Is There A Spider In Your Closet?


Is There A Spider In Your Closet
Is There A Spider In Your Closet?

Is There A Spider In Your Closet? A fear that is lurking there, ready to pounce at any given moment?

Fear holds us back from what we want to do with our life; it can crush us emotionally and torment our minds.

When something changes in our life, we can become fearful, because we feel out of control. We think why did this happen to me? The truth is, things change all of the time, so it’s better to face your spiders head on; to build a strong web of resilience around you, to protect you, and leave your spiders naked.

Being made redundant can give you lots of spiders; make sure you are not the fly.

If you want help to break through your barriers and keep the Spiders at bay, check out my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy book. This book does not just help you to break down barriers of redundancy, it shows you how to:

Deal with grief
Have more confidence
Improve your communication skills
Improve your relationships
Understand yourself better
Love yourself more
Discover what you were born to do
Achieve your dream job and lifestyle

And so much more

It’s not just a job’s skills book, but a wellbeing and life skills book.

Check out my book page: www.facebook.com/breakthroughthebarriersofredundancybook

Buy on Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/BREAK-THROUGH-BARRIERS-REDUNDANCY-GUIDE-ebook/dp/B0128RWB5O

Buy on Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/BREAK-THROUGH-BARRIERS-REDUNDANCY-GUIDE-ebook/dp/B0128RWB5O

I have started my Blog Book Tour and I am half way through reformatting my manuscript for the printed version – Having to number each page individually is hard work, but it will be worth it. I have people asking to buy the printed version so needs must. Plus, I can’t wait to hold my book in my hands. I am also working on a book trailer and have a Producer/Director for that. I have a slightly new format www.youtube.com/quirkybooksTV channel. I will be doing videos related to my book soon, but coming up next, I have footage from the Success Seminar and a long speech from Nick Vijucic (no legs, no arms) that I filmed live. You won’t want to miss that one.

I am training the owner of 4 shops in Facebook for his business under my www.quirkyacademy.com business, that is ongoing; and I have been working my way through updating my own social media profiles about the book.

How many spiders do you have in your closet? I would love to know?

Write soon, embrace your quirky and stay positive.

Sandra

I AM A PUBLISHED AUTHOR OF BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY BOOK – BUY NOW ON AMAZON!


I AM A PUBLISHED AUTHOR OF BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY BOOK – BUY NOW ON AMAZON!

Check out my hilarious video and celebrate with me as I am now a published Author of  BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY BOOK -AN A-Z ‘HOW TO’ GUIDE. BUY NOW ON AMAZON KINDLE!

It is published under my publisher name of Quirky Books. Here is the link to take a peek and buy it

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BREAK-THROUGH-BARRIERS-REDUNDANCY-GUIDE-ebook/dp/B0128RWB5O

You can download the Kindle Ap for multiple devices, not just Kindle.

I have a fear of heights and this video was taken on the Indian Jones ride in Disneyland Paris. What barriers have you broken through recently?

I am going to be starting a blog tour soon, so if you would like accommodate me on my tour, please let me know.

Stay quirky and keep reaching for the stars.

Sandra

BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY BOOK COVER EXCLUSIVE – PUBLISH BUTTON HIT!


Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Book Cover
Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Book Cover Exclusive

BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY BOOK COVER EXCLUSIVE – PUBLISH BUTTON HIT!

I have some exciting news and a Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy book cover exclusive, especially for you. After what would seem like 11 attempts to reformat my Break Through The Barriers of Redundancy book for Kindle, and all of the problems I have had with incorrect code, faulty template, and tonight the original manuscript orange colour for the hyperlinks vanishing – all but 3 pages; I finally decided to just go for it and hit the Save and Publish button. Now I have to wait for up to 72 hours to see if it’s approved. Then I will be officially a published author and my dream will be realised. Well – The first one. The dream of my life to date. Of course there is more to come and I cannot wait. This is the start of my new life forever and I am going to love every minute of fulfilling my destiny and doing what I was born to do.

