It could be small businesses that collect receipts in a cookie tin or the neighbour who can’t understand where their salary went, but everyone can use the skills of bookkeeping to keep their finance records up to date and balanced.
From being able to keep track of your own books to having a steady flow of clients, a bookkeeping business can be convenient for people looking to have a stable personal and professional lifestyle.
Be your own boss
Many people get tired of living the corporate life, which is why getting yourself set up from home can be beneficial to both your personal and professional development.
If you are new to bookkeeping, being at home means extra time to take an online bookkeeping course. You won’t have to go very far, just to your computer.
You can learn the basics of bookkeeping and even get certified from the comfort of your own home.
With an efficient internet connection, a good phone line and functional bookkeeping software, becoming a homebody can turn into a profitable bookkeeping venture. You’ll be able to work at your own pace, make your own hours.
Increase your productivity
Starting your own bookkeeping business will need a very low start-up capital.
Advertising in a newspaper, creating a website and investing in business cards will give you the chance to tell people about the services you provide and get you more clients.
Some of these services could include general record keeping, tax preparation, payroll services and accounts consultation – all things you will be able to do from your home office.
A work email and separate phone line will ensure that you detach the personal from the professional.
With no need to commute to and from the office and operational bookkeeping software, setting aside an office space in your home is all you will need to do. This way you will be able to work with few interruptions, in an environment of your choosing.
You’ll also have the chance to keep track of your own books and know exactly how much money is coming in and where it’s going.
Spend time with the family – and alone
Many working parents often complain they work so much that their kids are sweet toddlers one minute and moody teenagers the next.
Working from home or part-time, you’ll be able to keep track both of the accounts and your children. You’ll be able to have scheduled vacations with the family, playtime with the kids and maybe go to that spa you keep hearing about.
It will also be much easier to make personal appointments when you have a flexible schedule instead of fixed office hours. That way you won’t need to make sure you have a medical certificate for going to the dentist during the day.
Bookkeeping from home is also convenient because of all the time you will have for yourself. You won’t need to put off going to the spa and you won’t have to wait to be stuck in traffic to have a moment’s rest. The less stressed you are the more work you will be able to do.
The University of Cape Town Bookkeeping course is presented online throughout South Africa. For more information contact Tamsin on 021 447 7565 or email@example.com. Alternatively, visit www.GetSmarter.co.za.
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