If you freelance (be it part-time or full-time), there are a lot of things you need to consider in order to be successful. You need to ensure that you organize what tasks to do, track how long it takes to complete a task, billing clients properly, and ensuring that you’re paid in a timely manner. Each one is equally important and- if one is neglected- it can negatively impact you and even your clients.
In order to stay organized in all aspects, there are certain apps you can download and use. I’ve found some that can help any freelancer, regardless of their profession and background. These are just three apps that every freelancer needs to use to make their life easier.
This app is essential to tracking your time in completing any tasks for clients. You can track your time while you work, or you can manually input it after the fact. It’ll also calculate the amount owed to you based on the hourly rate you’ve inputted and all the time put into a specific project. All of the tracked time shows up in a timesheet, making it easier to read and understand.
TeuxDeux is a task manager that allows you to list to-dos anywhere you go. You can add tasks, schedule them, and mark them as complete when need be. Plus, you can automatically move any tasks not completed from today to the next day if need be. This app is great for organizing all of your tasks in an easy to view manner.
As important as it is to get your work done in a timely manner, it’s just as important to get paid for said work in a timely manner. I personally use Quickbooks Self-Employed to send out invoices and track your expenses. You can send out reminders on long-overdue invoices and marked when they’ve been paid for your own records. This app will help you keep track of the money you make from freelancing without confusing you.
These are just some apps that can help you with your freelance work, no matter what you do. Being more organized is never a bad thing, so perhaps give one or all of the above apps a try. Who knows- maybe one or more of them will work for you!