Part of the reason I got a job as a pizza delivery boy is because my YouTube job isn't doing so well. I only made $13,314.93 last year, and that's before taxes. I was hoping for something closer to 20K! Pizza delivery should give me more of a financial cushion.
Delivering pizza isn't glorious, so I'm hoping to move on to a better job. Here's the current plan: I'm getting accredited as a tax preparer. The idea is that I'll finish this month, then work as a volunteer with my wife this year. That way, I'll have actual experience with tax preparation, not just a head full of tax rules. I'll use that as a springboard to get a job with a local tax firm, most likely the H&R Block that's a few miles away.
I don't know how many people apply for tax firm jobs, but I'm hoping that I can get a leg up on the competition, because I know Spanish. That has never gotten me a leg up in any job application, ever, but first time's the charm!
Of course, it'd be super-awesome if I got a viral video or something, which resulted in a huge increase in my YouTube finances, so much so that I wouldn't need another job to supplement my income. Or, at least, I'd like my YouTube finances to increase, so I make more than full-time minimum wage.
My YouTube money gets double-taxed, kind of. To put it simply, Arglefumph Industries counts as self-employed contractor work, meaning "Michael who gets paid" pays wage taxes, while "Michael who pays himself" pays employer taxes. I need to make somewhere in the neighborhood of $50,000 through YouTube, before it'd be worthwhile to make Arglefumph Industries an official corporation. Corporate tax rates are different than individual tax rates, obviously.
See, I'm totally able to handle this tax stuff! Kind of.