I’ve noticed whilst trying to promote my VA business to people that the first thing they ask is if I can do bookkeeping and when I say that I can’t as I am not qualified, they seem to lose interest - most small businesses only seem bothered about getting rid of the bookkeeping.
So - I’ve taken the plunge and enrolled with the Home Learning College to study to become a professionally qualified Bookkeeper. It’s a really expensive course, which luckily I can pay for monthly, but once qualified, they pay for my membership with the ICB and I get all the SAGE training and the software.
Has anyone else done this course and can anyone give me any hot tips? I hope to get through the first two levels by christmas so that I can start promoting the service just before January year end.
Fingers crossed, once people trust me with their bookkeeping, it may open up a few more doors for me to do the rest of their admin!!!