Am I the only person who uses spreadsheets to keep track of my earnings? With all of the money being exchanged on a daily basis, I make it a point to document everything. I have it setup on multiple sheets and it’s broken down by the day. Sheet #1 houses all of my paid blogging earnings. Sheet #2 houses all of my advertising and design work and Sheet #3 houses all of my web hosting payments.
A friend of mine was having trouble keeping track of everything and I pointed her in the direction of the Spreadsheet option with Open Office. For those of you who don’t know what Open Office is, it’s a free program that basically does everything that Microsoft Office does. The major difference is it’s free, and works better on Vista than MS Office does. But that’s just my personal take on it.
So I gave her a step-by-step break down of how to use the program and even knowing exactly what to do she finds it overwhelming. It takes about 10 minutes to setup the columns to have them do what you want them to. For the rest of the month, all you’re doing is filling in the information. Why do people still insist upon pen and paper with a calculator? :: sigh ::