2 (more if you’d like to continue to be a guest post on the site) blog posts within the first 3 months of your membership. These posts must be original content that you haven’t shared before or changed up from an old blog post to create new content for the platform.
eDesigners can submit one of these 2 formats for a blog post.
1. A written post containing at least 1000 words that is about any topic you would typically write about for your own blog. It can be a DIY project in your house or even a “what’s hot” style guide. You can use all your own affiliate links in it for products you recommend. Everything will direct back to your website from the post and will promote your eDesign services.
2. You can create a render in Floorplanner and create a shop the look from it. While not all products are uploaded in it (this will take time and money to grow our library but it will happen) you can find something similar online and see if the have an affiliate program you can join to link back and get a commission if someone purchases it from your design. You may choose to do a small vignette of a space with only the items shown to have links and redirect back to your website to purchase a full room shopping list and floorplan/ render package as a passive income product (If you do this I suggest selling the pre-made package on your website for instant download for no less than $47). Either way, you do it, you must have a rendered image, shopping list using affiliates and at least 500 words explaining the design you created.
If you have been playing around with the platform render software, this is a great time to start collecting a shopping list for the pieces you have been using in the design and applying to their affiliate programs.
Blogs are required for SEO (search engine optimization reasons) and we will be using them on eDesign Tribe social media and Pinterest full force to drive traffic to the eDesign Tribe platform and get you matched and in front of your ideal clients! This is how we will do this together as a large unit fighting back against the larger eDesign companies.
How the applying process will work:
Each applicant is personally reviewed and we may reach out for more information if we don’t see that all the requirements have been bet. Please check your email for your application status within 48-hours or applying. You will then activate your membership by selecting the package that works best for you, monthly or a current promotion.
When your application is accepted it will go live in the directory, but you will need to take the Lifestyle & Design matching quiz to have your profile show up as a matched eDesigner for consumers. You will be given instructions as to how to fill it out at that time (thinking like your ideal client so you get matched with them).
Outside the United States and Canada?
You are welcome to apply to join if your business is structured to take clients from the United States and Canada. The eDesign Tribe assumes no liability in any connections made through the platform. All service agreements and contractors are between the eDesigner and the client. If you have proper business licensure for services in the United States then you may apply to be a featured member. Please make note of this in the application “notes” section when applying.
Users outside the US are able to join as a LITE member and use the membership tools with the understanding that the products loaded into the software are US and (some) CA based. You may always upload your own links and products to the Design in 5 software to create your own product boards. You may use the design in 5 boards but know that the links will go to United States vendors unless you loaded alternatives. You can use the render software and import your own models as you wish.