financial tips for writers

How to Get Travel Discounts for Bloggers and Writers on Vacation

10 Ways to Get Travel Discounts for Bloggers and Writers

I’m preparing for a month-long trip overseas and am looking for vacation discounts. I’m not a “travel blogger” but I often write about my vacation experiences. Here are the best tips I found; they’re perfect for writers and bloggers who don’t typically write about travel… Read More »10 Ways to Get Travel Discounts for Bloggers and Writers

Taxes for Working Writers – Getting Organized for Income Tax Season

The downside of making money as a writer or blogger is paying income taxes; to ease your pain come April, here are eight ways for working writers and bloggers to get their taxes organized. This is important, fellow scribes, because the sooner you treat freelance writing like a business, the more money you’ll earn as a writer (and the more income tax you’ll pay — but hey, at least you’re making money writing or blogging!).

Before the tips, a quip:

“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” ~ Jules Renard.

My goal as a working writer and blogger is to earn enough money to make paying income taxes a pain in the keister; earning no money is not an option! If you earned money writing last year, make sure you’re using tax software such as the TurboTax Deluxe Federal + State– it definitely makes calculating, filing, and paying income taxes easy (I remember the good old days, doing my taxes on paper!). But since doing taxes involves more than software, here are eight things for freelance writers and bloggers to think about as income tax season approaches…Read More »Taxes for Working Writers – Getting Organized for Income Tax Season

Should Freelance Writers or Bloggers Hire Bookkeepers or Accountants?

You don’t need to earn a full-time income from freelance writing or blogging to hire an accountant or bookkeeper! Investing in your writing career by hiring someone to do your taxes and keep your income and expenditures organized may be the best move you make this year. Here are a few ways to know if you should outsource your bookkeeping and accounting tasks or if you can remain successful on your own…

Before the tips, a quip:

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” ~ Robert Frost.

I’m the boss of my writing and blogging career, I work ten (sometimes twelve) hours a day, and my least favorite part is doing my bookkeeping and administrative tasks! Luckily, my husband who doesn’t mind doing my income taxes…but I suspect the time is coming to hire a bookkeeper or even an accountant. If you’re doing your own taxes this year, click TurboTax Home & Business (great tax software). And, read on for a few signs it’s time to hire a bookkeeper for your small business…Read More »Should Freelance Writers or Bloggers Hire Bookkeepers or Accountants?

6 Bookkeeping Tips for Freelance Writers and Bloggers

These bookkeeping tips are for freelance writers and bloggers who make money writing. If you’re earning an income, you need to keep accurate records of your income and expenditures. These bookkeeping tips for small businesses are simple yet important, and they’ll save you time and frustration at tax time…

Before the tips, a quip:

“Writing is turning one’s worst moments into money.” ~ J. P. Donleavy.

Even if you only earn a couple hundred dollars a month from writing or blogging, you need to start putting these basic bookkeeping tips to work for you. Later, when you’re making thousands of dollars a month as a freelancer, you can think about hiring an accountant or bookkeeper to keep your finances organized. Think big, fellow scribes! Read Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business and More: Copywriter, Proofreader, Copyeditor, Journalist for more info about writing for a living.

And, here are several small business bookkeeping tips…

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