This is the “worst” financial quarter we’ve posted in the last year, but for being the “worst” it’s still pretty good 😉 If you would have told us a couple of years ago that we would be calling this a “bad” quarter, we wouldn’t have believed you. However, it hasn’t always been this way. If this is your first time ever reading one of our income and expense reports, I suggest starting with the first one we ever published in July of 2016 (our total income was $603.26)
Now that we’re making what feels like a crazy amount of money from this business, I feel like it’s important to tell you why we started writing these reports in the first place – and why I am continuing to write them (at least until we hit our goal of 100 countries).
When we first made these reports in our 6th month of full-time travel, the goal was to make enough money to cover our travel expenses so we could continue traveling. The purpose was to document that journey. We thought that if we were successful, maybe we could inspire some other people along the way to go after a crazy dream of their own.
When Kara and I used to tell people we traveled full-time, we’d almost always get the same response: “I wish I could do that.” At that point in the conversation, I would usually just bite my tongue. I realize that, for some, full-time travel truly isn’t possible. But for most of the people who say, “I wish I could do that,” they could if they really wanted to. Yes, some people would have to work harder than others, but most people could make it happen if they were willing to make travel a priority.
One of the selfish reasons we started these reports was to show people that we weren’t trust fund kids, and to prove to them that travel doesn’t have to be expensive. We were sharing the exact numbers behind how 2 normal people could travel the world for a year for $35,000. The hope was that, down the road, we could also show how it was possible to start a business while traveling that would continue to fund our travels, but it was just a dream at that point.
Fast forward 3 years, and we can’t believe where that dream has taken us!
Because of this path we’ve found ourselves on, I feel like the purpose of these income and expense reports have shifted. When we started, I felt like the numbers we were sharing were very relatable to the average person who wanted to go and travel. We were writing as 2 broke newlyweds, and the reports proved that you didn’t need a lot of money to go travel.
Now, I feel like these reports have become much less relatable from a travel expense standpoint, and they aren’t serving their original purpose. For a long time, I went back and forth on whether or not to continue publishing these reports, but I ultimately realized that they are now serving a different purpose that I never intended them to serve.
Based on the feedback I’ve started receiving, these reports are inspiring others outside of the realm of travel to pursue whatever they’re passionate about. This is really special to me. I’ve known from the beginning that it’s not everyone’s dream to travel (I have family and friends who would hate living a week in our shoes). That’s why I’ve never wanted to preach “everyone should travel full-time or you aren’t living life to the fullest.”
However, I do believe far too many people get swept up in the current of life and just end up wherever it takes them. Then, they look up one day and wonder how they got there. If I can inspire people to at least think about what they really want in life and encourage them to start pursuing it some way, I consider that a success.
So I am going to continue writing these reports (at least until we hit 100 countries) to show people a real-life case study about two people who went against the grain to pursue something they were really passionate about. And it worked out better than they ever could have imagined.
I think most people believe you have to make a choice between pursuing your passion or making money. We’re proof that it doesn’t have to be one or the other. We didn’t go into this thinking we were going to start a successful business. We just wanted to have enough money to continue traveling. But because we started doing what we really enjoyed and worked really hard at it, we’ve found ourselves somewhere we never dreamed of being.
Thoughts on Quarter 2 of 2019
In Q2 we saw a $27,000 decrease in revenue from Q1. The crazy thing is, all of our revenue streams stayed very consistent except for one. Our sponsorship revenue decrease by $26,000 accounting for almost 100% of our loss in revenue this quarter.
With that said, it’s not something we’re necessarily disappointed about. Sure it would have been nice to have the extra sponsorship income, but hear me out… The way we approach sponsorships is very passive. At this point in our YouTube journey, we’re fortunate enough to have a lot of companies reaching out to us for partnerships. We are very strategic about which companies we choose to promote, and we turn down the majority of opportunities we receive.
