Too many people make too much about raising initial funds to build their startups. But bootstrapping is easier than you think.

A great way to get started is to build your product as a side project, while you’re in a job and still earning. When you’re starting small, you can really focus on the best basic ways to solve the problem for a customer. Again, once you have validation of your idea, you can gradually invest in your product’s future iterations.

So, simply set aside a portion of your earnings each month, if you’re building your product using the hybrid model mentioned earlier