Paying yourself if self-employed

Paying yourself money from your business when you are self-employed is not an expense of the business. This is a common mistake. If you are an employee, then it is. This topic is for self-employed only:

First you will need to add an account called Drawings of type Drawings Account into the Chart of Accounts > Equity section.

Whenever you pay yourself, make a new Transfer Transaction From Bank To Drawings.