On Episode 10 we do a deep dive of the NFT project that brought this podcast about. Caffeinated Creatures is a one of a kind project that will add value to lives like I've never seen before.
If you're tired of hearing about NFT projects because you think they're all scams, failures, or fakes, I encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day and find out what Caffeinated Creatures is all about.
Grab your drink and get ready. This is the caffeinated hustle. The best place to learn about entrepreneurs and FTS and life expert advice and guest interviews to launch your business and NFT journey further than you ever imagined. Now, here's your host, entrepreneur, coffee fanatic and founder of the NFT project, caffeinated creatures, Ben Carson. Hey, welcome back to the caffeinated hustle. I'm your host, Ben Carson. thanks for stopping by, let's add some value to your day. Alright, team today is episode 10. Thanks for sticking with us. So far, we're just getting started. If you're not subscribed, if you're not dropping us likes or some comments, you know, help us out a little bit help show the podcast some love. But today is the first double digit episode. And I felt it was a good time to wrap up part two of our NF T collection. Our discussion on NF Ts in part one was all about top level stuff. I did not include anything like how to buy one yet, we will do that. But we'll do it in a later episode when it's closer. But part two, for this little two part collection mini series is going to be all about the project that I'm working on that I founded that I've got a phenomenal team with. It is called caffeinated creatures. And so all I want to tell you today is some top down stuff, I don't want to get into the nitty gritty yet, because it's a living project and there's gonna be some changes. And you know, depending on when you're listening to this, we may have not launched yet. And so I don't want to give you any information that may not be 100% accurate. There are some definite core principles that are not changing, and we're going to talk about those. And then the rest, you know, we'll fill in the blanks as we get closer. But basically, if you can see this video, you know, if you're watching this on Tik Tok, or YouTube, you know, the artwork behind me is for my business, Wall Street prints, I had to do a lot of learning mistakes, I paid for a lot of coaching courses, different things to help launch this business. And it was really frustrating because everything you have to learn requires a whole lot of time, or a whole lot of money, and a whole lot of failure along the way. And I always felt like it'd be great if there was something that can help you learn differently than what currently exists. I was in finance before this for seven years. And I knew how to do courses back then. I bought some courses early on. And then I was able to do others I thought about it. But I never did. Print on demand. Same thing I was in it early on, took a long time to learn I spent some money in courses myself starting out when I got good enough, when I crossed the six figure mark I considered maybe I should be selling my experience to other people. I just didn't feel like courses for me made sense. And mainly, it's because web three technology did not exist yet. Now what's cool about web three, we've already talked about this in part one is that you can sell your access to someone else. So caffeinated creatures is a project for entrepreneurs, there are many different types that will be giving some real value here. I hope this podcast has started to show that we're morphing a little bit I was trying to get more information myself, but I'm getting so many good guests on the show that you know, instead of doing three, myself and one of the guest, I think it's going to reverse I'll just try and give value where I can by myself. But I love the value add that we're getting through everyone on this podcast. And it's because the podcast is a just a nice reflection of what's to come. It's all about the team. It's never about one person, it's never about me, it's never about my top few people in my team, it's about everyone, it's about the value that a team can give to the community versus trying to focus on one person. So caffeinated creatures is a project for entrepreneurs, it's a way for people to connect with other like minded individuals, find your tribe, you know, find people that you want to hang out with every day online. There's plenty of other groups like that. So that's not enough, Kevin, a creature starts there. But then we continue and we go on to education, unlike what I had to do to learn to how to launch my six figure business. The goal with this is to let you buy one NFT, one caffeinated creature and get full access to all the content creation, we're going to have all the content is going to be stored on the back end. So that long term, we're basically going to be the Netflix of entrepreneurs, you're going to have access to everything. Now that's pretty cool. But again, that's been done. It's it's great. It's a phenomenal concept. But it still wasn't enough for me, it wasn't enough to differentiate from the other projects that have potential similar to this. There's plenty of them in web two already. But again, you're paying access for that you're never getting that money back. So I love the fact that you can get it back and web three, lets me sleep at night knowing I have zero issues with what we're doing. If you're not enjoying it, you can get a partial refund, you may even make a profit on it. And it's not a security based on what we already discussed. But it still was not enough by itself. And so I started to think the problem with most of these groups out there, these educational platforms is that they either allow just any sort of junk to show up and almost anyone can get on some of these basic courses like Udemy Coursera, I don't know the exact process, but I know I've used content on there, that was really, really good. And I've used content on there that was pretty subpar. And it's just, it allows a lot of people in to help spread the content around. More specific content from more qualified guests would be nice. But they have that in other spots, they just don't have access to all of it for one price. So we'd like to do that. But it still comes down to we're picking what you want, and we don't know what you want. So the next step is a caffeinated creatures are going to generate an off chain token, called caffeine. Now off chain, I'm not sure how in depth I went in this and last episode, I don't believe I did. But it's been a few episodes in between. But