A check came in the mail last week from BlogHer ads. Thanks to email notification I was expecting it but it represented so much more than the dollar amount.
It was another first…my first blog income. I haven’t even deposited it yet because it feels so great carrying it around. (Don’t worry, I will cash it!)
If you’re a new blogger don’t despair that it will take you 11 months to earn money on your blog. I didn’t have any advertising until late March. I was learning so much about blogging in general that it wasn’t time for monetization. It’s time now.
The only negative is I have to start tracking blog income and expenses. I’ll use a spreadsheet at least initially.
Right now the expenses outweigh the income so I do not have tax concerns. There are more expenses than the obvious hosting, theme and domain registration fees.
I’m attending two conferences this year (Savvy Blogging Summit and Blogher ’10) and need to keep track of all expenses. Fortunately, I travel often for work and am used to tracking the minutia for reimbursement such as bottled water and bellcap tips.
If you blog, what other expenses do you track?
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