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How To Start Your Own Home Based Accounting And Bookkeeping Business

Jun 18, 2008
Are you own of those people who are tired of being confined inside your windowless office cubicle? If you have been feeling claustrophobic in your small cramped cubicle with nothing but the computer filled with accounting files, now is the time for you to get out of there and look for something that will not really drive you crazy. There is really no point of torturing yourself and getting all your nerves worked out even if the job does pay the bills. Always bear in mind that you are not here in this world simply because you need to pay the bills! You have to live your life a little and have some fun.

Now, just because you are miserable with your present job, that doesn't mean you have to dash out of the door right thins very minute and never look back. Much as we hate to think about it, we do need to pay the bills, eat and have a roof over our heads. If you really want to quit your job, you better look for alternative means of income first. Much as you would like to get away from your workplace fast, you will need your day job to keep you afloat while you set up your home business. To inspire you to work hard on your home business, set a target date when you will quit your job. Keep your target in mind and strive hard to build your business.

Since you are an accountant, you might want to start offering your services as bookkeeper or accountant to small business around your community. There are probably a lot of small businesses around your community that needs your services so start calling on people who might be in need of accountants or bookkeepers. If you know some people who are into home based business, give them a call and ask if they need your help. You will be surprised at how many people actually need accounting and bookkeeping services.

Another way for you to advertise your services is to print some brochures of describing your work experience, the services that you are offering and your professional fees. Distribute your brochures together with your business cards to family members and friends and ask them if they know somebody who might be interested in your services. More often than not, someone in the family does know somebody who is in need of accounting services.

It may take you sometime before you can finally build a good accounting and bookkeeping business. If things are not moving as fast as you would want it to be, be patient and don't stop trying. Sooner or later you will be able to get enough clients and generate some good income.
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