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Money and Bookkeeping

The EntreCourier’s Seven Rules to make Bookkeeping for Independent Contractors Easier

What is the best way to track your expenses and do your bookkeeping as a contractor for Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats and other gig companies? As we get into the last quarter of the year, some of you are starting to think about things like taxes and all that. Do you know how good that …

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Is GoDaddy Bookkeeping a Good Alternative to Quickbooks Self Employed for Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Lyft Independent Contractors?

You’re thinking of stepping up your bookkeeping game with a software program as an independent contractor for gig companies like Grubhub, Doordasy, Uber Eats, Lyft and others, you’re wondering about if there’s a good alternative to Quickbooks Self Employed, and then you found the Godaddy Bookkeeping program. Is it a good alternative? Is it a …

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How Do I Verify My Income from Doordash Uber Eats Grubhub Lyft etc. for Car Loans, Apartment Leases or Mortgage?

Three Steps to Understanding How to Verify Your Income as a Gig Economy Contractor There are no paystubs when you are a self employed contractor for Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates, Doordash, Lyft, Instacart or other gig economy apps, so how do I verify my income if I want to rent an apartment, get a car …

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Review: Can QuickBooks Self Employed help contractors for Grubhub Doordash Postmates Uber Eats?

It should be obvious by now that you’ve got to keep good records in the gig economy, but is Quickbooks Self Employed the best option for the Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats contractors? We’ll take a look at the pros and cons of this program. You may have finished wrestling with 2019 taxes, thanks to the …

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The Big Picture of Financial Success for Delivery Contractors with Elijah Bilel

This week on the Deliver on Your Business podcast, we have Elijah Bilel, of the App Lifestyle Youtube channel. Elijah is what you could call the resident Uber Eats expert, succussfully working primarily Uber Eats for a number of years. His channel, originally called the Uber Lifestyle, provides some great tips and tricks for delivering …

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Is there a Doordash Paycheck? (FAQ Series)

Are you getting a Doordash paycheck each week? I’m sure you already understand this part, that you aren’t an employee with Doordash, so that means you won’t be getting a paycheck from Doordash. As an independent contractor, they simply drop your earnings into your bank each week through Direct Deposit. The thing that is really, …

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Take Care of Your Employee (You) When it Comes to Payday

If you want to see a business owner get in trouble real fast, watch them when they miss payroll. It’s not pretty. One of the (if not THE) greatest responsibilities a business owners has is to make sure their employees are taken care of when it comes to payday. It’s a sacred trust. That trust …

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What about Benefits for Independent Contractors?

Does your employee need benefits? Employee???? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! What are you talking about? We are wrapping up the 31 Day Courier MBA series with a section on employee relations. Here’s the deal folks: Every business, including the independent contractor business, has a responsibility to take care of their employees. (Don’t get me started on …

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Don’t Be Surprised by Things That Shouldn’t Surprise You: Being Financially Prepared

Who knew that when you drive three to four times as many miles as the typical driver, your car would wear out three to four times faster? Who’da thunk it that if no one is withholding taxes from your income, you would owe a huge chunk on tax day? We talked in a post a …

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How to Get Paid Time Off as an Independent Contractor Delivery Driver

I love the freedom of being an independent contractor. I love being able to pick and choose the times I deliver for Ubereats, Grubhub, Doordash and Postmates. Read enough of this site and you can probably tell, I love being my own boss. Having said that, one thing about not being an employee really bites …

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