January 7, 2020

Reached Ramen Profitability

Tandem

Tandem Deodorant for Kids is now making $4000 a month, enough to cover my rent and expenses!

Probably the biggest thing that helped me get here was charging more. I charge companies around $400 a month, so I only needed 10 paying customers.

This is super exciting, because it means that I can theoretically afford to quit my job and go full-time on Tandem Deodorant for Kids. But I'm not sure if I'll make that jump just yet…

Today's Top Milestones
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