Kathi Lipp is back with husband, Roger Lipp, for the fourth and final episode in this series about Profit First. In this episode, the couple explains the roles of the people they rely on to help them with their finances. Creatives are typically not in a traditional situation where they receive a regular paycheck from the same place every week or month. Often your income might be from several places like speaking engagements or book sales, and it’s important to have people on your team who understand how to manage those different sources. A bookkeeper and a CPA will make sure things are handled that may not be in your wheelhouse including:


  • Keeping up with business-related purchases
  • Ensuring contractors are paid fairly and on time
  • Taxes (all of them)


If you’re ready to take your creative ministry from the hobby level to career, it’s imperative that you take your finances to the career level as well, and this series makes it not only doable, but easy. Be sure to revisit episodes 1, 2, and 3 if you missed one, or if you need a refresher, and comment when you’ve gotten your accounts set up.

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Meet Your Hosts

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Communicator Academy Creator and CEO

Communicator Academy founder, Leverage: The Speaker Conference creator and master instructor Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 17 books including “Clutter Free,” “Overwhelmed,” and “The Husband Project.”

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence and be the person God made them to be, inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. Her newest adventure, is The Red House where she offers writer’s retreats and Writers in Residence events. Learn more about the Red House at https:writingattheredhouse.com

Roger Lipp

Roger Lipp

Roger is a productivity and quality engineer for a Fortune 50 company.

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

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