Originally Posted by VinceG
If you have a blog and have published books, you're a writer.
If you have a blog and have self-published books, you're a self-published writer.
If you have a blog and make money, you're a blogger.
If you have a blog and don't make money, you're a naive blogger.
If you have a blog but don't have an audience besides your buddies, you should just send them all emails instead and eliminate the pretense.
If you have a blog and have less than 10 visitors a day, you are 99% of all Wordpress users who try to "hit it big" with blogging.
Originally Posted by LostMyMap
I wonder if your friend has a tax background? That sounds a lot like what I read about the IRS, that if you have your hobby-business and you file taxes as a business, you need to show income eventually or they can come back and say that you weren't really in business you were just doing a hobby.
I've heard similar. You have something like 3-4 years to show some kind of profit to be considered a business. I think it depends on what you are doing.