What I Did Before I Became a Blogger

I’ve been blogging for 8 years now, and my career has completely changed because I started writing. I now write for various other sites, offer copy-writing services and even do some marketing and social media management work, all of which allows me to earn a living from home, which for me is ideal. I did a few different things before I became a blogger and I thought I’d let you in on some of them:

Accounts Assistant and Payroll Clerk

My main career before blogging was in the financial sector and I had various jobs across private accountancy firms and the NHS. I spent a lot of time dealing with people’s pay, tax codes, VAT, end of year accounts and all sorts of other things. These days it’s easier to do a lot of this yourself online, and companies like  Talk Tax make it easier to find the phone numbers for the more hard-to-reach departments of HMRC that might be able to help you with your queries. 

Lettings Assistant

My first full time job after leaving college was within a residential letting agency, and it’s probably the thing that sparked my passionate nosiness for looking inside house! I used to love looking at the photos from the appraisals, although all the audio typing I did wasn’t so fun. It was a really varied job and gave me a really good insight into what working in an office was really like.


Before I left school, I did a couple of different retail roles, one as Staff Receptionist in a major supermarket and another as a store assistant for a women’s clothes outlet. I have to say, I didn’t find either job particularly engaging, and the hours for retail generally SUCK, but when you’re 17, it’s all much of a muchness in terms of part time jobs!

I’ve done a few other odd jobs here and there, but my work history is pretty similar before blogging. One of the things I love about working for myself is being able to set my own hours and work around the kids – we’ve saved a fortune on childcare with me working from home. The only downside to freelance work is the uncertainty – one month I might have loads of work coming in and other months are like virtual tumbleweed, so if you’re considering a leap into self-employment, make sure you think hard about whether you can sustain it during the troughs as well as the peaks.


What is a Limited Liability Company Tax ID

Limited liability companies are a great way to start your business, especially when you are starting off small as it is the least complex in comparison of the other business structures. However, even as a small company or a company of one, yourself, you still need to get a limited liability company tax ID. An independent contractor taxes guide would be really useful for you to read and learn.

Difference Maker

There is a big difference between limited liability companies and all of the other business structures when it comes to taxes, but the primary difference being that LLC is a business structure created at the state level which means the federal government does not recognize a limited liability company in its own tax classification. Although your LLC tax ID number will come from the IRS, in their eyes you will always be classified as either a corporation or a partnership depending on the specifics and membership of your LLC.


There are many advantages to creating a limited liability company. Some of those are:

  • As owner, you can report profits and losses on your personal tax returns eliminating double taxation.
  • Legal protection from business debts acquired during the life of the company.
  • Having an LLC enhances credibility with suppliers, partners, possible lenders.

The Process

After you have done your research on the steps you need to take for creating your LLC, you will be ready to get your federal tax ID number. When you utilize the services of a specialist like IRS-EIN-TAX-ID.com, they will help you to get your tax ID number, possibly, with the same day. Once you submit online, simply wait and within a few hours you will have your newly assigned tax ID confirmation from the federal government.

Getting your tax id number is important even if you have a limited liability company. It will help to establish you as the professional organization that you are.