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16 Financial Management Tools for Freelancers and Web Designers

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No matter what kind of business you are in, it’s critical to understand your finances and manage them well. There’s no exception for freelancers. Fortunately there are many online tools available out there helping you to keep your business efficiently and smoothly. In today’s roundup, we’ll recommend 16 online services that are very useful for freelancers when it comes to invoicing, billing and other financial management matters. Although most of these online services are paid, some of them do offer limited free plans or free trials that worth for a try.

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We hope these online tools help you to get all the financial tasks under control so you can stay focused on your work.

XE Currency Converter
This free currency converter lets users calculate live currency and foreign exchange rates. Users can also convert precious metals with this currency calculator.

FreshBooks
FreshBooks is an online invoicing software for both freelancers and professionals. The online service provides a myriad of other related features, such as time tracking, expense tracking, recurring billing, online payment collection, and support tickets.
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Zoho Invoice
Zoho Invoice lets you create invoices and estimates online. You can email invoice PDFs and automate recurring invoices. You can also brand your invoices using their invoice templates.

Xero
Xero is another online accounting software for businesses. You can use this web based system for invoicing/billing, accounts payable, bank reconciliation and bookkeeping.

FreeAgent
FreeAgent is an accounting software package that lets you customise invoices using CSS. This is handy if you want to create a bespoke style or you already have a format you love. Plus you get a whole load of features such as creating estimates, prepare and pay your tax bill, manage expenses, track time and more.
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WORKetc
WORKetc is a business management software solution. It helps organize many of your daily activities such as tracking billable time, managing customer support, marketing and invoicing, making them easily accessible through the single interface.
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Harvest
Harvest is a time tracking solution that offers a number of ways for freelancers and teams to track time. The online service is easy to set up and the reports can be easily analyzed.
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QuickBooks Online
QuickBooks Online accounting software creates invoices, pays bills, and tracks expenses. It’s a good choice for service-based businesses that need mobile access to sales and purchase tools and data, as well as time billing and payroll.

inDinero
inDinero is a cloud-based financial tracking site for businesses. It aggregates all of your financial activity in the cloud, tracking invoices, expenses over time online. Once you enter your account information, inDinero will fetch all of your bank statements and organize your transactions into different categories. The online service then updates your budgets and provides you with an easy-to-use financial dashboard.
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LessAccounting
LessAccounting is an accounting software that comes with many great features including invoicing, proposals, CRM and more. It manages all your contacts, creates custom reports and files them in date order.

Bill4Time
Bill4Time is a time billing software that provides you some useful features like time tracking, billing, and project management from any computer or mobile phone.

Billing Orchard
A web-based invoicing service that provides automated recurring billing, automated credit card, and ACH payment processing.
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LiteAccounting
LiteAccounting lets you send professional invoices to your clients. All of the invoices are sent as PDFs to guarantee correct formatting and you can even add your own logo.
LiteAccounting is web-based, so you can manage your account anywhere you have internet access.

Time59
Time59 is a online time and billing application for solo lawyers. It provides time and expense tracking, online invoicing, accounts, and other services.

Bill My Clients
Bill My Clients is a hassle-free way to quickly create and print invoices and bills online. Some of its features include recurring invoicing, sending and printing, tax, shipping, client tracking and reports, payment tracking, etc.

InvoTrak
Invotrak is a full-featured online invoicing and timesheet tracking application that can save you time and money. It’s also includes many of the features you need to speed up your billing tasks.

Author: Jules, Quertime Editorial

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