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Working Wednesday

I have to admit that I’m a little underplanned today.

 

Working isn’t just me doing art, there’s a different side to it.  A side that terrifies me.  A side that I should be WAY more comfortable with considering my background.  I’m an accounting major.  Do you know what scares me?

 

Taxes.

 

Specifically selling my art taxes.  Like, I know when you’re self-employed you pay the full amount for social security and whatever.  Got that.  But what about sales tax?  Also, do I need to be making invoices?  What about contracts?  Oh my gosh, I’m giving myself a panic attack.

 

It seems like way too much to handle.

 

But lots of people do it.  Which means I can figure it out.

 

So now my plan is to slowly study taxes (I mean, come on, I went to school for stuff like this) and to do that thing where by teaching others, you become an expert in something.

 

What I would love to do if I wasn’t so terrified of talking to people, would be to interview artists who make money from their art and small business owners and just figure out how the heck they do what they do.

 

But until then, I’ll be studying taxes on the internet.

 

Also, I happily take advice.

 

-Smudged

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