Q: Are you aware of any software or services that keep track of taxes for online affiliates? Also any accountants that work with online affiliates?
A: When it comes to taxes, I don’t see a reason for a solution that is unique to affiliate marketing. If you’re going to do it yourself, I guess check out Quicken or QuickBooks.
Personally, I’ve been using a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since I started as an affiliate in 1997.
Anyhow, one service I find useful for tracking my payables and receivables in affiliate marketing is mint.com. This free service enables you to link your bank accounts and credit cards, so you can quickly get a snapshot of what you’re spending and earning with your affiliate efforts.
I find this helpful to have another source of aggregated information to make decisions on which affiliate marketing projects to focus on.
And then when it comes to finding an accountant, I also don’t see a need to hire somebody with knowledge of affiliate marketing.
I’ve always gone with local firms, and that has worked just fine for me. Ask local business owners for referrals.