Starting your own bookkeeping business from home is fairly straightforward. The first, step is you have to have some type of business plan. This plan should include your goals for your new business, what services you will provide, and who your target market would be. Having a solid plan is key to creating a solid foundation for your business.
Once you have a plan, it is time to come up with a business name. Once you decide, register that name. Also, open a business bank account under that name to separate your business and personal finances, as you know is quite important to the bookkeeping process.
What bookkeeping software are you going to utilize? Once you decide, it is highly recommended to become a certified user of that software.
To offer your services, you have to have an idea of what you are going to charge for those services. Come up with the pricing for each service and maybe think about combining certain services for a package price.
You have a plan, a name, your set up and certified with your software choice, you have the pricing outlined, and now it is time to market yourself! Create a website, pay for advertising, use word of mouth, or whatever you decided in your business plan. It does not matter how you choose to get your name out there, just that you are actively working at attracting customers.