Try getting a second income doing books for other clients.
You may find that looking to help other new clients (you would have to find them) on the side in your own time would do the following:
1. Give you an entrepreneurial side crucial to building your own practice later on when you may want to go it alone.
2. Allow you to learn more
3. Supplement your income
Not at all. If you are going to be riled by someone simply asking a question, you could instead simply pass, ignore, give it a stiff kicking into the long grass, move on to the next question, etc.
They would soon get the message once no one answers their question.
Instead, you choose to continue to moan about freeloaders and suggest that the industry has a 'very serious problem'.
Ridiculous. If that is the biggest challenge facing the accounting profession then you need to seriously get a sense of perspective.
Simply ignore these people who ask questions expecting free advice. They are not a 'very serious problem' and don't try and tell me that this is a 'very serious problem' confined solely to accountants.
"Sadly AccountingWeb seem to have down the route that all clicks are good clicks, regardless of quality."
Are you saying that a quality moderator is required?
Ask AWEB what their views would be on that one.
I think you need to understand the AWEB business model. They are not here to help you, they are here to sell advertising. Start from that viewpoint and you may get the right perspective. No one likes a whinger.
Nurse...he's out of bed again!
Always moaning about "freeloaders".
Why don't you request AWEB to simply remove this section from their website?
You'll probably find that other accountants successfully use this section to generate new business. You have my sincere apologies that this method doesn't seem to work for you, but then again no one likes a whinger.
I wasn't 'pretending' to recommend.... I actually did recommend FD4Cast.
The gentleman asked for solutions and I provided a recommendation.
I didn't go into a lengthy schpiel extolling the virtues of the product, I simply said it could probably handle what he wants to do.
Don't be such a snowflake dear...
It does however prevent anyone else registering a new company with the same or very similar name at Companies House.
Firstly, why does it need to be cloud-based? Is it because of multi-user requirements? If not, then perhaps re-think exactly why you need it to be cloud-based.
Secondly, what's preventing you simply setting up your income and cost categories as Individual Debtors and Suppliers instead of standard income and expense nominal descriptions?
Could be myriad reasons. Sorry to shout the obvious, but having an accountant doesn't guarantee business success.
Patisserie Valerie, Carillion, etc.
And in both cases you had both internal accountants running the business and external accountants auditing it.
As was said, most SMEs and micro entities simply don't need another business partner.
I suggest you do a grammar refresher course before you put pen to paper.
Before you ask the question, have you seen it walk?