November 4 – 30
Teacher: Sarah Hamer
Are you running your writing like a business?
A better question may be “Should you run your writing like a business?”
The answer is:
It’s not hard. Really! But most writers don’t think they need to be a business, mostly because so few of us make appreciable money at it. But it’s possible that utilizing some simple business practices, your writing income may change. And that would be a good thing.
This class will talk about smart, doable, workable items, such as:
- Setting achievable goals. Too many writers over-extend, expecting too much. Achievable goals are sensible and reasonable to use for your writing, personal life, business, and financial future.
- Using good record-keeping. Did you already query that editor? When? Did you keep the hotel receipt for your tax deductions? Just a simple spreadsheet can help you keep track and make both your business and filing your taxes so much easier!
- Knowing when to create a business identity. And how.
- Using your home for a business and how to deduct it.
- Finding a tax or accounting professional to help you. All of these can make a difference between “making it” in the biz or not.
(Sally Hamer is NOT a tax or accounting professional. But she’ll show you how to find one.)