As more and more internet marketers look to outsource their writing to me, it became obvious that I would need to start outsourcing myself if I was to stay on top of my business.
I’ve never been a numbers person, and while I can manage my accounts on a month to month basis (I would dedicate a day to this each month), I found that my brain was constantly reminding me that this task would soon need to be done, should be done tomorrow, should have been done yesterday. I’ve found that with each new grey hair I earn, my brain’s bandwidth decreases, and the fact that it was using space thinking about my bookkeeping meant that I was being hampered in doing the things that actually make money and that I enjoy – writing and marketing.
So this week I called on a buddy of mine, and she is going to take over my bookkeeping, from July 1. You have got no idea how good that feels! I’ve already given her an overview of the different types of transactions internet marketers can have – in my case Elance [UPDATE 2016: now Upwork], Paypal, direct deposits etc, in both Aussie Dollars and USD. That she will soon be up to speed on some transactions that are very IM focused means that she will be ideally positioned to become a “bookkeeper for internet marketers” – her own little niche!
I am looking forward to the new Aussie financial year without the spectre of bookkeeping to distract me, and knowing that I can show one more person how to make money from the internet.