Earning money from your blog? You're officially one step closer to world (wide web) domination! But don't get the champagne flowing just yet - if you are beginning to earn some blogging bucks you need to make sure you're declaring it to the tax man each year. Taxes suck - no one is going to deny that in a rush. But, here's something to make it that little easier for you when it comes to working out your work expenses. Ever wondered what you can (potentially) expense each year? Well, now you know.


1. WEBSITE HOSTING FEES

2. DOMAIN COST(S) AND RENEWALS

3. CAMERA EQUIPMENT

4. EDITING SOFTWARE (ADOBE SUITE ETC)

5. FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER FEES

6. BUSINESS CARDS AND LETTERHEADS

7. COMPUTERS, LAPTOPS, TABLETS ETC

8. COMPUTER UPGRADES

9. HOTEL COSTS FOR BUSINESS TRIPS

10. OFFICE SUPPLIES AND STATIONARY

11. TRAVEL COSTS FOR BUSINESS TRIPS

12. PO BOX ADDRESSES AND FEES

13. BUSINESS-RELATED POSTAGE

14. PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS

15. PHOTO SHOOT PROPS

16. SOME CLOTHING (IF FOR A JOB)

17. OFFICE FURNITURE

18. PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

19. COMPUTER/TECH INSURANCE

20. ONLINE SELF-PROMOTION COSTS

21. A PERCENTAGE OF HOME INSURANCE

22. BLOG ADD-ONS AND PLUG-INS

23. SEO PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

24. ENTERTAINMENT (IF FOR REVIEWS)

25. A PERCENTAGE OF THE INTERNET BILL

26. WORK-RELATED EQUIPMENT RENTAL

27. PRINTERS, SCANNERS ETC

28. TRADE SHOW FEES AND DISPLAYS

29. DAYS OUT (IF FOR REVIEWS)

30. MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS / MERCH

31. CUSTOM CHARGERS FOR PR GIFTS

32. WEB DESIGN COSTS AND UPKEEP

33. BUSINESS EVENT HOSTING

34. WORK-RELATED BOOKS AND RESEARCH

35. POSTAGE FOR PRODUCTS / MERCH

36. FURTHER EDUCATION CLASSES

37. SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR RESEARCH SITES

38. STOCK PHOTO PURCHASES

39. SOFTWARE LICENSING FEES

40. TAX AND ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE

41. TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT FEES

42. BUSINESS LUNCHES/ MEETINGS

43. SELF-STORAGE FEES (FOR WORK)

44. ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMMES

45. WORK PHONE BILLS / COSTS

46. STORAGE (ONLINE AND EXTERNAL)

47. LONG DISTANCE BUSINESS CALLS

48. WORK-RELATED REPAIRS

49. ADVERTISING PRINTING FEES

50. LOSSES DUE TO THEFT 


**Any issues? Always make sure you contact your accountant or an advisor!