Web 2.0 watch: easiest invoices in the world

Web 2.0 watch: easiest invoices in the world

When I was a freelancer, I hated invoicing my clients. I used Quicken Home & Business to generate primitive invoices, which I then imported into Word to clean up. Then, generally, I'd e-mail the file as an attachment. It was a painful process, so I didn't do it enough, and naturally, my cash flow suffered.

But I just found out about Blinksale, an easy online invoice creation tool. It generates professional-looking invoices (with your own logo, if you want) and e-mails them to your customers. It also tracks payments and past-due balances, and it can send dunning reminders for you too.

It's not complex. In fact, it borders on cute. But for very small businesses and work-at-home consultants, it could add ease to the invoicing process and a professional gloss to client communications.

Blinksale is free to use if you send three or fewer invoices a month. Paid plans range from $12 to $49 a month, depending on the number of invoices you plan to send out.

About the author

Rafe Needleman reviews mobile apps and products for fun, and picks startups apart when he gets bored. He has evaluated thousands of new companies, most of which have since gone out of business.


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