I am the editor and founder of FreelanceSwitch, a resource for freelancers. Our site is a blog with more, so as well as articles, interviews and how-tos, we have resources, a job board and podcasts. FreelanceSwitch gets around 500,000 visits a month and caters to primarily web and graphic designers, followed by programmers, photographers and writers.
“FreshBooks has automated everything for me so I don’t even need to think about advertising most of the time.”
I need to keep track of many different advertisers who all need to be billed at different times and for different amounts. I was getting calendar reminders almost every day to invoice one of them, and often they needed chasing up for payment. So as you can imagine, it was pretty hectic and took me away from other important tasks.
“I save at least 5 hours per week on invoicing . . . I don’t know why every blog doesn’t switch to FreshBooks to manage their advertising.”
FreshBooks has automated everything for me so I don’t even need to think about advertising most of the time. When a client signs up, I simply create a recurring invoice and leave FreshBooks to do it’s work. I check in once a week, but there really isn’t even a need for that. FreshBooks collects monthly payments for me and I don’t need to lift a finger. I’ve even set up my automated emails to give my clients all the information they need in case they need to make changes to their ads.
I’d estimate I save at least 5 hours per week on invoicing and client liaison thanks to FreshBooks. I don’t know why every blog doesn’t switch to FreshBooks to manage their advertising.