Here's where you should start building a budget

FIRST: ENROLL IN THIS COURSE

I’m going to be honest with you. Most budgets fail. They fail because the actual paper budget doesn’t mean anything without some good old fashioned habits to back it up.

The reason I want you to start with this course is because it will help you build those habits.

There’s also daily homework, and plenty of stuff to keep you busy over the next couple of days.

SECOND: READ THESE ARTICLES

Depending how gung-ho you’re feeling right now, one email and a little bit of homework might not feel like enough work. I want you to wait just a little longer before you sit down and actually make a budget… so why don’t you read these articles to get your mind juices flowing.

THE KEY TO BUILDING A BUDGET THAT DOESN’T SUCK

MY IRONCLAD RULES FOR FREELANCER BUDGETING

THIRD: LET’S BUILD A BUDGET

I love YNAB for budgets. I think it’s a great software, especially for artists and variable income earners.

But not everyone does, and you don’t have to. I also don’t get any kind of affliate income for recommending them, I just wanted to give you a place to start when you’re making your budget.

The most important thing I can tell you as you’re putting your budget together is this…. don’t get frustrated if it’s a super huge giant mess for awhile. It took me years to actually get into a good budget flow. You will make mistakes, you will have to restart the process.

But if you keep at it, a budget can make you feel in control of even the most unorthodox life.

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DISCLAIMER: 

This guide should not be construed as official financial advice, but merely as information. Without speaking to you, or taking a look at your specific numbers I can’t know for sure what the best next step for you is. 

If you’re interested in speaking with me and working together in a more formal capacity check out my WORK WITH ME page.