For most bloggers, we’re the CEO, creative staff, marketing staff, and entire office and support staff all rolled up in one person. Depending on our personal skills, that can be …challenging. Add the challenge of gathering all the necessary information to file taxes each year and ….yikes! Over my five years of blogging, I’ve created these blog management worksheet printables that I use to keep my own blog running smoothly. I’m sure you’re not surprised to know that I like to keep things organized here at Organized 31. I thought that you might find these free printables useful, too.
I developed these blog management worksheets to track my blog statistics, blog income and expenses, sponsored posts and to keep track of all my blog passwords. I prefer to print out hardcopies of these worksheets. I also keep track of my income and expenses on a spreadsheet. Call me paranoid, but I’ve known plenty of people who have lost files on their computers, but don’t know anyone who has lost hardcopy files from their house. So, I use both the hardcopy and the electronic copy of my income and expense worksheets. I find that using hardcopy worksheets help my brain and learning style process the information better. If you’re like me and prefer to use the paper and pencil method, you’ll find these blog management printables will make the job much easier for you.
Blog Management Printables
You can punch holes in these printables and add them to a binder. I have a binder for the current year with contracts, sponsored post requirements, income and expense invoices and these blog management worksheets. At the end of each year, I review everything in the binder, purge documents that are no longer needed and move the documents that I need to keep to long-term storage.
Blog Statistics Log
Whether you chose the first of the month, the 15th or the last day of the month, pick a day and write down your blog and social media statistics each month. Using my Blog Statistics Log helps you set growth goals and monitor your goal achievement.
Blog Income Log
It’s important to keep track of all of your blog income for tax purposes and for your business plan. My Blog Income Worksheet makes it easy. Blog income includes all merchandise that you receive and any income from sources such as sponsored posts, ads, merchandise sales, consulting fees, bank account interest, and more.
Blog Expenses Log
I am not an accountant and you should consult one with your specific questions. I set up this Blog Expenses Worksheet with the expense categories used for filing taxes. You may find that you want to track your expenses with different categories and you can add those.
Sponsored Post Log
If you do sponsored posts, it’s important to keep track of them and it’s easy to do with my Sponsored Post Log. It will help you:
- Meet suspenses
- Track your work with each company
- Monitor payments due – I’ve found times when I did not receive payment for sponsored posts that I completed. Checking my sponsored post log allows me to follow up with companies that neglect to pay me on-time.
When I was in the military, I had a top secret plus security clearance. With that experience, I create complicated and secure passwords for all my accounts. Yea! me! But that means that it’s difficult to remember all those passwords, so I keep my Password Log near me when I’m working. If you use an online password app, you may still find it useful to create a hardcopy password log (yes, you can call me paranoid). If you choose to use this printable password log, please ensure that you secure it somewhere safe since it will contain all your passwords in one place, which makes it easy for you and for a thief.
Are there any blog management printables that you find useful that I missed?
Here’s to organized and successful blogging!
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