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Are You a Numbers Person and Want to Start Your Own Business?
I have a lot of folks email me every month looking for work at home. However… they do not want a JOB. Well — what I mean is, they don't want to work FOR someone. They want their own business and they are looking for ideas in order to do just that. I have a great home business idea page and I am always looking for ideas to add to it.
I feel like many get frustrated because they feel they need these expensive degrees. And I get that — forking over $40,000 or more can be daunting and taking out student loans has left many in debt before they have even begun to build their career or even get a job in their major.
The good thing — there are many courses, classes and training programs right online that can move you in the direction that you want to go — and they are NOT $40,000!! Not even half that. Heck — some are even free!
So lets pick a popular business that I get asked about…. bookkeeping.
Let's Talk Bookkeeping Careers
OK — I'm going to be real honest here – I'm bad with numbers. Really bad. BUT — when I started my own business I needed to figure out bookkeeping. At the time, it was 2002 and there weren't a lot of online courses or classes back then to learn much of anything. So — I called up my accountant and asked her if I could pay her for a few hours of Quickbooks training. Voila! I focused in, took notes and have used Quickbooks ever since. Now… let me be clear, I am NO accountant. I am able to use the register, print reports and get my accountant what she needs for quarterlies and end of year tax prep. But I learned a lot in that little lesson with her. I was actually shocked how much I was able to grasp.
My accountant — has/had a huge clientele and is wonderful. I have been with her since 1995. She's actually recently sold her business and is only working with a few of her favorite clients these days (I'm one of them! Yes!) Her career was extremely lucrative and she started with nothing.
The point I'm trying to make is that if you're at all interested in a bookkeeping career – I have some good news.
Starting Your Own Bookkeeping Home Business
There is no need to re-create the wheel or spend tens of thousands of dollars on a fancy degree in order to get started. BUT — you will need help getting started. I don't recommend that you just put a sign in your yard that says, “I'm a bookkeeper!”. Nope. What I do recommend is finding training, classes and advice from someone that has done it or can teach you more about it.
This is where Ben Robinson comes into play. Ben has trained over 110 students to become bookkeepers. Some knew nothing about bookkeeping! That same training that he used to help over 100 people is now available for you and I! He even offers a FREE 3-part training course! Nice! That's the biggest reason I want to share this with you. I feel like everyone looking for a home business or help furthering their career or even starting a career needs to know what's out their available to them to help them get started or at least take a step. And that step is sometimes…. well, free. That certainly gives you the option to wiggle that toe in the water and see where it takes you.
You can sign up for Ben's free course here.