Running a photography business (much like running any small business) involves not only the activities directly related to serving my clients, but also various bits of overhead such as bookkeping and invoicing. These administrative tasks aren’t where I want to spend most of my time, but I want to ensure my clients receive great service.
I use FreshBooks for invoicing and have done so for a few years now. It’s easy for me and my clients seem happy as well. Recently I received this comment in an email message:
Aaron – I just have to say that your site/process for accounting stuff (freshbooks) is SUPER awesome and easy. LOVE IT.
When my clients are happy, I’m happy. FreshBooks allows me to invoice via email or paper and allows me to receive/record payments via checks, PayPal, or a number of other services. Invoices can be customized to reflect your look and feel.
In addition to invoicing, FreshBooks now tracks expenses automatically. It retrieves my expenses from my linked bank account and credit cards and makes it easy to report on expenses either purely for information or for tax reporting.
You can try FreshBooks for free for 30 days using this link. If you sign up, I get a small referral commission.