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Case study - Charlie Ward, Ramen Club
- An online-club for Indie Hackers
- Online group work-sessions, 1-1 matching, and an active Slack group
- Approximately 90 members
- $48,000 yearly revenue
- Started in-person indie-hacker meetups in London: https://twitter.com/IndieBeers
- The folks there wanted to co-work
- The only time people were available were the weekends, so Weekend Club was born!
- They’d meet up at co-working spaces in London on the weekends to hack together on projects.
- Then COVID started — everyone had to stay at home.
- That’s when Weekend Club went online!
- Once they were online Charlie began recruiting from within the community to find hosts who wanted to run weekend-clubs in different timezones and even — gasp! — during the week.
- They realized they needed to re-brand to reflect the new nature of the company — introducing Ramen Club https://ramenclub.so/
How Charlie Ward built Weekend Club and scaled the community by helping his members take on leadership roles:
The Indie Worldwide Podcast
Charlie Ward is an Indie Hacker and a founder of Ramen Club. He got his start organizing local meetups for the London Indie-hacker scene, but when COVID struck he had to make a hard pivot. In this episode we discuss community building, indie hacking, and how Charlie made the most of what could have been a sticky situation.
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