Nothing in Life Comes for Free but following online tools are freely available to start-up your freelance in a professional way. These premium tools are available for free to start your freelancing business effectively. As your clientele grows you can upgrade to the paid version anytime.
Dear Freelancer fellows if you know any tools which are useful to Freelancers, please drop me details on comment section.
Lets get into the tools list.
1. ZOHO Invoice
This is useful for creating professional estimation and invoices. With free account you can manage upto 5 clients. It also generates PDF documents for estimates and invoices. You can convert the estimates to invoice and send it to clients from ZOHO application dashboard. ZOHO Invoice keeps track of all your transactions.
Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool developed by Basecamp. Basecamp offers to-do lists, wiki-style web-based text documents, milestone management, file sharing, time tracking, and a messaging system. With free account you can manage 1 project.
With Timely you can track your time spent on projects. This tool very handy and useful for hourly billed projects. It also generates monthly reports which you can send to client for verification and billing. This is online tool so you can access anywhere where internet is available.
Dropbox allows users to create folder on their computers, which Dropbox then synchronized so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to access it. Files placed in this folder are also accessible via the Dropbox website and mobile apps. You can share large files/documents with your clients by uploading the files and sharing with them.
PayPal is an online payment service that allows individuals and businesses to transfer funds electronically anywhere in the World. You can send or receive payments online.
Also you can Purchase or Sell goods and services online. With your PayPal account, you can link multiple bank accounts and withdraw funds directly to your linked bank account. You can link your PayPal account with credit cards for more direct transactions.