We usually only say yes to one or two sponsorship opportunities per month to keep the ads on our channel to a minimum. However, this quarter we launched FareDrop, and we didn’t want to overcrowd our channel with other promotions, so we only said yes to opportunities that were a perfect fit – which turned out not to be very many.
So while our sponsorship revenue decreased, it was a conscious choice, and it gave us more opportunities to promote FareDrop. This has been the biggest project we’ve worked on since launching our YouTube channel, so we’re really excited about it from a business standpoint – but we’re also excited because we just launched in May, and we’ve already helped people save over $10,000 on flights!
FareDrop is the first revenue stream we’ve created since we started traveling that won’t be included in these reports. We partnered with a developer to create this service, so we want to respect his financial privacy since not everyone is comfortable sharing their finances with the world.
In case you haven’t heard about FareDrop, it’s a new service we launched that helps you find cheap international flights up to 80% off! We worked with a developer to create a software the searches over 100,000 flight combinations per day. Our members can tell us what kind of deals they want to receive, and when we find a great deal that matches their preferences, we send it to them via email and/or text so they can book the flight!
If this sounds like something that could be useful to you, you can try it free for 30 days!
1. YouTube Ad Revenue – $32,515.55 (Change from Q1 +865.87)
Our total monthly channel views and ad revenue has been extremely consistent since the beginning of the year. It seems like no matter how many videos we post or how well the videos do, YouTube is determined to keep our monthly views at around 5 million and our ad revenue at around $10,000 per month.
On the one hand, this can be a little frustrating because when we continually put more effort into our videos, we hope to be rewarded with growth. On the other hand, 10k per month in ad revenue is a great place for our growth to plateau, and you will never hear us complain about our channel receiving 5 million views per month. I just find it interesting that things have been so consistent. It feels like if we are slow publishing videos or if some videos don’t do as well as others, YouTube find other older videos to promote to make sure our channel continues receiving enough views. However, if we’re publishing more videos and the videos are getting more views than normal, it’s like YouTube stops promoting our older videos to make sure our channel doesn’t get too many views. Just an observation…
2. Patreon & PayPal – $10,963.85 (Change from Q1 +$1,226.51)
It’s scary to build a business on top of a platform that you don’t own (if you read the section above, you can see how much control YouTube has over our monthly ad revenue). So much of our success/failure is tied to the growth of our YouTube channel, and we have very little control over that growth. This is why we’re so grateful for our patrons! Thanks to their support, we know that no matter what YouTube decides, this is one consistent source of income that we can count on every month!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Patreon, it’s an online platform that allows you to support the work of your favorite creators giving them a chance to continue working on their creations without having to worry about where their next meal is going to come from!
CLICK HERE to learn more about becoming a patron!
3. Course Sales – $8,205.00 (Change from Q1 -$1,553.00)
Outside of placing links on our website and in the description of our YouTube videos (goes to check we’re still linking to these in the description of our videos), we didn’t do any promotion for these courses this quarter, but they still brought in a decent amount of passive income.
If we’re being completely honest, neither one of us has been motivated to promote our course because we both feel like they need an update. The courses are still super valuable, which is why we haven’t taken them down, but we’ve both learned a lot since building the courses, and we have so much content we want to add. However, it’s one of those things that keeps getting pushed down the to-do list as things like posting videos and figuring out where we’re going to sleep tend to get top priority. Hopefully we can get these updated before I write up next quarter’s report.
If you don’t know what online courses I’m talking about… We’ve each created a course to teach others the subjects where we have the most expertise. For me, that’s travel hacking, and for Kara, it’s video editing.
- 30 Days to Becoming a Travel hacker is a course I created to teach others the strategies I use to save thousands of dollars on flights and hotels.
- Kara’s Behind the Scenes Guide to Creating a Vlog is the course Kara created to let you watch over her shoulder and learn the exact methods she uses to create one of our travel vlogs.
