Work in Progress is a community of makers. We help each other stay accountable and focussed on building, shipping, and growing our products.
We publicly share our todos, celebrate our successes, discuss our failures, track our goals, and provide each other with actionable feedback.
Don't ship by yourself, ship together!
The first thing on my mind when I wake up is what I'm going to ship today. I've gotten some big rocks done tasks that ordinarily would've taken me a month or 2-3 weeks to do I've gotten done in a day because I'm held accountable.Pros:
I've gotten more done in the last 9 days than I have in the last 2 months.Cons:
I've been a paying member for 3 months now and I have no doubt I'll be a lifetime member. Seeing makers ship just about everyday, combined with the social task list and streak counter were critical to me finishing my first ARKit app, Word Vomit 3D, in a short two months.
I will also never forget my first interaction with the community: I was instantly greeted by a crowd of friendly people including Marc, who all seemed genuinely curious to know what I was working on. I shared a few screens, got great feedback, and even got a full tutorial on how to get set up my project on wip.chat. Then we all talked about chocolate milk
My only critique as of now is that the community feels much more geared towards software-for-startups, nomad, web, and subscription type companies, and could benefit from some product diversity.
If you're an XR startup, sign up for wip.chat and join me at @wiprealityPros:
Great community of makers, makes me more productive, gives me a real sense of progressCons:
Lack of industry/product diversity
I've been a paying member for about a month so far and my work and side project productivity has increased significantly. Being encouraged to ship something, no matter how big, every day keeps you moving forward and keeps motivation up 📈Pros:
Huge community of people who can help/advise/support you with just about anything.Cons:
Can some times feel intimidating to post something whilst there's a conversation going - but that's just a big community issue 🤷♂️
I have been a WIP member for ~35 days now. Before that, I was struggling with making stuff and had almost stopped doing development. But after joining WIP, I got inspired to build again and everything has been great since then. The community inspires you to do stuff, and everybody is super helpful. It's a fun group to be a part of. Well worth the admission fees.Pros:
Excellent group that keeps you willing to ship/do stuff, Helpful peopleCons:
Shipping can get too addictive 😆
I've joined WIP a bit more than a month ago and it's been quite a wild ride, from pet impersonations to your own sticker pack to discussing the art of shipping. I've thought that my life had revolved around Telegram before, but that has become even more the case now.
WIP is incredible in helping you get things done and gauging how much you are actually doing. The community is one of the most enjoyable and fun ones I've seen and everybody is immediately welcomed with open arms.
I'd highly recommend anyone to join. It's definitely worth the money!Pros:
A community that is super helpful, public accountability to make you ship and all around lots of fun to be had! Also spicy memes 🌶️Cons:
If you're not careful, you can get sucked into just chatting and not shipping.
I have been very productive for the last 70 days. The gamification of keeping your streak (shipping every day) going is addictive. Money making makers are already in the groups, & their comments on what works and what doesn't is quite valuable.Pros:
Dope community, veterans & beginners all come together for the common goal of shipping stuff, usually every day!Cons:
Lack option of collecting emails or any means of gathering interest for your products among the community itself
I was initially a skeptic - how can another chat group make productivity better, not worse? Perverse as it sounds, it really works well - seeing others produce great things on a daily basis acts as a huge source of inspiration, lifting you up, while the drive to hold a streak keeps you hitting your own targets and making a improvements big or small on a daily basis. There's also a rich seam of experience in the group and people are very willing to share their learnings and help each other out.Pros:
Accountability and inspiration from an enthusiastic, helpful communityCons:
Have to restrict chatting to breaks
I have been using WIP for a while, it's like a super duper IRC channel where everybody is a maker and has terribly good insights. If you ask, you'll get an answer, and you'll feel a part of this community of strangers. Plus, for people like myself, I do like to give my opinion out and help others
It has great potential. When I tried it, it had no separate channels, now it does.
It shows that it's a good product where the owners are listeningPros:
Huge, helpful and great community of makersCons:
None - I was going to say topics/something where you could have more than one channel would probably be better.But Marck did it meanwhile 🙏
I didn’t think it would be as powerful as it is but the Shipping Streak has me spending all saturday thinking ”What can I ship today to keep the streak going?” And that’s a great thing for keeping the momentum.Pros:
Accountability, inspiration, discipline, get help, give helpCons:
Quite hard to follow along in the chat group (if that's a priority)
I have been using WIP for exactly 138 days at the time of writing. It is difficult balancing my full time freelance analyst with the ideas I have for online projects. In the past I did not get much done. But, working each day a little bit on my projects I have gotten much closer to testing and validating ideas. And I get to test these ideas, with awesome and critical feedback on ideas, designs and business models over a Telegram group. And I get to learn from the very many projects and ideas being tested.Pros:
Very supportive community. Makes building so much more sociable.Cons:
It's the best form of peer pressure I've ever experienced. Being in a community of diverse people who ship consistently motivates me to publish sideprojects I would've otherwise let rot while also continuing to work on my main ventures like Liveroom.
Awesome community, gamifies building things in a dope way, spicy discussion 🌶️Cons:
I've been recommending WIP to friends for months now! Come for the accountability, stay for the music! WIP just continues to deliver. It's a great support system, especially for those of us working in areas of the world where there isn't an active community of makers and founders to draw support and feedback from.Pros:
Active and engaged community. Always positive, always helpful. Well worth the membership fee!Cons:
If you're cash-strapped, it can seem pricey (it's not, IMHO). I'd love to see Marc add a 48-hour trial, or scholarships for those in need.
I've only been using WIP for a few days, but I've already found it incredibly useful and a welcoming community to ask/answer questions and have fun while making.Pros:
Love the social pressure and support to just Get Things DoneCons:
The price is higher than I would like, but it's also a sort of additional pressure on me to keep shipping!