Ready to go from beginner to skilled freelance bookkeeper earning recurring revenue?

You CAN become a successful freelance bookkeeper and work on your own terms. You just need to learn the right skills and have access to a support system to help you along the way.

Join the Startup Bookkeeper Academy Membership!

You want to become a freelance bookkeeper, but you have so many questions...

  • How do I get the skills as a complete beginner?
  • What do I need to know as a bookkeeper in order to work with clients?
  • What software/tech do I need to know?
  • How do I get clients?
  • What type of businesses should I work with?
  • How do I handle cleanup jobs?
  • Where do I go if I have questions once I'm working with clients?
  • Where do I start?

Bookkeeping has so many moving parts it can feel overwhelming. These questions can stop you from moving forward simply because of doubt and lack of resources to turn to.

That's why I created the
Startup Bookkeeper Academy!

Ready to go from feeling unsure if you can really do this, to confident in your ability to work with clients and earn recurring income?

Learning core bookkeeping skills, marketing yourself and getting clients can feel like climbing Mount Everest.

And honestly, every client you work with will have different needs. The truth is, you'll always be learning in the world of freelance bookkeeping.

It's also hard to do this journey alone. Who do you go to when you have questions (and you WILL have them)? Who can you bounce ideas off of? Who can help you problem-solve different situations?

Enter...the Startup Bookkeeper Academy Membership.


If You Just Had the Right Skills AND Support at Your Fingertips

The Startup Bookkeeper Academy gives you all the core essential training (step-by-step) to get started as a skilled freelance bookkeeper. 

Imagine what you can do with those bookkeeping skills...

Bring in a little extra money, a full-time income, get a part-time or full-time job or build a 6-or-7 figure business. 

Having solid bookkeeping skills gives you options. The choice is YOURS!

In the Academy, You Get More Than Just Skills Training


The Startup Bookkeeper Academy will give you the foundational bookkeeping skills needed to help you start working with small businesses on your own terms, but you'll also get monthly lessons on specific topics and email support from me!


The Startup Bookkeeper Academy is for you if...

  • You are looking for a way to work from home on your own schedule and make recurring income.
  • You're interested in offering bookkeeping services, but have ZERO, or very little, bookkeeping experience.
  • You have accounting experience, but have never freelanced or done full-cycle bookkeeping for small business clients.
  • You have done some bookkeeping work, but not feeling confident working with clients as a full-cycle bookkeeper.
  • You're excited to become a freelancer and are looking to offer an in-demand service that helps small business owners succeed.
  • You want ongoing support and someone experienced to go to for questions when they arise.
  • You want to continue learning new things so you can continue to build on your skillset.


Bookkeeping Skills Training

You may have some bookkeeping experience, or none at all. You'll have all the lessons available to you on-demand to help you get core bookkeeping skills.

Lessons included:

  • Beginning bookkeeping concepts
  • Intermediate bookkeeping concepts
  • How to do full-cycle bookkeeping including the month-end process

Monthly Deep Dive Lessons

Bookkeeping is one of those things that has lots of moving parts! We'll dive into those things on a monthly basis.

Monthly Themes/Lessons:

  • Payroll deep dive
  • Industry deep dives
  • QuickBooks Online deep dive
  • Issuing 1099's
  • Cleanup jobs - deep dive

Business Building Skills

Dive into lessons that will help you start and grow your bookkeeping business.

Topics included:

  • How to set up your business
  • Best way to find clients
  • How to onboard/work with clients
  • Nuances of working with different industries
  • How to price your services

Community & 1-on-1 Support

Working as a freelance bookkeeper can feel isolating and lonely!

What you get:

  • Access to a community of members
  • Ability to email Susan directly for quick responses
  • Encouragement as you encounter your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. client and how to work with them
  • Templates and other resources at your fingertips

A Growing Bookkeeper Template Library

Save time and get things done quicker with the Bookkeeper Template Library!

What's in the Template Library:

  • Checklists including onboarding and month end duties
  • Sample contract, financial reports & packages
  • Planners and tools for organization
  • More templates are being added regularly

Join the Bookkeeper Startup Academy now so you can start working with clients confidently ASAP!

Everything included for one low monthly price (or discounted annual price).

