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Entries for the ‘Money’ Category

Take Charge of Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments with Outright

Image by ClawzCTR via Flickr One of the things I’ve had the hardest time figuring out since my freelance writing began producing a significant income was how to manage my estimated quarterly tax payments. For the time being, I’ve been over-paying my taxes at my day job and hoping that it was enough to cover […]

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Sell Books — Yours or Others’ — with e-Junkie

Selling stuff is supposed to be easy on the Internet. Just put it “up there” and watch the orders roll in, right? If you stick with Amazon or eBay as your marketplace, it’s not all that hard  —  but they take a pretty sizable cut! Or you can set up your own shopping cart system and maintain […]

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The Writer’s Technology Companion Philosophy: or, Why I Recommend So Much Free Software

If you’ve been reading this site for a while, you’ve probably noticed a gap in the software I cover and recommend. For the most part, the software, online services, and other material (like e-books) I’ve recommended have been free. There are plenty of exceptions, of course  —  next week I’m gearing up to do a series on […]

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Beat Your Royalties with Amazon Associates

Every author should belong to Amazon’s affiliate program, Amazon Associates. With Amazon Associates, you can create a link which includes your unique tracking ID to a book (or any product) and get a percentage of the purchase from anyone who clicks through to Amazon from your link. You can create links to any product on […]

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How About Some Links?

I surf the web a lot. Well, not “surf”  –  I have the web come to me in my trusty RSS reader, courtesy of Google. The point is, I see a lot of stuff out there on the Internet that might interest you. Here’s some of what I’ve come across lately: 25+ Pieces of Writing Software You […]

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Accept Donations on Your Site Via PayPal

There are a lot of good reasons to accept donations on your website. Maybe you feel uncomfortable posting ads, or don’t have the time or initiative to rustle up advertisers, but you’d like to get a little something for all the work you’re putting in. Maybe you have an emergency and you feel you can […]

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Take Payments with PayPal

Paypal has become the de facto form of payment on the web, not just for eBay sales but for invoice payments, retail sales, and even donations. If you don’t already have a PayPal account, you need to open one if you plan to do any sort of business on the web, including client work. PayPal […]

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