[14] Finance Basics for Side-Hustlers

Finance Basics for Side-Hustlers - Episode 14 of On The Make podcast with Julia Day from Easy as VAT | Where to start with accounting for creative business, Accounting basics, When do I need to register as self employed, When do I need to declare my additional income to HMRC


On the Make Episode 14 - finance basics for side-hustlers with Julie Day

If you’re feeling unsure about where to even start with finance for your creative side-hustle this is a must listen. In this episode I chat to Julia from Easy as VAT who shares a wealth of knowledge and so many useful tips on the basics of accounting for creative business owners.

If you feel you might be burying your head in the sand when it comes to your business finances or you’re worried that HMRC might be after you, this episode should help to put your mind at ease and introduce you to the basics of business accounting. Julia really has the knack of making the money stuff simple and approachable so if you’re currently trying your best to ignore the finance-y side of your side-business I really recommend have a listen to this episode. I promise it’s not scary!


  • How Julia left her full time job to make her business Easy as VAT her full-time gig!

  • What you need to be keeping track of in your business finances as an absolute minimum

  • When you need to register as self employed with HMRC and how

  • When you need to start declaring your income from your side-hustle and where to start

  • How tax works specifically for people in employment who are alsorunning a side-business

  • The most common finance mistakes that side-hustlers make with their business finances and how to avoid them

  • The benefits of having an accountant and what considerations you need to make before finding an accountant to work with


Julia Day from Easy as VAT Website | Instagram | Twitter

Sign up to Julia’s new membership group; The Independent Girls Collective

Julia’s simple guide on registering as self-employed with HMRC

Julia’s super straightforward spreadsheet template for your income and expenses

My interview with Jen from The Crafty Traveller on episode 2 of On The Make where she mentions her routine for managing her finances

Josephine Brooks