How do you decide how to pay yourself whenever your running your business?
hey AJ this is CndLambo from LP. I have two up and coming business ventures. I'm learning alot from each business venture I take. The first one was when i was 17, the business was pretty good actually, the problem was i was treating my business my like it was my own which was my downfall. So for example for someone thats just starting right up again, do I pay myself a little or nothing at all until it gets bigger and bigger?
Just my personal advice (not speaking from experience because I don't have any), but I've come close to starting a business and I'm in the process of trying to start another (both are eCommerce businesses). In both instances, I decided it would be best to roll all of my profits straight back into the business -- specifically, marketing. This is, of course, because I don't currently have any living expenses as I'm still in high school and living at home. In your case, I would just take out the bare minimum you need to get by, or just enough to make it seem worth your time.
Before you begin, I recommend coming up with a target number for when you can begin to really reward yourself for the hard work. Once you reach this point, you can start to spend on yourself, but still monitor what you're doing. You wouldn't wanna piss all of your hard work away now, would you?
Again, just my $.02.
Yankees, you sound very well-spoken and mature for a 16 year-old; props
Its a sole proprietorship. I actually have no expenses in my life right now other than my phone bill.
Thanks guys for all the different responses. Greatly appreciated.
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