Invoicing Tools That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Invoicing Tools To Make Your Life Easier

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Getting started as a freelancer or small business means you have tons of new opportunities at your fingertips. You get to work when you want, how you want, and you get to choose who you work with, too! However, one of the main problems freelancers face is figuring out how to organize their billing and finances.

Though invoicing may sound simple, it can be hard to find a good program or software that fits your needs. Luckily, there are plenty of tools out there for every kind of blogger or freelancer. Thus, we’ve put together a list of 5 of our favorite billing and invoicing tools to help you with billing clients, recording expenses, and more!

But first, invoicing tips:

  • Including the words “please” or “thank you” improves likelihood of being paid by 5%
  • Include electronic payment options if possible
  • Give clients the standard 30 days to get their payment to you

Pancake App

  • Cost: One time fee of $179
  • Features: Project management, manage employee hours & hours with clients, app can be installed on your server, easy to migrate and upload your current and past expenses, integrated timer for billing working hours
  • Mobile App: Yes

Wave App 

  • Cost: Free, takes 2.9% + 30¢ of each purchase for credit card transactions
  • Features: Add your logo to invoices, pick an invoice design from pre-made templates, customize your payment terms, automate reminders on late payments, get notified when customers view payments
  • Mobile App: Yes

Quick Books

  • Cost: $4.99 a month
  • Features: Customize design of invoices, syncs with TurboTax for tax filing, easily pay employees, syncs with PayPal and Square app, automatically backs up data 
  • Mobile App: Yes

Freshbooks

  • Cost: $19.95 a month to manage 25 clients and send unlimited invoices
  • Features: Lets you know when an invoice is viewed, send estimates to customers before completing tasks, links and integrates with MailChimp
  • Mobile App: No

Zoho Invoicing

  • Cost: Free up to 25 clients
  • Features: Send invoices by (snail) mail – professionally prints invoices and mails them, online client portal, send estimates to customers before completing tasks, compatible with various currencies and can be used in 10 languages for international sales
  • Mobile App: Yes

Are you going to try out one of these invoicing tools? What do you normally use your invoices for? Let us know in the comments below! To stay up to date with our blog, make sure to give us a follow on Bloglovin’!