Being self-employed has great benefits; one of them is working on different and exciting projects and not having to do the same tedious tasks each and every day. Freelancing grants most of us the opportunity to work from almost anywhere, but also means planning for projects, time management, marketing and invoicing clients – falls squarely on your plate of responsibilities.Updated 2016
Let’s have a look at four tools that can make your freelancing life more free!
Its absolute best feature is that unlike other project management tools that require you to open an account, web based and paid. Taskboard is a free, open-source program that you can download and install it. You can customize colors, add attachments and have access to a full history of your board activities.
Wave is your all in one accounting station. It allows you to create invoices and quotations, send them to your clients, save them in a number of formats including Excel or PDF file. What I like most is that it has the option of sending reminders for overdue invoices – very handy when it comes to clients who seem to conveniently forget you at the end of the month.
Time Doctor is an accurate time tracking and time management software that helps you get a lot more done each day. It is a web-based solution that provides time tracking, computer work session monitoring, reminders, screenshot recording, invoicing, reporting tools, integrations and so much more.
Time Doctor can help freelancers achieve a better work life balance by facilitating work from home, and remote working arrangements; make the most of the time spent working while on the computer (reducing time spent on non-work related distractions); organize their tasks and priorities, as well as manage their schedule; reduce work related stress through effective organization and more importantly, can help quickly and effectively scale their business.
Price: $9.99 user/month (Free 30-day trial)