Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Bookkeeper

Apr 17, 2022

Hiring a bookkeeper can seem like a daunting task, but so many business owners are realizing that hiring a virtual bookkeeper is the best route to take. It’s quick, easy, and hassle free.

However, there are still some people who don’t know how to hire a virtual bookkeeper, or what they can expect from the experience. I am here to break down some of the biggest benefits that come with hiring a virtual bookkeeper.

1. You Don’t Need To Be Limited to Local Options

Technology has made it so that you can hire a virtual bookkeeper from literally anywhere in the world. That means that you don’t need to worry about finding a local bookkeeper who is going to fit in with your business.

If you have a business that is product or service oriented, your virtual bookkeeper doesn’t have to be local to help. They can work remotely, and you can even choose a bookkeeper who is located in a completely different time zone and have them help you in your off hours. This is great for business owners who don’t want to stick to traditional business hours.

2. No Commuting

Because your virtual bookkeeper can be located anywhere, you don’t have to worry about any commuting issues. Even if you happen to be in the same city as your bookkeeper, you don’t have to see them in person. You can just hop on a video chat and get right down to business.

It’s easy, it’s convenient, and you can take care of business, no matter where you are. You don’t have to worry about any of the time-consuming factors of working with a local bookkeeper because you can do it from anywhere.

3. You Can Hire a Bookkeeper Who Specializes in What You Need

At Fat Cat Bookkeeping, I specialize in QuickBooks Online. I am QuickBooks certified, and I’ve spent so much time with the software that I know all of the ins and outs of the program. I am also more than happy to help you with any QuickBooks questions you have, whether it’s setting up your books, or answering questions about your financial information.

However, your virtual bookkeeper may have another specialty. Some may specialize in taxes and tax planning, while others may be more focused on personal financial management.

Your virtual bookkeeper can work on any area of your finances that you want them to, and you can hire them for specific tasks. If you have multiple business lines, or if you have a personal and a business account, you can easily hire a virtual bookkeeper for the specific tasks that you need help with.

4. You Can Save Money

Virtual bookkeepers are often independent contractors. Because of this, you don’t have to pay them a salary or employee benefits. All you have to do is pay for their services each month- that’s it! No payroll, no deductions, no health insurance costs.

Besides that, you can search for a virtual bookkeeper by the hour so that you only pay for the time you spend working with them. You’re only going to be charged for what you need from a virtual bookkeeper, and you don’t have to worry about paying for the time you’re not getting anything done. You can take advantage of their skills, and they can make money by working with you. It’s a win-win situation. Virtual bookkeepers bring a lot to the table, and if you want to save money and increase your efficiency, you should definitely consider hiring one.

At Fat Cat Bookkeeping, I offer virtual bookkeeping services that can help you save time, money and help your business be more successful!

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