Stacking the deck!

Hello, and welcome to Cloud Riders Store, where I design, manufacture and sell accessories for Storz & Bickel Vaporisers (source manufacture). At the moment I鈥檓 working on few projects, the Mighty Grinder is the main one. It鈥檚 a Grinder that fits on the Mighty & Crafty vaporiser, using a similar filling aid device so you can grind right into it and savour every trichome. Also I’m in the middle of moving from Melbourne to the Netherlands and I’m almost finished designing and testing a Charging Stand for the Mighty.

It’s hard to start a business from scratch, especially if you are not loaded and well connected. Mostly it feels like pushing s**t uphill. The fun part though; because you are pushing, you can’t see clearly up ahead, so you don’t know how far you still have to push.

And although now, it’s a One-Man show, (and the answer to any problem is Upskilling so I can fix it), I’m going to try to bring outside help to launch and manage the Indiegogo campaign.

A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by LaunchBoom . They offered to run my Indiegogo campaign, and sent me links to campaigns they ran. As tempting as the offer sounded, I know I can’t afford them, so I offered them a post-pay arrangement, which wasn’t good enough for them.

This got me thinking, as I’m not a marketing specialist, why don’t I hire one and offer to pay a commission from the Indiegogo campaign? So I advertised the position on LinkedIn.

Happy to say that I’ve received a few resumes over the past few days, and I’ve been corresponding with candidates for the position of Campaign Manager. By the way if you know someone who is interested, please let them know, I’m looking for a Storz & Bickel user. Link to the job ad

The hope is after a successful campaign, I can hire this person as a Marketing Manager, allowing me to focus my time on product development and sales.

Speaking of which, I’ve been working on a Cooling Unit’s Automatic Cleaner, the device is in it’s first prototyping and testing stage, but I’ve been happy with the results.

The device will be able of cleaning up to two Cooling units at the same time, and while it will take around 45 minutes to finish it’s cleaning cycle, it will be buzzing by itself. All you have to do is diassemble and then assemble the clean Cooling Units.

The seals need to be removed and cleaned separately, or replaced depending on their condition.

Cleaning the cooling unit has been a problem for me from day fourteen, and I find it to be a dreadful task. For that reason, I went and bought two extra cooling units, so I don’t have to clean as often. One big dirty afternoon.

But now I don’t have to worry about it. I’ve been using the first prototype for couple of cleans, after a few modifications it will be 100%.

I’m aiming to bring this product to market for less than $100, which will make it a valid solution for the cleaning problem.

Apart from that, I’m still waiting on a few things before I can move forward. Like the 3d printing samples and a quote from Barkley Plastic, so we can start discussing any further cooperation.

I’m aiming to Launch the Indiegogo Campaign in August, anything before that will be impossible, I know it feels like things are slowing down, but like climbing the hill, things tend to slow down just before the top, just before rolling down hill. Or it could be just my wishful thinking 馃

That’s all for this week, thanks for reading and stay safe, Peace 鈽笍

3 Replies to “Stacking the deck!”

  1. Still can’t wait for the mighty grinder! Not so sure abt the cooling unit cleaner…..?
    When mine get oiled up I just take them apart and warm them on the stove in a pan with some full fat milk, then drink 馃榿 Really chilled day after!!

    1. Hey Colyn, Thanks for your comment,
      I’m looking forward to bring the Grider to market too, I think this slowing down is useful though, as I’m using the prototype full time, which will lead to minor improvements.
      I like your cleaning method, I don’t know if it’s everyone’s cup of milk, but honestly ingenious, lol

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