How to start your bookkeeping or accounting business?


We live in an increasingly entrepreneurial age where it is easier than ever before to start your own bookkeeper business, and more and more people are taking this opportunity and doing just that. All of which means that there are also more and more opportunities for individuals who provide services to business. Whether you are a chartered accountant and business advisor or if you have no qualifications at all.

Bookkeepers have experience of keeping books for business and access to software to use for doing so then there is the chance there for your to start your own business and start making money.

However, how to go about doing it?

The importance of bookkeepers and the role they play:

The first thing is that if you are aiming for a low cost start up, then that will probably mean operating online and advertising your bookkeeper business that way because this can be done with much lower costs. However, to be successful in doing this and to get yourself noticed above all the other competition that you will face in the online marketplace you should find some niche. This may be an artificial niche, which is distinguished only for marketing and offers the same services as any other, but it will still be useful.

A bookkeeper may search online for bookkeeping for a particular type of business, and that is your chance to stand out. Also if you can do some real research, you can also set yourself up as a bit of an expert in the field, offering business advice to people in that one particular area, and if you can get know this way –

  • By giving something away for free (knowledge) then that can be an excellent way not only to get yourself noticed but to have people associate your name or the name of your business with good advice and professionalism, making them want to hire you and use your services even more.


You will need to get yourself a website to be able to do this, but you can do that for virtually no cost at all, and it costs nothing to write and publish articles like this on too. So it is entirely possible for a bookkeeper to start them up in this industry and to start getting work coming in and generating income without having spent a single penny of investment on getting started. No investment equals no risk – so what have you got to lose!

Running your company is the most rewarding thing in the world to do -at least in my personal experience it is – and it is something that I would recommend to anyone at all who asked me about it.

Stay informed and in touch

It is easy to isolate yourself in your own business, so remember to stay informed and in touch with others like you. The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA) is the ideal organisation to do this. Join Bookkeepers Melbourne, and you will get information, guidelines and support for a career as a bookkeeper or an accountant, see more this site:

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