There are a number of different ways that you can go after certified bookkeeping courses online but which ones are actually worth it? When you are done getting your certification what are you left with? Will you be armed with what it takes to take on clients?
Do a search for bookkeeping courses and the first ones that probably pop up are the online college courses. Are these the way to go? I guess that depends on what your goals are. Are you simply looking to work for someone else? Do you just want to be a number cruncher and that’s it?
If your answer was yes then this probably is going to be a good way for you to go. But, what if you are looking for more? What if you are looking to be your own boss and start your own bookkeeping business?
If that’s the case then these online universities are not going to be very helpful to you. Why? For starters, you are only going to learn bookkeeping. How are you going to learn how to market your business? I guess that means that you are also going to have to find a way to earn some sort of certification in marketing as well.
Ouch! Now you are talking about a lot more time and money to get where you want to go. I am not saying that it can’t be done but it’s not going to be a fun journey.
Another issue is that you are only going to learn bookkeeping. “Wait a minute Nate, you just said that!” If you were just thinking that then you were actually paying attention to what you were reading so congrats! Allow me to elaborate a bit.
Let’s say you did sign up for one of these certification courses to learn bookkeeping, what do you think you are really going to learn when all is said and done?
If you said bookkeeping… you would be right (I am sarcastically clapping my hands right now). But what else? I would be willing to bet my paycheck that is where the knowledge ends. If you are looking for more, then you need more than just becoming a number cruncher.
Do you really think that you would learn how to provide value to your client or how to show your client to keep more of their profits? Nope! It’s simply going to be here are your numbers for the month, see you next time!
Again, if this is what you want, there is nothing wrong with this. Some people simply aren’t meant to own and run their own bookkeeping business but what it if you think that you could?
Does having your very own bookkeeping business intrigue you? If so, keep reading!
There are millions of bookkeepers in the world but there is a HUGE shortage of AMAZING bookkeepers available. For you to have your own successful bookkeeping business you need to become one of those amazing bookkeepers!
You accomplish this by going out of your way for your clients. It is so much more than simply having their books done for tax time. You need to learn how to show them how to increase their profits. You need to develop relationships with them. You need to build trust. Show them that you are here to help them any way that you can!
These are the things that you will only learn how to do with ONE course online. Only one course is going to show you how to be a top-notch bookkeeper.
In addition to that, only one course is going to show you how to market your very own bookkeeping business. After all, what good is running your own business if you have no clue how to find new clients, or have new clients find you?
How Long Does It Take?
Well, if you are someone with zero experience in bookkeeping and simply looking to learn bookkeeping and working for “the man”, most employers are going to require that you have, at the very least, a two-year degree. Did your stomach just drop a little but there? Well… it should have!
You also need to keep in mind that this is to only learn how to be a number cruncher… not a business owner.
What if you could learn how to be an amazing bookkeeper AND learn how to market your very own bookkeeping business in as little as 10 weeks? Does that sound more intriguing to you?
Of course, you can take as little or as long as you need to go through the course but it could be done in as little 10 weeks.
By going the traditional college route, this also means that you are going to be required to take classes that have absolutely nothing to do with bookkeeping because, well… they want more of your money.
How Much Does It Cost?
Oh yeah, money! How could I have forgotten about that. Assuming that you attend a local 2-year college, on average, it’s going to run around $7,000!
You can cut some of those costs by only taking classes online but you are still talking thousands of dollars. What if I said that you could have your own business for a fifth of that money and it can be done in a few months as opposed to 2 years.
Let’s take it one step further shall we? What if I told you that it is entirely possible to have your very first client before you even finish the course? Yes… I have seen it with my own eyes again and again.
Obviously there are factors that come into play here but if obtaining your first client before you finish the course is a goal I can tell you with complete confidence that this is possible. It’s really a matter of how aggressive you are at getting things rolling.
Okay Nate… Get On With It!
Okay, okay! If you are wondering what in the world I am talking about here, I am getting to that now. Listen, there is a way that you can have an up and running certified bookkeeping business online in as little as 10 weeks and for a fraction of the cost of attending a traditional college.
There is a way to not just learn to be a number cruncher but learn how to provide value to your clients by actually showing them that you care about their business and take steps to help them improve their bottom lines.
So what you need to do now is to check out my full review for a complete breakdown of the program. Find out everything offered on the inside and also have a chance to get three FREE training videos that go more in-depth on what it takes to become a bookkeeper and run you very own business.
Check out the review and if it’s not for you I hope that you find what you are looking for and I wish you all the best! And if this isn’t your speed, maybe you know someone that would love this program. If so, don’t be afraid to send this to them or simply send them to Bookkeepers Paradise so that they can check it out for themselves.
If you have any questions or concern don’t be afraid to drop them below and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!