The rise of NFTs has also been the rise of a specific, familiar animal. Bored Ape NFTs have brought their signature look to the world’s stage, and now other talented creators are building off of this successful endeavor. One familiar face that is causing a stir on the blockchain is Baby Ape Social Club, which is quickly making a name for itself.
The Baby Ape Social Club is a limited collection of 5,000 Baby Apes with a one-of-a-kind backstory. They live on Dab Island, located smack dab in the Bermuda Triangle. This hidden paradise is untouched by the outside world but has a complicated story of its own. The creators of Baby Ape Social Club teamed up with screenwriter and NFT storyteller Micho Toshi to create a one-of-a-kind backstory. Their creativity and the amount of thought that has already been invested in Baby Ape Social Club make it an outstanding new NFT.
Another way it’s an outstanding project is through its already-impressive popularity. The creators of the Baby Ape Social Club launched the project in December 2021, and sold 5,000 Baby Ape NFTs within 10 minutes. This strong start continued on to more success, and they’ve already achieved millions on the Solana blockchain. Their community is also ever-growing, with more than 24.5k followers on Twitter, 14.5k on Instagram, and over 41,000 members on their Discord server.
There are many reasons the Baby Ape Social Club has been able to become so successful in a short amount of time. One of the creators breaks it down simply.
“We believe that in order to make a successful project, you need three things to be on the top level: quality art, an achievable roadmap, and a tight community. We believe that what separates us from others is that we have all three.”
One of the main focuses the Baby Ape Social Club concentrated on first was community. By investing time and effort into creating a strong community, they were able to hit important milestones early on. Fans had an affinity for the art style and the gripping storyline and knew they wanted to become a part of the community. Those that did are in good company; there are more than 2,000 unique Baby Ape holders currently.
The one of a kind yet reachable roadmap and tight community they have created separates them from the rest. Since its send off, Baby Ape Social Club has accomplished more than $20M in volume. Numerous influencers and celebrities like TabyTay, Angelina Terese, Joey Birlem, and American rapper Soulja Boy have additionally shown interest in the Project by posting it on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok. Furthermore, Baby Ape Social Club has additionally hosted one of the largest NFT Party’s for their holders in Bel Air.
While they have been able to hit their stride early on, this NFT program hasn’t been without its challenges. Like any new launch on the blockchain, a lot goes into achieving success. One of the biggest challenges that have come up is from the shorter-term members of the community expressing uncertainty and doubt. As anyone in the NFT industry knows, the track isn’t always a smooth journey upward. There can be bumps and dips along the way, but as long as the team is working day in and day out to achieve their milestones, NFT holders should trust the process.
In the coming months, Baby Ape Social Club has become a top 5 project on Solana and is striving to be one of the top 15 in the NFT space overall. They already have developments and exciting new chapters on the horizon, like Baby Tiger’s.