Balanced FI Podcast

40. How to Start a Virtual Bookkeeping Business

Episode Summary

In this week's episode, we are discussing how to start a virtual bookkeeping business. Starting a virtual bookkeeping business is a great side hustle or small business IF you know what you’re doing. Setup costs are low, there’s a low barrier to entry, and training is readily available. A virtual business easily crosses state lines and time zones, so you can work when you want to.

Episode Notes

Welcome to the Balanced FI Podcast, episode 40 - How to Start a Virtual Bookkeeping Business, based on my own experience in starting one. I’ll walk you through the major decisions you need to make, step by step, to get this side hustle off the ground. 

The most important reminder is to not fake your qualifications; don’t pass yourself off as a bookkeeper with no knowledge or experience.

We’ll cover the basic steps, like


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