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If you don't mind me asking, have you hit your goal of earning your pre-Sifter salary yet? In the slides it looked like you were close.

Also, is your partner on full time as well or still part time in your venture?

I have a co-founder that I'm starting a small business with and we frequently talk about what level of reduced salary we would accept to come on full time to grow the business.




I have finally hit my pre-Sifter salary. We could have technically afforded it a while ago, but we only recently decided to make the adjustment. Of course, that was my salary 5 years ago, and from what I've gathered, I'm still way under what I could be making elsewhere--especially if you factor in benefits.

Keith, my partner, has never been full-time. He's always been involved at about 5-10 hours per month, and that's still the case these days as well.

I have a blog post that talks about the pay cut side of things a bit on my blog. http://garrettdimon.com/post/34571624540/can-you-afford-a-pa...


You do you decide Keith's salary? I'm not looking for numbers, more like the logic behind it (number of hours put in?, something else?). I will have this "problem" soon.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge!


Keith doesn't draw a salary at all. His equity is large enough that he's simply banking on the day that we stop re-investing 100% of our profit and start paying out some sort of dividends.




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