Did you rely on credit card debt? Savings? A supportive working spouse?
When I started my company in 2008, I was still working full-time as a consultant. That gave me the funds I needed to pay the rent while getting started.
It wasn’t much fun trying to run a product nights and weekend while also working full-time. So after about six months when my first product was generating some cash every month I reduced my consulting work to 3 days a week. Eight months later I stopped the consulting work for good - with great relief.
What about you? How did you get through those first months?