Starting Up Taking in Book Keeping etc

JANE BJANE B New MemberPosts: 10Registered
Does the AAT provide any guidebook/information about starting doing some self employed work. I wouldn't be looking at tax or anything complicated, just simple preparation of accounts, maybe some secretarial work etc. I am not a very confident person and wouldn't know where to start, i.e. advertising, what to charge etc. Thanks for any advice that can be offered.


  • edkavedkav Feels At Home Posts: 37Registered
    If you do a search on "starting up" or such like, you will find lots of helpful information etc. in these forums.

    I have a regular ad in the local free paper and it has been the best way of advertising and how I have obtained most of my clients. I tried leaflet distribution, shop windows, letters to local businesses etc.. and none of these gave me much back!

    Good luck!
  • claudialoweclaudialowe Trusted Regular Posts: 275Registered

    Whereabouts in Norfolk are you based? What sort of thing(s) are you looking to do???

    Please send me an email:

    I may be able to help you out.....

  • 1011052710110527 Settling In Nicely Posts: 16Registered
    I put my business on 'freeindex' - within a few weeks I was third on Google in my area; this has brought in a nice number of clients at no cost! I've tried the local freebies but with very little success.
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,069Registered
    Hi :)

    Check out the Accounts and Finance section of UKBF, they're really helpful and you'll probably get some good tips there.

    Local advertising is much better than national. Don't bother paying for Yellow Pages but do get a free line entry.

    Bookkeeping should be around £15-25 an hour depending on the market where you're based.

    Good luck! :)
  • JANE BJANE B New Member Posts: 10Registered
    Thanks to everyone for the helpful replies - Jane:001_smile:
  • pussycat58pussycat58 Settling In Nicely Posts: 21Registered
    Cheers folks

    got some good tips for myself, will try out

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