This is my first Quirky Book – I cross two genres; an A-Z guide with a ‘How-to’ book, that I don’t think has ever been done before – Unless you know otherwise?

What do you think of the cover???

Here is my book page: www.facebook.com/breakthroughthebarriersofredundancybook It would be super cool if you would like it. I would love to get my total to 100 Likes. I currently have 71, and you can keep up-to-date with all of my latest news on that page.

Thank you so much for being on my journey into print – even if it is electronic print at the moment – which is the way things are headed. I tried to upload the full cover, but it was a mammoth file size, so you have the thumbnail enlarged a little instead.

I love you all to bits and I thank you for being with me, getting to know me and my quirks, and for being part of my fantastic blog family.

Keep embracing your quirky, stay positive and write soon

(Author) Sandra (Bellamy) – That’s an exclusive too.

Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Book Exclusive – Meet my illustrator!


Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Book Exclusive – Meet my illustrator!

Meet My Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Illustrator – Victoria Warby, and read what she has to say in my new Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Book. Available to buy on Kindle for Amazon very soon.

Meet My Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Illustrator
Meet My Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Illustrator

BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY BOOK CONTENT EXCLUSIVE:

“Having always been a creative individual, I have a passion for the visual and communication. I love to connect with people, be it through imagery or the word. Having started out my work life in Retail, I relished in helping people and managing a team, until I followed my First Class Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree, which lead me to venture into a more creative career field, becoming a Digital Designer. I enjoyed this role immensely, and so was heartbroken when I was made redundant in January 2013. However, after nine weeks of hard work, persistence and networking (which is how I came to work with Sandra on this project), I broke through the barriers of redundancy and became a Digital Content & Design Assistant, and within one year, had been promoted to Digital Content Manager at a well renowned digital agency, working for a household name luxury brand. I am now happy in my new role, and looking forward to the future with my fiancé, having put redundancy blues behind me.”

I am on about the 7th reformat for Amazon, in the Amazon Kindle previewer mode. Not long now!

www.facebook.com/breakthroughthebarriersofredundancybook

Stay Quirky

Sandra

When I write – I feel my whole soul is melted into me!


Hi everyone

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Writer and Author Sandra Bellamy

When I write, I feel my whole soul is melted into me. I feel I am a personification of the word writer; and I am at absolute peace within myself. It’s like someone flicks a switch inside of me and I know this is how my life is always meant to be, for eternity.

I have been in my cave writing, editing, amending and adding to my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy book for almost two weeks. I took 12 days off from my day job to get my book finished and uploaded to Amazon as an e-Book. I am pleased to say that I finished the book on Tuesday; except for the re-formatting for Kindle, which I am now in the process of doing in the evenings after my day job. My two days off from my day job next week, I am working in my teaching job for over half day on Monday and I have a new client for my self-employed Quirky Training business, teaching Facebook for business on Wednesday for part of the day. So more often than not, I work 7 days a week nowadays. That’s why I currently have less time to blog and to visit blogs, so apologies for that.

I love you all dearly. Never forget that. I appreciate your commments and likes, and I appreciate you.

My book has been at least two and a half years in the making and so I am going to be extastic once it’s published, and it should help a ton of people in the process.

My Quirky Training business can be found at Quirky Training. It’s part of my education hub Quirky Academy offering. You can view it here: Quirky Academy. I teach blogging, Facebook and Twitter for business or pleasure. My number is 07932 768970 if you know anyone who may benefit from my training now, or in the future.

My main focus for these next couple of evenings, is trying to finish the re-formatting of my book to upload to Amazon. However long it takes, I won’t stop until I am a published by author.

Stay quirky and write soon

Sandra

My Grandma Bellamy – Gone but not forgotten!


