A freelancer’s life is nothing short of amazing. The freedom to choose what you love to do and the absolute control over your life are two major perks of being a freelancer. The flow of money is bound to be uneven, though. You might be flush some months and outright broke at times.
The key is to get a lot of paying customers at regular intervals and to do that you need to sell yourself better. Even after making a name for yourself in your niche, it’s essential that you put significant efforts to win the projects you bid for. A concise and clear cut proposal is the first vital step to achieve that.
PayPal, the original standard for online financial transactions, is still an important part of most of our lives. If you do any work over the internet, from working on a contract for a remote company to designing a website for someone in your own town, chances are you’ll need to send and receive money using PayPal. For the most part, it works great, and even if its website leaves much to be desired, it gets its job done, everyone gets paid, and life goes on.
But then, today I discovered a reason you might want to use PayPal’s website a bit more than for just moving your money around. PayPal’s annoying pre-load ad screen showed me an ad today for PayPal Invoices, a free tool for creating invoices right inside PayPal. Even though I’d already used PayPal for years, I had no idea you could create invoices right inside it. Since you’ll likely need a PayPal account to accept online invoice payments anyhow, it just might be the perfect solution if you’ve been looking for a free online invoice tool.
The new year is coming up quickly, and if you’re a freelancer, you’re likely starting to think of how your income looked in 2011 and how you can increase it in 2012. Hey, even if you’re working a standard 9-5 job, you’re likely thinking of ways you could do some extra work in the evenings or on weekends. You can only be around so much Envato stuff before you start getting an itch to create your own products.
ClientBiller is an app that might help you in that pursuit. It’s a new invoicing app that helps you stay on top of the whole process from sending out estimate to billing your clients to actually getting paid. It’s currently in beta, but already shows promise as a great tool to keep up with your team’s whole billing and invoicing solution.
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December’s the month of giving, and here at Web.AppStorm, we’ve had an awesome lineup of giveaways so far this month, and still have more to come! So, hurry and get your free ClientBiller account, and then stay tuned for more of our exciting articles and giveaways before the end of the year.
Nobody likes creating invoices. They’re a pain to produce, to send, and to follow up on. But with the growing power of online applications, the number of invoicing web apps has boomed in the last couple of years and they keep getting better. Dealing with your invoices online also has the advantage of working from anywhere.
One such web app is The Invoice Machine from Bombia Design. This stunning invoice creator really is a machine and clearly built with design in mind. Let’s take a look at what The Invoice Machine can do for you, and what it can’t.