Online Bookkeeping Courses (Teachers Have a Head Start)

Getting Started with Online Bookkeeping

One of the hardest things for people wanting to make a career change to do is to decide just what they should change to. They know their current skills, but how do you translate that to the new career? Are there any tips to make this an easier task?

Of course there are.  Online Bookkeeping Courses (Teachers Have a Head Start) will point the way.

Ready for a Change?

Let’s see if one of these descriptions sounds like you.

If you’re currently teaching, and reading this, I’m guessing one of two possibilities fits your current situation:

  1. You’ve decided you’re going to quit teaching long before retirement. In that case:
    1. You may slowly plan, building toward the day you resign.
    2. You need to get out of the classroom just as quickly as possible.
  2. You plan to continue teaching until retirement, but you need to supplement your current income with something you can do from home.

If you’re already retired, one of the following possibilities may describe your needs:

  1. Staying home all day working on that “To Do” list just isn’t a fulfilling as you had imagined. You want and need a non-teaching job to stay healthy and happy.
  2. You’re just not willing to depend solely on your pension, and want to work at something that’s of interest to you.

Making an Intelligent ChoiceAn Intelligent Choice

Where do you begin?

Starting with the skills and abilities you’ve been working years to fine tune seems like the reasonable first step to me.

After being in a classroom, you are talented in so many areas. Not only do you know your subject inside and out, you are likely:

  • Confident
  • A great communicator
  • Patient
  • Imaginative
  • A lifelong learner
  • Committed
  • A team player
  • Good at assessing people
  • Adaptable
  • A leader
  • A motivator
  • A problem solver
  • A time manager
  • Technologically savvy
  • Not afraid of work

This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but I know you’re sitting there nodding your head in agreement and mentally raising your hand to tell me which ones I didn’t include.

You probably consider these skills just part of the job. Something you just do. I always did.

But, lots of other people can’t say they do, or have ever done, these things on a regular basis. That’s very good for you. It makes you a hot commodity!

That brings us to a quote I think fits this situation perfectly. It’s credited to Justine Musk, the wife of Elon Musk.

Now, if you’re leaving teaching, and want to continue bringing in cash for all your needs and desires, wouldn’t you want to read what Mrs. Musk has to say?

I sure did!

After reading it, I realized that teachers planning to leave the profession are perfectly positioned!.

Here’s what Justine Musk said:

“Choose one thing and become a master of it. Choose a second thing and become a master of that. When you become a master of two worlds, say, engineering and business, you can bring them together in a way that will a) introduce hot ideas to each other, so they can have idea sex and make idea babies that no one has seen before and b) create a competitive advantage because you can move between worlds, speak both languages, connect the tribes, mash the elements to spark fresh creative insight until you wake up with the epiphany that changes your life.”

I got so excited when I read this. I knew I had to share it with you.

  • You have already done step one, in spades!
  • You’ve been doing step one for however many years you’ve been teaching.
  • You’ve been doing these things repeatedly, day in and day out.

All you need to do now is choose your “second thing” to master.

Finding Your Second Thing to Master

That’s where Ben Robinson and Bookkeeper Launch comes in.

Why Bookkeeping?

You might want to begin with this short, 5.28 minute video as Ben Robinson, the founder of the company begins answering that question.

Did You Watch the Video?

Ben’s First Point

If you watched, you just heard Ben make a statement that I think is a great reason number one for starting a bookkeeping business.

1. Bookkeeping is the number one most profitable service business in existence. That’s according to Entrepreneur magazine.

Every year it’s a fight to get appropriate funding for our schools and teacher salaries. If you read my article on teacher retirement, you know that most teacher retirement plans are under-funded. Doing something that shows no sign of becoming less important and continues to be well-paying should help you sleep much better at night.

Ben’s Second Point

Bookkeeping used to be a mostly data entry job. Not anymore. Today’s approach is to become a valued team member to your clients.

2. You’ll be working with people who value you and your efforts on their behalf.

Even is you haven’t faced threatening students during your teaching career, student behaviors have become one of the most-cited reasons teachers leave the profession. Respect for teachers and the teaching profession is in short supply.

Imagine working with people who demonstrate real value and respect for your knowledge and skills.

Ben’s Third Point.

Did you notice he repeated this one?

3. Bookkeeping is a relationship businessGood working relationships

If you scroll back up to the skills list, you’ll see that many of the things you’ve become so good at have to do with building relationships.

Relationships with:

  • Parents
  • Students
  • Colleagues
  • Administrators

Did you take another look at the skills list? If you did, you’ll see what I see.

You are more than equipped to begin building your own successful bookkeeping business!

A Few Brief Facts

You can start small and keep your business small if that’s what works best for you..

  • This is something you can take care of after school hours

You can grow it to something huge, and anywhere in between. It’s your choice.

It’s also something you can get going fairly quickly.

  • For someone putting all their efforts into the course, you can complete it in as little as 10 weeks.

If you’re accustomed to colleagues who always “have your back,” this will feel just like home.

  • Strong support from current students and alumni will power you through your training and into the startup of your own business.

Wrapping it All Up

If you’d like more information about the company, you can read more here.

Before you go, I want to mention that there’s going to be a price increase happening in just a few days.

First one in quite a while.

So, if you’re ready, go ahead and take a look at the review. You’re also going to find links to more information about BBL there.

