You might remember from an unscientific study in my first book, Successful QuickBooks Consulting, that many QuickBooks ProAdvisors — a full 85% — are stuck at an annual revenue of five figures with no idea of how to get to six figures. As service professionals, if we don’t fill our inventory of hours, that time goes unused and unbilled forever; we can never reclaim that revenue.But that’s only part of the problem. What if we don’t want to work that hard, but still earn more? What happens when we burn out?
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This is a great article! One other thing to note is that there are many third party aptlocapiins (eg payroll, e-commerce etc.) that only integrate with the desktop versions of QuickBooks and not QuickBooks Online. The reason for this is that only the desktop products of QuickBooks include the legacy IIF import which is less time consuming for developers to integrate with as well as there are many more users currently on the QuickBooks desktop products. Hopefully, with the recent addition of the Intuit Anywhere platform it will make it easier for other software companies to integrate with QuickBooks Online but only time will tell.