(No contract! Cancel anytime!)

Doors only open for a limited time!


LaShonda B.
Freelance Bookkeeper/VA

"Finding Susan’s bookkeeping course was by far the best thing that could have happened for me. Not only did Startup Bookkeeper Bootcamp help me understand how to handle my own bookkeeping but now I have clients where I handle their accounts receivable bookkeeping. I’m forever grateful for her kindness, knowledge, and patience as a student."

See what Member Shatoria S. has to say about the Academy Memberhip...

Get ongoing support and a wealth of information and support for one low monthly price (that you can get back by billing a client roughly 1 hour per month!)

  • Finally stop feeling "not ready" to work with clients knowing you have resources to go to if you feel stuck.
  • Become a valuable service provider and earn recurring income for years to come.
  • Set your own schedule and be there for your family when they need you! As a freelance bookkeeper, you set your schedule so it works with your life. No more being tied to a 9-to-5.

What are you waiting for?!
Your freelance bookkeeping career is waiting for you to dive in and get going!

If I can do it, so can YOU!

I'm Susan Osborne and my mission is to help you become a confident, successful bookkeeper.

I've been a bookkeeper for over 20 years. I've been an employee and a freelancer, and I've done a mixture of both over the years.

It took a LONG time for me to feel confident enough in my skills to build my own freelance business because I never took any formal training. You don't have to follow that path! Your road to becoming a successful freelance bookkeeper can be much quicker.

I will be the first to tell you I don't know everything there is to know about doing bookkeeping for every type of business out there. It's so valuable to have others to turn to for questions and guidance. That's why I created the Society - to help all of the members lift each other up through their own journeys!

Here's what I do know for sure...

There's plenty of work out there! Your ideal clients are waiting for you :).

I'm passionate about helping you feel confident in your bookkeeping skills much QUICKER so you can craft a career that works for YOU.

You got this future bookkeeper!

Here's a recap of what you get inside!

With this step-by-step system, you'll be a freelance bookkeeper in no time!

Here's what you'll love about Startup Bookkeeper Academy:

  • Step-by-step video lessons that teach you core bookkeeping concepts
  • Monthly deep dive lessons to help you continue learning as you grow
  • 1-on-1 email support from me. Simply send me your questions and I'll get back to you quickly!
  • Community and private Facebook group for additional interaction
  • Growing Bookkeeper Template Library with checklists, cheat sheets and more!

Is this program for me?

You'll LOVE SBA if:

  • You are exciting to become a freelance bookkeeper
  • You like interacting and having support
  • You enjoy learning and have a positive attitude
  • You're ready to invest in yourself and learn a new skill

This isn't for you if:

  • You're looking for passive income
  • You don't play nice with others
  • The idea of providing bookkeeping as a service doesn't excite you
  • You don't value honesty, transparency and integrity in your work (pssst I know this isn't you!)


What if I have no bookkeeping experience?

Then you are in the right place! The Academy is for beginners (or Bootcamp grads) who haven't done bookkeeping and for those who may have done a little bit, but aren't quite ready to work with clients.

Is this only for people in the U.S.?

Anyone can enroll, but I only teach U.S. bookkeeping concepts. I do not go into VAT or any other topics that aren't U.S. focused.

Do I need to learn a software to do this?

I highly recommend you learn QuickBooks Online in order to be a freelance bookkeeper. This is a standard software platform for many small businesses. I will be doing trainings inside the Academy on QBO!

It's free for Accountant users (which will be you) and it's cloud-based. Nothing to download!

Is there one-on-one coaching?

You do have access to Susan via email for questions and support. If we need to jump on a call, we can!

I will also be offering support inside the Facebook group!

Do I need to be good at math?

Not really, although you do want to have an interest in working with numbers. The calculators handle most of the the math work.

Is there a long-term commitment or contract?

No! The Academy is a month-to-month membership. You can also save by paying annually.

Can you guarantee I will get clients and be successful at this?

No. I can't guarantee anything like that. So much is up to you and your actions. What I can promise is that I will do my best to teach you core skills you need to be a competent bookkeeper and support you along the way. The rest is up to you!

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds, but you can cancel anytime and will not be billed again.