Highly Recommended Accounting Software for Designers
Accounting is on the same level as going to the dentist with me. I’m not going to lie – I hate it. I think that notion is true for many creative people these days. Unfortunately, accounting is a fact of life. If you want to make money and survive this economy you better have your decimal points in the right places.
I used to write my invoices up one by one. I would refer to my notebook with a long list of handwritten scribbles and do my best to add them all up. Let’s just say that the results were less than profitable. I always seemed to forget small items and I always questioned myself before I sent out a bill.
All of that is behind me now. I have discovered Freshbooks. Now accounting for my time is a breeze. I actually enjoy it (did I just say that?)
When I start a project, the first thing I do is set it up on my Freshbooks account. From there, I capture my time for every single change and revision. Now nothing get’s lost between the cracks. I enter tasks every step of the way and monitor my outstanding invoices. It even sends reminders to “deadbeat clients” so that you don’t have to waste time hunting them down.
The system is all online and has many great features that allow you to keep your mind focused on making money without the annoying task of running your own accounting department. Since I signed up, I’m more productive and creative (you can try it for FREE to take a look for yourself).
I can easily say that this is one of my most profitable investments this year. I highly recommend it. Vectorvault runs like a dream on this tool. You should take a close look at Freshbooks.
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