March 18, 2024 in About Tinkerly, Features, Plan Creation

From Inspiration to Income: Craft Killer DIY Project Plans (and Fuel Your Next Project) with Tinkerly

Ever dreamt of turning your DIY passion into a source of inspiration for others, and maybe even a way to fund your next project obsession (hello, dream power tools!)? Sharing meticulously crafted project plans is a fantastic way to achieve both. But let’s face it, the process of creating a clear, well-structured plan from scratch can feel overwhelming, especially for DIY newbies (and seasoned veterans alike!).

Here at Tinkerly, we understand the struggle. That’s why we built a revolutionary project plan creation feature designed to simplify the entire process – for both DIY rookies and plan-creating pros. No more wrestling with spreadsheets or cobbling together notes, slides, and PDF conversion struggles. Tinkerly empowers you to transform your creative vision into a polished, actionable plan that will not only guide your own project but also inspire countless others.

Ready to unlock Tinkerly’s project planning power? Here’s what awaits you:

  • Intuitive Plan Creation: Two Avenues to Success:

    • Upload Existing PDFs: Already have a detailed plan in a PDF format? Tinkerly seamlessly integrates it into your workspace. Just upload it and you’re good to go, whether you plan to sell it on the Tinkerly store or simply to inspire others.
    • Craft Your Masterpiece with the Tinkerly Wizard: Prefer a guided approach? Our intuitive wizard walks you through the process step-by-step.
      • Templated Triumph: Skip the blank canvas! Choose from a variety of project plan templates tailored to common DIY endeavors.
      • Suggested Layouts: Visualize your project with ease! Tinkerly suggests layout options specific to your project type, ensuring a smooth workflow.
      • Collaboration is Key: Brainstorm ideas, refine steps, and assign tasks seamlessly by inviting other creators to contribute to your plan.
      • Workshop Integration: Integrate your workshop tools and supplies directly into your plan (including any associated affiliate links).
      • Connecting the Dots: Link your project plan to related projects within your Tinkerly workspace, fostering a holistic approach and showcasing how individual projects can fit into a larger vision. You’ll also be able to see all the wonderful creations made using your plans!
  • From Plan to Profit: Tinkerly recognizes the value in your expertise! Share your meticulously crafted project plans for free or sell them through the Tinkerly store. Offer detailed woodworking plans, innovative furniture restoration guides, charming home décor blueprints,  or any other guided creation and empower a global audience of DIY enthusiasts with your knowledge.

  • The Power of Interactive Plans: Tinkerly goes beyond static plans. We foster a supportive community with our novel “interactive plan” feature. When you choose to share your project plan (free or paid) on the Tinkerly store, you’ll have the option to make it an interactive hub for users following the same plan.

    • Forum-like Experience: Each plan has a dedicated, organized forum where users can ask questions, share progress photos, and offer advice to one another. Get stuck on a step? The entire Tinkerly community is at your fingertips, ready to lend a helping hand!
    • Celebrate Successes: Share your finished project with the community! The interactive forum allows users to post photos of their masterpieces, inspiring others and fostering a sense of accomplishment.
    • Continuous Learning: The interactive forum becomes a living document enriched by the collective knowledge of the Tinkerly community. Users can share tips and tricks they discover along the way, continuously improving the project plan for future creators.
    • Protected Content: Only users granted access by the Plan Owner can access the interactive forum, protecting your hard work.

Tinkerly – Your one-stop shop for transforming DIY inspiration into action, community, and maybe some extra cash!

Join the Tinkerly Community (Even Before Launch!)

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Tinkerly family! While the app is still under development, you can be among the first to experience the magic. Here’s how:

  • Spread the word: Share your excitement about Tinkerly with your fellow DIY enthusiasts! Let them know about our vision and invite them to join the community.
  • Sign up for our email list: Stay informed about the launch date, exclusive sneak peeks, and exciting updates by subscribing to our email list.
  • Apply to be a beta tester: We are currently in beta testing and could use some pressure testing our app. If you have an appetite for that and want to help improve our app, click here!