Thinking of starting out
I have a couple of projects that are prototyped and mostly coded and am thinking of offering as a kit.
Having read a lot of posts and blogs I'm not sure I'm any closer to working out where to start. For example, as they are SMD based, I could handle making a few each week and ship them out while being still being able to offer support. Now I'm not expecting virial sales but what options are if things scale up?
I'm sure if I have the sales, then another kit maker would take on the whole project and offer a percentage but I'm not sure how that really works, especially if you wanted to go down a different road on your next product. With the projects being Open, could I even get them to market before the competition if they turned out to be a popular idea?
There seem to be a few successful 'makers' that offer fulfillment services, are there benefits of this path rather than simply taking a royalty. Or do you just jump and have the kit put together elsewhere and just deal with the shipping?
I understand a lot of this will probably come down too how fast I can react etc but did you have a plan B and did it work?