CHAPTER 10Don’t Quit Your Day Job . . . Until You Quit Your Day Job

It’s tempting to quit your day job after a successful crowdfunding project—I’ve been there. After Euphoria raised more than $300,000 in June 2013, I seriously considered making it my fulltime focus right away. At the time, I was working ninety plus hours a week: forty at my day job, and fifty plus on Stonemaier.

But, that’s the dream, right? Doing something you love, being creative, interacting with people who share your passions. Who wouldn’t want to do that full-time every day, especially with $300K in the bank?

The truth is, you’re probably going to need every penny of those Kickstarter funds to manufacture and ship your product. The choice is yours: do you put your backers ...

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