Not like that you naughty people! LOL
I opened a business account recently. I am officially a commodity. I had enough checks (in different names) to make it reasonable to open a business for my measly earnings.
First, I sell my books and get a check now and then from a publisher.
I recently put a couple of oldies but goodies up on Amazon under another pen name.
Third, I make jewelry and sell it on commission at a friend's store.
Fourth, I sometime buy things at wholesale and sell them there as well. For some damn reason she can't remember my married name (it's not that hard) and continues to write checks to me under my former name. Luckily they're hyphenated, so no one has given me a hard time about cashing the checks.
And then there's the name I use for whatever I sell on my website (under the blog called Store (really original.) I call that business Imagination Unlimited.
So, the bank had quite a challenge as to what they'd call my account. Fortunately, I wound up with a woman who liked a challenge. She managed to fit the most important info on one line, so I can collect all my earnings in one spot and write checks for business related stuff. Promos, conferences, books, supplies, whatever.
Now, what? I guess I need to think about making money more seriously than I have in the past. My husband is looking for a new job and knows he might have to take a pay cut while he's the new guy. I know a lot of people have been in that position, so if you have any advice for me, I'd really appreciate hearing it!
Does anyone out there have any money-making secrets they can share?