As a freelancer, it can be hard to manage everything that needs to get done when you’re working for yourself.
However, there are so many tools out there to help freelancers manage projects, time, and money. In this blog, we have outlined the best of the best tools for freelancers.
Project Management Tools
Project management tools are key to helping you successfully complete your client’s projects.
Monday.com is a project management tool, reporting system, email, planning tool, and CRM all rolled into one, helping to save you time and money.
Planscope is also another project management tool, however it offers a few features that are extremely beneficial to freelancers specifically and go beyond basic task management. It offers proposal creation, tracks time spent on your projects that syncs to your favorite invoicing tool, and communicates with your clients, automatically keeping them updated on the status of their project.
This tool is ideal for freelancers who are in industries that require constant communication with their clients.
Thrive Solo is an all-in-one project management tool that includes a visual overview of all your projects and their milestones, time-tracking, automated invoicing, and business metric reporting.
This tool is ideal for creative freelancers who prefer to have everything all in one place.
Money Management Tools
Once your freelancer career takes off, it can be hard to focus on the “boring” stuff like accounting (no offense to our Accounting & Bookkeeping freelancers!).
There are some tools for freelancers to help take some of the stress of managing money and invoices away.
Coconut lets you focus on your business instead of accounting. It connects directly to your bank account so it can get a complete view of your business. Coconut automatically categorizes all of your business expenses for tax as you spend so you don’t have to worry about them later.
Of course the easiest way to track your time and money freelancing is through FreeUp! Our very own time clock helps our accounting team know how much to bill your clients. Then we send our freelancers their payments weekly through PayPal or Payoneer.
Time Management Tools
Time is money, especially for freelancers. We’ve found some of the best time management tools for freelancers so you can spend more of your time making that cheddar.
Tickspot.com is a time management tool that allows you to keep track of the amount of time you spend on a project. The best feature is that it also helps you see how close you are to using up your client’s allotted time budget.
Another great time management tool is Toggl. This is a great tool for our freelancers because it tracks how long it takes you to complete tasks allowing you to work more efficiently.
There Ya Have It
There are the best tools to make your life as a freelancer a little easier.