November was what I perceive to be the beginning of a not so great start to the end of the year. Normally, I am ecstatic when the 3rd quarter rolls around because the earnings are usually out of the park. While the November income report shows a good increase over the previous year, it was definitely not what I was expecting.
Oh, the wonderful hoops that Homeland Security comes up with for us mere mortals to jump through. Beginning in 2020, they have yet another requirement for anyone planning to hop on an airline. It is called the REAL ID, and you must have this travel document on or before October 01, 2020.
When you first start your small business, or you receive your first self-employment paycheck, you may begin to wonder about the process of paying your taxes. Of those taxes, the self-employment tax is often the most frequently misunderstood. This guide will explain what the self-employment tax is and how to determine what you owe.
Yes! It is finally the beginning of the last quarter and time for my October income report. October is the beginning of the holiday season for most advertisers. It is also the highest income-producing months for many blogging niches.
In fact, for most bloggers, the income earned during this last quarter often meets or exceeds the income made for the rest of the entire year.
That’s a lot of dough! It is also a big opportunity for any blogger looking to take advantage of the holiday season.
For most small business owners, traveling for business purposes is a normal occurrence. But, when that first event arises, you may be left wondering how to document your travel expenses. Even more, you may not know exactly which small business travel expenses are tax-deductible.
This month marks the official beginning of the IRS’s last quarter of the year. It also marks the beginning of several other significant events that can affect the bottom line for bloggers. So, let’s dive in and see how everything played out for the September monthly income report.
What is an employer identification number and do I need one? Both are really great questions. It can be a bit confusing sometimes to understand all of the ins and outs of being self-employed.
Because there are so many possible scenarios for this topic, I will try to be as general as possible. However, you should note that I am mostly speaking to bloggers, freelancers, and the like. So, take that into consideration as you read through this post.
One question many bloggers have about what they do is how to label what they do. Am I a blogger? Am I a graphic designer who just happens to blog? Am I a travel expert? etc. Normally, it is nothing more than a bothersome dilemma that occurs when one is developing their elevator pitch. That is until you’re filling out your tax return and the IRS presents you with that empty box requesting a business activity code. WHAT???
Going into the month of August is generally a great time for back-to-school type posts. If you are lucky enough to be in a niche that serves this target audience, you should see a nice little climb in your August income report.
The best income opportunities for a blogger or influencer come during the holiday season. If you are not tapping into this opportunity, you are really missing the boat. If you don’t know where to start, take a look at these tried and true methods to increase your holiday income.
Well, I have reached the dreaded mid-year slump. As I mentioned way back in January, most bloggers experience slumps at both the beginning of the year, when businesses are tapped out from the holidays, and again in July. While my July income report will reflect this, I think that I may be having a delay.
Did you know that blogger’s insurance and insurance for vloggers, influencers, and other media publishing jobs is a real thing? Well, it is. And if you are actively doing any of those, you may want to consider investing in coverage for yourself and/or your small business. Here’s why.
I often get questions from new bloggers surrounding the issue of ads and affiliate marketing. Most of the time, they want to know how many visitors they need before they should accept advertising or become an affiliate. Well, that is really a loaded question, because every blog is different. Some people seem to become profitable with very little following. While, others struggle even after they reach high numbers.
Last month, I gave a pretty specific list about what I hoped to achieve before the end of the month of June and before I posted the income report for June. Want to know how I did?
So, you’ve finally decided to try your hand at manual mode. Yippee! Being able to use the manual setting on a camera is the first indicator that you are moving away from amateur photography and into the big leagues. But, now you are staring at all of the options on your camera and wondering just what the heck to do next. Well, let’s see if we can clarify the most important camera settings that every photographer should master.