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| | Re: Am I running a hobby?
Originally Posted by Samson
I'm a first year university student with a casual job (usually 4 hours per week) and when I can fit it in/actually get jobs I do graphic design/wesbites on the side. I just do it from home on my computer and have no outlay, overheads etc and the only advertising I do is through my own website and a general google listing. I definitely don't earn anywhere near $75,000 from it, and earn probably less than $4500 a year from my casual job.
My question is, am I running a business? Or is this a hobby? If so what are the legalities/obligations?
In my opinion it depends on what kind of work the graphic design/web work is.
Whether you are working as a contractor or an employee.
Should you be running a business the only thing you would need is an ABN, which is free.
Hope that helps