4. Affiliate Income – $21,540.55 (Change from Q1 +$9.93)
- Amazon – $1,355
- Epidemic Sound – $3,480
- Creditcards.com – $16,047.40
- Audible – $105
- ConvertKit – $72.69
- Adobe – $352.84
- TubeBuddy – $127.62
The majority of our affiliate income comes from the ongoing promotion of companies and products we love such as Amazon, banks with awesome travel credit cards, and Epidemic Sound. It’s an awesome feeling to get rewarded for doing something we are already doing for free: recommending products we use and love.
The major driver of our affiliate income this year has been credit card referrals. The data we receive around these referrals isn’t very detailed, but I’m pretty sure the major driver of referrals is from our free credit card consultation service where we help people find the best travel credit card(s) that will help them achieve their travel goals.
It is a manual and time consuming to talk with each person about their specific situation and make sure we’re recommending the right card(s). So, it’s awesome that we’re able to offer this service for free thanks to the commissions we receive from the banks.
If you’d like help figuring out which travel credit card(s) to sign up for to maximize your rewards and savings, you can request a FREE consultation by clicking the button below!
Or you can check out our Top 10 Travel Credit Cards post that we update every month!
Our second largest source of affiliate income is Epidemic Sound. We get all the music for our YouTube videos through this service. It’s hard to find good music for YouTube videos. Kara used to waste hours of her life searching for music, and now she has a huge library of royalty-free songs to choose from! She loves this service, promotes it at the end of all of our videos, and we get paid anytime someone signs up for a free trial.
If you need music for YouTube videos, click here to check out Epidemic Sound!
Last but not least, Amazon also brought in a decent amount of affiliate income. The majority of our Amazon affiliate income is generated by people who visit the following pages where we recommend gear we use and love.
Our Vlogging Gear
Our Packing List
Keep Us on the Road
5. Sponsored Content – $15,300 (Change from Q1 -$27,370)
As our channel grows, we continue getting more and more opportunities to include sponsors in our videos. It seems like every day someone sends me an email asking us to review their product on our channel. We turn down the majority of these offers, but if the product/company meets our 3 criteria, then we entertain the idea of adding them as a sponsor:
- Can we get genuinely excited about the product/company?
- Is this something we think our viewers would be interested in knowing more about?
- Does the company value our platform, and are they willing to pay us enough money?
We do not proactively reach out to companies to set up a sponsorship. I believe 100% of the money we’ve made from sponsorships this year has come from companies approaching us wanting to work together. With said, the majority of companies who reached out to this quarter didn’t mean at three of the criteria we have listed above. So, we turned down the majority of the opportunities.
Plus, we feel that our followers have a limit for how many sponsorships they’ll watch on our channel before the entire channel starts to feel like one big ad so we try to keep our sponsorships to a minimum. Since we knew we’d be spending more time promoting FareDrop this quarter we were even more intentional about saying “no” to opportunities that weren’t a perfect fit.
Total Q1 Income – $88,524.95 (Change from Q1 -$26,820.69)
The pie chart above gives you a quick breakdown of how each revenue stream is contributing to our total income.
Transportation Expenses – $6,719.34
Normally, we save money on our transportation expenses using miles and points that we’ve saved up by applying for the best travel credit cards. However, this quarter, we spent more than usual on transportation because we ended up buying four business class tickets.
Back in January, we found a business class “error fare”, and we were able to book two flights from Da Nang, Vietnam to New York for only $695 per ticket. Normally, these tickets would cost $5,000 to $10,000 each. We didn’t have plans to travel to Vietnam or New York, but the deal was too good to pass up!
We love any chance we get to travel in business class, so it was worth $695 to us just be able to try out one of the top 10 business class products in the world for the 16-hour flight between Hong Kong and New York.
