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Week in Review – May 22, 2016

It’s been an interesting week with some progress in some places and no advancement in others. But there have been a couple really big things that happened. Interested? Find out what you missed.

Reading

Still at 41% in Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds. Must read! But I have an excuse. I’ve been a bit busy.

Writing

This is a big one, actually. I’m getting back to writing this week! You can read all about it in this post. There’s a lot going on right now and the writing part is happening. Oh, and I got a quick freelance job doing some writing. Actually, two freelance jobs.

Patreon

This is the new section here. I’ve started up Patreon, which you can read about here. But I also started a Support page, which you can see in the menu above on the far right. Definitely need the help. You can see my Patreon page here. Of course, since it’s just been started, I’m only at $0.

Languages

Again, I haven’t been doing any language studying, but I should get back into it once I’ve got my office set up this week.

Canada

A couple big things. I’ve already mentioned the freelance work. The other is that my wife is starting English lessons this week.

Videos

I did a couple videos in the past week. But one is about Patreon, the other is about a goose I got close to. Exciting!

The Blog

Apart from the Support page, I haven’t done anything exceptional. Oh, except for sharing social media links and encouraging others to do the same. Let’s connect!

Studying

Nope. Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

Writing! I’m going to work on that as much as I can. I need to get that office ready first. I also plan on using my new membership at the local recreation centre. The pool isn’t open yet, but it will be next week. And of course, I hope for my first patron on Patreon. Will it be you?

How was your week?

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Getting Paid by Amazon, YouTube, and for Freelance Work

I’ve been doing some research about how to get paid for selling books on Amazon, monetizing videos on YouTube, and through freelance writing and proofreading work. They’re all different. It’s a bit of a headache.

First of all, it’s apparently much easier now with Amazon. Before, you couldn’t link a Canadian bank account to American Amazon, but now you can. However, you must have a credit card (Visa or Mastercard). But it should be reasonably easy to set up.

For YouTube, as a Canadian, I must have a credit card or a debit card with Visa or Mastercard on it. That’s the only way to go. Well, that’s kind of limited.

For freelance work, especially for things like Upwork, it’s fairly straightforward. You can use several methods. I think I’d be going with Paypal and link it to a bank account.

The thing I’m debated is whether to have the payments for all three go into a Canadian dollar bank account or a US dollar bank account. Because of a tax treaty between the US and Canada, I don’t have to file taxes with the US. The only thing I can think of that would make a US dollar account beneficial is avoiding poor exchange rates with various services. However, when I file for taxes in Canada, it would be in Canadian dollars, not US dollars. And if I need to use the money, it’s easier for me to withdraw Canadian dollars and avoid exchange rates and service fees for every single withdrawal.

If you are Canadian and have any experience with any of these, let me know what you’ve done about it. I would especially like to get to work on my freelance work so I can get everything set up soon. Please leave a comment below.