…ernet. And when you spend that money with the intentions of achieving a return on your investments, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will happily allow you to deduct those expenses from your tax returns for that reporting year. This is a very important concept to understand.
…lp but read through the elegantly crafted email with all the perfectly executed bells and whistles. By the time you get to the bottom of the letter, you’re ready to take whatever action the sender decided to ask of you. “Buy my writing course today,” reads the gorgeous button on your screen. You click.
…er writers raking in all the money, and you start to wonder why you’re not earning as much as them. You do some research into a couple successful writers and notice that they have perfect grammar; you notice they have beautiful featured images; you love their headlines and can’t seem to stop clicking on them; they even have fancy email newsletter forms.
Up until that moment, I was a passive advocate of the, “Don’t do it for the money,” advice. It made sense, at least until you took a minute to think about it beyond the surface level and consider the alternative. On the surface, it’s a well-meaning point of advice:
Probably fearing that my answer was guided by naivety, she asked me again, “Did you intend to make money from this as a business or was it a hobby?” Before I could finish answering her again, she cut me off and hinted at the correct answer: “If you…