So, thanks to the internet, a lot of people now know that writing, apart from being an art, can also be a serious business.
However, there are lots of writers out there who treat their writing as a hobby, but prefer to call it a business.
So how do you know you're treating your writing as a hobby instead of a business?
You write just for fun; to entertain people, to get likes and comments and then relax. Nothing more.
You have no platform (blog, Facebook fan-page) to grow and promote your writing.
You care more about likes and comments from your readers. If you don't get them, you get discouraged.
You finally wrote a book (fiction or nonfiction) that you want to sell, but you only did one or two or three posts on your facebook wall about the book. No serious promotion.
You want your self-published book to sell, but you're not interested in spending even as low as $3 for Facebook boost, or N1500 for Okadabooks tab, let alone other forms of publicity.
You are not offering your services as a writer to people who need them, in exchange for a fee. People see you writing, they read your write-ups and leave positive comments, but you've done nothing to inform them of the writing services you offer.
You write only when you feel like writing, and spend other times having fun on social media.
That's it from my end.
If you have more to add to the list, please drop them in the comment section.