Invoicing is one of the major aspects of being a freelancer and running a business of your own. It is an important part of getting paid for the work done.
However, it’s important that it doesn’t take too much of your time and effort so that you can focus more on the main things you need to undertake.
Invoicing doesn’t have to be complicated, and luckily there are online applications that you can use to organize your work, to record your finances, and to save you time.
Below are a few options you might want to check out. Give them a try and see what most fits your needs.
Freshbooks is an online application that has a lot of features.
It is perhaps the most popular app for freelancers. It has everything you need to manage your freelance business which includes cool features for invoicing clients.
You can create an invoice in just a few seconds and send it to your client right from your dashboard.
An awesome feature it has is that if your client forgets to pay, Freshbooks will send a reminder so that you don’t have to resend your invoice.
The other features include the following:
- You can customize your invoice so that it looks professional.
- You can accept online payments.
- You can charge for late fees.
- You can set recurring invoices for recurring monthly payments.
You can try it free and experience its great features.
Should you decide to continue using it, it’s only $7.50 per month to easily manage your freelance business.
Imagine if you can accomplish a lot with just one app, that would make the $7.50 per month really worth it.
AND.CO is another cool application to create invoices. It’s an app from Fiverr.
Its features include creating invoices, managing time and tasks, and sending proposals.
AND.CO is simple to use (as a lot of its users say), yet it’s a powerful tool for you to track your income and expenses.
In addition, it also has the ability to send a follow-up payment message.
And if you want to create a contract to protect both you and your client, this app has that.
It has both free and paid plans.
Go check it out to see if this invoicing tool is what you’re looking for.
Invoicely has a lot of accounting features, but it specializes in invoicing.
It has a free plan that allows you to send unlimited invoices to your clients and uses real-time tracking on payments.
With Invoicely, you can create unlimited invoices, you can bill your client in any currency, and accept PayPal payments.
The invoices are professional-looking and can be customized.
It offers both free and paid plans.
Invoicely‘s free plan is a great option for freelancers because it definitely meets their needs.
With the paid plan, you can track time and expenses, create recurring invoices, and accept credit card payments.
This invoicing tool works on PC, Mac, and mobile device.
Invoicera is another powerful billing and invoicing software you may want to try.
It is a cool app to manage your finances.
You can easily monitor who pays you and who owes you.
It can definitely reduce your effort invoicing and billing so that you can concentrate more on your work.
Invoicera offers a free option; however, the functionality is limited.
With both the free and paid plans, you will be able to handle recurring payments, customize invoice templates, and accept credit card payments.
Its features also include the following, even with the free plan:
- You can do unlimited time tracking.
- You can send late payment reminders.
- It has 30+ payment gateways.
5. Invoice Ninja
Invoice Ninja is an invoicing app that is free and robust. It nearly has all the important features that you need to manage your freelance business.
With the free plan, you can do the following:
- Create unlimited invoices and quotations for 100 clients.
- Use their templates to send professional invoices and quotations.
- Manage projects and tasks.
- Receive alerts when invoices are sent, viewed, and paid.
- Accept partial payments and deposits.
- Create proposals.
- Send recurring invoices.
- Create an invoice in PDF.
- Use a time-tracker.
And many more.
Invoice Ninja‘s free plan is definitely a smart choice for freelancers.
And just for $10 a month, you get even more powerful and useful features.
Momenteo is a user-friendly invoicing tool that is specially made for freelancers.
You can send your invoices by paper, email, or PDF.
You can simply handle your accounting tasks even when you’re traveling. It keeps track of work done and expenses with their nicely designed calendar.
Freelancers and solopreneurs being a one-man show means you wear many hats and do all or most of the work to operate your business.
Make your life easy and seamless with Momenteo. Enjoy life being a freelancer, have fun with your travels, and let this app worry a lot of the aspects of billing and invoicing.
Wave allows you to create and send professional invoices 100% free.
It includes advanced features such as an unlimited number of clients, recurring billings, automatic payment reminders, expense tracking, bank and credit card connections, and customizable invoice templates.
You can even send estimates to your clients that you can turn into invoices once they’re approved.
If you set up Wave to accept payments for your invoices, they charge a competitive fee to process credit cards and bank payments.
Hubstaff has free and paid plans. It is an invoicing app that allows you to invoice per item or time tracked.
You can generate invoices in different formats like PDF, html, or email.
This application includes the following feature:
- Time tracking.
- Team scheduling.
- Online timesheets.
- Productivity monitoring.
You might not be needing all the features that Hubstuff offers if you’re just starting out as a freelancer. But maybe as your business grows, you might build a small team to help you out, then perhaps Hubstuff would be a good option for you in the future.
If you’re a freelancer who doesn’t have overcomplicated projects, then you can give Bonsai a try.
This invoicing app will auto-generate invoices for you based on your proposals and contracts, which means you can send invoices in just a few seconds.
You get notified when your invoice is seen by your client, and they can inform you when they plan to pay it. Plus, it automatically follows up with clients who fail to pay on time. That’s a big time saver.
It is possible to bill your clients for one-time or recurring payments (or recurring with autopay).
Your client can pay using the following options:
- Credit card
PayPal may be the easiest solution if you’re already using it to receive payments. Your clients will be able to easily pay you through PayPal, bank transfer, or credit card.
There is no cost for you to use this functionality; however, you won’t find the cool features that the other apps mentioned above have.
You will be able to see if the invoice is already paid and that’s it.
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