Posts by AlumoAudio

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AlumoAudio
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Damn, I forgot to claim for all the samples and plugins that I bought this year. :( I guess I still think of this as a hobby most of the time!

You can actually claim for expenses for up to 4 previous years in most cases, so if you’ve still got the receipts, I’d say add them to your books and next self assessment.

It’s actually worth looking into, regardless if you consider it a hobby or not, because as being self employed there’s quite a few ways to keep tax bills to a minimum and not spend more than you need to. For example, I’m actually claiming 25% of the rent on my apartment and utility bills as part of my expenses – 25% being the area proportion of my property I use for music and business work. That all goes towards my claim on expenses.

Admittedly, it’s a bit of a minefield (as tax usually is for us creatives!), but there’s a bit more info on it all here.

1249 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio
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I was in exactly the same position when I started out on this RF adventure Gaetano, and I remember it being quite a bitter pill to swallow!

Also, being self employed here in the UK means we’re entitled to various tax allowances and reliefs on our end of year tax bills. This especially applies to expenses related to our work, such as music libraries, plugins, studio equipment, and so on. People who are doing this on the side and not registered as self employed won’t get such allowances and ultimately end up having to fork out quite a bit more! :)

1249 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio
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Thanks for the update Ronja.

Whilst on the subject of the social network links on our profiles, I was wondering if an update to the Google+ icon could be possible?

I know it’s only a small thing, but I do believe the current icon is a little outdated (possibly from around 2012?) and doesn’t fall in line with the Google’s current branding guidelines, as seen below. Hope that feedback helps anyway! :)

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AlumoAudio
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Good work Andrew! Completely deserved dude, and wow that was fast.

And cheers for the shoutout! Can’t beat a shoutout! :)

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AlumoAudio
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EDIT: My mistake…looks like they renamed the item!

Here it is: http://audiojungle.net/item/hinting-to-dramedy/3411145

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AlumoAudio
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Looks like it’s been removed from the marketplace. Here was it’s original location: http://audiojungle.net/item/very-quirky/gone/8140930

The item belonged to this author: http://audiojungle.net/user/TrueDistinctionMusic

So you may want to contact them via their profile about it.

Hope that helps :)

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AlumoAudio
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Good work Olex! Man, that was fast!

Also noticed you made it into the top-authors list for July too! Double whammy! ;)

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AlumoAudio
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Good job Pawel! Keep at it mate! :)

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AlumoAudio
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I’ll be sticking to the hard evidence and stats on that particular issue, rather than relying on gut feeling I think!

Sensei,

Should we refrain from uploading until the storm passes?

Hahaha give over! :bashful:

Personally, I’ve just started uploading my latest batch of creations to my exclusive AJ account, ready to promote and catch the first post vacation footfall out on the internet. So I reckon continue as normal (provided one has a similar plan of course).

As for everywhere else I sell however..nope. Holding back on that, until it’s clear what is actually happening.

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AlumoAudio
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I’m not sure I can blame any homepage style changes on my slower sales here.

That’s fair enough, but there’s plenty of people on the marketplace forums that would disagree with you on that right now. Personally, I think it’s best we all just ride the wave on that one.

..... or massive google analytics changes.

Again, that’s fair enough to assume, but personally I’m looking at reports that point in completely the opposite direction to that (from google search rankings, to seoroundtable, mozcast metrics, and so on).

I’ll be sticking to the hard evidence and stats on that particular issue, rather than relying on gut feeling I think!

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