Thanks for using QuickBooks Online (QBO), @jennymichelle5.
The option to switch your QuickBooks Online (QBO) Simple Start to QuickBooks Self (QBSE) is not available. If you wish to use QSBE, you'll want to sign up for a new QBSE account.
You might want to check our QBSE Plans & Pricing page to learn more about the features that QBSE offers.
Also, check this article that can guide you in choosing the right version of QuickBooks.
You can always contact us anytime you have other concerns or questions. I'll be around to help. Have a great day and take care always!
What if we have started a Simple Start quickbooks account and have found Self Employed is the right option for my business. Can my invoices and data be imported from Simple Start into Self Employed??
It's good to know that you found the QuickBooks Self Employed the right tool for your business.
The QuickBooks Online (QBO) plans, like the Plus, Essentials, and Simple Start versions have a different structure compared to the QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE) plan. For this reason, we're unable to convert your data. However, you can connect your bank account to download the closed transactions, and that way, you only need to enter the open invoices.
You can refer to these articles:
If you have follow-up questions, you can always go back to this thread.