Fresh Faces: Jeffrey Nichols

June 13, 2008

Photo of Jeffrey NicholsMy name is Jeffrey Nichols, and I’m an independent SEO/SEM developer based in Atlanta, Georgia.

“FreshBooks is one of the most well programmed, nicest looking web-based applications I’ve ever used.”

I have a client that requires me to bill my hours with specific job codes for each project that I work on. I totally understand this because they must then bill this time back to their clients. It makes sense. But it’s a rather time consuming task. I was trying to keep track of all this using a spreadsheet in Google Docs but it was too overwhelming. So I set out to find something better.

I needed something that was Web-based so I could access it anywhere. I wanted something with a Web 2.0 look and feel, because I’m spoiled and I knew I could find it. I wanted something that would allow me to track the job codes that this client needed me to use. And finally, I needed something that could generate PDF invoices that I could send to the client in order to continue the same procedure we already had in place.

Enter FreshBooks. FreshBooks is one of the most well programmed, nicest looking web-based applications I’ve ever used. It’s super fast, super clean and you can tell that the people who wrote it actually use it. There are things that happen when you’re using it that make you say out loud “that’s what I was getting ready to look for” and FreshBooks has already taken you there.

If you bill your clients by the hour and managing it in a spreadsheet has gotten out of control, give this a try. You’ll love it, I promise.

about the author

FreshBooks is the #1 accounting software in the cloud designed to make billing painless for small businesses and their teams. Today, over 10 million small businesses use FreshBooks to effortlessly send professional looking invoices, organize expenses and track their billable time.