Day 37: Totally legit

Whoa, looks like you guys actually missed me!

Or maybe it was a slow news(feed) day yesterday. Either way, thanks for showing some love!

Right, back to business.

Speaking of business, I actually managed to get myself down to the county clerks office and register as a sole proprietorship! For the past few weeks, I’ve been back and forth in my mind over the right way to set everything up. Today I finally took the dive, registered the business and even registered my trade name!

Don’t get too excited. I’ll be sharing that secret for another day.

But for anyone here who is actually reading this for the freelance insights, there’s one thing I learned in the process: Get out of your own head and just get things done.

I’m an over-thinker. I want to make sure things are done right the first time and I don’t like to admit I don’t know things. So when it came to setting up this business, and when I realized I had no idea what I was doing, I turned chicken. Finally, after a stressful helpful conversation with Darrell, I finally made everything official as a sole proprietor.

What does that mean, exactly? While I’m still figuring that out (and will certainly need some tax help come next April), it basically allows me to run the business without some of headaches of creating and separating my business from my personal life. Sure, when I suddenly become wildly successful and need multiple minions to write for me, I may have to consider a different structure, but for now, it’s one for all and all for sole proprietorship.

Stay tuned, too: I’m hoping to revamp this site with a slightly more official look very soon.

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