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"cd wang" Discussed on Side Hustle School

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"cd wang" Discussed on Side Hustle School

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But at least in that once again area, it's too baggy. Well, if so you're not the only one in today's story, an engineer receives a ridiculously baggy workshirt, and he likes this shirt. But he's got that problem. It's too baggy. So he grabs it by the color and designs zippy DIY tailoring device for years later, he sold one hundred and fifty thousand dollars yet. He also makes a major mistake and failing to consider the Kickstarter effect where he goes from receiving lots of attention getting lots of backers having lots of sales to a substantial drop all metrics act. The campaign has ended. Welcome to sign us will school. My name is Chris Gil about how did this guy create this zippy product what went well? And what didn't it's all in the short story, featuring a serial side. Hustler? Stay tuned stories coming right up Sonesta school is brought to you by our long-term sponsor ship station going strong into season three really appreciate them when you are selling online. 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He is basically several of our most popular episodes rolled into one. And that's not all CD is also the inventor of zip seen a DIY gadget that lets you tailor your baggy clothes in a matter of minutes. No sewing experience required for years ago. He was working as a chemical engineer an engineer with eight ridiculously baggy workshirt. He liked the shirt a lot and it fit well in the neck, but in the chest and belly section completely swallowed him up. It wasn't exactly a good look for him when he got home and rifled through his closet. It occurred to CD that his entire wardrobe could use a little tailoring, but shackled by student loan debt, a complete wardrobe makeover was out of the question and his engineering education didn't include many, classes and tailoring so CD grabbed the challenge by the collar. Literally to see if anyone else how this problem he went to do some reading on read it there, he discovered that the struggle was indeed, real baggy shirts were a borderline epidemic. He then considered what an ideal solution would look like first and foremost had to be a temporary reusable solution something that could easily be added to and removed from multiple shirts after all this was the poor man's tailoring hack. And if the look he was going for was tailored it needed to create a clean scene and be invisible. From the exterior of the shirt, it should also be flexible and move easily with the wear and assured itself one day during his evening commute. Cd was struck with visions of a c shaped hollow tube, you could place along a seam and tuck in excess shirt material this might actually work he thought so instead of heading straight home he made a beeline to Menards. The midwest answered a Home Depot and purchase enough fish tank tubing to raise some eyebrows. A true man of industry CD headed down to his parents basement and got to work he made a few prototypes. Using the fish tank too. Being a knife to create strategically placed cutouts increase flexibility and something to give the tubing a small amount of rigidity the first of the ration-. He tried involve thin planks of wood. Ouch. He eventually settled on a more comfortable woodland version. Eating a catchy name. He called it. Zip seem now that he had a product at least almost a product and a name. He turned his thoughts to marketing and with funds being tight CD decided to launch on Kickstarter with a goal of twenty five hundred dollars the first day without any advertising at all. And largely thanks to good videos and photos, he took he was two thousand dollars closer to his goal by the time. The campaign ended zip seem had received attention from the likes of gadget review and a handful of other media outlets the attention drove more than three thousand backers to his campaign leading to over fifty nine thousand dollars worth of funding. It was a smashing success. You might say it had him bursting at the seams. He turned a nice profit because getting everything started and running on Kickstarter cost him less than five hundred dollars. Of course. Now you had to deliver the product and the beginning CD intended to build each zip seen by hand. But after a week or so of continuously cutting into plastic tubing with a knife. He realized there had to be a better way, he response to some manufacturers local to his area in Chicago and found someone who would make the first batch for him for ten thousand dollars. This had the added bonus of improving production speed and freed up his time to create an online store. He knew he had a winner. But he was also concerned he couldn't even count the number of times. He'd see something new on the market and thought man I thought about that years ago. He also knew that common problems lead to come and solutions. So he decided to hire a pet and lawyer to protect sip seeing from competition this cost him another

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