How to figure out what to pay yourself

You may be wondering… how do you even begin to figure out what to pay yourself?! On the surface, this sounds like a fun conversation. But, it can be pretty tricky for you or anyone who owns a business to comfortably decide what to write on their own paycheck. So, I’m here to help you out! Let’s go over what you need to consider: #1)   Side Hustle or All-in? If you’re all-in on your business, you need to have some money saved up to begin with. In contrast, with a side hustle (that you’re eventually planning on replacing your current salary […]

Why you should always say NO to a less than ideal client

When you work for yourself, there can be a certain amount of pressure to say YES to any client that comes your way. (Even when you know deep down that you should say NO.) There’s often a pervasive fear of not having a consistent income, and that pushes a lot of us to:  Go with a client we may feel more than a little unexcited about. Or choose to go forward with a client knowing we most likely won’t have the type of control in the relationship that is necessary. Or take on work despite feeling uncomfortable about the project or […]

Best Bookkeeping Software for Your Small Business

You’re wondering… what’s the best bookkeeping software for small business? And that’s a great question! I’ve done a few of these side-by-side comparisons of U.S. accounting software systems for U.S. small businesses, and I decided it was about time for a new one! The last two posts still have some relevant information, and if you’re interested in learning more about the progression of the software discussed in this review then reading them can be super helpful. However, there are definitely some changes and upgrades, even from last year’s post as to what’s the best bookkeeping software for smaller businesses. While […]

When You Need to Downsize or Scale Your Business Back…

Today I’m going to talk about something that comes up for a lot of entrepreneurs—and that is when something in your life changes and you need to scale back the hours you spend on your business. When you need to downsize… You could make this decision for any number of reasons… Maybe you want more time with your kids, more time to travel, or less stress. Maybe it’s the new baby. Or maybe your Significant Other just started a new job with a lot more hours so you want to have room to pick up some slack at home.. As […]

The Ultimate List of Blogger Tax Deductions

When you’re blogging and are rockin’ the online entrepreneurial world, you might find it difficult to get a list of blogger tax deductions that seems applicable to you. I get it. I had a similar experience when I ran 2 creative businesses (which was prior to the online boom of these last few years). And I’ve frequently been witness to this particular frustration as I’ve helped bloggers with money mindsets and tax situations over the past several years. The thing is, your business is structured differently than most people working in more traditional office settings.  And that structure changes what you do on […]

Why You Personally Need to Know What You Can Write-Off for Your Business

Tax deductions… write-offs… “Ummm, wait, doesn’t my accountant deal with that?” Today I want to talk about why it matters that YOU know what you can write-off for your business. Because, really, it’s not enough to rely on your bookkeeper, accountant or spouse “to know” what your business can write-off. The reality is, that’s a lot to place on them… and, there’s no way they know your business like you do. Simply put: you will be better off financially if you know what you can write-off. Now, to make sure we’re on the same page, when I say “write-off,” you can […]

Gusto Review from a Real-Life User + Start Running Payroll in 5 Simple Steps

SPOILER ALERT: this is a lengthy post as my Gusto review gives a TON of insight and tutorials… so feel free to skip directly to the part that applies to you: Start Running Payroll for your Business in 5 Simple Steps How I Became a Payroll Pro Gusto Payroll Review (With a Comparison of Payroll Providers) How to Sync your QuickBooks Online Account with Gusto (Tutorial #1) How to Set your Payroll to Automatic within Gusto Payroll (Tutorial #2) Start Running Payroll for Your Business in 5 Simple Steps Congrats! You’ve just hired your first employee (or are about to do […]

The 3 biggest mistakes Digital Influencers make when it comes to their money…

Are you wondering about the BIGGEST mistakes digital influencers make in their business? Yes? Well, you’re in the right place ’cause today I’m talking about the 3 biggest mistakes money mistakes that digital influencers and online entrepreneurs regularly make! Here’s the thing… It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or you’re already making six figures. These 3 money mistakes are pretty common for bloggers & digital influencers. So let’s dive into the 3 Biggest Mistakes Bloggers & Digital Influencers make when it comes to their money – and get you on track to course-correct! #1 – Putting all financial matters off for “later” […]