Bookkeeping and Accounting for Product Reviewers

Looking for a bookkeeper and accountant for your product reviewing venture? We do your books, so you get more time to focus on evaluating and writing about the latest products. Try us for free.

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How Bench works with product reviewers

Ensure your financials are as accurate as your reviews. Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts—backed by one powerful platform. Bench understands the unique needs of product reviewers.

We get you set up

Our team will work closely with you to fully comprehend your product reviewing business, respond to your inquiries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and guide you through the functionalities of Bench.

We do your bookkeeping

Each month, your dedicated bookkeeper meticulously organizes your product review transactions and constructs precise financial statements. If any additional information is required from your end, they will promptly reach out to you.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of specialists is adept with tax regulations relevant to product reviewers and will tailor their approach to your unique business requirements.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

At Bench Accounting, we provide regular bookkeeping updates well-suited for your product reviewing business. If you have urgent financial queries that need immediate answers? Rest assured, we will get back to you within one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

With Bench Accounting, product reviewers can streamline their financial operations through automated data inputs from most major providers. This reduces the possibility of errors often associated with manual entries. We form strategic partnerships with top-rated platforms like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, ensuring your financial records remain precise and up to date.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Wave farewell to overwhelming paperwork and the hassle of manual tracking—we automate inputs directly from your linked accounts. Experience insights from one centralized dashboard which enables you to easily grasp the state of your product reviewing business and make informed and strategic 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 product reviewers

In the fast-paced world of product reviewing, managing your financials is the last thing you need to worry about. Bench Accounting comes in to simplify that aspect for you, allowing you to focus on what you do best - assessing and critiquing products. Our expert team understands the complexities of expenses inherent in your industry, from purchasing products to administrative expenses and travel costs. With our mix of intuitive software and real, human bookkeepers on board, we ensure that your books are accurately maintained, providing you with timely updates and taking the guesswork out of your financial status.

Additionally, dealing with industry-specific tax deductions can be a daunting task for product reviewers. As a product reviewer, you may have to deal with deductions related to business use of your home or car, or perhaps depreciation on high-end tech equipment used for reviews. Our team isn't just about recording transactions in a general ledger; we understand the ins and outs of your profession-specific tax laws, which enables us to identify all possible deductions you are entitled to, minimizing your tax liability. Not only do we handle your day-to-day financial tracking, but when tax season comes, Bench provides a comprehensive tax filing service to make sure everything is handled correctly. Our all-inclusive bookkeeping solution gives you peace of mind and more time to concentrate on delivering quality, insightful product reviews.

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 product reviewer, how can I keep track of my income from multiple different companies?

As a product reviewer, tracking income from multiple different companies can certainly pose a challenge. Bench Accounting offers a comprehensive bookkeeping service that can help keep track of all your income streams properly. Our sophisticated software is capable of organizing income from different sources, ensuring all your earnings are accounted for, tracked, and reported accurately and timely.

With Bench Accounting, you no longer need to worry about misplacing invoices or forgetting income from any source. You can focus entirely on your job as a product reviewer while we manage your bookkeeping. Ensure peace of mind, stay organized, and maintain financial accuracy with our trusted, user-friendly bookkeeping solutions.

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What can I deduct as business expenses in the product reviewing industry?

In the product reviewing industry, there are numerous business expenses that you can potentially deduct. These may include:

  • Purchase of Products: You can generally deduct the cost of products bought for reviewing purposes.
  • Subscription Services: Subscriptions to services/softwares relevant to your industry may also be tax-deductible expenses.
  • Website Expenses: The cost to maintain, host, or develop your site used for reviews can be included. This also includes costs related to SEO and online advertising.
  • Home Office Expenses: If you work from home, you may be able to deduct a portion of your home's costs such as rent, utilities, and internet costs.
  • Travels Costs: If the nature of your work involves travel, these expenses such as flights, accommodations, and meals can be included.

Always consult with a tax professional or accounting services to ensure you are properly claiming all eligible deductions while complying with all tax laws.

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How should I manage my accounting for receiving both products and monetary compensation?

Managing your accounting for receiving both products and services can be complex, but with proper tracking and bookkeeping, it can be simplified. Here are some steps to consider:

  1. Monitor All Transactions: Keeping close track of all transactions is crucial in managing your accounting. Ensure both product and monetary transactions are logged in a timely and accurate manner.
  2. Assign Monetary Values: Add monetary values to the products you receive. This can be the market value or resale value of the product. Once you have an assigned value, log these along with your monetary transactions in your accounting record.
  3. Use Accounting Software: Using accounting software can help automate and streamline the management process. Many of these platforms have options to record variations of income and expenditure including those received in-kind.
  4. Get Professional Help: If you're unsure about how to manage this aspect of your accounting, or simply want to ensure accuracy, hiring a professional bookkeeper is another route you can take. They will have the knowledge and experience to correctly manage and record your transactions.

Remember, the aim here is to ensure your financial records are accurately maintained. This contributes to smoother operational procedures and promotes overall financial health for your business.

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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 Product reviewers

Discover how we can help you have better finances with a personalized demo from a Bench expert, ready to answer all your questions. Sign up as a customer today and get a free month of bookkeeping, valued at $299.

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