What’s the best way to break into bookkeeping?


Just start doing it!
I began bookkeeping in QuickBooks for my own editing/proofreading business in 2000 (a business I’ve had since 1983). I’m self-taught in QB. After 5 years, I started doing bookkeeping for others.

The way I began was to sign up with a temp agency. When I aced their QB test, I knew I could do it. I landed my first client by working the required time period through the agency, and then they could hire me.

After much learning and many changes, I still have that same client 13 years later!

Janis is the Managing Editor/Owner at Ask Janis.