If you’re a freelancer or small business operator, you’ve probably found how hard it can be to keep track of your projects, working time, invoices and payments. Today we’re checking out how Paydirt helps you manage all of these, and earn some more coin along the way. Paydirt is a time tracking and billing suite designed for web based creatives and developers.
Setting up in 2 minutes
Getting started is really simple – just name a client, and define the work you do for them. Work can be entered at an hourly rate, or a fixed price, so whether you bill by the hour or project you’re set to go.
Simple time tracking
Logging your time with Paydirt is flexible too. Simply start a timer using the time tracker, or log your hours later. Your time will be logged at the correct rate for the job, and you can add a description to make your invoices more informative.
Still, remembering to track your time can be a challenge. That’s why Paydirt’s browser extensions help you log all your working time, by detecting when you’re doing work related to your clients and putting a start button right there on the page. They can even help you track the time you spend emailing your clients. All you need to do is tell Paydirt which keywords relate to which client. If you’re a web designer or developer, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without this feature.
Get a graphical overview
Ever wonder where your working week went? It’s easy to see with stacked graphs, color coded by client.
But down to business — lets see how making an invoice with Paydirt works.
Making an invoice is as simple as choosing which work to include. My logged time is automatically tallied and rounded, and the invoice is ready to go. You can add to it if you need to, but in this case I’m done.
Sending my invoice is a cinch. An email is generated from a custom template, and contains the invoice attached as a PDF, as well as a link for my client to view (and pay) it online. With PayPal and Stripe integrations (so you can accept credit cards), Paydirt helps you get paid faster.
Now it’s just a matter of waiting for the payment to arrive. Paydirt will email me to let me know when it does, or email me if the invoice falls overdue.
So that’s a quick introduction to Paydirt. Take it for a trial run to see how it can help you spend less time keeping on top of your business, and track more of the time you’re doing what you bill for.
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