Are you a writer, filmmaker, or blogger? Maybe it’s time to go “pro.” I went professional (so to speak) when my blog and writing activity became a company last year. It was a good move for me financially and for my productivity. If you’re doing similar things, it might be good for you as well.
One day last year, I spent hours and a couple hundred dollars to support the media projects I was developing: new audio equipment for film production, a couple domain names, and a new host for my website.
Suddenly, it hit me: “I was practically running a small company.”
I had recently signed a book contract for Go and Do, my photography was being published several places, and a film of mine had circled the global in a film festival. I was pulling it into one coherent purpose. I hadn’t realized it before, but this was, indeed, a business.
I promptly created a business entity (I choose an LLC, or Limited Liability Company). The next day it was approved—“Milbrandt Media, LLC” was born.