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you can do basic bookkeeping in excel, if you already have ms office. just a matter of cashflow layout


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I agree with Sonsey, hiring an accountant can save you a ton of time and money. If you decide to go at it yourself, I'm a bit fan of the Quicken line. They have software that starts at $29 and up. I use Quicken Deluxe, which is just $60. Does really well for me. I also keep track of my expenses for tax write offs in an Excel doc, then I just give all the ...


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I use billings 3 for all my invoices. It's great for keeping track of payments and to see how I've been doing for a certain period of time. If I remember correctly, I paid 40 dollars for it. Like others here, for accounting stuff, I use an accountant. As a freelancer, there's lots of potential write-offs and percs I would not necessarily be aware of. It's ...


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PC or Mac there are a number of decent low-cost accounting programs out there - do a quick search on Google or here. HOWEVER, if you also use the services of an accountant than you'll save much more than the cost of the program, by using whatever software they use. They will bill you for the time they spend copying the information from your stuff to theirs, ...


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I have a good friend who is working freelance in the sound mixing industry. He records, mixes, produces and also does a little video sound now and then. I think he makes around 1k usd pr month from it on a bad month and 3k on a good month. So he works on the side. But I think it depends on how bad you want this. If you really want it you can choose a simple ...


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Yes! I make a great living doing sound engineering work. Figuring out how to actively seek out clients and do the business side of things has helped me tremendously. The main thing I learned to make money in the sound biz is to go directly after your targeted profile client. Who is she? Advertising firm, mobile game, rapper in atlanta? Who would be your ...


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Field recording is the most crowded area of SFX libraries. For a passive income you may need to find more specific areas. For contract works, without a portfolio, the only way is to go for your close circle and try to join projects of someone you know in person.


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Another site in which you can put your sounds and get payed through paypal: http://www.soundboard.com/ Didnt see it mentioned on the post. thought it could be of some use.


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