Slow and Steady

It's wild that we started this journey in the summer of 2020. With a global pandemic, an American president inciting violence, and the murder of George Floyd, it felt like the world was ending. With so much chaos, crafting was more necessary than ever. Either as a means of escape,…

Finances + Company Update

Let's talk finances! (Since we live in the United States, all monetary figures are in USD.) Our pool of money came from generous donations through the GoFundMe we held last year as well as monthly Patreon payouts. Currently we have about $8,400 that we will continue saving for the…

Gearing Up for the Last Milestone

We are one step closer to launch with each passing milestone. Currently we have cleared 3 of 5 and are almost done with the 4th - Search and Filter. While the first three milestones went smoothly, we hit a couple snags with the Search and Filter milestone. The first snag…

Milestones

Hello everyone! It's been a while. We have been working hard behind the scenes so let's catch up. :) Rommel suggested we make milestones to mark our progress towards the app. So we have 5 sections. Login and OnboardingPDF UploadPurchasesSearch and FilterSettings and Accessibility With these milestones it makes it easy…

The Chicken or the Egg?

In discussing the MVP (Minimal Viable Product), Rommel and I realized it was still too much. We want to release Fiber Club as quickly as possible and in order to do so, we have to hyper-focus on one user persona and their needs. What is a user persona? A user…

Subscriptions, Ads, and Differentiators

Choosing your revenue stream(s) determines what kind of business you want to run. There are a myriad of ways to potentially earn money but success comes from implementing the right tools and business model for your company. For Fiber Club, Rommel and I have decided to pursue an optional…

Pattern Sales Model

When I asked Rommel if he would help me build a new fiber platform I assumed that pattern sales would generate enough money to keep us afloat. And even if it didn't, I wasn't concerned about the consequences too much at the time. He asked me to create a business…

New Year, Same Fiber Club

We were hoping to release the first version of Fiber Club by the end of March 2021 to accommodate for Ravelry getting rid of the "classic" version of their website. However, looking at the list of things we need to accomplish before release and counting down the days before March…