February 19, 2020

Blogging is a rewarding job. You get to impact others with your experience and expertise. But for most bloggers, the most dreaded part of the job is bookkeeping. It’s even scarier than tech. That’s why I put together this Ultimate Guide to Blog Bookkeeping. As an accountant, my superpower is taking the pain out of bookkeeping.

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October 29, 2019

My favorite accounting program is QuickBooks Online Simple Start. However, when you first begin using QuickBooks, you will find that the default chart of accounts may not meet your needs as a blogger. So before you get going with your bookkeeping, it’s important to take a few minutes in QuickBooks to customize your chart of

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September 20, 2019

I’ll let everyone else tell you how to generate revenue from your blog. I’m going to explain how to make sure you have a profitable blog! Isn’t revenue and profit the same thing? Nope. Revenue is the amount of money your blog business brings in. Profit is what’s leftover after you’ve paid all of your

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September 18, 2019

Whether you do your own blog taxes, or you hire someone to do them for you, if you understand your blog tax deduction possibilities, it will save you money. The more you know, the more you can track correctly, and capitalize on legitimate tax saving opportunities. Let’s get started!

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August 13, 2019

Building a successful business is exciting, but it also stretches you. But like a savvy business owner, you realize the importance of ongoing education, and you’re committed to learning everything you can in order to grow. As part of your growth strategy, you might decide to attend an out of town business conference that’s relevant

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July 19, 2019

 Taxes. The word strikes fear in most small business owners. They prefer the ostrich approach to taxes–if I keep avoiding it, everything will be ok. But as much as you dread filing your taxes, it is a necessity. So let’s walk through some of the potentially confusing things together. In this post, I’ll cover the

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June 21, 2019

It has taken a lot of hard work, but you are finally earning income from your blog. That’s the good news. The not so good news is that you need to report your income to the IRS. This post will help explain how you can save money by recording and deducting eligible blog expenses.  Many people feel overwhelmed

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February 5, 2019

South Dakota vs. Wayfair has radically changed sales tax. If you are a small business owner of any type, you now need to consider, should I collect sales tax from other states? This question used to be easy to answer, now, not so much. Let’s take a look at what has changed in the world

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December 19, 2018

It’s quite easy to claim a business mileage tax deduction on your small business tax return. Whether you are an Etsy Seller, a blogger, a virtual assistant, or any number of things, most likely you are using your car on occasion for business purposes. That is your signal to calculate your business mileage tax deduction!

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October 25, 2018

There are two ways to increase your business profits. Create additional revenue or reduce your spending. Granted, increasing your revenue is the much flashier, and therefore the most talked about method for increasing your business profits. However, you are just shooting yourself in the foot if you never consider ways to curb your business spending

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