The reason we booked 2 of these flights is because the second flight enabled us to earn significantly more frequent flyer miles plus Platinum Status with American Airlines! So the benefits we earned were worth more than what we paid for the flights. After flying 4 of these 16 hour flights around the world (in addition to all of our other travel), it felt like we pretty much lived on airplanes for most of quarter 2. It was a lot of flying, but we would both do it again in a heartbeat. 🙂
|Copenhagen||Cabo San Lucas||Plane||$1355.03|
|Cabo San Lucas||Todos Santos||Rental Car||1459.39||Rental Car for 3 Weeks|
|Cabo San Lucas||Nashville||Plane||$553.90|
|Seoul||Ho Chi Minh||Plane||$400|
|Ho Chi Minh||Da Nang||Train||$93.28|
|Da Nang||New York||Plane||$795.90||Business Class|
|New York||Michigan||Rental Car||$376.01|
|New York||Da Nang||Plane||$795.90||Business Class|
|Da Nang||Australia||Plane||$0||Project with PADI|
|Australia||Da Nang||Plane||$0||Project with PADI|
|Da Nang||New York||Plane||$695.23||Business Class|
|New York||Da Nang||$695.23||Business Class|
Accommodation Expenses – $4,449.16
In case you haven’t been following the Airbnb drama over the last few income and expense reports:
In the past, we have saved a lot of money on accommodations thanks to Airbnb credits that we have accumulated through people signing up for the service through our link. However, midway through last year, we abruptly stopped receiving credits from Airbnb.
With no help from Airbnb, we eventually learned that Airbnb has a $5,000 credit limit cap. Since we had received $5,000 in credits, they quit giving us additional credits even though we were still referring new members.
To get around the cap, we created a new account, and we want to say huge thank you to everyone who used our new link this quarter because we have already earned an additional $1,300 in Airbnb credits! If you’d like to save $40 on your first Airbnb, and give us some Airbnb credit as well, you can sign-up using our new link below.
CLICK HERE to save $40+ on your first Airbnb
|Ho Chi Minh||Airbnb||12||$701.08|
|Australia||Hotel||12||$0||Project with PADI|
|Da Nang||Hotel||5||$45||Used Free 7 Night Marriott Certificate|
Destination Expenses – $2,786.62
This category is the money we spent while on the ground at each destination. This includes things like food, local transportation, and entertainment.
|Todos Santos||April 1 - 23||$818.16
|Nashville||April 23 - May 1||$250.27
|Seoul||May 3 - 10||$370.54|
|Ho Chi Minh||May 10-21||$511.20|
|Da Nang||May 22-23||$16.19|
|Michigan||May 23 - 27||$228.13|
|Da Nang||May 29||$13.71|
|Australia||May 30 - June 12||$213.67|
|Da Nang||June 12 - 13||$11.51|
|Nashville||June 14 - 23||$289.47
|Hanoi||June 25 - 30||$63.77|
Business Expenses – $7,959.75
Each month we pay for several online subscriptions and other things to keep the vlog, blog, online courses, and email list running smoothly. We have also hired a few independent contractors to make sure we can keep things going strong as our channel and business continue to grow and evolve.
Travel Hacking Wingman -$3,727.50
If you submitted a credit card consultation or signed up for my travel hacking course, you probably know Benji. He helps manage our travel hacking Facebook group for the students of my 30 Days to Becoming a Travel Hacker Course. He also helps me write travel hacking blog posts and give credit card consultations. I tried to do this alone for a long time, but I realized I needed help to ensure that we could help as many people as possible travel cheaper using my travel hacking strategies. So, I’m super thankful I’ve found a fellow travel hacker I trust to help me with the mission.
Video Editor – $2,768
After working with a few different editors, and spending a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to transfer big video files around the world, we finally have a system that we’re happy with! We are down to one awesome editor who helps rough-cut almost every video. The original goal of hiring a editor was to help save Kara time in the editing process. At this point that’s still debatable, but it’s definitely increased the quality our videos which we’re really happy about!
