There are two things in life that are certain: death and taxes. While you can't really get help with the former, there are people to help with taxes! Tax Preparers work with clients to assist with the process of verifying, auditing, and submitting tax forms and returns. They may also advise
clients on financial questions and needs. If you have no fear of excessive paperwork and want to help people in an important way, you should consider becoming a Tax Preparer VBO.
Tax Preparer VBOs work with their clients to prepare income tax forms, identify potential tax credits and liabilities, and ensure that forms are filled out completely and accurately. They must be knowledgeable of local, state, and federal tax legislation and regulations to prepare forms properly.
Tax Preparer VBOs must have excellent customer service skills, as they will conduct interviews with potential clients before recommending the correct products and services and completing or auditing their tax forms. Successful Tax Preparer VBOs should have access to and working knowledge of tax preparation tools such as Intuit Turbo Tax or Tax Act.
Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Tax Preparers VBO:
Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a Tax Preparer
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Tax Preparation For Small Businesses
Tax Preparation For Virtual Business Owners
We provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Tax Preparer. If you have questions about becoming a Tax Preparer, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!
Our research shows the hourly rate charged by Tax Preparer VBOs ranges from $35.00 to $85.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $40.00 to $60.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.
The Income Tax School
The Income Tax School’s blog strives to facilitate meaningful conversation among tax preparation professionals — beginners and seasoned alike. It allows Tax Preparers to stay up-to-date on guidelines and best practices in the field.
Accounting WEB is an online community that brings the best information, skills, and ideas to Accountants and Tax Preparers. They have jumped head-first into the 21st century and help others to do the same, focusing on new technologies, concepts, software, and more. They even provide advice and tips on marketing.
The Calculated Moves Blog was created by husband and wife team Chad and Donna Bordeaux. This is a useful accounting blog focusing on taxes, investments, and small businesses. They offer advice for business owners, other tax professionals, and individuals. Their posts are fun, witty, and timely, and a great source of information for anyone interested in accounting.
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.
Lynda has been around a long time and might just be one of the granddaddies of online training. Pretty much all courses are well-vetted and professionally done. While their courses may be a little more expensive, they are top quality. Since they were recently acquired by LinkedIn, some premium accounts get access to Lynda at no additional charge, which is a great deal.
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.