How to Start Your
Own Highly Profitable Home-Based Bookkeeping Service
you dreamed of being your own boss, having your own business, and
setting your own work hours. To most people this may seem simply out of
reach do to the high start-up costs of opening a normal store-front
business, along with your possible lack of experience running a
You don't need to rent a fancy store-front operation, I can show you
how you can work from your home. You don't even have to leave your
present job. You can work part-time until you have sufficient income to
tell your boss good-bye, among other things!
Freelance bookkeepers are in big demand even during these economic
downturns, because businesses realize that if they aren't careful with
their money, they soon won't be in business! As a result,
bookkeeping can be a good business year in and year out for you.
Many small businesses outsource their bookkeeping work, and there are
lots of individuals and families who simply want someone else to manage
their record-keeping for them.
Think of it this way, as a bookkeeper, you can help a lot of people.
Even if you think you'd never be able to run a company, with basic
accounting skills, some simple software and your hard work, you can be
off and running very quickly with your own home-based bookkeeping
You might ask, "What are the benefits or advantages to starting a
bookkeeping business anyway?" A good question, well to start off,
bookkeeping is a very low-cost and low-risk venture to launch. No
big brick-and-mortar storefront needed, what's more you can run your
entire business out of your house.
Further good news is, is the fact that you don't have to hire
employees and can run your bookkeeping company as a one-person business
as long as you choose. Freelance bookkeeper's charge anywhere from $25
to $60 an hour. In addition, your work schedule can be flexible:
part-time, regular business hours, evenings, weekends, it's always up to
Now the sober reality, of course, this is not a get rich quick
scheme, you actually do have to work. Success takes time and effort.
However, the good news is; a home bookkeeping business is as close as
it comes to a recession proof business. When the economy is strong,
people will be starting new businesses and will therefore need a
bookkeeper. When the economy is weak, businesses will need to watch and
account for every penny, again resulting in a demand for bookkeepers.
In fact, bookkeeping is a necessary duty to running all businesses. So,
every business, small or large, needs a bookkeeper, as it's a legal
requirement to keep a record of all income and expenses.
Further, as mentioned, bookkeeping is a business that doesn’t require
any stock, or staff. it has low overheads, flexible working days and a
high level of demand. Bookkeeping is also easy to learn if necessary
and no prior bookkeeping experience is needed.
In summary, ask yourself; "Can you see yourself offering home-based
bookkeeping services?" And, "Are you detail-oriented, organized ,and do
you love working with numbers, ledgers, and balance sheets."
Also, bookkeeping could be the right career path for you, if you are
a self-starter as well as want flexibility and convenience, then you may
have what it takes.
Put these together and you've got a home-based bookkeeping business!
Whatever path you follow, good fortune;