[edit: If you sign up for Freshbooks, please use this link and we can both make a little piece 🙂 https://laurentmunier.freshbooks.com/refer/www ]
I’ve been using a community site called http://advicetap.com since meeting their CEO last week and their forums are making me type out useful posts in reply to other users there. The CRM posting I wrote last week came from there and today’s posting about Freshbooks invoicing service was written in response to another user on there. Here it is below:
What tool do you use for invoicing your consulting clients?
I am a huge fan of http://freshbooks.com. It’s a very simple and solid system. It’s very easy to figure out how everything works and very easy to create and track invoices.
There is a free version until you hit 3 clients. After that you need to sign up for a paid version – it was worth it for me to sign up when I had more than 3 clients.
I pay about $20 per month and it’s paid itself off multiple times over.
If you decide to sign up, please use my referral URL. I think we both benefit if you sign up.
Some features I use:
- Time tracking
- Email invoice
- Send snail mail invoice automatically
- Track invoices by client
- See when clients have viewed invoices
- Create account summaries of all sent, paid and outstanding invoices per client
- Automatic payment reminder emails at 30, 60, 90 days
- Recurring invoices
- Remember items so you can create new invoices based on previous ones
- Integrate with PayPal (or merchant account) so your clients can pay online from bank account or credit card
There are other more detailed features but I don’t really use those. Freshbooks has integrations with a lot of other web-app services and has an API if you want to get fancy.
Great system and highly recommended.