You didn’t go to college; you aren’t a licensed CPA or even a bookkeeper. So how can doing taxes actually make you money? Every year people run to their accountants to help them get their taxes ready, paying money just to make sure everything is correct and filed properly. Then there are some people who do not have to worry. They can do their taxes themselves, all the math, all the work and file it on time. These people don’t have a degree and they are not CPA’s. In fact many of them are not even bookkeepers or have a job in finance.
If you are someone who is capable of doing your own taxes then you understand how simple it really can be. Believe it or not there are ways to make money by doing taxes for others and you do not have to be a CPA.
When you are looking for a second job you get the mindset that your skills don’t matter, you will have to work nights and weekends at some retail store for low pay. That is not the case. Look at your skill set and then look at what particular jobs are available out there for you with those skills. Small businesses are hiring offsite bookkeepers who can keep track of their records and make sure their taxes are filed correctly. You do not have to work in an office during normal business hours. Most of the work can be done from home.
In fact you can actually start your own home-based business which allows you to take on clients; small businesses, individuals and so forth, and work your own hours. So if you have a 9-5 job that pays the bills you can make additional income with a simple work at home job. You do other peoples taxes for them, keep track of their books and you can do it all for a cheaper price than others because you don’t have an office and administrative assistant to pay for. This would be your second job and the work is done from home.
So when you are trying to make some extra money maybe take a moment to consider what you are actually good at doing, not what you have been trained to do already. If you can make additional income by working at home doing other peoples taxes why not? It’s a great way to earn some extra money while also being able to have most nights and weekends off.