Smart Tips for Starting an Online Business [Podcast]

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When I started blogging, I looked high and low for business advice for online businesses.

Didn’t find much.

I stumbled along the way. Doing what ever made sense at the time.

I was not prepared or ready for my business to grow. Once it began to grow, I felt like I was using duct tape on a worn out raft. I wasn’t as organized as I would have liked. I missed out on obvious tax opportunities as a business owner.

I decided it was time to change that.

Smart Tips for Starting an Online Business


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In this episode, I interview my CPA – Erin Johnstone. I’d encourage you to connect with Erin on her site at She works with online business owners through consulting, bookkeeping, and tax preparation. She was gracious enough to lend us some time so we tackled the following things:

  • What is the one essential thing a blogger should do when just starting?
  • Can you explain the differences between a Sole Proprietor, LLC, and S-Corp?
  • What is a 1099 and what do I do with it?
  • Plus many more smart tips

Question: What questions do you have about starting an online business?

    Jonathan has been blogging since 2009 and is still in awe that the Creator of the Universe desires to have a relationship with him. His passions include spending time with his kids, reading, March Madness, surprise get-a-way trips with his wife, and watching funny YouTube videos.