There are a few specific Bookkeeper Launch roadblocks that are probably preventing you from taking that next step. I get it, joining a program like this is a big decision.
It is completely normal to have concerns about doing something as drastic as starting a new business. This is even more true when you may not yet know the first thing about bookkeeping.
There are a few misconceptions that are floating around, but I am a believer that the more information that you can arm yourself with, the better off you will be.
Hopefully, after taking a look at this article, you will look at this program a little different and realize that when you have the information you need you can begin to put your mind at ease and feel confident about possibly taking that next step.
Bookkeeper Business Launch Roadblocks
Allow me to break down the biggest misconceptions about the program and why they simply are not the case.
I Have No Experience, Who Would Hire me?
This is probably the main thought people have when considering the Bookkeeper Launch course. They think that since they have no prior experience as a bookkeeper that nobody will give them a chance.
Here’s the truth, as of this post February 2nd, 2018, Ben has successfully trained 3,721 students to have their own bookkeeping business (The BBL course started in 1015).
The article has been updated on April 26th, 2020 and Ben has now trained over 8000 students!
Out of those, a large majority of them had absolutely no prior experience. This includes both bookkeeping and marketing.
When you think about it, this is an easy trap to fall into but it simply isn’t true. Most business owners couldn’t care less about your prior experience. What they do care about is that you can competently do their books and provide value for their business.
I Need To Earn Money Fast!
The first thing that I should mention is that Bookkeeper Launch is 100% NOT a get-rich-quick scheme. It is going to take hard work and dedication to learn what you need to learn to get your business up and running.
In saying that, it shouldn’t take you a couple of years to get things going either. When you do what you need to do you can start earning much quicker than you may think.
Ben says that within 6 weeks you have the potential to start earning money. Obviously, it’s not going to be thousands of dollars but being able to have your 1st client in 6 weeks is a possibility and once you break the ice with your first client things can quickly begin to snowball for you.
Don’t get lured into the trap of earning money with the flick of a switch. Simply change your perspective of what fast is. 6 weeks, when you think about it, it pretty darn fast considering you may have no experience coming into this program.
I Have No Budget To Advertise
In a typical case, when someone is looking to earn money from home it is usually because they are short on cash. Makes sense right? After all, your not happy with where you are so you are looking to improve your situation.
If money is a concern, know that it is entirely possible to market your new bookkeeping business without spending a single dime. What you are going to have to do is called sweat equity.
Nothing good in life is going to come easy. In fact, if it was easy then it is probably going to be short-lived.
If you do things the right way, as Ben will show you, then know that it can be done without burning through cash.
Have you ever heard of Les Brown? He is one of the best motivational speakers around! He said, “Do what is easy and your life will be hard, do what is hard and your life will be easy”. Let that sink in for a minute.
I Have Never Run A Business Before
Being unsure if a business is the right move for you is a normal feeling to have when considering this course. It can be intimidating and realizing that you are going to have to step into a role of responsibility when it is just you running the show can be scary.
Once again, know that a majority of Bens students had never run a business before joining Bookkeeper Launch, and like you, they were also unsure if this was something they could actually do.
In reality, you only need 2 things to make this business work for you. First, you need the right steps laid out for you and the second thing you need is to simply take action.
When you have the right guidance, running a legitimate business and being taken seriously as a premium bookkeeping provider isn’t a challenge at all.
I’m Not Sure If I Can Do This By Myself
What happens if you need help? What happens if you can’t figure something out? What happens if you make a mistake?
These are completely normal questions to have, especially without any prior bookkeeping or marketing experience.
If there is one thing that you can hang your hat on, it’s that the support group on the inside is by itself worth the price of admission. What better way to get support than to have access to thousands of other bookkeeping business owners that have gone through the exact same things you are?
These are people just like you who had to exact same thoughts and concerns that you have right now. So in reality, you are NEVER really on your own through this journey.
Learning Bookkeeping Skills Don’t Scare Me But…
Ben talks about that learning how to do bookkeeping doesn’t scare or really intimidate potential students of the course. It is everything else that worries them.
It’s actually putting yourself out there. It’s worrying that you are going to make a mistake or say something wrong. It’s thinking that you’re not good enough or experienced enough.
In reality though, what ends up happening is that once people simply find out what you are doing you automatically find yourself with potential clients even before you finish the course.
By simply avoiding falling into the trap of self-doubt and never taking that next step, you will have yourself a successful bookkeeping business much quicker then you think.
High-quality bookkeepers are in high demand. You will quickly realize that businesses will find you instead of you finding them.
You Can Do This!
So, when all is said and done, have I hit the mark with any of these roadblocks when it comes to starting your own bookkeeping business? For some, maybe one of these resonates with you. For others maybe you can relate to all of them.
Starting and running your own business can be scary and intimidating but know that you will never be alone in your journey and that things are never as bad as we seem to make them out to be in our heads.
Maybe this is the first time that you have run into any information about Bookkeeper Launch. If so, and you are looking to learn more about Ben Robinson and the course itself then you are going to want to check out my full review of the program.
I do everything I can to lay it all out there for you so that you are able to make an educated decision on whether this is something you would like to pursue.
From there you will have to opportunity to get a series of free training videos that break down what having a bookkeeping business is all about by the man himself, Ben Robinson, who is the creator of the BL course.
So head on over to the Bookkeeper Launch review to get a detailed breakdown of what it is all about.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns don’t hesitate to drop them in the comments below and I will be sure to get back to you ASAP! Best of luck to you in whatever you decide.