Fortnite publisher Epic Games decided to pick a fight with Apple over the fees that Apple earn from apps in their Appstore. MYOB recently made a decision to discontinue their Mac version of accounting software called MYOB AccountEdge because of a change in the iOS software that runs most Apple PC’s. It’s interesting to see the effect that Apple is having on lots of different software companies but for bookkeepers it means one less software program to learn!
Our course design team were exploring recent job ads for accounting and office administration support and we distilled it down to an alarming fact – most of these jobs want all rounders!
Accounting knowledge in Xero or MYOB is important (mandatory), good skills in Data Entry and Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) is important (mandatory) and communicating via email and the phone is important (mandatory). This job ad in particular for a Sydney based property services business seemed to demonstrate that they were looking for an all rounder.
If you’ve never had a website before, it can be easy to get excited — or overwhelmed; pick your emotion! — by the prospect of all the exciting features you can add to it. So you’d better get cracking, adding all those features in to your website, right?
NEWSFLASH: Online Business Course included with MYOB & Xero Bookkeeping PLUS and PRO training course packages
A swell of interest in starting and online business has motivated us to include the affiliate training course with our popular MYOB & Xero training course packages. Affiliate marketing was pioneered in 1994 by William J Tobin who launched a beta version of PC Flowers & Gifts on the Internet in cooperation with IBM, however most people associate affiliate marketing with Amazon. This online business course enables you to promote our online courses and earn an income from anyone who you refer who enrols – we teach and demonstrate how it works.
There are dozens of different website builders available from TELSTRA Online Essentials to Wix and they all promise ease of use, powerful features and the promise of more traffic, more conversions and more MONEY. One problem with these website builders is that most website designers don’t take them seriously but what I don’t like about them is they tie you to Telstra, Wix or the website builders owner.
I started using a website builder when I worked on our very first website and I loved it so much I couldn’t change – until the developer decided to stop supporting it and my hosting company stopped offering it. That was a scary time because I was starting to rely on my website. It’s even scarier to depend on average website design software these days! See how we helped an electrician migrate away from Telstra Online Essentials and onto a WordPress website hosted with Crazy Domains.