I didn’t plan to replace my income. I had a good job, with good a good salary and benefits. I just wanted to provide a buffer to my family and do something fun so I kept my day job and started a bookkeeping service. But, the entrepreneurial bug bit me, and before long I was on my own.
One of the many reasons why a bookkeeping service is such a terrific home based business is because it can be started at any time of the year, and the work can be done any time during the day or night. In other words, you can continue with your current employment and develop a client base on the side.
The income you earn in your part-time venture will initially be just some extra spending money. Eventually, if you grow your business, it might replace your full-time job. You will be in the envious situation to choose between your current employment or freelancing full-time. For me, it was an easy decision.
Your marketing program will need to be adjusted if you plan to continue your current employment while building your accounting business. To begin with you will need to seek out clients among people you already have a relationship with. These will include friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers. For more information on how to market to these prospects see a great article at the link below.
My first four clients, and several later, came from this group. That may be all you want or need to reach your goal. For some, just three or four clients might replace an income. Remember: One client on average will bring you $300 per month, and require only six to eight hours to complete. For just three or four Saturdays you will be earning over $1,000 per month. Not bad for a part-time job.
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