A great way of bringing extra income to the household is to start a “Work From Home” Bookkeeping Business. Indeed, so many bookkeepers have seen the benefit of being able to work from home.
These days with the internet, cloud accounting software packages, and so many different choices of file sharing software, off-site bookkeeping has become so simple.
If you love what you are doing, then it’s not really work! And being paid to do what you love doing is even better!
Taking your existing experience in accounting or bookkeeping, setting yourself up to work from home has many benefits.
Smart small business operators are saving money by not employing someone full-time in-house to do their bookkeeping, preferring to outsource a professionally qualified bookkeeper as and when they ned one.
This is great for Work At Home Bookkeeping Businesses, as all you need do is to approach such businesses in your area and offer to do their book keeping.
As with any business, you need to invest in some capital equipment, and own the “tools of the trade”.
Most households in Australia already own a computer, though you my consider upgrading, or purchasing a new computer to ensure that your business machine remains dedicated to business activities.
You’ll need a range of software including word processing, spreadsheets, email and accounting software.
If you do not have any accounting software, then you need to purchase some.
Popular software for bookkeepers and business operators in Australia are Quickbooks or MYOB, Saasu, and Xero. If the company you work for uses a different piece of software, they may purchase a copy for you to use at home, or make one of their current licenses available to you.
You’ll also need some basic stationery such as a pocket calculator, ruler, stapler, pencils, notepad etc.
When starting to branch out on your own, its better to stick with the accounting packages that you already know how to use.
Sourcing new clients is actually very simple – if you need some help, then Contact us for more details about how we can help you expand your bookkeeping business
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