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?