Topic: Whip Nation
With Robby's support, I have decided to come clean and tell my friends about the plans I am working on. I have had several ideas for a while, sort of a dream, of how to intelligently promote the education and enthusiasm of whips in the US. The Australians have competitions and great passion about it, why can't we have the same? I have also had this thought about how to form a place to consolidate and sell whip making materials. Its always a pain to have to jump from store to store in order to source the needed materials. After much research and planning I have decided to design an online subscribers magazine with a store included. The whole deal is called "Whip Nation". I asked myself "how in the hell will I compete with free social media and all the nonsense it includes." Well, I think the best and only way is to offer free shit! I think that to have weekly, monthly and yearly contests with great prizes will help to build membership. Youtube does not give away quality whips or apparel, but I will. Simple things like photo and video contests come to my mind.
I would really like for the subscribers to be involved, especially their children. I think to have a page devoted to children and whips would be great. Get the cell phones out of their hands and put a whip in it. I would love to have weekly tips and tricks sent in by the subscribers and professionals alike. I have plans for whip and product reviews. Too many ideas brewing in my mind to place them all right here.
I am starting off this project by building the store side first. Once the store is complete then I will get creative with the magazine side. I want to include everything from Permalok needles all the way up to Kangaroo Leather. Speaking of roo, I have already imported the hides from Simon Martin. I have set up business accounts with Weaver Leather, Springfield Leather Company, Bickmore Leather Care, and E.L. Wood Braiding Company. E.L. Wood is currently manufacturing my first large order of coreless paracord. I am also in contact with a supplier of paraffin wax. They have plenty of 10lb slabs in stock. I hope to supply my customers with these products at a more affordable price than what is currently out there.
Yes, I am building a large amount of debt in the way of sleep and money but hopefully one day it will pay off. If you have any ideas, thoughts or opinions (good or bad) then please let me know now. Some nights I have lots of motivation to build on this dream. Other nights I feel like there is no way I can accomplish this monstrosity of a plan. I am sure Robby had the same feeling when he started WB. Thank you for your time, Roy