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FreshBooks vs. QuickBooks Self-Employed FreshBooks QuickBooks Self-Employed

All-Device Access

FreshBooks stays in sync across the desktop and mobile apps so you can work on whatever device you'd prefer without missing any important information. QuickBooks self-employed is only available as a mobile app.

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Self-Employed

Time Tracking

Start tracking your time in FreshBooks and see exactly how much time you're spending on clients and projects. And when the work's done, easily generate an invoice with just a click. While QuickBooks self-employed offers invoicing, time-tracking is not an available feature.

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Self-Employed

Projects

Project management and team collaboration software all in one. Spend less time trying to get projects over the finish line. In FreshBooks, easily collaborate with team members to keep things moving forward and deliver amazing results, faster. Project management and team collaboration is not available in QuickBooks self-employed.

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Self-Employed

Estimates & Proposals

Take the guesswork out of planning. It takes just a few clicks for you and your client to get on the same page, start a project and even streamline your billing. This feature is not available with QuickBooks self-employed.

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Self-Employed

Reports

Simple Financial Reports For Powerful Business Insights. FreshBooks makes it easy to know exactly how your business is performing.

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Self-Employed

Add-ons and Integrations

FreshBooks integrates with dozens of third-party platforms. This ecosystem of tools extends the power of FreshBooks and can make running your business that much easier

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Self-Employed

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Switch from QuickBooks Self-Employed Today

Make the switch from QuickBooks Self-Employed today and see why FreshBooks is the number one choice for freelancers and entrepreneurs. Join over ten million users already using FreshBooks over QuickBooks Self-Employed. Say goodbye to headaches and hello to ridiculously easy accounting.

Powerful Features Included in All Plans:

  • Customize invoices and look professional
  • Create estimates that help you win jobs
  • Accept credit cards online and get paid faster
  • Time tracking to never miss a billable hour
  • Automatically import expenses to track spending
  • Project budgets that keep your team on track
  • Dashboards that keep your finger on the pulse
  • Powerful reports with insights about your business

Why Other Small Business Owners Made the Switch

Super User-Friendly

I was convinced I was going to have to pay for QuickBooks, and it was clunky to use, more than I was wanting to pay, and overkill for my needs. When I signed up for a trial of FreshBooks, I fell in love. It’s super user-friendly and has fantastic customer support.

Andrea M. Fuller

Fuller Digital Strategy

Stop Struggling

I had been struggling with QuickBooks, constantly saying ‘There has to be a better way!’ Then, a friend recommended FreshBooks. I took it for a test drive and was amazed. FreshBooks is the better way.

Jeanie Cline

Island Contact

Get Started in Minutes

I was fed up with QuickBooks and their lack of customer service. Within 10 minutes of trying FreshBooks, I knew this was what we needed. Dump QuickBooks as fast as you can and get FreshBooks!

Kathleen Shannon

Co-owner of Braid Creative

Why Now’s The Time To Try FreshBooks

Award Winning Support

Award Winning Support

Help is free and you’ll always get a real, live human faster than you can say “Wow, that was crazy fast and super helpful.”

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

FreshBooks protects your personal information with industry standard SSL and encryption so your business is always safe and secure.

30 Day Guarantee

30-Day Guarantee

Try FreshBooks today, risk-free. Cancel your account within 30 days and you’ll receive an automatic refund, down to the last penny.

Still Need a Hand Deciding?

The FreshBooks Support Team is here to answer any questions that you might have. Give them a shout at 1.866.303.6061 or support@freshbooks.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the 30 day free trial work?

Try it, it’s on us. You can have unlimited access to FreshBooks for 30 days, with no contracts and no credit card required. You even get free phone and email support in case you have questions about setting up your account.

What happens after my free trial?

With the free trial, you can use FreshBooks at no charge for 30 days (no credit card required). After your trial is up, you can choose from one of several paid plans. If you’re not ready to subscribe, no problem. Your invoices, expenses, and other data will be securely stored in case you decide to upgrade later on.

Do I need to install any software?

FreshBooks is 100% web based, meaning you can access it anywhere and there’s no software to install on your computer. You can even use FreshBooks on your mobile device.

Is my data safe?

FreshBooks protects your personal information. For security of transactions we use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which encrypts any information such as credit card number and billing information that you send us electronically. The encryption process protects your information by scrambling it before it is sent to us from your computer. In addition, your data is backed up automatically and is accessible from any device, so you can always stay connected and up-to-date.

How long will FreshBooks be around?

We are not going anywhere. Since 2003, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to send, receive and pay invoices. Today FreshBooks has paying customers in over 120 countries and is the #1 cloud accounting solution designed for small business owners. We help everyone from the most fragile of businesses (many of them one person, first time owners) to the most vibrant service-based small businesses.

What if I need help getting started?

If you need help setting up your account, or have any questions about using FreshBooks, an award-winning Support Rockstar is ready to spring into action. FreshBooks support is also free forever — so don’t be shy, give ’em a ring at 1.866.303.6061 between 8am and 8pm EST.

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