You don’t necessarily need to keep track everything you do as a freelance writer to be successful. However, I’ve found tracking data to be quite helpful in a variety of ways. And not simply because I am a geek when it comes to spreadsheets.
Being a freelance writer is more than just writing content for clients. You need to have awareness of your financial responsibilities as well. Working from home isn’t without it’s monetary pitfalls. And if you’re not careful, it could cost you.
Most freelance professionals need to keep an extra close eye on finances. It can be easy to forget that you need to pay taxes once per year, especially since most clients only offer 1099s and don’t file employee taxes on you. Using Stash Invest might have some potential for managing those expenses.