Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Are you #SelfEmployed? Need help?

I sometimes consider the blog as a small business. You interact with potential readers and keep bringing them back, like repeat customers. Or so I'd like to hope. Are you a frequent visitor to my blog? I sure hope so! Besides reviews and giveaways, I'd like to provide better content so that you can enjoy your read and of course, win some goodies too. And hey, along the way, maybe you'll have learnt something or saved some money because of some tips I've given. I'm not by any means selling anything, well, except for my blog because the better I market it, the better the content I'm able to provide for you, right?

Everything in this business is give and take. Sometimes, PR companies don't understand that we put precious time towards our blog and time is money. I work outside of the blog too so this is my limited spare time that I put into the blog. So, if they offer me a $5 product to review and expect me to write a post that ends up taking me an hour...that really means I'm getting paid $5 an hour. Not very economical, right? Would you work for $5 an hour. Hell, I can't even buy myself my Venti Skinny Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks for $5. And if you want me to post a giveaway that I have set up, draw winners, and verify entries, that honestly takes me upwards of 1.5-2 hours. I am not going to do that much work and be "paid" literally a little over a dollar an hour. In the end, I guess that makes me partially self-employed.

Do you own a small business? How does it work for you? Honestly, I didn't even know there were associations to help those who are self-employed. Is there a specific way you deal with business taxes? I am quite clueless when it comes to that and could definitely use some accounting help.

So, want to support WOS and help me take this blog to the next level? I'd love your input and suggestions in the form of a comment below. And hey, if you want to win some freebies, please take the time to enter my other giveaways while you're here.

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