Accounting for Creatives | Michelle Cornish | Skillshare
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9 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Income Sources for Creatives

    • 3. Class Project

    • 4. Expenses for Creatives

    • 5. Donating Your Work

    • 6. The Engagement Letter (Terms of Service)

    • 7. Tracking Your Income and Expenses

    • 8. Working with an Accountant

    • 9. Conclusion


About This Class

Join writer, illustrator, and former CPA, Michelle Cornish, to learn important tips and tricks for keeping track of your income and expenses from your creative business! 

Michelle left an almost 20-year career in public accounting to pursue her dream of writing and illustrating. This course is the joint effort of her right (creative) and left (analytical) brain. Yes, you get the whole brain in this course! 

What do you need to know to grow your creative business and save tax? 

This class will provide invaluable tips for increasing your income and demystifying the accounting process!

Lessons include:

  • Tracking your revenue to identify your most profitable product/service
  • Claiming eligible business expenses
  • Common deductions missed by most freelancers
  • Saving tax when you donate your work
  • Accounting apps
  • Finding and working with an accountant
  • And much more!

This class is for everyone who makes a living as a creative. It's perfect for artists, musicians, and writers. If you have a creative talent you are monetizing, you'll want to take this course.






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Michelle Cornish

Author & Illustrator - Former Accountant


I'm Michelle, a former accountant with a passion for writing and teaching business and personal finance. I worked in public accounting for almost 20 years. I self-published the book Keep More Money: Find an Accountant You Trust to Help You Grow Your Small Business, Increase Profit, and Save Tax as a result of meeting many business owners online that didn't know how to hire an accountant. This year I started a new adventure: writing picture books and financial crime t...

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