How to Track Blog Income Using Spreadsheets

How to Track Blog Income Using Spreadsheets

When I started blogging in 2008, you couldn’t have convinced me it would be a tool for replacing my income.

Fast forward eight years, and I’m showing other bloggers how to make money blogging and run their digital businesses from anywhere in the world. 

One of the most important things any blogger should do when starting out is, decide whether they will blog as a business or hobby. If you choose the latter, then you should begin tracking every penny you earn from day one.

Today I’m going to show you how to do that using a spreadsheet.

You’ll probably want to watch the video first and then open up a fresh spreadsheet and complete the task the second time you watch it.
If after watching this tutorial you have questions, let me know in the comment section. I am going to create a few more videos as part of a business series so make sure you’re on my email list so you’re notified. 
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13 Comments

  1. That is great! I've been blogging for a little over 3 years but only started making money in July. I need to start tracking my income.

  2. Great advice! Spreadsheets have always been so helpful to me. I rely on my Google Docs, and accounting & bookkeeping systems so much!

  3. Oooo such valuable info here!!! So important to keep track of that income especially when it comes tax time

  4. I think this is a great way to keep track of blogging income for tax purposes. It certainly will make it easier during tax time.

  5. This is really an informative video and you explained everything in the best manner which is suitable for all. I use spreadsheets for all my works, with never thought of tracking blog income through this. Great idea.

  6. I do agree that if you are blogging for a living you need to track income and spending. There's so many different ways to do it, I had to move to a friendly simple accounting system to have a true look that spreadsheets can't provide quickly.

  7. The method is so organized. I am an excel person myself. I started my blog recently so no income yet. But once I start I will surely use it. Thanks for sharing!!

  8. I use a spreadsheet too! Its really the only way to do it. I dont know how I functioned before!

  9. I have been working on building a spreadsheet! I did no tracking this year but have papers filed, I am dreading my tax prep. Great tips!

  10. This is great advise specially now that we need to start thinking on tax returns thanks for all the great tips.

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