And I made a few decisions early on with how to manage the business that have proven useful to smooth over the bumps. For example, I pay myself a fixed salary on the 1st day of each month, and for 12 months straight I’ve always met that goal. This month, I gave myself a small raise.
A key to staying sane while on the indie bootstrapping path is to create as many constants as possible. For me, setting up automatic payroll has been one of those constants that reduces worry. It’s like automatically paying your monthlty bills; you have to do it, so make it automatic and then focus on other stuff.