Time to be a big girl.
Working from home can be a liberating feeling, especially when you are your own boss. Unfortunately, there’s a ton of responsibility that comes with this sort of job.
Like, getting a business license.
And a fictitious business name.
And also getting tons of papers signed and running around the city.
When I first got into blogging, I didn’t know how much business would be running in the background. It never occurred to me that things like business licenses would be necessary. After doing so much research on the things I needed to file for, I got so intimidated and even scared that Big Brother would lock me up in jail for things I had no idea were wrong.
It also doesn’t help that most employees at City Hall and the County Assessor’s office aren’t really inclined to be polite to you either. I can’t even remember the number of times I’d received the side-eye or scrutinizing squint when I told them I was trying to build a business through my blog. It seemed like every receptionist and teller had no inkling of what it was I was trying to do.
Independent contracting is intimidating, especially when you’ve been on hourly jobs your whole relevant adult life. Some people don’t want to bother with the hurdles involved with self-employment that they’d rather stick to their minimum wage job because there is simply no cookie-cutter path of legitimizing your business. Every business is different.
I’m just a few steps closer to getting this license stuff handled, like, reeeeaaallly close. This whole ordeal has become such a nuisance that I’m contemplating on writing a lengthy blog post on how to get your business license as a blogger. Sigh.
Blogging as my full-time job will pretty be tough to start up of course, but by getting all the legalities out of the way first I’ll be able to go full-on with no worries in regards to income and tax auditing.
I’m incredibly excited and also extremely terrified because there’s always going to be that tiny little voice in the back of my head talking about the possibilities of failure, but as long as you give up you can’t fail, right?
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