 

My Grandma Bellamy
My Grandma Bellamy
Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Manuscript
Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Manuscript

My Grandma died a year ago on Friday 13th at 9.20pm. I was holding her hand when died and that was her dying wish that she told me about in February last year. I am so glad I fulfilled that wish. I am not going to dwell, as it’s too upsetting for me. I know she supported me 100% in my career. I have spent about 10 hours revising and amending my book today and I am going to continue to work on it. The book is dedicated to her and she knew that before she died.

As you can see it’s a mammoth book and a mammoth task to edit and amend it – It’s going to be an amazing book – I look at it and think, did I really write that? – Yep!

I am working hard to get it published in e-Book format on Amazon asap.

Write soon and stay quirky

Sandra

 

Quirky-Books.com Launch – Quirkylicious books that will keep you wanting more!


Ooh! HAPPPPYYY DAAYYYSSS!!  I created and just launched my quirky-books.com website to advertise my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Book – Coming soon to Amazon. Oh! And I now own www.quirkyacademy.co.uk besides www.quirkyacademy.com – That’s 19 domains that I own in total – Get your quirky on!

This is from my new site, that is designed in a page of a book, enjoy and please tell me what you think.

Quirky Books

Quirkylicious books that will keep you wanting more!

BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY TO GET BACK INTO WORK: – AN A-Z ‘HOW TO’ GUIDE – coming soon to Amazon and Quirky Books; is Sandra Bellamy’s debut A-Z, ‘How to’ guide.

Break through the barriers of redundancy book

Not only is this book unique in that it takes a holistic view of redundancy to you get back into work, this book is groundbreaking because it mixes two genres that are not usually put together; an A-Z guide, with a ‘How to’ book. This is how it is a quirky book, and you can expect more of the same from Sandra Bellamy and Quirky Books, in the future.

To receive news, information and updates, about the publication of this book and others from Quirky Books, just enter your name and email address in the boxes below, right now!

 

How to obtain an EIN for self-publishing with CreateSpace


Hello, how are you?

As you are aware from my previous posts, I began the journey of self-publishing in the earlier part of last year. I announced that I would be completing my Break through the barriers of redundancy book in the beginning part of this year, to sell on Amazon and in the future through my own e-Book store, quirkybooks.net, that is still in the early stages of construction. You are probably wondering why on earth I haven’t just got on with it and published it by now. The truth is, I have been getting on with it, most weeks, over a number of days, for many hours. I guess I naively thought when I started out, that I would write a book, get a good cover design, upload it and hey presto, job done. I was wrong. In the most simplistic of terms, yep, that’s what you do and it’s good to think about it in those simplistic terms, otherwise it can be a real mind boggler, particularly when trying to publish through CreateSpace, that is for print, as well as KDP, for Kindle. After hours of writing and time spent on styling the book; page layout, formatting, indexing, pagination, I could go on, I finally created my CreateSpace account. When I next logged into CreateSpace, I had this message alert from them:

Welcome to CreateSpace!

Some things you should know about your account and how we report your earned royalties to the Internal Revenue Service: We are required to report your earned royalties to the Internal Revenue Service. If you currently reside in the United States, you must provide us with a Tax ID number, payee address and business type before your title can go live and be available for purchase. If you are currently living outside of the United States, you must provide us with your payee address and business type before your title can go live and be available for purchase.

Please refer to http://www.CreateSpace.com/International for additional information for non-US members.

To update this information, visit https://eu.createspace.com/pub/accountsettings.royaltypaymentinformation.do to access your “Royalty Payment Information.”

Upon opening this link:

https://eu.createspace.com/pub/accountsettings.royaltypaymentinformation.do

On Monday the 2nd of June 2014, I spent hours trawling the internet to find out what I needed to type into the Tax and Business Information section of my Royalty Payment Profile. I needed to type in a Tax Reporting Name and Business Type, plus a Tax Identification number, that I hadn’t got a clue about. I had previously bought a book on self-publishing and even that confused me.

