Everybody dreams to some extent to be able to be their own boss and manage themselves and their clients - but it's not all sugar when trying to become independent and take all matters into your own hands. Because that is indeed what both freelancers and small entrepreneurs have to achieve at least in the beginning of this "out-of-the-beaten-path" road.
One of the most dreaded activities that needs to be performed is invoicing work, especially since it can take a lot of time off actually working. And while basic accountancy needed for this is not a difficult task, if it can be automated then it's a big plus. And this is where the Dutch service InvoiQ comes in handy.
InvoiQ works as a free online invoicing & accounting software, especially aimed at freelancers and small businesses. Some of the core aspects of InvoiQ include unlimited invoices, estimates and registers of all contractual relationships, as well as expense tracking capabilities to monitor your expenses. Even customised invoices may be created for different languages or companies, which are then ready to be printed or e-mailed to customers. When payment is received, it can be registered in the payments module and marked as paid. If you work with estimates, then a customer accepting one can trigger this acceptance being transformed into a full-fledged invoice.
There are two plans for users, with the Premium one at $8 per month giving additional access to features such as 1 GB of cloud storage for documents created, custom e-mail, unlimited templates for invoices and more users accessing the same account. InvoiQ has been gathering some coverage lately since it launche at the beginning of March