If I start my own blog to make money and then start my own business, would they be 2 separate businesses?
I want to start a blog to earn some money, would that be considered a business?
I will mostly talk about art, and will show my own progress in my drawings on the blog. Then later I will start my own business selling my art.
Would they be considered 2 separate businesses?
Or would I legally be able to file them as the same business?
The blog title will be different than my business name, too.
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
I understand your question, and you could have 2 different business or one business or none depending on if you plan on making over $600 a year, since the IRS doesn't care about less than that.
You may be confusing Business' with Brands. Since this is a little more complicated than one may think let me break it down a bit.
Lets first start with the Business side:
Starting a business means that you are filing paper work with your states Secretary of State as either a Sole proprietor, C corp, an S Corp, or LLC. Each have their own benefits, advantages, disadvantages, and fees. When you file you also much make sure no one else has your corporation name and does the same thing as you. For example you can't call yourself Burger King and start pizza place. Too close to something that already exists.
Once you get the paper work from your State you will need to file with the IRS and get your EIN. That number will then be used like your Social Security is now for personal business. Like opening up a bank account and building credit.
When you have your EIN you can use that for all receivables on the internet. For example when you open up a google adsense account you can collect ad revenue as your Corp.
Due to all the paper work and cost for opening up one corporation most people use one and just build brands that then go back to the parent company. For example you may never have heard of Luxottica Corp, but you have heard of Lenscrafters, Pearl Vision, Sun Glass Hutt, Oakley, Ray-band. All those different Brands are actually the SAME corporation - Luxottica.
For a small one person operation you may want to start a Corp "You Corp". Open up a bank account, adsense account, and then any domain names you own transfer to your corporate entity.
If you don't have a domain name yet, you can check here and see if the one you would like is available:
You do not need to register your corp as a domain name, but it doesn't hurt since it's so cheap to do so. You may also want to get whois protection so you can't get a bunch of calls, spam, and junk mail.
"You corp" could own "youcorp.com" "artblog.pro" & "artstore.tv" and they do not need to talk about each other. However if you are looking to first build your art brand with your blog and then put a store in your blog then you will want to look into using Joomla with VirtueMart or Wordpress with WP commerce:
If you have multiple sites you can create simple websites that link to each other. This way people can find your store a lot easier than normal.
I hope you are able to start your business and are very successful. I look forward to seeing your art online and in real life :)Source(s): http://fastwebbuilder.com/wordpress-web-hosting/ http://fastwebbuilder.com/joomla-web-hosting/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-e-commerce/ https://www.incorporate.com/
- Anonymous6 years ago
These are Oakley's own Outlet stores.
- 7 years ago
That's entirely up to you. Incorporate or not. Keep it separate or not. You can legally operate them as the same business. The names don't matter.
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- Anonymous7 years ago
I went for an interview for a job.
I told the interviewer I wanted to pick my own hours so I could work around my priorties. I told her I wanted to build my dreams not someone elses dreams. I told her that I love people and love making new friends so I'd like to get paid for meeting and making new friends.
I told her I wanted to get a raise when I needed one. I wanted to have some bonuses or incentives like trips cars, money and prizes.
I told her my faith was important to me so I could not work Sundays, or Wednesday evenings. I told her I needed some tax write offs like office supplies, entertainment, car milage and a lot of others items. I told her I needed a training bonus for training others to do what I do. I told her I love to have fun so I'd love to get paid for partying,
She jumped up and said, Lady you'll never find a job like that....so I handed her my business card.
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