Take accounting classes at a - - -
Junior College or Community College, they even give (sell) quickbooks classes. Get a degree. It's an investment in yourself that cannot be measured by traditional ROI standards.
While you may think that college background is a waste, if a hiring manager was to look at
Candidate 1 - Has a proven committment to accounting and bookkeeping by spending several years studying, getting a degree, maybe a masters, and going out ane getting background internship jobs at beginners pay levels, and joing national organizations for the betterment of themselves, and the profession, and attending national meetings to learn even more, get others ideas, and contacts.
Candidate 2 - Really "interested" in bookkeeping, went to Intuit and spent $500 - 800 to get QuickBooks certified, then tried to hire on as an employed, or self employed bookkeeper.
Who would you hire? Who would you pay to be your bookkeeper?