Because our ambassadors are Lil Helper’s lil helpers. Lil Helper Squared.
The Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Ambassador Program is for users who are active in the Lil Helper community.
They are involved in social media discussions, believe in our products and our philosophy.
Our ambassadors will be selected from current Lil Helper patrons who are using our product or who have used our products. These evangelists are already spreading the good news about our company. We are making it easier (and more fun) for them to share their enthusiasm about Lil Helper.
They are the ones who are moving our business forward by introducing their friends and family to Lil Helper and our products. They spread the good news about us through the most trusted and valued source of marketing – word of mouth.
Perks of being a Lil Helper Ambassador, you ask?
Exclusive Lil Helper coupon codes given to lil helpers that they can share with their friends and family.
Each time their unique coupon code is used, Ambassadors get rewarded
All participants will have first look at new prints/designs/products. The ambassador club members will be able to vote between colour combinations, prints, and solid colours. They will then have first access to these new products.
Free Tester products will be distributed to eligible members for trial and feedback before the introduction of a new product.
Access to the super secret private slack channel exclusively for the Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Ambassador Program
How do Ambassadors get rewarded?
When an Ambassador’s coupon code is used to purchase Lil Helper products and the value of the transaction is $79+, Ambassadors can choose between two options for their reward:
1. They can donate 5% of sales towards a charity of their choice
2. They can choose to receive 5% of sales cash, paid via PayPal
We do encourage Ambassadors to donate to charity, it’s just good karma for everyone ✌️
Why only 5% of the sales brought in by ambassadors are given to charity, why not 10% or 15%?
You might think that we at Lil Helper are business strategists who actually know what we are doing — we are not.
As with everything, we do what we think is right and at any point of time. If and when we realize or are told that there is a better way to do things, we will adapt and change.
OurBaby Do Goodand the way we do customer service, have all been born out of — That sounds cool, we should try it out.
The decision to divert 5% of sales to an ambassadors charity of choice is no different.
This is what we know for sure — we make kick-ass cloth diapers AKA poop catchers. For any flaws that are in the products themselves, we make up for it by providing bend-over-backwardsamazing customer service.
Who is not eligible to join the Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Ambassador Program?
If you have never used a Lil Helper cloth diaper or any other product, then sadly you are not eligible to be an ambassador of our brand. We want each and every recommendation you make come from you as a way to help those around you discover a product that you love yourself and know that they will too. This premise would be compromised if you haven’t used the product yourself.
Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below and let us know if we are moving in the right direction or if we need to change course.
And if you think you’d like to join the Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Ambassador Program yourself, pleaseclick on the link below.
Why it took us more than 2 years to design a cloth diaper? Why our seamstress thought we were crazy?
Going through stacks of documents to find a long lost receipt for tax purposes I came across this drawing of one of our initial cloth diaper designs.
I hadn’t seen this drawing in more than two years; all soft copies were lost with Nader’s crashed hard drive.
This drawing in essence summarizes the entire philosophy behind Lil Helper Cloth Diapers. We make mistakes, we learn from them, we make different mistakes and we try to have a sense of humor while going through the ordeal.
Sophia, my wife, thinks Nader & I run this business as if we are running an uncontrolled science experiment. She doesn’t realize that there is method to the madness. Well, maybe not. The rest of this post will try and make sense of how we go about getting our cloth diapers to market.
Step1: Find a problem and research the crap out of it.
When we first decided to design a diaper we spent countless hours meticulously studying each and every top-selling cloth diaper in the market. We prepared a list of things we like and features that were missing.
Our biggest hope is to contribute positively in the lives of our end users. Our utmost concern is to harm no one. Whenever we deem something not worth pursuing, be it a cloth diaper design or a certain component of it, we lay it to rest.
Actually all bad ideas are blamed on each other and the lack of sleep, causing impaired judgment. The only casualty at this stage of the process is our battered ego. We’ve taken an oath of secrecy that the most ridiculous ideas cannot be shared with anyone.
Step 2: Getting it down on paper
We usually over-think and over-design all of our products. When we were designing our cloth diaper we made the mistake of doing it on SolidWorks, a software that is usually used for contriving complicated mechanical structures and devices. Our caffeine induced brains went on a nerdy trip and we put features on it most robots would not be able to make.
I kid you not, Nader wanted to have a sensor on our diapers that would ring an alarm after a certain amount of moisture saturation. I considered it for a passing moment before realizing we cannot even find a reliable supplier of Velcro. Nader doesn’t take rejection well, so I had to tell him that we can add this feature to a future design iteration.
Step 3: Making a physical sample
The next step is to get a few samples made from one our many seamstresses. This is also the point where women who are as old as our grandmothers usually mock us for our CAD generated drawings.
Most seamstresses shook their head when they looked at our designs, giving us a look of disgust mixed with a sprinkling of amazement. The puzzled expression on one seamstress’s face almost spelled out, ‘Why would you make such a detailed drawing of a cloth diaper? And how much time do you have on your hands?’
We had to go back and simplify the things that a sewing machine could not do and come back for another round of shaming.
One of the seamstresses jokingly said that she would think twice about flying in planes after finding out that both Nader and I, design flying machines at our daytime jobs.
We’ve quit designs and prototypes at this point of the process many times.
Apart from a bruised ego, we’ve also lost valuable time and money. So now you know why I drive a beat-up Hyundai Elantra.
Step 4: Cost of Materials?
Whenever a design passes our acid test and is realized into an actual product, we go ahead to procure materials that are safe, sustainable and readily available. We price it out and get our material cost.
We have detailed costs of everything. We had priced out things like the cost of elastic that would be used for the cloth diaper. For the curious, when the diaper was made in Canada, the elastic cost 11 cents.
Step 5: Get feedback
Then we go about finding moms who will use our cloth diapers. We like to get feedback on how the diapers fit and if they perform as well as we think they should. We also ask moms if they use it in a way we intend for them to be used.
We try and address the biggest and most persistent complaints by making changes to our design.