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Airtasker Desparately Seeking Links

Airtasker, Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer - people starting a bookkeeping business or digital marketing business

Airtasker is an Australian success story in the Gig-economy for individuals who want their own micro business doing odd jobs for other people. Just like Uber, Ebay and other online marketplaces they leverage their digital marketing and brand to help individuals find clients and customers – for a fee. 

Airtasker and marketplaces are a great place for people who want to start their own business but these systems fail when a better alternative comes along.

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It’s official. Digital marketing now part of office administration job description

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Scroll through the job ads on Seek for accounting and office admin jobs and you’ll see the usual skill requirements. MYOB skills, experience using xero and of course high level Microsoft Office and Excel spreadsheet skills.

I did a search before Christmas and one particular job ad stood out. A Sydney building company needed to fill a job for someone who recently left and it contained a list of digital marketing tasks in the job description!

These skills were a nice to have, not mandatory, but it confirmed something I knew was coming – digital marketing tasks performed by office admin staff!

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One reason why businesses are migrating away from MYOB

Xero have been a looming threat for MYOB’s establised AccountRight accounting program for many years already and there is persistent reason for most people – it’s still an application that needs to be installed on your device – whatever that device is. 

Xero, QuickBooks and even Sage have got around that with the fact that everyone can log into their software in the cloud from any device. 

Downloading MYOB AccountRight is a headache for lots of MYOB training course students - because it's an program application on your deviceThis screen shot was sent to us by a student who is completing the MYOB AccountRight COMPLETE training course package and it’s something that we see very often. 

Another issue that businesses have is in the way that each user (who has access to the MYOB datafile) is managed and that it drops out some time. 

Don’t worry though, plenty of businesses still use MYOB AccountRight because they are happy with the process they’ve managed for several years and sometimes because they don’t want to go through the tedious process of migrating away from MYOB AccountRight.

While I’m on that topic our new Migrating away from MYOB AccountRight Training Micro Course is being added to every week as we flesh it out. This week we are exploring the import templates provided by MYOB (to migrate to MYOB Essentials, Xero, QuickBooks and Sage). 

Some people still using MYOB AccountRight version 19     

Kids shoe retail shop using MYOB AccountRight with a POS system - No need to upgrade accounting software - MYOB Beginners Training CoursesOn the flipside if you use an old version of MYOB AccountRight you don’t need to worry about paying a monthly fee or upgrading if the software (installed on your computer) is still doing what you need. 

I spoke to an independent shoe shop owner who uses a POS System and MYOB AccountRight and because he’s a small business he doesn’t need to upgrade the software for STP or other integrations.

His current system works just fine and he doesn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars per year if he doesn’t need to.

I’ve even noticed some training course competitors promoting an MYOB training course that uses version 19 🙁 That’s a bit sad because that version is now almost 10 years old and we spend tens of thousands of dollars every year making sure all our courses are updated regularly!

If you are interested in seeing our currently discounted courses go here and if you need to do a course but can’t afford it right now, check out the accounting and office admin courses available now for $20 per week!

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Migrating Away from MYOB AccountRight to Xero or QuickBooks

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Changing accounting systems for an established business is like changing banks. You need to make sure all your new services and accounts are setup and working correctly and then change all your paperwork and systems to make sure the old ones aren’t used any more. Then you’ve got to let everyone who needs to know, know.

It’s easy to say but a fair bit harder to do but more and more companies are making the change from MYOB to Xero. Here’s what we’re building to help

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Earn a % of Xero & MYOB course enrolments as an EzyLearn Affiliate

Amazon was and still is the market leader when it comes to affiliate marketing, although the way Xero appears to reward their partners seems to make Xero Partners just as motivated.  

Affiliate marketing is a fantastic way for ordinary people to make money by promoting products and services they are affiliated with online. It’s a way of making money without having to work for an hourly rate – pure performance-based pay. It’s now available with EzyLearn online courses. 

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Someone just got the sack because they didn’t know the bookkeeping basics

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I love working inside new businesses and getting involved in setting up their processes – even accounting – and I recently had the chance to work in a marine business.

Applied Education at TAFE & Career Academy for online Xero, MYOB accounting training courses comparison 4As with all startups they are setting up new processes and experience hiccups along the way like all businesses do.

The saddest part for me was when they sacked their office manager because she couldn’t nail the basic bookkeeping skills and attention to detail performing these tasks:

  • Data entry
  • Bank feeds
  • Matching transactions
  • Bank reconciliation

Accounting software companies make you believe that their software makes this all a breeze but in reality office admin and accounts staff must be persistent and diligent with these basics. Here’s what caused the issues: Continue reading Someone just got the sack because they didn’t know the bookkeeping basics

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Payroll & staff underpayments affect you even if Xero, QBO or MYOB say it’s easy

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It seems to be the season for companies admitting that they’ve underpaid their employees. Bunnings admitted to underpaying employees for 8 years, Woolworths has underpaid over 6,000 employees, Celebrity Chefs have been caught underpaying and even the City of Fremantle will shell out half a million in back pay to underpaid staff!

