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Bookkeeping

Freelance Developers Manual
A Project of Frontntweaks.com
1st Edition Ver 1.0.1
© Copyright 2018 Gerald Watanabe


Recipe For Success!

I think we all can agree that freelancers would rather build and work on websites then take care of their bookkeeping chores.
Even writing this article about bookkeeping has taken a lot of extra focus, grit, and energy to complete.

But understanding the importance of good bookkeeping skills can only point to success.
Thank goodness there are bookkeeping tools available to help you.

Valuable Business Tools for Self-Employed Pros From invoicing and expenses to tax time prep and online payments, FreshBooks is an all-in-one bookkeeping and accounting solution that saves you up to 200 hours a year. [Freshbooks]

Advantages of Using Accountant Software

1) Time Saver: does almost everything for you.
2) Higher Productivity: you spend more time doing what
you love to do instead of stressing over the books.
3) Takes care of everything: invoices, bills, and reminds
clients to pay their invoice.
4) In most cases, lower cost then hiring an accountant.
5) Organizes and stores all your important data.
6) Reduce Errors.
7) Fast Tax Preparation: printout or download all the
tax information you require.

Free Invoice/Receipts Templates/Generators

If you just started out or only have a part time gig, maybe these resources may be better suited for you.

Bookkeeping Resources

Recommended Accountant tools to help freelancers (small business).

Bookkeeping Description
Freshbooks All-In-One Small Business Invoicing and Accounting Solution. Try free for 30 days.
Quickbooks QuickBooks keeps everything organized in one place, so you’re tax ready all the time.
Wave Everything you need to confidently run your business. Has Free version.
Zoho Books Zoho Books is online accounting software that manages your finances, automates business workflows, and helps you work collectively across departments. Free 14 day trial.
Xero Xero’s online accounting software lives in the cloud. That means you can automate everyday business tasks, get up-to-date financials and run your business - from wherever you are. Try Free for 30 days.

Free Invoicing Resources

Free Invoicing and Receipts Tools
Updated: 9/17/20

Source Description
Wave Wave’s invoicing software is easy-to-use, saves you time, gets you paid and can be customized to fit your business needs. Start exploring all the free invoicing features today.
Aynax Help small businesses get paid faster by simplifying and speeding up the billing process.
Invoice Generator When you use Invoice Simple's invoice generator you save yourself a lot of time and effort.
InvoiceSimple Receipts We’ve put together the six best free receipt templates for you. Before we dive in, check out our online generator for an easy way to create a receipt for your projects that will look fantastic.
Invoice Generator Welcome to the original Invoice Generator, trusted by millions of people. Invoice Generator lets you quickly make invoices with our attractive invoice template straight from your web browser, no sign up necessary. The invoices you make can be sent and paid online or downloaded as a PDF.

Conclusion

As a freelancer, for the most part, you are a one man band.
Having tools and resources to help you in the not so fun part of running a business always comes in handy.
I hope some of these recommendations can help you, so you can focus on building and maintaining websites.