Freelancing is great, but managing your finances can be hard, especially when the tax man comes calling. Cogs share three of the best apps around, designed specifically to help freelancers with their finances.
Freeagent is the one stop shop (well, app) for freelancers. It really does everything. Estimates, invoicing, expenses, time tracking are all covered. For something with so much functionality, the interface is mercifully simple. What’s better, Freeagent has a small company feel when it comes to customer service. They’re renowned for getting back to enquiries and complaints in record time.
We love Harvest. For a solo freelancer, it costs only $12 a month. In return, you get an easy-to-use time-tracking application. You can track your time with its inbuilt timer, or add it in manually. You can enter your work under different clients and projects easily, and time is divided between billable and non-billable to help you with your invoicing. It also has some great analytic tools that really help you assess how you spend your time. It does expenses, too.
The great thing about Mint (apart from being free!) is that it pulls all your finances into one place. This lets you really dig deep into how you operate as a freelancer. You can make budgets, track investments and use all the well-presented info to make efficiencies in your operations and save a lot of money.
Once your invoicing and time tracking is sorted, you will need to ensure you are registered as a private limited company – this is where Cogs can help. We offer a great freelancer platform, with advice and round the clock support, plus we offer frequent and reliable payment terms; unlike many clients who pay freelancers directly on a monthly basis, the Cogs freelancer service pays weekly offering freelancers more financial flexible payments.
Now you have the tools, why not carve out your next freelance masterpiece with Cogs. We have dozens of contract and freelance jobs available (all of which are not listed on our site) so contact the team today and find out about the latest great projects to work on.
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