Gaining income-producing skills has been something my parents encouraged since I was a teen. I did odd jobs such as picking up mail and papers for neighbors while they were away on vacation, yard work for my grandpa, and contract work that involved proofreading and collating binders. Then, along came a small bookkeeping job for a local dentist.
I was 16, and two years from graduating, when Christopher, who already had QuickBooks experience, asked if I wanted this work. I said yes! I was to transfer a hand-written checkbook ledger into QuickBooks, along with reconciling the account and printing out reports for the dentist. This was real-life experience, and something I began under Christopher’s direction before I became independent. I’m sure I studied a book on QuickBooks, although it’s been so many years, I don’t remember the name. I worked for the dentist for almost 3 years. During this time, Titus2 began, and we needed a financial solution to track everything from sales receipts to business expenses. Although I had some experience in QuickBooks, new doors opened as I learned to set up and run a company with inventory! All of this happened before I turned 18.
We’ll continue with Part 2 in this series.
Learning a skill has never been easier than today with all our technology. I just did a Google search “how to learn QuickBooks” and countless options came up.
“And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have
oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much
more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you”
(2 Corinthians 8:22).