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Bookkeeping for Freelancers: How to Handle Your Finances

Emily Simcox, Training Team Lead @ Bench

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10 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Why Bookkeeping Matters

    • 3. Personal vs Business Expenses

    • 4. Single-Entry Bookkeeping

    • 5. Cash vs Accrual Accounting

    • 6. Hiring vs DIY

    • 7. Categorizing Transactions

    • 8. Organizing Your Documents

    • 9. Final Thoughts

    • 10. Explore More Classes on Skillshare

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About This Class

The secret to becoming a successful freelancer? It all starts with bookkeeping — and it’s easier than you think!

You don’t have to be a math wiz or budding accountant to better understand and manage your business’s revenue and expenses. In this easy-to-follow class, Bench’s Emily Simcox demystifies bookkeeping and provides you with the tools you need to take control of your finances. Emily’s straightforward, step-by-step process will help you understand your options and plan your next steps with ease.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Choose the right bookkeeping method for your business
  • Easily categorize and track your expenses
  • Stay organized throughout the year

Whether you’re a freelancer getting ready to invoice your first client or a small business owner looking to organize your business’s spending and expenses, you’ll gain an arsenal of tools to help you streamline your finances and optimize your bookkeeping. After taking this class, you’ll be better positioned to make decisions with confidence, grow your business, and focus on the work that matters.


Bench is North America's largest bookkeeping service for small businesses. We give you a team of bookkeepers to do your books, and intuitive software to monitor your financials. It’s everything you need to do your bookkeeping—without actually having to do your bookkeeping.

Skillshare users receive 20% off your first 6 months of bookkeeping with Bench. CLICK HERE to redeem.





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Emily Simcox

Training Team Lead @ Bench

I started with Bench as an Accounting Associate three years ago. Since then, I’ve helped hire and educate 300 people about the foundations of bookkeeping. I’m thrilled to teach you about bookkeeping too!

Bench has changed a lot during my time, growing from a tiny startup to America’s largest bookkeeping provider for small businesses. Training is essential at Bench, we are constantly challenged to stay current and update our skill-sets as technology and client needs e...

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