Portrait of a Freelancer -  Alexandra Lauzon

Portrait of a Freelancer - Alexandra Lauzon

<p><img alt="Image blog Momenteo" class="aligncenter size-full" src="" /></p> <p><em>Freelance Profile - Meet inspiring people who have chosen to earn a living by being self-employed. Discover their story, unique lifestyle, and challenges through a humanistic perspective. Today, we meet Alexandra, an accounting technician that now owns her business.</em></p> <p></p> <h3><strong>1- Tell us About Yourself</strong></h3> <p>I am an accounting technician and owner of AL Service Comptable.</p> <h3><strong>2- Where Does Your Interest in Accounting Come From?</strong></h3> <p>As far back as I can remember, I always was good at mathematics. It seemed to be the right path for me.</p> <p>In 2012, I decided to take accounting training, and since day 1, I knew I had made the right decision.</p> <h3><strong>3- How Did You Become Self-Employed?</strong></h3> <p>I worked for many businesses and accounting firms, but with Asperger syndrome, it is not very easy.</p> <p>In 2019, I met my bosses three times to explain that I had too much work and could not do my job. Since nothing changed, I had to quit to save my health. It was the perfect occasion to start my own business.</p> <h3><strong>4- What Is the Most Challenging Part of Self-Employment?</strong></h3> <p>The most challenging part still today is to set my boundaries. I always want to give more to my clients, answer their questions on evenings and weekends, offer free advice. I enjoy helping my clients, but often it is too much.</p> <h3><strong>5- Which Part of Being Self-Employed Do You Like the Most?</strong></h3> <p>Freedom! With a husband who works night shifts during the winter, it allows us to see each other more.</p> <h3><strong>6- Tell Us About Your Work Routine.</strong></h3> <p>I wake up, make myself a cup of coffee, and go to my office.</p> <p>I always start by answering emails, and then I start my projects.</p> <h3><strong>7- What Are the Online Tools You Could Not Live Without?</strong></h3> <p>For follow-ups with my clients and time tracker: Momenteo!</p> <h3><strong>8-&nbsp;How Did You Learn About Momenteo, and How Long Have You Been Using It?</strong></h3> <p>I discovered it on a Facebook group, and I have been using it since December 2021.&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>9- What Makes Momenteo Different from Other Accounting Programs?</strong></h3> <p>I use Momenteo for its time tracker and my invoicing. It simplifies my life! I always forgot to send invoices to my client, and now I even have a confirmation that my client received and opened the invoice.</p> <h3><strong>10- How Did You Find Your First Customers?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>My first clients insisted on following me when I quit my job. I was fortunate.</p> <h3><strong>11-&nbsp;What Are Your Tips for Someone Who Would Like to Get Into Freelance?</strong></h3> <p>Surround yourself with the right people. Find a trustworthy accountant before starting your business. I often see stressed people because they did not consult an accountant.</p> <h3><strong>&nbsp;12-&nbsp;What Would You Say to Someone Who Would Like to Use the Services of an accounting technician?</strong></h3> <p>Find a trustworthy accountant. When we talk about money, it often is a delicate topic.</p> <h3><strong>13-&nbsp;What Are You Most Proud of About Being a Self-Employed Worker?</strong></h3> <p>What makes me the proudest is when clients reach and exceed their expectations.</p> <h3><strong>&nbsp;14-&nbsp;Do You Have any Big Plans for This Summer?</strong></h3> <p>Since my busiest period is from November to April, I think about taking REAL holidays this summer instead of starting on new projects.</p> <h3><strong>15- How Can We Contact You?</strong></h3> <p>By phone / text: (514) 781-4961</p> <p>Email:&nbsp;</p> <p>My website: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p>My Facebook page: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p>