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Our definition of profitable was "Do we have more money at the end of the month than we spent? I've been making my living from the Toast for about a year and a half. I absolutely would not mind getting rich off of it. We get to make our own decisions about the rate at which we want to grow and the kind of stuff we do and don't want to talk about. I spend so much time writing that I don't have a lot of time now.
Ortberg, who is also the author of What were you doing before you launched the Toast? I was doing the weekend editing gig at two places in addition to my full-time job.
I had worked for an academic publisher for a few years, but I quit to write full time. I wasn't getting paid much at my full-time job to begin with so once I realized that I was making almost as much on the weekends, I decided to quit. I had spent a couple of years building up writing on the side, at first for free and then for a little bit of money here and there.
I was lucky enough to have the money, business partners, ability, and time to give it a try. I have been trying to convince her to take one for a while now. Hopefully I'll make more money than just the advance. In the last year, I've been getting paid but I haven't been getting a 401k or a pension. In some ways, I'm like a freelancer and in other ways I'm not. I'm in an in-between zone where I have to think as a freelancer about my own financial future and making sure that I'm thinking ahead. It's not like there are a lot of things I want to write about but can't.
The Toast ramped up pretty quickly, reportedly making a profit within the first couple months. Nick just started taking a salary probably eight months or a year in. I'm not raking in cash hand over fist, but I do also own my portion of the company, so that's a huge part in addition to getting paid. It's easy to just think about paying rent, especially if you're in your 20s, but that's not the only thing that can happen. I can always just pitch it to myself and then accept it.