Are you detail-oriented and good at math? You might be an ideal candidate for bookkeeping and bookkeeping tasks.
The winter months are the peak season for this type of financial work, as businesses of all sizes prepare their books for the end of the year and the tax season that follows. So if you want to secure bookkeeping and accounting hassles, now is the time to take a look.
Compensation depends on experience
How much do the hassle of bookkeeping and accounting pay? It depends on your experience and your references. Freelancers who are experienced, but do not have a certified public accountant designation, can earn $ 20 to $ 50 an hour. However, if you have formal accounting credentials, you can easily make six digits.
Where to find work
There are more than a dozen online platforms that can help you find other bookkeeping and accounting related tasks. However, some of these platforms, including Upwork, Freelancer, and PeoplePerHour, require a bidding process that often sends freelance rates down to the basement.
Better platforms in this category allow you to set your own rates and terms, offer fixed rates for defined services, or just hire yourself as a remote employee. Notably, some platforms will only hire accountants with experience and high credentials, but others are open to anyone with the right skills.
Here are half a dozen options, starting with those open to job seekers without a college degree.
There are no degree or diploma requirements to offer bookkeeping through Fiverr. This extensive job site allows freelancers to post a profile and job “packages” without requiring any specific training in the field. However, if you have substantial experience and / or credentials, you can apply to become a Fiverr ‘pro’. This site-rated seal of approval elevates your profile and gives you the ability to charge more for your services.
Belay, which hires freelancers for contract work, also doesn’t require a college degree. But it does require some experience with accounting, payroll, and Quickbooks, popular accounting software. Bookkeepers are typically paid between $ 20 and $ 30 an hour. However, the site does not accept applicants from states with restrictive freelance writing laws, including California, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Robert Half is a well-established recruiting company that places full-time, part-time, contract and remote workers in a variety of fields including finance and accounting. Because the site has such a variety of customers with a myriad of needs, you can register without specific credentials. The site will attempt to match you with an appropriate opportunity. The better your experience and credentials, the better the options.
However, most of the other scrambling platforms on the accounting and accounting side require college degrees and often a lot of experience. Many will hire you but allow you to say how many hours you want to work. Others are only looking for freelancers.
Sites that hire remote employees
Acuity Financial is a full-service financial services company that hires remote workers to handle accounting, bookkeeping, tax, and other financial tasks. The site works mainly with small businesses and start-ups, offering them fixed-price accounting service packages and pay-per-view work. Although the company is headquartered in Atlanta, the site’s accountants and bookkeepers can work from anywhere in the world. And this is one of the few remote accounting sites where you don’t hear professionals complaining about their salaries.
AccountingDepartment.com hires accountants, bookkeepers, and other finance professionals and puts them to work on staff. You work from home. However, you work a traditional 40-hour week and get perks including a 401 (k) account, health insurance, and paid time off. The pay is lower than other traditional accounting jobs, but you save money by not having to go to an office. If you are hired, you will be doing business via video conferences and conference calls. The salary generally ranges from $ 16 to $ 50 per hour.
Bookminders is recommended by many websites as one of the best places to find home accounting and bookkeeping jobs. But if you are interested in working with the company, you should reside within a reasonable distance of one of the company’s physical locations. This is mainly because the site occasionally asks workers to come for trainings and meetings. The workers here are also employees, not the self-employed.
Paro aims to connect independent accountants, bookkeepers and other finance professionals with clients who need help. And, according to the reviews of independent accountants who work on the site, it is very effective at providing leads. However, the site seems to charge 50% of your billings in exchange for these presentations. And if you want to remove a customer from the network, you will pay dearly for it.
WAHVE, which stands for “Work at Home Vintage Experts”, finds jobs in insurance, accounting and human resources. The site is looking for people in their 50s and 60s who want flexible hours. WAHVE is primarily interested in people with substantial contemporary experience who will not hesitate to accept a pay cut for more flexibility.
… And a red herring
If you’ve ever researched remote accounting jobs, you’ve probably also heard of a site called BidAWiz. It’s mentioned in dozens of articles on remote bookkeeping and accounting hassles, but SideHusl.com has come to the conclusion that BidAWiz is a red herring.
Why? The site invites freelancers to fill out a lengthy application for available jobs and even offers a working phone number. But no one answers. The site’s only listed employee took another job several years ago and the site appears to be dormant. We mentioned BidAWiz here just to save you wasting your time.
Kristof is the editor of SideHusl.com, a freelance website that reviews money making opportunities in the gig economy.