The scariest news article I read was in the Sydney Morning Herald where dozens of small businesses were caught underpaying staff! It was revealed by the Fair Work Ombudsman as a result of audits they performed on cheap Sydney eateries  which are EVERYWHERE! Here’s what you can do about it

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EzyLearn Students Earn Money with our Online Courses

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The major goal for most of our students is to earn more money. Whether the money comes about because they get a job, become more valuable or get more clients doesn’t matter – they want more money. 

There’s one sure fire way to earn money when you enrol into an Ezylearn course and that is by passing it on to people you know who need it. 

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Bank Feeds: Time Saver but NOT a Bookkeeper Replacer – FREE Training Course Material

When bank feeds were first introduced they were lauded as a software feature that would save small businesses hundreds of hours of work per week and they have definitely saved time, despite the apparent risks that have been published about how they can compromise your internet banking security. 

I’ve been working with a business which has a showroom and workshop and they take EFTPOS payments for cash sales as well as deposits for quotes using credit card payments and even though the business isn’t huge it is not as easy as clicking the MATCH button to match a bank feed record to it’s source documents. Continue reading Bank Feeds: Time Saver but NOT a Bookkeeper Replacer – FREE Training Course Material

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Xero going up a pesky $2 rather than $27.50

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It almost seemed like Xero was giving you $27.50 of extra value when they announced their $2 per month increase last week. These effects take effect on 18 March 2020 but not everyone wants Hubdoc and competitors like QuickBooks already offered similar functionality!

Xero has had a love/hate relationship with bookkeepers ever since the days when they promoted their accounting software as so easy that small business owners could use it themselves – without the cost of a bookkeeper – and it looks like they are well on their way with this mission. Continue reading Xero going up a pesky $2 rather than $27.50

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Learn Microsoft Excel Beginners to Advanced for $1

Learn how to use Microsoft Excel Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Training Courses video library for $1

It seems that we Aussies always get on the retail marketing bandwagon so here we go! For a limited time we’re making our full library of Microsoft Excel training course videos available for $1

To be fair, this gives us an opportunity to explore different ways of making our training available (digital marketing) and enables us to use some fantastic new technology.

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STRONG LANGUAGE WARNING: I hate Telstra Online Essentials

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I hope I didn’t sound rude, but if you’ve read these blog posts you’d know I love playing around with new technology but Telstra Online Essentials is a website builder tool that infuriates me

I recently had an opportunity to help out Neville with his online marketing and that included exploring his current website on Telstra Online Essentials. We quickly got the EPP code for his domain name and transferred AWAY to Crazy Domains but they had some issues too!

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Behind in your ATO Payroll requirements for STP (Single Touch Payroll)

Payroll Administration Courses in Xero, MYOB & QuickBooks for $99 - EzyLearn - Start Now, Learn Fast

One reason I love online training and how it offers exceptional value for students who are looking for work as well a those who are currently working is that they can ask questions and have them answered using EzyLearn ANSWERS.

We had a recent student who enrolled into our Xero Payroll Training course because she needed to get up to speed on Single Touch Payroll (STP) but she was already behind in her obligations. This is what we did for her. Continue reading Behind in your ATO Payroll requirements for STP (Single Touch Payroll)

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Inventory and Stock is more beautiful using QuickBooks than Xero

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In 2015 I wrote about Xero’s inventory management when it was released and how important it was to make it competitive with MYOB AccountRight. These days however it seems that Xero hasn’t done much more and they’re a bit behind Intuit’s QuickBooks Online which has a lot of inventory and stock management features. 

I’ll explain and drill down a bit.. Continue reading Inventory and Stock is more beautiful using QuickBooks than Xero

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Learn Payroll Administration in 1 day for $99 – Limited Time Course Offer

This is a fantastic new offer that is available for a limited time AND available on ALL our Payroll Training Courses in Xero, MYOB AccountRight, MYOB Essentials and QuickBooks Online. 

Confidence performing Payroll tasks can kick-start your accounts career and make you more valuable to your current employer. If you are a job seeker it’s even more important to have payroll administration knowledge. Continue reading Learn Payroll Administration in 1 day for $99 – Limited Time Course Offer

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Are your love languages stopping you from studying MYOB & Xero before Xmas?

5 love languages to start and finish your MYOB & Xero Training Courses quickly

I was speaking with someone recently who had to get more confident in using MYOB & Xero and they were talking about reasons they might not be able to enrol into a course. What was interesting was that most of the negatives appears to be caused by their husband. 

It’s time management that I’m talking about and that becomes even more of an issue if you are job hunting around this time of the year! Continue reading Are your love languages stopping you from studying MYOB & Xero before Xmas?