Am I serious about helping handmade business owners learn to handle their bookkeeping? Believe it or not, but last week I was asked this question in an Instagram direct message.
The question came from someone who has one of those private Instagram accounts. The question was asked because they felt I wasn’t present enough on Instagram.
Well, whoever you are – here’s my response to your question…
Am I serious about helping handmade business owners learn bookkeeping?
Of course I am serious. How dare you!
Just because I’m not on Instagram 24/7 posting multiple times a day about bookkeeping and other behind the scenes stuff involved in running a handmade or creative business – doesn’t mean that I’m NOT serious!
It’s taken me a week to calm down enough to write something that didn’t contain a LOT of foul, four-letter words.
Honestly, I was SO angry over this question.
Yes, I realize that I don’t spend a ton of time on Instagram. But I do put in an appearance and I do post 3 or 4 times a week. I also know that bookkeeping is the least favorite thing for just about every handmade or creative business owner. So, I try NOT to slam it in their face every day, multiple times a day in multiple places.
Maybe some of you think that YarnyBookkeeper.com is the ONLY thing I do. It’s not.
My husband, Ben, and I run a software business (Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.) that focuses on contractors using QuickBooks. There I work a full week and:
- maintain the website
- provide one-on-one training
- write ALL of the user manuals & documentation
- answer a majority of the sales and support calls
- process the orders
It doesn’t leave me a whole lot of time to focus on YarnyBookkeeper.com – but I still manage to put in 10-20 hours a week for this site, and plan to right up until the time I retire from Sunburst. Once I retire, I’ll have more time for this site.
So, YES I’m very serious about helping handmade and creative business owners learn to handle their bookkeeping.
If I wasn’t, I still wouldn’t be here. And this is as “nice” as I can be about this question.