If you’re one of the near 50 million Americans that took up freelancing, no matter why you chose to, you have one common goal in mind with your self-employed peers: getting paid to do what you’re passionate about.
Whether you’re freelancing on the side for some extra income, or took the plunge into the gig economy to freelance out full-time, you want to do something you love while making money from it. The easiest way to ensure that you’re making money and getting paid is to utilize invoicing software, that can automatically generate invoices and send them to your clients.
With all of the options and add-ons out there, it can be hard to know which is the best for you and your freelance business. Be sure to keep an eye out for the following things when looking for the best software to make this decision easily:
- Keep your niche in mind. There are certain invoicing options that cater to specific industries, which would help you out greatly if you’re operating a one-man show.
- Know what you want out of a software. There are hundreds of different options: some offer strictly invoice support, while others offer project management capabilities. Some options offer templates and tracking to see the status of an invoice, while others don’t. Knowing what options you want out of your software will make this choice simple.
- Realize the benefits of using invoicing software. Especially if you’re just starting out as a beginner, it can be tempting to take people at their word and believe they’ll pay you. Know the worth of yourself, your work, and your time and ensure you get paid for the work you’re doing.
For more tips on choosing the best invoicing software for your freelancing business that ensure you get paid, check out the 10 best options on the market right now in this comprehensive infographic, courtesy of Intuit Mint.