Bookkeeping and Accounting for Bloggers

Wondering who'll handle the numbers for your blogging business? At Bench Accounting, we specialize in bookkeeping, giving you more time to concentrate on creating engaging content. Try us for free today.

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How Bench works with bloggers

Stay focused on creating captivating content, and let us manage your financial backend. From bookkeeping to income tax prep and filing—we've got you covered. Bench works seamlessly with bloggers.

We get you set up

Our squad commits to comprehending the intricacies of your blogging venture, addressing your queries, assisting you in configuring your accounts, and demonstrating how Bench streamlines your bookkeeping tasks.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper will categorize your blogging-related transactions and create financial statements for you. Should they need any additional information, they will promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed in tax regulations for bloggers and will tailor their approach to your content creation business' specific requirements.

Here’s why bloggers like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We’ll keep in touch consistently with financial updates catered to your blogging business. Got urgent queries related to your bookkeeping needs? We promise to respond within one business day or even less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

With our platform, bloggers can streamline the process of data inputs from most major providers to eliminate common errors. We join forces with well-known platforms like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square to ensure your financial records are on point, always.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Bid farewell to mountains of unsorted receipts and laborious manual tracking—we streamline inputs directly from your linked accounts. Gain insights from one centralized dashboard that easily illustrates the financial health of your blogging business, enabling you to make data-driven decisions.

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Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

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We know bookkeeping for bloggers

In the blogging industry, Bench fully understands your unique concerns and challenges arise from income from sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, ad revenue, or product sales. Bloggers deal with variable income, tracking expenses related to website maintenance, marketing costs, and managing write-offs for home offices. We know that you need a bookkeeper who understands these aspects, and that's where we come into play. Bench's intuitive software paired with a real, human bookkeeper not only manages your books meticulously, but also helps leverage the tax deductions due to these business expenses, ensuring that you are taking full tax advantage of your profession.

Moreover, updates in tax laws and regulations can leave bloggers feeling overwhelmed and unsure about compliance. But not when you’re with Bench. Our experienced team of bookkeepers stays ahead of tax season by ensuring your income and expenses are correctly categorized. Furthermore, we familiarize ourselves with your specific tax environment to create a personalized strategy that will keep you compliant and maximize your after-tax income. With Bench, it's not just about managing your books, it's about securing your financial future as a blogger.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

Get bookkeeping, tax prep, advisory, and filing with Bench's powerful, easy-to-use platform.

Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

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As a blogger, how can I properly track and account for my various income streams and expenses?

As a blogger, effectively tracking and accounting for various income streams and expenses is crucial. Bench Accounting can assist you with this. Our bookkeepers categorize your income and expenses, making it easy to understand exactly where your money is coming from and where it's going. Combined with our easy-to-use expense tracking software, you'll always have a clear picture of your financial situation.

For diverse income streams like sponsored content, ad revenue, affiliate marketing, and product sales, our team will create separate categories. Plus, common blogger expenses like website hosting, photography equipment, graphic design software, etc., will be individually tracked for tax purposes.

In addition, our monthly financial statements provide an in-depth summary of your income and expenses. This not only simplifies tax filing, but also equips you with financial insights that help drive your blogging business's profitability.

If there's a unique income source or unusual expenditure related to your blog that you're uncertain about, our in-house team of bookkeepers is always ready to help. With Bench Accounting, managing the financial side of your blogging business becomes undemanding.

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What specific tax deductions can I avail as a professional blogger?

As a professional blogger, there are several tax deductions that you may be eligible for including:

  • Home office expenses: If a section of your home is used exclusively for blogging, you can deduct expenses for the business use of your home.
  • Internet and phone bills: If you use the internet and phone for your business, you can claim these as expenses.
  • Hardware and software: Laptops, cameras, and even the blogging software you use can be deductible.
  • Travel expenses: If your blog requires travel, you’re able to deduct travel costs that are directly related to your blog.
  • Advertising expenses: Costs to advertise your blog on other websites, social media platforms or in other ways can be deductible.
  • Education expenses: If you take courses to improve your blogging skills, those can also be deductible.

For a more comprehensive understanding, it's recommended to consult with a tax professional.

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How can Bench Accounting help me manage my finances as a blogger with international audience and revenue?

Bench Accounting offers an ideal solution for bloggers with international audience and revenue. Our skilled team has extensive experience in dealing with complex international transactions. We offer services that include tracking income and expenses, handling varying currency conversions and managing multiple accounts.

With Bench, your financial situation is always clear and accessible. Our real-time updates and in-house financial reporting mean you always know where you stand at any moment. Moreover, Bench offers tax season support to make sure you are fully compliant with all the tax obligations in the countries you operate. This way, you can focus your attention on what you do best - writing and engaging with your international community.

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Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

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Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

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How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Bloggers

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