▲ ▼ Typical freelancer needs to use too many tools
A lot of people who freelance already use too many tools in the stack. e.g. a lot of freelancers use Freshbooks, Asana, Toggl, Jira, Calend.ly to manage their business. They have either to integrate it or manually rewrite information between apps. Not to mention some features missing like simply tracking invoices sent/invoices paid.
Also, many people right now are quitting their jobs and moving to freelance, and they are worried about how to choose the right tools, which won't be very expensive (for example they were working in enterprise segment, and they had all the tools paid by their company - now they have to buy it on their own).
There are number of solutions which lacks some of the features of "all-in-one" stack, or are too expensive to buy.
You have two options. The cheap option is to buy Office 365 Essentials and most of that stuff is included in one form or another apart from the accounting software. The second is the super cheap Zoho which has a free option for each one of their products including accounting software. Alternatively you can have access to their entire stack for $35 per month so I think there are options.
For the last months I've been working on Cluee - a toolbox for all the freelancers to help them organize their work and finance. As there are many such apps on the market, I wanted for mine to be fun, beautiful and easy to use. The first MVP took me few months to complete, and is available at https://cluee.app/
The key features are:
- Time tracking combined with reports for customers
- Setting goals and tracking finance with your monthly timesheets
- Invoicing with the ability to automatically remind your customer using defined scenarios
Good work. You should consider adding fee calculator as well as it's one of the top need-gap in the freelancer space - /problems/220 .
Good idea! Do you think the calculator may work as a lead generator and be available for free?
I agree with Yogesh, If you could build a levels.fyi for freelancers then I don't see why it wouldn't be just as successful. Instead of salaries for companies, You can compare fees for common skills across different freelancing websites according to their experience.
Right, but this is slightly different problem to solve than the one I posted :)