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No Meetings, No Deadlines, No Full-Time Employees

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Sahil Lavingia
Sahil Lavingia
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Gumroad at a Glance

  • No full-time employees.
  • No meetings, No deadlines.
  • Creators earn over $175 million a year, and we generate $11 million in annualized revenue, growing 85% year-over-year.
  • No longer about growth at all costs, but “freedom at all costs.”

How We Work

  • Instead of meetings, people “talk” to each other via E.G. GitHub, expecting responses within 24 hours. 
  • When a new employee joins the company they: go into our Notion queue, pick a task, and get to work, asking for clarification when needed.
  • Goal: Maximize how much money creators earn.
  • Work on what’s fun or rely on intuition
  • Not a lot of room for growth. 
  • Compete and win on flexibility.

Getting Paid

  • Hourly based on their role.
  • Standardized rates world-wide
  • “anti-overtime” rate: past twenty hours a week, people can continue to work at an hourly rate of 50 percent. 
  • Don’t provide healthcare
  • Everyone pays for their own phone, laptop, internet connection, and all the other things they need.
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