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Top 5 Reasons To Be A Bookkeeper

Are you good with numbers? Can you balance a chequebook with ease? Do you enjoy working with people? Would you love a career that can be easily done from home?

If you answered yes to any of  these questions, you might benefit from getting into a career in bookkeeping, and if that’s the case, then perhaps looking at a bookkeeping course online would be worth your while. If you are planning to make the smart decision to embark on a successful career in bookkeeping, here are five great reasons to take the plunge.

You can work from home

One of the best parts about a career in bookkeeping is that you can easily do it from the comfort of your own home. Many businesses today are choosing to outsource their bookkeeping needs rather than hiring full time employees to handle the task.

Bookkeepers rarely require more than a simple home office to work in, especially when they are first starting out. A successful bookkeeping business can start with little more than a computer and a printer.

Bookkeepers are well paid

Whether you work for yourself or have been hired as a full-time bookkeeper for a business, a career in bookkeeping will be sure to earn you a good payday. Most bookkeepers can earn anywhere from $20 – $75 per hour depending on the workload size or complexity of bookkeeping involved.

Well established, self-employed, or large scale business-based bookkeepers can make even more money when you factor in the potential for bonuses and incentives that may be offered for a job well done. There is really no limit to the amount of money a good bookkeeper can earn.


Most bookkeepers (especially self-employed ones) can enjoy more flexible hours than most other fields of work can. Bookkeeping is more about deadlines than it is hours of work, giving bookkeepers the ability to make their own hours. In fact, many bookkeepers work on salary rather than hourly wages.

Bookkeeping can also be done without being on site, allowing bookkeepers the freedom to do work from home if need be.

Career Security

In today’s ever changing world, the need for certain careers and industries change, and in some cases, disappear. Bookkeeping is a service that all manner of business will always require. In fact, as a bookkeeper, you have a hand in ensuring that the company you are working for turns a profit, which gives you a level of control in your employer’s success and viability. There are few careers that hold the level of job security that bookkeeping does.

Another added safety net to being a bookkeeper is that should the company you are employed by face layoffs or a closure, you have the option to take on bookkeeping jobs from home.

No shortage of work

Because bookkeeping is needed in virtually every field of business, there is a constant and widespread need for good bookkeepers. Whether you are building up a bookkeeping business of your own or seeking to work in the next up-and-coming company, when it comes to bookkeeping, there is rarely a shortage of work available. In fact, many self-employed bookkeepers eventually have to expand their business by hiring additional bookkeepers to keep up with the high workloads.

A great option if you are looking for a career change

Changing careers can be a scary endeavour, and many career changes involve years of schooling. Bookkeeping courses online, however,can be completed in well under a year without disrupting your current job or daily life. Starting a career in bookkeeping can easily be done while you are still working by taking on small bookkeeping contracts to build up your resume, allowing you to make a smooth and comfortable transition. Best of luck in your new career!





Engineer Explains The Economy?

Today’s post is from a new book I’m reading… It’s so valuable, I’m keeping the title secret for my most trusted clients – to make sure they stay ahead of their competitors… But there was something in it I wanted to share with you since we’ve been focusing on engineers this year, making sure they develop their business skills and aptitudes to succeed in their businesses and/or careers. It’s about an engineer, Bill Phillips who came up with the MONIAC (Monetary National Income Analogue Computer) also known as the Phillips Hydraulic Computer and the Financephalograph, in 1949.

It models the national economic processes of the United Kingdom, while Phillips was a student at the London School of Economics (LSE), The MONIAC was an analogue computer which used fluidic logic to model the workings of an economy. The MONIAC name may have been suggested by an association of money and ENIAC, an early electronic digital computer.

The reason I’m posting this is to show you that as a professional engineer, you need to get access to stuff like this to realise that your talents, skills, abilities and aptitudes have their use in a wide variety of situations. As The Exponential Growth Strategist, that’s what I do for my clients – I teach them to THINK DIFFERENTLY. I’ve designed special courses just for engineers to make sure they learn how to leverage their superior analytical skills to their advantage in their business, projects and/or careers.

Here is the first video that introduces the Moniac.

This second video explains it in more detail…
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Study Shows Taller People Earn More Money

Research has shown that taller men are able to earn more money than their shorter counterparts simply because taller people are perceived to be more intelligent and powerful, this according to a study published in The Economic Record by Wiley-Blackwell.

The study entitled “Does Size Matter in Australia?” uses newly available data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to estimate the relationship between hourly wages and two aspects of body size: height and BMI.

Does Size Matter? Study shows Taller People Earn More Money

The study finds that taller people, particularly men, earn more money – with every five centimetres of height being worth about $950 per annum.

“Our estimates suggest that if the average man of about 178 centimetres gains an additional 5 centimetres in height, he would be able to earn an extra $950 per year – which is approximately equal to the wage gain from one extra year of labour market experience”, explained co-author Professor Andrew Leigh.

The study also finds that, while there are wage returns to height in Australia, there are no systematic wage penalties to having a higher body mass index (BMI).

Professor Leigh added, “We began the project with a primary interest in whether overweight people were paid less, but eventually realised that the most interesting thing in the data is the relationship between height and wages.”

Here’s the good news, in our Professional Protege Program, we teach people how to appear taller, thinner and more ‘professional’ – without wearing platform shoes. Imagine how you would feel if people SAW you as taller, fitter and gave you that ‘look’ that oozes confidence, prestige and status?

Stop imagining and make it a reality… take a look at our programs and start earning more!