Keeping track of time
When it’s time to go independent, freelance, stick-it-to-the-man, or whatever you choose to call quitting your job and working for yourself, you will undoubtedly come upon a need to track your time and log your hours. On top of that, you’ll need to create professional estimates and send invoices. You’ll also need to remember to follow-up on those invoices that go un-paid.
Shortly after my endeavor into the freelance world I stumbled upon Harvest, a fantastic tool for taking care of all of the above. For a mere $12/month (write-off!) I have access to fantastic client/project tracking tools, time tracking, expense tracking, estimate creating, and invoice making, and more. Harvest handles the delivery of invoices, and even provides a link for clients to pay via Paypal if you so desire.
To make life even easier for you, they have a plethora of apps and methods you can use to check your hours, start or stop a timer, and more. They’re also active of Twitter, providing the perfect balance of information, articles, and customer service.
So go ahead, if you’re looking for a great solution to tracking your freelance time and more, give Harvest a try.