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Money Thoughts

Thanks for joining me in thinking about money! I know what we talked about is probably not anybody’s favorite topic, but it is important.

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Helpful links

Download the Pattern Profit Spreadsheet Download the Slide Deck

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center – read about sole proprietorships and LLCs, types of taxes, recordkeeping and lots more

State Government Websites – find a link to your state

Paypal Merchant Fee Schedule

Etsy Fees

Payhip Fees

Ravelry Fees

Share-a-Sale – this is an affiliate link, about affiliate income -there are many advertisers on this network, but there are other affiliate networks, as well

Bookkeeping Apps

Quickbooks Online




More on Designer Income

Hunter Hammersen’s thoughts in two blog posts: In which I try to be careful and reasonable but will probably mess it up somehow and In which I am rather firm

Wooly Wormhead’s The True Cost of a Pattern Revisited

Alex Tinsley’s How crappy is crappy pay?

Want more? Just google it, and make sure you are reading about handknitting designers, not fashion industry designers. There’s been plenty written on the topic by various designers.