Do the Write Thing: 7 Business Tips for Bloggers

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Set Up a Business
Bloggers do not have to have a full LLC to be a business--you could go with a sole proprietorship--but you should have some idea of the business format you want to ... more 
Photo by: iStock
Set Up a Business
Bloggers do not have to have a full LLC to be a business--you could go with a sole proprietorship--but you should have some idea of the business format you want to use. Even as a one-woman operation, the minute you monetize on your blog you are in business. Don't let a lack of business know-how keep you from running a legitimate biz; just do some homework and make a smart decision on a business model. Still overwhelmed at being a business? Think of it in terms of protecting your family, since some financial risks may be involved.
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Fri, Feb 15, 2013 12:32 PM EST

More and more people are turning to the freelance community to make a decent living. And a lot of us are less business-minded than we ever thought we'd have to be. Get off our backs. We're creative types. If you're trying to build a business around your talent, Kristen Fischer's new book, When Talent Isn't Enough: Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined is a great place to start. I'm dying to get my hands on it. But I know you want to get started right now. Kristen Fischer knows how busy you are, so she has obligingly put together 7 business tips for bloggers in particular. She says, "Blogging can be an extremely fulfilling and fruitful career. Yet with so many blogs out there, how can you help yours stand out?" Here are Kristen's tips for doing it right. - By Katie Faulocner



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