Bookkeeping is one of the most important and potentially stressful parts of running any business. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fresh-faced freelancer or a heartless multinational corporation, if your business income and expenditure isn’t properly accounted for then you can end up spending many a sleepless night frantically shuffling through a years worth of receipts and invoices, hoping to somehow balance everything inside a spreadsheet. Worse still, you risk fines and penalties if you don’t properly calculate your taxes.
Even knowing the above, the word “bookkeeping” immediately evokes mundane thoughts of dusty offices and leather-bound ledgers being thumbed through by monocled gentlemen in pinstripe suits. It’s difficult to get excited about taxes and spreadsheets, isn’t it?
Fortunately, bookkeeping doesn’t have to be mundane. After spending some time with FreeAgent, it’s actually — dare I say it — fun!
Invoicing your clients for your work should be one of the simplest things you have to do each month, but often it can be tedious and frustrating even with modern apps. You’ll usually end up paying a monthly fee for an online invoicing app, and still find that it takes much longer than you’d like to get your invoices sent out.
What if you only want a basic invoicing app, one without any fancy designs but that also doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and one that’s simple to add the info you need without taking too much time? Sounds like you need Invoiceable.
The world is different now. If you’re reading this article, you’re already connected with people around the world online, and our own writing team hails from a number of different countries. Now you don’t need to leave your country to work and shop beyond your border.
There’s tons of essential apps that help us all work online and be more productive in today’s interconnected world, but there’s one service that, more than any other, makes global work and commerce actually work: PayPal. The payment juggernaut owned by eBay is the handiest way to transfer money overseas without all the bureaucracy of dealing with banks.
If you sell stuff online, you’ll likely get paid via PayPal, so why not use PayPal to pay for all of your online services? There’s one problem: everyone doesn’t accept PayPal payments. Let’s look at the most popular services that don’t work with PayPal, and the alternates you can use with PayPal instead.
Running a small business is no small feat, and it helps to have the right tools handy to help keep things running smoothly, whether it’s internal communication, managing projects, or staying on top of finances. There are scores of apps out there to tackle these challenges, but wouldn’t it be nice to have everything in one place, so you don’t have to scurry from one tab to another to get things done?
Cashboard might be the answer you’ve been looking for — it packs a ton of functionality into a single app so you can do all of the above with ease, while allowing your employees to access and share data and giving you an overview of how your company is doing. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer and whether it’s the right fit for your outfit.
It’s hard enough to run a fundraiser and convince people to give to your cause. The last thing that should be difficult is receiving the money once people decide to contribute. Recently, I needed to raise money for a fundraiser and was looking for a tool to be able to do this easily. After searching through various big sites such as JustGiving, I realized that there weren’t many ways to raise funds online for personal projects.
PayPal was the only place that kept coming up as a simple way to raise donations. Well known as the most popular way to send funds online, PayPal is something many of us use regurally in work already. It’s not 100% straightforward to set it up for receiving donations, but it’s not too hard either. So whether you’re raising funds for your school or perhaps for Movember, here’s what you’ll need to do to accept donations via PayPal.
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.