We thought this might be interesting. We placed 2d Ads, one Facebook and one on Instagram (managed through Facebook as well). We left it running for 2 days – over the weekend. In total 16 Euro spent. We advertised the page and the auto-reverse controller.
Ad – 1 : Facebook – Europe, 3000K people reached, 50 clicks, 20 new page likes
Ad – 2 : Instagram, 30 new Followers
And if you like stats, here some more (one person) about the daily work:
30% – (of 8 hours) spent on machine development, consumes about 1000 Euro each month but makes fun – waste rate is about 30%. However, I see this absolutely needed if you wanna stay ahead and pave your way to a more public market – unpaid.
40% – (of 8 hours) spent on machine production
30% – (of 8 hours) spent on networking, customer & community support – unpaid
Another 2-3 hours in top everyday for learning new stuff – unpaid.
Machine shop stats
30% of labor comes from the lathe (we’re going for CNC lathe)
20% of labor comes from the welder (eventually we hook this up on the Plasma router one day)
10% of labor comes from the CNC (shitty but strong router, replaced by Deckel FP4A sometime)
20% of labor comes from the electronics wiring
20% of labor for drilling & grinding and cutting (plasma on the way)
All this won’t work if you don’t have a good partner doing the shopping, administration, cleaning and cooking btw :-)
Total amount spent on machines and equipment : 32K
Total amount spent on development : 12K
Total running fees for 3 garage sized workshop, a month : 700 Euro (rent, electricity, insurance).
25% professionals – knowing what they want, etc…
20% private schools & educational organizations
the rest : unknown
Drop off rate : 30% , due to details like upfront payment, loss of interest : no filament, cycle times (injection).