just for a quick recap, off chain means it's similar to a rewards program from Starbucks, or Chipotle. It's something that has no cash value, something that you cannot buy or sell in any other fashion. Your NFT will generate the caffeine daily, and it allows you to use it for a, a whole host of options for the NFT fans is going to give you access to whitelist spots allow the spots, it's a marketplace, it lets you get access to projects that you won't be able to get otherwise, we have some phenomenal collaborators on our team, and they have plenty of connections to help open doors that you wouldn't be able to get otherwise, for the people that are not interested in NF Ts, but are interested in following along in the space, it's going to help you learn about NF TS about mindset about entrepreneurship from some really qualified people, you're going to pick the course the subject you'd like to learn more on, and we're going to bring someone on to teach to do a live q&a, do a workshop a mastermind to do a potential course even you're going to be able to use it as a vote. It's similar to a dao a decentralized autonomous organization. But there's some downsides to doubt mainly that a very small group controls everything. And if these small group does not feel they're being adequately taken care of, you can cause some big issues, it's a lot of work. The better way is what we're going to do. It's similar to a Dow, but it doesn't have the downside of the Dao. So the community gets to vote on the type of content, we're going to bring on the type of speakers, it will still be subjective a little bit, it's a vetting process we'll use, we can't guarantee anyone, of course, we will do our best if people have recommendations, we'll try our best to get them on. But the topics will be there. And we're not going to focus on just one person. There are several programs out there that bring one master of a specific topic. And that's all they'll allow on the show because they don't want to fight each other. We want other people, we want several specialists for each topic, we want you to be able to truly treat this like at Netflix, go into the back end dashboard. To look at the subject you want to learn more on and look at all the different specialists we have in that category. Look at the q&a is the live zoom workshops, we did all the content that downloads, the amount of access to this information is going to be phenomenal, because you're gonna be able to learn at your own pace with other people and help bounce ideas off each other. Now that's pretty solid. The fact that you get to vote on what you want to do is something that I haven't seen before. And that's probably enough, but it wasn't enough for me because just because you buy into it, and you learn it, what if you didn't have enough money to take it further? What if you really wanted to start a business, but you knew you didn't have the knowledge. So you went for the knowledge and then you ran out of money. There are several people that have to learn how to do these things. And the cost of these courses are so high 2000 5000 $10,000 that you spent all your money in education, and you don't have any money to act. And so the next part of this project is something I've never seen before in my life. And I'm so excited to let caffeinate creatures be the groundbreaking project that does this. We, as a team are going to build out this entire project, we're going to build out phenomenal art because we have an artist that's X Disney elimination studios, he's a phenomenal guy, Tom abaft, you're gonna see him on the podcast at some point, I can't wait for you to meet him. We have a top notch developer that's going to build this out. I'm just gonna bring in the whole team one by one, okay, you're gonna learn about the team, you're gonna see that we're real people. We're not trying to do cash grab, we are here to stay. We're in it for the long term. We are building something, though, that after you've learned what you wanted to learn, or you felt like you've got enough information, you can act on it. After you've connected with other people to bounce your ideas off of to prove them out to do what it takes, you're going to write up your business plan and submit it to the group by spending your caffeine. Certain business plans will then get sent into a calf pad which is basically like a launch pad. And we're going to help people launch a business. And we're not going to pick the businesses that get launched. Again, the caffeine will be used to help vote in the best businesses in most cases there. There may be some instances where we just decide you know what this idea is so good. Let's just run with it. But typically, we want the community be pretty involved in this and we're going to Allow people to spend their caffeine to help vote, what businesses will get launched by the community by this project. And then we're going to fund the businesses to launch them. And unlike Angel pads, investment companies, we're not doing this to make a profit, we're not doing this to take funds back in the community, we may have certain instances where that makes sense. So we may act on that. But in general, the goal of this is something that I've ever seen done, and I'm really excited about it, we're going to have the entire process recorded. And we're going to document the journey, we're going to send the right microphones and cameras with the team, we're going to provide coaching whenever we can, maybe from people from the podcasts, maybe others that we've just signed on, the goal is to launch businesses and fully document the journey. Now I've seen some amazing YouTube videos of people that do zero to 1000. And that's the whole goal. And so it's a revenue goal. And they launch a brand new business, and they see how fast they can get to $1,000. But then after that, the business starts to die off. Turns out I was just trying to make a YouTube video, when I haven't seen is someone documenting the journey of how to make a business. And we're not talking just a drop shipping business or a software as a service business, we're talking all types of businesses, we're going to launch. In a perfect world, if we missed out entirely, my goal is to launch 18 businesses in the first 18 months. And that can happen a lot quicker. And it just kind of depends on the community, honestly, because they have to vote in most of this stuff. But we're going to try and launch some real businesses. And imagine this, imagine you're a cafe creature holder. And you are in a city where a restaurant was launched from this project, you go to that city, you go to that