The dreaded task of bookkeeping!

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August 13, 2015

We all have the tasks that strike anxiety into our hearts – perhaps you have trouble getting started when it comes to filing, artistic endeavours or inventory counts – but for countless freelancers and contractors that we speak to on a monthly basis it is the bookkeeping tasks that they dread the most.

You know that if you just get started and conquer it you will feel 1000 times better – and your work will improve – but that initial step can be so paralysing that we put off the task for ages and ages.

Often we end up scrambling to do a mediocre job at the very last second, or even just ‘giving up’ and suffering consequences, some of which can be career threatening.

The solution? Take small steps to get started – you will be amazed at the weight lifted off of your shoulders and the ease at which you can complete new tasks.

Bookkeeping and Freelancers

While avoiding bookkeeping may be normal, that doesn’t make it right. It is dangerous – neglecting your books is not like neglecting garden chores.  It can and does have real consequences that can destroy your business, complicate your life and even land you on the wrong side of the law.

Do not risk it.

A few tips for getting over bookkeeping dread

  • Break the process down – By breaking down your bookkeeping tasks into small, manageable tasks you will be able to feel the thrill of accomplishment as you check things off of your list.
  • Ask for moral support – Ask a friend or partner to hang out with you while you get started – them simply being there can provide a huge incentive to get things done.
  • Hire some help – Sometimes the very best thing you can do is to bring in some specialised help – a contractor accountant who is used to freelancers and their accounting needs can set out exactly what they need from you and take a huge weight off of your back.

Contact us, so that we can help remove that dread for you and you can focus on growing your business.

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