How to Learn Bookkeeping and Accounting for Free

Last Update: February 15, 2015

I have been with WA about three months now and it's time to report on my progress. Having commenced with absolutely zero experience I decided my niche would be bookkeeping and accounting. I had previously taught the subject to adult classes and had perfected a teaching method that simplifies the basics and has been very successful with my classes.

Initially I planned to produce a website to help and encourage students to succeed. I also wanted my teaching methods to become widely available. As I became more involved with the content my website extended beyond students to include bookkeepers, accounts office workers, the self employed, business managers and directors. As well as pages teaching basic bookkeeping and accounting I added tips on running a business such as budgeting and financial controls.

My most recent page has been "recommendations". I have found an excellent YouTube channel providing free tuition and a website that provides free tuition, reviews on accounting packages and also free tuition via webinars. Another of my recommendations is an inexpensive accounting record book which is ideal for the small business or a business start-up.

My intention now is to make the website the "first call" for free content, guidance and quality recommendations - all developed from an initial idea to help students!

Please visit www.bookkeepingandaccounts.com for free lessons, tips and recommendations.

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lesjfletcher Premium
Hi Colin, thanks for the follow. I am now following you too. I wonder what your views are on Quickbooks as SAAS? It does make a lot of sense not to be lazy and to learn bookkeeping.

You have put a lot of work into your website and the descriptions and tutorials are great. I am a newbie here on WA so I will not critique, it is not my place to. Simply to say there is a huge amount of monetisation and referral income potential there.

Have you thought of compiling a UDEMY bookkeeping and accountancy course and market it from your website? There are so many start-ups at the moment in the UK. Just a thought.

Best of luck in your onward WA journey.
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Braintree Premium Plus
Hi Les
Thanks for the comments. Quickbooks is very popular and there are free tutorials available. I am a fan of Pandle, which is a UK accounting package, free or £5 +VAT.

I am in the process of creating a website covering all aspects of administration within small businesses, from a business plan to bookkeeping and accounting options, mentoring, websites (WA), marketing and much more.

Over the 5 years here on WA I have researched continually and found many contacts, which I will be sharing on the new website. I am also certain that being in a position to create and host your own websites is the future for would be start-ups and existing businesses.

I have provided a free bookkeeping course at adminadvice.com/bookkeeping-course-content

I would be pleased to hear from you further and if I can be of any help in your venture I will be pleased to help.

Colin
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lesjfletcher Premium
That is very kind of you. Best of luck in your continued journey and have a great day.

Warmest regards,

Les
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Goldy21 Premium
Hi Colin
Wish I had found you when I was working for my self up until about 3 years ago, I sure I could have found lots of help from your site.
Looks like you have been around in WA for some time, what advice would you give to someone starting out like me?
Thanks for following.
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Braintree Premium Plus
Your first website will probably be an exercise, following the lessons. Most important to make notes of each thing you do as you go along, I kept finding things I had done once but could not remember how or where. I was not satisfied with my first site but it did introduce me to a lot of content and contacts for my latest site. The second site I built was a free website for a sports club where I am a member, very useful for getting the message out that you can build sites.
Very best wishes,
Colin
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LeeRaybould Premium
Hi Colin, I've registered with the tax office here in the UK before earning anything just so I don't fall foul of the taxman.

I've listed all of my outgoings so far but have decided that I need to get properly organised now before completing my first tax return.

I haven't got a clue about book-keeping so where was the first place I tried?

Right here on WA of course and up you popped. I've had a quick look at your site and It's simple enough for even me to understand!
I'll definitely be looking into it in more depth of the coming days.

Thanks Colin
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Braintree Premium Plus
Thanks Lee, you are very welcome to ask questions if you need any help.
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Loes Premium
Very good intention, I am now for over 25 years self-employed and know what to save and write down, but it is very important, people are aware of the fact that they are self responsible for keeping account of what they invest and earn online
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Braintree Premium Plus
Many thanks, Loes
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TJamil Premium
Hello there. This is great to me and the community here as a whole.

Personally, I am undertaking a professional course now having completed my accounting degree last year. I would like to have a follow up with your website.
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Braintree Premium Plus
Thanks TJamil, most encouraging. Could you elaborate on the last sentence, I'm missing the meaning.
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