Invoicing, Time Tracking & Contracts / Creative Freelance Series

This is the continuation of the Creative Freelance Series (part 2) on Invoicing, Time Tracking & Contracts. If you missed (part 1) on Project Management & Contacts you can read here and still comment.

This is broken up into 4 parts and to make this a useful article, I am asking the creative community to participate as much as possible to gain insight into the applications/process you use and/or even worth paying for. Your answers don’t have to be long just concise. Of course I will weigh in with what I use (in the comments below).

The first part received detailed response with some very helpful information. I hope you’ll continue to weigh in with parts 2-4!

The 4 Essential Parts:

1. Project Management & Contacts
2. Invoicing, Time Tracking & Contracts
3. Collaboration / Proofing
4. Paid Services (non-management)

2. Invoicing, Time Tracking & Contracts

The following questions cover both paid and non paid services:

a. What applications do you use for billing/invoicing?
b. How do you receive payment (Check, Cash, Paypal etc)?
c. What applications do you use for tracking your time?
d. How do you send contracts to clients?
e. What problems do you face in using your current application(s)?
f. Which tools / apps do you wish would communicate with each other?
g. Is there an application that doesn’t exist that you wish was available?


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