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Tracking Net Income as an Artist

If you’re selling your artworks, you should consider tracking your net income from your art practice: that’s how much money you make after subtracting out expenses.

Why? Because only by calculating net income will you know if your art practice is profitable (“Can I quit my day job yet?”) and whether you might owe the government money in taxes.

In this post, I share how I track my net income as an artist today, and how I got here. I also provide a spreadsheet you can download to get started tracking yourself.

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