Tax & Business Information

US Tax Information

Tax Reporting Name
Sandra Bellamy
Tax Identification Number
**-*******
Business Type
Individual
After hours of tearing my hair out (not literally, I am not bald) and painstaking arrrrgh! Moments; to cut a very long story short, I managed to find out what I needed to type in, as you can see from the above screen shot. To do this I discovered; if you sell books on Amazon through CreateSpace or KDP, all UK and EU sales, have no tax withholding on your royalties. However, the USA withholds 30% tax on your book royalties, unless you obtain either an ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number) otherwise known as TIN or EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) from the USA. Then fill in a W-8BEN and post it to CreateSpace at the address given in your CreateSpace account. Because the UK have a treaty agreement with the USA, residents of the UK can pay 0%. From my research, it was clear that getting an EIN is a lot easier than obtaining an ITIN, which can take several months. As soon as I discovered that if you are self-employed, you can apply for an EIN, and it’s as easy and simple as downloading a form and making a phone call to the IRS in the USA, I did it.
The procedure I followed is below:
  • I got the phone number of the IRS in the USA  – From the UK it’s 00 1267 941 1099.
  • I contacted my phone company to find out how much it would cost to phone the number, so I didn’t have any nasty surprises. I had read that the phone call would be between 20 – 30  minutes in duration.
  • I downloaded form SS-4 (Application for Employer Identification Number) from the IRS website to have to hand when I made my phone call.
  • I filled in the form SS-4. I wrote my name and address details. Type of entity I wrote; Other – sole trader. (I was told during the conversation with the IRS  that is was Sole Proprietor because I am a sole trader not Other.) Reason for applying was Compliance with IRS withholding regulations. A date that I started my business, (registered with HMRC). Principal merchandise sold, specific construction work done, products produced or services provided, was book royalties. Has the applicant entity on line 1, ever applied for an EIN – No.
  • I downloaded the form W-8BEN-E to send to CreateSpace. (I was subsequently advised that you actually need form W-8BEN 2006 version, until July 2014, because the new W-8BEN-E that is 43 parts long, has been released too early and there are no instructions for it yet!)
  • I then phoned the IRS in the USA, that I was informed is open 12 hours a day.

The lady at the IRS gave me her badge number at the start of the conversation, I had to say that I was applying for an EIN, that I own my own business and I am a sole trader. After 20 minutes of talking to the lady at the IRS and answering the questions that I had filled out on the SS-4 form, I was given my EIN number on the phone that was a 9 digit number starting with 98-. I asked to be put through to another department to have help filling in my W-8BEN-E, that ended up being the W-8BEN (see previous mention). I needed to post this form to CreateSpace Asap, because it states they only process these forms on the 10th of each month.

Filling in W-8BEN

  • Part 1: Identification of Beneficial Owner. The beneficial owner was my name and the type was Individual, as I am a sole trader.
  • Part 1 – (8): Is the EIN number that I just received, with a tick in the EIN box.
  • Part II Claim of Tax Treaty Benefits was A – Resident of the United Kingdom (no abbreviation) and B.
  • Part II 10 Special rates and conditions Article (12) of the treaty identified on line 9a above to claim a (0%) rate of withholding on specify type income): (Royalties.) Explain the reasons behind the beneficial owner meets the terms of the treaty article: (I was told to write the following)…...I am a resident of the United Kingdom and all of the products are made in the United Kingdom with no fixed base of operation within the United States.
  • Part IV Must be signed, with an original signature, dated and title added (Owner).

I posted my W-8BEN form off by airmail to CreateSpace the next day. It takes 4 days to get there, so it should get there in time for processing on the 10th of June 2014. Something else I need to bear in mind, is that US sales are only paid in $, so I may want to open a USA bank account because of conversion fees. More stuff to boggle the mind. I hope this step-by-step guide will help a ton of people, including yourself, and ensure you don’t go bald in your journey into print.

One article I found particularly helpful about an ITIN and EIN was:
I don’t have the instructions for the ITIN because I decided to not go down that route and if you Google ITIN or TIN, there is a ton of information about what to do.
Until next time, write soon
Sandra
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