What Accounting Software Do You Use?

Last week Neil from NeilsWeb asked on Twitter what affiliates and others are using for tracking their income and expenses. So I thought I would share what I use and a couple others affiliates use.

Up until about 2 years ago I was using QuickBooks Pro and to me it was just too cumbersome for what I needed it for. So I made the switch over to MS Small Business Accounting software and I have never looked back. One of the things I love is the way it integrates with Excel, Word, and Outlook’s Business Contact Manager.

So I also poised the question to a couple others affiliate friends:

Alan LeStourgeon from Affiliate Confession:

Says that he keeps it pretty simple; his wife does the accounting and they use Microsoft Excel to track expenses.

Super Affiliate Zac Johnson:

“Excel. Many years ago I used QuickBooks, but I just use Excel to throw everything together now.”

Ian Fernando of IanFernando.com:

“QuickBooks Pro and Excel, with Excel there are some things I want to calculate out of QuickBooks when I want to find some other smaller factors, also Excel has more functions and versatility than either software.”

Chad Frederiksen of CDF Networks:

“I use Excel. I have custom scripts that dump the data I need in CSV form into the Excel file.”

A great tip for new affiliates and accounting came from Zac Johnson who said:

“If you aren’t currently INC or LLC, I would recommend it. I would also recommend using PayChex services, so they can pay you monthly/weekly and automatically. It makes salary, payment and taxes a lot easier on you.”

Thanks to those who took the time to answer, I really appreciate it.

So I will poised the question to you, what software do you use to keep track income and expenses?

Why another blog about forums? Great question, we are just a couple of forum owners who have built ours forums from the ground-up. We just wanted a blog for real life forum owners, with real life experiences.

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  • Neil May 28, 2008, 4:04 am

    Thanks for the post james :-). great stuff!