Accounting isn’t what we think of as a particularly glamorous career field, but accountants are some of the true heroes behind a business. From managing payroll to tracking purchase orders, accountants work behind the scenes, making sure that everything stays in order throughout the year, so that
there’s not widespread panic come tax time. Accountants serve businesses of every variety, and while many hire in-house accountants, lots of businesses turn to freelancers to manage their accounts. If you’re good at crunching numbers and have excellent organizational skills, you could enjoy a fruitful career as an Accountant VBO.
Accountants typically obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting and may complete licensure requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant or CPA. Accountants have many responsibilities including managing payroll, tracking cash inflow and outflow, maintaining detailed property records, conducting audits, and more. Accountants prepare balance sheets and financial reports like profit and loss statements as well. They also analyze trends and other factors to predict future revenues and expenses. And they use their expertise to advise their clients on tax strategies, resource utilization, and budget forecasts.
Accounting is a great VBO opportunity for a number of reasons:
Here is an example of a VBO Niche for an Accountant
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Accountant for Small Businesses
Accountant for VBOs in the Tech Industry
We provide some great resources to help you get up and running as an Accountant. If you have questions about becoming an Accountant, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!
Our research shows the hourly rate charged by Accountant VBOs ranges from $25.00 to $70.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $35.00 to $55.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.
The Accounting Onion
On the Accounting Onion blog, Tom Selling is able to share his knowledge and experience by “peeling away financial reporting issues one layer at a time.” Prior to launching the Accounting Onion, was a professor, author, and Academic Fellow, Office of the Chief Accountant, US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Accounting Today provides accounting industry opinions. You’ll find the latest accounting news & information for the public accounting profession, along with practice management advice.
AccountingWEB is a community site full of useful insights and trend highlights to help tax and accounting professionals improve their practices and better serve their clients. We regularly provide useful and practical content for this audience. The vast majority of content comes from the community itself as well as thought leaders and others looking to influence the profession in some way.
Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales with virtually all lessons available for as low as $10.00.
Skillshare is an online learning community with classes that are often helpful for VBOs focused on design, business, tech, and more.
Coursera offers courses from many of the top universities including Stanford, Duke, and Penn. As a result, their courses are probably a bit more like what you would imagine getting in higher education.
While the name implies that Copywriters just write, that couldn't be further from the truth. Copywriters do everything from research on current marketing trends, understanding client psychology, to finding quality stock images that complement their writing, and more. Unlike other writers such as novelists and journalists, Copywriters typically create copy for clients to promote their business.
Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Copywriter:
Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a copywriter
High-Converting Copywriter For Manufacturers of Medical Equipment
In the other tabs featuring Blogs and Courses, we provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Copywriter. If you have questions about becoming a Copywriter VBO, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!
As a copywriter, the research we did showed a range for the hourly rate from $45.00 to $105.00 per hour. The majority seemed to fall within the $55.00 - $85.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.
Direct Creative's blog is designed to help copywriters be the best they can. It offers a ton of great information on copywriting, including tips and help articles.
Success Works's blog provides powerful information on SEO-rich copywriting. It's easy to understand and great for beginners.
Doris & Bertie
Doris & Bertie's blog is a humorous take on copywriting for everyone. It's easy to follow and offers excellent writing tips.
Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales where with virtually all lessons as low as $10.00.
Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused design, business, tech, and more.