I’ve talked a lot about earning money online. There are literally thousands of ways to earn from home online. Well, not even from home necessarily. From the coffee shop, sidewalk cafe or even McDonald’s. All you need is your laptop and wifi.
The other day a friend asked me “How can I make money online without selling something or affiliate marketing?” It only took me a second to respond. “Become an online bookkeeper” I said. Do a search online for bookkeeping jobs. There is a huge demand for bookkeepers and bookkeeping services. He looked at me funny and told me he wasn’t a bookkeeper. I told him you can learn and you can be certified online. He was amazed to find out he could earn $60 an hour as an online bookkeeper. Bookkeeping has been around over 500 years and the demand for bookkeepers has never been higher.
Bookkeeper Business Academy
Ben Robinson, former CPA firm owner and author, started the Bookkeeper Business Academy. Ben found he had a passion for teaching, so he developed a 10 week course he called Bookkeeper Business Blueprint. He did this in order to train what Ben calls “an army of great bookkeepers”. I’ve taken the first 3 lessons and I can tell you, Ben’s passion for teaching and developing great bookkeepers is obvious.
The course teaches more than just bookkeeping skills. Ben actually teaches how to start, market, build and manage a virtual bookkeeping business. Allow me to quote Ben “Bookkeeping skills without clients is a hobby, not a business”.
Ben had his own CPA firm for 16 years. It seems this is where his desire to teach and the Bookkeeping Business Blueprint took shape. Many of Ben’s clients asked him to find bookkeepers for them. At the time, he didn’t realize what a daunting task this would be. He was looking for great bookkeepers for his clients. He had no trouble finding average bookkeepers, but he found out to get great bookkeepers, he was going to have to train them himself. The training he developed was the beginning of his course. He discovered his passion for teaching and over the years his course became the Bookkeeping Business Blueprint.
Ben doesn’t want to teach you to become a bookkeeper to get a job. No, he wants to teach you how to build a virtual business for yourself. A business that will give you the freedom to work when and where you want to. Isn’t this something you should want for yourself?
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
I don’t think anybody can explain better who they are than they can themselves, so reprinted from their own website is the following;
ICB USA is the newest member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Global, the world’s largest bookkeeping organization, with students and members in 110 countries around the world. ICB’s aim is to provide bookkeepers everywhere with all the tools they need to develop a successful career in bookkeeping, from qualifications and technical support, to industry news, thought leadership, career guidance and jobs searches, as well as support as part of a global community of bookkeeping professionals. As ICB continues its roll out into the US, it is building partnerships in each of these areas to ensure that its members are at the forefront of the profession. Bookkeeper Business Academy is the latest training center to become accredited by ICB USA.
This is big news, and a tremendous asset to Academy students.
“ICB USA understands how important it is to the small business industry, and to the overall US economy, to have bookkeepers who are trained and independently certified,” said Jan Haugo, ICB USA CEO, “and we are confident that Bookkeeper Business Academy will maintain the high standard of education required for students to pass our stringent exams. Once ICB students have been certified and upgraded into ICB membership, any employer or client can be sure that they are fully up to the task.”
Bookkeeper Business Blueprint
Bookkeeper Business Blueprint ( referred to as B3 from now on) is a 10 week course teaching from a-z all the bookkeeping skills and business management and marketing skills you will need to start you own virtual bookkeeping business. Each week you get one bookkeeping knowledge module and one business and marketing module. There are multiple lessons contained in each module. Also included are many bonus lessons like Linkedin training, which is taught exclusively for B3 by Linkedin Guru Melonie Dodaro and Advanced marketing classes taught by marketing expert Ross O’Lochlainn. There are 134 lessons and over 58 hours of instruction in this course.There is also live weekly Q&As, students only dedicated support email and a vibrant private Facebook group.
I said earlier that there is a big demand for bookkeepers. That’s true and it always will be. Every business is required to do some form of bookkeeping. A graduate of the academy typically makes about $250 a month per client. The important thing to know is that represents 3 to 4 hours work. Do the math, at 20 clients, 20 hours a week, that’s $60,000 a year, and that’s part time and you’re working from home or anywhere with your virtual bookkeeping business.
- Bookkeeping Knowledge
- How to run an effective and efficient bookkeeping business
- How to become a client magnet, even if sales and marketing scares you
These 3 things you will learn with the B3 course. This is everything you need to get your virtual bookkeeping business started. The rest is up to you. You’ll have to get to work now, but I promise you, if you follow Ben’s lead, you will build a great sustainable business and income.
The first 3 lessons are free. Find out if you have what it takes to become a great bookkeeper. You won’t regret it. This is a wonderful opportunity to build the future you want for yourself. The only thing you have to lose is a little time. Check it out, it’s worth the time.
This training is highly recommended! It is not a get rich quick scheme, but it is a solid foundation for a bright future. Questions and comments are always welcomed and I will respond as quickly as possible. Drop a line below.