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.
If you are just starting out with videos, you may find that you feel really awkward in front of the camera. You find yourself stumbling across words, fidgeting, pausing too much and, adding in too many “ums” and “likes” to your sentences. What can you do to look comfortable in videos and increase your confidence?
Do you notice anything about my May 2019 income report? If you look closely you will see the dip that I have been predicting since the beginning of the year.
If you run a website or a blog, you probably use at least some images to increase the user’s experience. While images are important for SEO, they can eat up a lot of space and drag your load times down if you are not careful. If you are using Photoshop to edit you pics, you are in luck, because it is really easy to optimize images with Photoshop.
For this month’s blogging income report, I have decided to change how I show my analytics just a bit. If you look back at the first few reports that I posted, you will notice that I only showed the numbers for the current month. From this point onward, I will be showing you the current month laid over the same periods for last year.