Assistant – $165
At the end of this quarter we hired a part-time assistant who just works 5-10 hours per week to help with some of the repetitive tasks that were taking up too much of our time.
Convert Kit – $0 (we paid upfront for the year)
The great email platform that we use to send emails to our list of 50,000+ people. It’s great!
Teachable – $297
The platform where we host our courses – 30 Days to Becoming a Travel Hacker and Kara’s Behind the Scenes Guide to Editing a Vlog.
Premiere Pro (Adobe) – $223.65
The program Kara uses to edit our videos.
Google Service – $61.48
This is the money we pay Google for our email address every month so that we can look semi-professional.
Touchnote Postcard – $179.95
This is the service we’re using to send postcards to our patrons!
Epidemic Sound – $45
This is where we get all of our royalty free music for our YouTube videos!
TubeBuddy – $57
This service allows us to bulk edit the cards and end screens across all of our videos on YouTube. Basically, we pay $19 to avoid spending hours of our lives monotonously changing small details on our channel.
Godaddy – $18.17
This is the service we use to pay for our website, hosting, and SSL certificates. Plus, all of the other domains I buy when I think of a good business idea 😉
Gleam.io – $0
This is the service we used to host our giveaways.
Click Funnels – $291
“I’m trying to get more sophisticated with our landing pages and sales funnels, but so far I’m just wasting money with this complicated service.” I wrote this in the last quarter, but it’s still true.
Motion Array – $87
This was a service we tried out for animated text and maps. It didn’t work out.
VideoBlocks – $39
This was a service we used for stock footage to help us tell a better story in one of our videos.
OptinMonster – $0 (we paid upfront for the year)
If you’ve been to our website, you may recognize we have a few popups on different pages. This is the service we’re using to generate more email subscribers.
New Gear – $1,838.11
We purchased several miscellaneous pieces of this gear this quarter including a couple of lens filters, hard drives, and new memory cards. However, the bulk of this expense comes from Kara’s new phone. Hopefully, you’ve noticed an increase in the quality of our Instagram stories… That was the justification for buying a new phone, haha.
Fixed Costs – $738.17
T-Mobile Phone Plan – $220.07
Google Fi – $296.34
Kara stuck with the T-Mobile Unlimited International plan because she can’t give up her iPhone. However, I decided to switch to Google Fi because it’s a lot faster than T-Mobile’s international service. Having separate carriers slightly increases our overall phone bill, but both of us are happy with our current setup.
Health Insurance – $221.76
We switched to a new international health insurance plan this year: it’s called Safety Wing. It’s cheaper, but we haven’t actually had to use it, so I can’t tell you whether or not we recommend it.
Passports & Visas – $1,199.98
Before we left to travel full-time at the beginning of 2016, we got brand new 52 page passports. After 3.25 years of travel, we finally filled them up. Because our time in the U.S. is limited, we had to pay a hefty fee to get rushed passports in one week. However, the amount we save on taxes by being outside of the U.S. was totally worth paying the rush fee so we could leave the U.S. faster.
Miscellaneous – $1040.31
This category is made up of expenses that didn’t fit into any of the categories above. Some little things like Spotify and Netflix, and a few bigger things like credit card annual fees.
Total Q1 Expenses – $26,259.73
|YouTube Ad Revenue||$32,515.55|
|Passport & Visas||-$1,199.98|
That’s a wrap for our Quarter 2 income and expense report. These numbers continue to surprise us every quarter when I type them into the computer. If you find it hard to believe that we’re making this much money while traveling the world, you’re not alone. We pinch ourselves from time to time!
Thank you for all of your support. We couldn’t do it without you. I’d love to hear what you think about this report in the comments below!
It’s really great that you provide income expenses report every qtr. You said you would save on taxes. Could you please explain? Did you mean income taxes or some other tax? Because as a US citizen you would have to pay taxes.
