My business plan for True predicted I’d be able to quit my Day Job two years after launch and work online full time.
Sure enough, almost to the day, I did that — I’ve left my great job at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
I had wanted to leave Southern California anyway, but I moved all the way to Colorado to help me avoid a fate I had happen to seen many, many colleagues at JPL: they quit to go someplace else, but then that venture failed and they returned to JPL.
Now, JPL is an awfully cool place to work — if you have to work for someone else. But my goal was to be a full-time writer and publisher, and I didn’t want the temptation of going back to work there again. I worked there full time and worked on True full time, so I was able to accumulate some pretty good savings.
I figure I have two years at my current burn rate before I run out of money. That’s two years to not only stem any bleeding from my savings, but to maybe start building it up even more, expand things at True, and keep doing this for awhile. It’s the start of my full-time “Online Life”.