Three CreateWorth readers reveal what they pay themselves and why.
Joselle Ho, Miso Media
Salary: My two co-founders and I each make $65,000-$70,000. We started when we went from bootstrapped to funded, a year and a half in.
Take-Home: It’s every entrepreneur’s first instinct to sacrifice for the “good of the company,” but at an early stage you are the company. Pay yourself on the low end at first—investors like to see you stretching every dollar—but you need to earn enough to survive or your company won’t.