Is Your Writing Hobby Actually a Business?

Is Your Writing Hobby Actually a Business?

Is your writing hobby actually a business? And does it really matter? Absolutely! Especially if you want to save a bit of tax while you’re getting your business up and running.

So you’ve been earning a bit here and there with your self-published books or maybe bloggers have been paying you to write posts for them, but when you look at the money you’ve spent to publish those books or the tools you’ve paid for to run your freelance writing business, you realize you haven’t broken even, so you decide not to include your writing “business” on your taxes.

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7 Popular Ways to Market Your Books for Free and How I'm Using Them

7 Popular Ways to Market Your Books for Free and How I'm Using Them

Earlier this year, my friend K. Kris Loomis wrote a great post about the results of her book marketing experiment and whether or not you can successfully promote your book on a tight budget. She inspired me to conduct a book marketing experiment of my own.

After running several unsuccessful Amazon ads and feeling like I was wasting my money. I decided to get back to basics and try marketing my book for free. I'm only about a month into the process of marketing my book using free methods, but my sales are already increasing and I’ve found a new excitement around marketing my book.

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