If you’re a part of the near 56 million Americans doing freelance work, then you know that making the decision to venture out on your own to freelance full- or part-time isn’t an easy one. It requires meticulous planning and the ability to both be your own boss as well as your one and only employee. Not to mention, you need the motivation to get yourself out there and make a profit.
One of the many decisions you’ll need to make is choosing the best invoicing software for your freelancing business. Though it may be tempting to choose the cheapest or most user-friendly one available, consider putting a little more thought into which is the best one for your business, your clients, and your market. The benefits of having this software as a freelancer are obvious: you’re able to send multiple invoices to different clients simultaneously, you’re able to see who has paid and who you should follow up with, and you automatically look more professional; just to name a few.
In addition to the benefits of using invoicing software, there are a number of benefits of using software specifically created with the individualized needs of a freelancing business in mind. Not only will these help set your business up for success, but they’ll ensure you’re claiming your stake in your market. After all, as a freelancer you want to be sure you’re still making money— and ensuring your clients pay on time is the best way to make that happen. Americans spent over a billion hours a week freelancing in 2018, so sure you’re making those hours count and are using a software that ensures you get paid.
Check out the infographic below to learn more about the best invoicing software available for your market and business. With all the options out there, you should feel confident that you’re choosing from the absolute best options available. From freelance creatives to accountants, you’ll be sure to find the best option for you and your business from the following list.
No matter what software you use, make sure you’re making the best decisions for your business and yourself as an employee. Just like you would resent a boss making poor decisions for your team, you’ll resent yourself for making bad choices for your freelancing business. Streamline both budgeting and getting paid now, and you’ll be thankful you did once you see how easy it makes that side of running your business.
Sources: G2 | Medium | Millo | HoneyBook | QuickBooks | Bonsai | AND CO | Invoicera | Harpoon | 17Hats | Kiwili | Wave | FreshBooks |