A few years ago, I made a couple small changes that resulted in a huge positive shift for my business.

At the time, I was building this blog and running a freelancing gig. And I was busy.

Which meant that some of the tasks I liked less than others got less attention. One of those tasks (I’m embarrassed to admit) was bookkeeping and finances.

I’ve since learned that a business that doesn’t focus on its numbers is just a hobby. But at the time, it was something that seemed overwhelming and was easy to put off. So I did.

Don’t get me wrong, I kept track of my money, but I didn’t know it like the back of my hand. And my gauge to whether my business was successful or not was solely based on whether I was (1) profitable at all and (2) able to put food on the table and keep the lights on.

It wasn’t awesome.

I’ve since learned quite a few money hacks that have completely changed the way I do business–for the better.

Read my top six money hacks on my blog, Graphic Design Blender.