You won’t find pop-ups or a request for your email. Just the review and a link on over to Bookkeeper Business Launch.

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14 thoughts on “Online Bookkeeping Courses (Teachers Have a Head Start)”

  1. I love this post so much. It’s really helpful and detailed for those who are thinking about a career change and are bothered about what to go into. I love the words of Justine Musk about creativity and relationships. She talked about becoming a master in a thing and then choose a second thing, be a master in it too and then bring the two together and birth a better and hot idea that’ll create a competitive advantage because you can operate between two worlds. This is a very informative article and it’s going to serve as guideline for many people. The article is wonderful, well done.

    • Thank you for the kind words.  I was not familiar with Justine Musk prior to reading the article on creativity and relationships, so I did a little research on her.  It turns out she has several quotes, and they are all quite insightful.  I’m glad you found the article informative and see a useful future for it!

      Thanks so much for joining the conversation; I appreciate it!

  2. A very informative article, good introduction and sound arguments for making the choice, I can testify to that because even though it was not the same subject, I followed a similar course when I left teaching 50 years, Creating art was number one, marketing art was number two and teaching art was a back up and has been for the past 50 years. Teaching has become very challenging today, and I am sure teachers will be interested in the choice, Good luck.

    • Teaching has indeed become challenging today.  It’s become so difficult that I think we need a replacement word for challenging.  One that better describes the current climate for classroom teachers.  On the other hand, finding a more enjoyable way to make a living and moving on may be an even better option.

      Thanks so much for joining the conversation; I appreciate it!

  3. There is a point I was a tutor for minors and I can say that as much as it was fun, the downsides were also many. Just as you have said, once a student has been dropped to your class, the rest is up to you. Sometimes the responsibility can be too overwhelming and you might even end up loosing your sanity.

    Your concept of virtual jobs is a great one. I learnt to offer online tutoring on a graphic design skill that I also learnt online and I can tell you that it was so fulfilling. I believe online work is the best thing now especially for teachers. There is no better thing than having the freedom to do what you want at your own pace.

    This is a very insightful article! 

    • Thanks so much for the kind words.  I can certainly relate to the feeling of loosing your sanity as a result of a few students.  Once they’re assigned to your classroom, they’re generally there for the duration.  That’s why I feel so strongly about helping teachers find alternatives when they decide they no longer want to teach.  As you said, “having the freedom to do what you want at your own pace” is priceless.

      Thanks for joining the conversation; I appreciate it!

  4. Hello,

         Thank you for this informative post.  Let me start out by saying, I’m not in the teaching profession but I do teach others on a variety of subjects (just not in an accredited, professional manner).  Still, I can see starting a bookkeeping business as beneficial for me.

    In all honesty, I was thinking of starting this business and actually having myself as a client (be my own bookkeeper).  I’ll have other clients too but I can see having the skills myself for my own businesses is worth it.

    One question, does this training that’s being offered talk about pricing structure and building the relationships or is it strictly training on bookeeping in general?

    Thank you again,


    • Hi Scott,

      What a great idea training to become your own bookkeeper is!  

      Bookkeeper Business Launch teaches everything you will need to know to find and serve clients, and then grow the business as large as your imagination will allow.  Ben Robinson has made sure everything you will need to know is included.  He also has tremendous value-added components that he’s constantly adding in.  You get more than your money’s worth with this course.  You can read more about it here.  

      Thanks for joining the conversation; I appreciate it!

  5. This is a very interesting post especially for me because I would seriously love a change of career, I was beginning to think t wasn’t for me but I have had some teacher experience so I continued reading and I must admit bookkeeping is something I would be quite interested in actually, I have bookmarked your website and I will certainly be giving it some more consideration, thank you for sharing this interesting and informative post. 

    • Thanks for the kind words.  I’m glad you enjoyed the article and found the information interesting.  I’ve spent a good deal of time researching Bookkeeper Business Launch, and feel it’s a wonderful option.

      Thanks for joining the conversation;  I appreciate it!

  6. Wow this is a really nice idea, and I have heard of so many teachers who wants to quit their job and try something else. Some complain of not getting enough money to keep up with their lifestyle; others complain of not having time for themselves. I believe bookkeeping isn’t a bad idea for anyone to make some money. I’ll inform them about this post and also give them the alternative of Wealthy Affiliate, which I trust a lot. Thanks for this wonderful post.

    • I agree with you that bookkeeping is a good idea no matter your current career.  As more and more people start their own businesses, the demand for well-trained bookkeepers is just going to continue to rise.  Both Bookkeeper Business Launch and Wealthy Affiliate are excellent companies that can be trusted to do what they promise.  Going with either one of them will be a good choice!

      Thanks for joining the conversation;  I appreciate it!

  7. I have read alot about bookkeeper launch and In terms of online courses overall, getting lifetime access to the course and all future updates to it plus permanent membership to the community Facebook group makes it worth it in and of itself. The amount of knowledge it provides is absolutely astounding, even if you end up not realizing how much you’ve covered by the end. this course is probably worth it not even for the bookkeeping knowledge it gave, but for the added value of how to start a business and grow that business. Thanks for sharing. 

    • You brought up a very interesting point.  The instructions on setting up and running a business are a major part of this course.  It would make it easy to add related services to the bookkeeping part of the business, and find ready customers for the new products and services.

      Thanks so much for joining the conversation; I appreciate it!


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