Invoicing is not the most exciting part of a designer’s job, but at the end of the day, it’s what brings the money in. Keeping your projects on track, and making sure your cash flow is managed well, is essential for the success of your design business.
Using professional invoicing software like Hiveage can be a great way of easing this burden. Trusted by more than 50,000 small businesses and freelancers from 140 countries, Hiveage has everything you need to send elegant invoices and get paid online. It also lets you prepare professional estimates, set up recurring and subscription billing for regular customers, track time, expense and mileage spent on client projects, and much more.
The first thing you notice when using Hiveage is its well-designed user experience on both web and mobile, thanks to its responsive UI. All the important features are easily accessible, with simple workflows that let you get the job done quickly. Since Hiveage is cloud-based, your financial data is always at hand whenever you’re online.
With Hiveage, you have the option of creating both one-time and recurring invoices. The design of the invoice is sleek and elegant, with the option to add your own branding and custom fields. You can also use your own domain with Hiveage (e.g., billing.example.com) for added authenticity.
Hiveage supports more than a dozen popular online payment gateways, including PayPal, Stripe and Braintree. Enabling online payments is a great way to reduce the hassle for your clients and eliminate late payments, improving your cashflow. On the other hand, if you prefer to accept payments via cash, check or bank transfer, Hiveage has a convenient offline payment feature for recording these.
Once you send an invoice, Hiveage tracks its status: sent, viewed, partially or fully paid. You can send manual or automatic payment reminders to gently nudge those clients who are late with their payments. Once they do pay, you can acknowledge this with a manual or automatic payment receipt.