restaurant, you show them your creature, and you get to eat there for free. Or you get to see them in real life and see their journey online, documented the entire way through so that you can see how they went from zero to where they're at. Now. Imagine a software as a service business that's created a new app for a phone that you get to see how they went from zero to 5000. I'd love to see a marketing agency take off i There's so many businesses that people can do. The problem is it's all about courses, it's all about what you can do to match up this truly successful person. That's been the space for years. What about the everyday person, the one that has learned just enough to get after it and they're willing to take the risk, they're willing to be copied to be documented, they understand the competition will see what they've done and try and imitate them. But they're okay, because they're going to get funded, you don't have to put $10,000 of your own money into a business, you just have to document it to the point that everyone else can learn from you. If you fail, you fail, we will not come after you for a dime. This is a contract deal, we're going to pay you to make content. And if it turns out, you make a very successful business, we're going to be so proud of you, there's going to be extra awards for businesses that are successful here, there's going to be unique and FTS unique concepts for winners, but everyone is going to learn and whether you want to launch your own business through this project, or you just want to follow along a whole massive amount of entrepreneurs trying to do their thing in a very unique way, there's going to be some real value here, almost for everyone involved. There are some people that may not like this, they just want to flip an NFT. And that's it, the marketplace is going to do wonders for you. If you're not in NF T's if you're not in entrepreneurship, if you're not into mindset, then this project is probably not for you. We can't cater to everyone, we cater to no one. But I feel like there's real value here for a lot of people. And what makes us unique is that it's about the team. I just want to circle back to that one last time before we call it here, because I've seen a lot of NFT projects, do similar entrepreneurship stuff to a point, offer information to a point do certain things to a point. But it's all about the founder, I can think of three projects right now that were based off the founder and all the success that that person had. And that project launched on that. But it turns out, most people can't copy someone that's been the space for 15 years, and try and get the exact same results, the game has changed, you can't copy what was done before, you have to innovate to a point you have to start something new, you have to be willing to start at zero and work with what you've got instead of what they had. And this is going to allow people to have a big leg up, this is going to have an opportunity for people to create something that they couldn't do on their own and other people to learn from it. And that's a really unique proposition. That's a project that I've never seen done before. And that's what my team is all in. We've got 11 people on this team. And it's because they all believe in the validity of this project and a very strong, unique proposition that we can offer to people. This is going to become something that I've never seen done before. And I really want you along for this journey. It's very early in the stages we're looking to mint, end of summer and I'm documenting the entire process. So there will be an option. In the back end you'll be able to see how to launch an empty project. Podcast kind of launched right alongside it. And it's just gonna be we'll do some periodic check ins with the podcast. But it's just a great way to follow along the journey using the podcast, but caffeinated creatures is going to be an NFT project like you've never seen before. It's the first project that really understands what community first is all about. And it's doing some things that no one else has done, my team combined has been in the space for 19. Combined, we've all been involved in other projects, seeing what works, what doesn't. And this is the first one that we're all taking point on. And there's a reason that I've built the team I've built, it's a very strong team. If you want to go fast, go it yourself, if you want to go far, you have to have the right team, and I've got a team that can deliver if they can deliver for you. This is a project that I'm very passionate about. I'm all in on this project, I really think I'm gonna be will help a lot of people. And I think the entire team stands by that. So I look forward to bring them on, look forward to telling you more about the journey about the possibilities of what's going to happen here. Depending on when we've, when you're listening to this, if we've launched our socials, I'll go ahead and drop those in the show notes. So you can follow us along, if we've already sent it out. And you've listened to us down the road. Now, I just encourage you to stick with this. Because you can hear a big part of this journey through this podcast, I'm going to try and give at least a check in every 10 episodes, let you know what's going on and where we're at. But I just hope you're enjoying the podcast there are, I believe I have 11 guests already in the works. I'm just adding value to your day as much as possible. There's always someone new, that's doing something very unique in the space that I'm really excited to bring on and help you in your own journey. If you are not able to afford a caffeinated creature, if you're not interested in going down that path. This podcast is still going to provide some amazing value. It's never going to be a premium podcast you have to pay for. It's always going to be offered to you. And I just appreciate you sticking with me. Give me a subscribe. Give us a follow. Let's just keep on this journey together. And if you're really interested in knowing more about caffeinated creatures, I encourage you to look for us on twitter if we're out there. And if we're not just follow on the podcast and I'll let you know when it's time. So till next time team talk to you soon. Thanks for listening to the caffeinated hustle sponsored by caffeinated labs LLC. For more information for to connect with Ben. Check us out online at caffeinated labs.io. Or email us at support at caffeinated labs.io. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode, or give us a follow on social media by checking the links in the description. We'll see you next time.