Keep on travelling after having kids too. 🙂
We still pay self-employement tax and federal income tax. However, we got a 22k deduction thanks to forgien income exclusion. Even with the deduction we still owed over 50k in taxes.
Jennifer Jones says
Oh yes the joy of self employment and quarterly estimated tax payments,! Totally worth it but truly annoying !
I had no idea about the air bnb link not working, I’ve used it numerous times! I’ll be sure to use your new link 🙂
Very interesting, I was wondering more about the taxes. Since you are on the road and not in the states. Do you not have an income tax?
Also I have to say I love the Vlog’s! Looking forward to what ever is next!
Safe Travels where ever you go!
We still have to pay both self-employement and federal income tax. However, we get a break by spending 330 days in other countries thanks to forgien income exclusion. For 2018 we saved about $22k thanks to FIE.
Thanks for being transparent. It’s truly refreshing and so incredibly informative. Would you ever consider posting what you pay in taxes and how all that works in your unique situation? Do you have a cpa?
Thanks again and safe travels!
Greg Johnston says
Interesting stuff, Nate. Can you address the issue of income taxes? I know you guys stay out of the US more than a certain number of days per year to avoid paying US taxes, but does that allow you to avoid any income taxes at all?
Congrats on all the progress you’ve made, still enjoying the videos.
Keep up the great content! I am such a nerd…I love these reports Nate. LOL
Ruth Matthews says
Love the fact you publish your financials. Thank you! Please clarify for all of us though…..If your gross profit was 62,000 are you saying you paid 50,000 in taxes for the quarter or is that an annual tax figure? Is the 22,000 earned income exclusion a quarterly amount or annual?
Peter Galbraith says
It’s delightful that you are still doing this, Nate, tho I can see it is probably going to end when you have visited 100 countries. I find a detailed review of your expenses to be very helpful b/c it gives me ideas of areas I should check out for assistance or improved quality. I’m just starting a YT channel and some of your items deserve exploration.
You don’t really mention your group travel efforts. Why don’t you say hello to Dennis Bunnik in Adelaide. Contact him in advance. I’m a veteran of Rick Steves’ tours in Europe and if he would branch out to other parts of the world, I would go in a minute. Folks who watch your videos get the travel bug badly; I was very interested in your Burma adventure but am a solo traveler and that makes it very expensive. In terms of life after hitting 100 or 125 countries, a business hosting or facilitating group travel to non-European destinations makes a lot of sense for you two.
And, yes, do update the travel hacking course. I took it, now have 400k-500k miles stashed away but still have never cashed any. Bring me up to speed, please.
These reports are a big part of why I consider you to be the best travel writers I read. Thank you for sharing the behind the scenes details.
Chad Redick says
So which iPhone did Kara get. The new one on September 10 will have much better cameras
Chad Redick (75 countries and counting)
Google Fi is available in beta for iPhone now – have you considered it?
Kara, I used Google Fi on my iPhone, 16 countries flawlessly over the past three months 🙂
Darl Steinman says
Have you ever thought about public speaking? I’ll bet you could sell out every seat in a stadium.
Renata Pereira says
Thank you so much for this post, it’s so encouraging and your success keeps inspiring me. I feel we’re all so fortunate to be able to follow your real life case study. All the best!
Just curious what was the profit on the dropfair site since this is something you guys started this year it will be interesting to see the details if possible
Nate, Have you considered running AB tests on your YouTube videos, e.g. having Faredrop run paid ads on a video to test out whether YouTube’s algorithm favors paid ad-supported videos vs others? Granted the net will be a video you would lose revenue for but potentially earn more money in the long run.
Really hope you continue to publish these reports after hitting 100 countries. I’m a numbers person so this is my favorite part. It’s awesome to watch your experiences and then see what you guys managed to save on what should have cost far more. It’s still relatable especially with the business expense inclusion. Your transparency the entire way along has been fantastic. I admit I’m disappointed that Faredrop wasn’t included as I had been looking forward to seeing how successful this business venture had been thus far. I know it was their choice not yours but since it skews the numbers, it’s still disappointing. Thank you for taking the time each quarter to take us along on your journey….not just in videos but also in the much more elusive “behind the scenes” financial side of things. It gives a more complete picture. Good luck with your continued success. So glad you guys made it back over that glacier!
Hello you two!
I was wondering, do you save all the money you make for retirement, future project? What’s the breakdown for the leftovers?
Matthew Lehner says
Good to hear that you guys are doing well. Keep the videos rolling, its always so fun to watch! God bless you both.
Since, I too, am into the travel hacking and credit cards, would you share what cards you currently still pay the AF for and why you kept those cards? My wife and I are about to start traveling full time soon enough and won’t exactly know which cards we will use and keep and ones we will downgrade until we start moving. But any insight on cards are most useful while traveling would be hugely helpful! Thanks so much!
Great job guys and thanks for sharing, question, do you guys do your own taxes or hire
a professional? My wife and i are planning to follow similar footsteps and want to know.
Phillip Prophett says
I always enjoy reading these emails. I am so pleased for the pair of you and how well you have done in such a relatively short period of time.
David Kovac says
Can you please share with us how are you managing to keep track of all expenses?
I do a little bit of travel but found it really hard to track all “daily / on street” expenses into some app.
Also – I know you have plenty of credit cards but did you tried Revolut yet?
Great report. I enjoy your videos and your quarterly reports. The last seems to be the glue that keeps it all together.
Keep up those great videos. You both have great personalities that keep me along with a million other awaiting the newest videos.
Safe travels you two.
‘Happy to contribute to your income via Kara’s course, Epidemic affiliate and Faredrop subscription. You give great value in your work, and we’re glad to support it!
Alejandra Ramirez says
Such a great and honest report!
Keep on doing that!
Based on the comments, I think it would be a good idea to create a video on how the tax works for you
Keep on and Stay Safe!
Thanks for the report, I read them every quarter!
Interesting to read about the reduction in sponsored content. We much prefer the episodes which have less external sponsored content as we feel that they are trips that we can also plan and undertake ourselves (we might give the glacier walk a miss though!)
BTW I spotted an error in your post you may want to fix: “Total Q1 Income – $88,524.95 (Change from Q1 -$26,820.69)” should say “Total Q2 Income……..”
Happy travels 🙂
Shrayan lakhna says
Thanks for sharing this post it gives a motivation to do hard work as I’m a blogger I like you all post you shared huge knowledge with your experience that you did befero.. start to end.
Erin Evans says
I wait with eager anticipation for each of these reports ? I just love the numbers and how organised this data is. So even though it’s not serving your intended purpose for me personally, I still love reading them purely for how organised and well set up it is! Thanks Nate!
All the best for Q3 and your last 6 countries!
I’m sure there are a ton of work to put together, but they really do help make people think and be inspired as to how they can make something work if they give it their all. I’m working on it,thanks to you!
Ben Kahle says
Nate, thank you for doing these reports! Very interesting and please keep doing them.
I would suggest reaching out to a CPA who is also a tax strategist. Most CPAs will not tell you ways you can save on taxes. They will simply file your tax return with the information you give them. I don’t get paid for recommending Warren Taryle, but you should reach out http://www.tacpas.com.
He has been helping me over the past year and my savings have been in the multiple thousands. More than pays for his fee which is maybe $3-$5k per year. He does a free intro call as well to get familiar with your situation and see how much he can save you.
Do hope you keep posting these after 100 countries, I’ve spent hours reading them.
As a huge numbers nerd they are my absolute favorite.
I realize this has nothing to do with income and expenses, but “for fun” it would be great to see a tracker of how many cups of free coffee Kara consumes on a quarterly basis.
I would strongly recommend keeping up these financial reports because it makes your whole business more interesting to your viewers.