Apps every independent contractor/self employed enturpanure/small business owner should have!
As an independent contractor, managing your business can take up so much of your time and weather your using the right tools or not can be the key to your success or failure.
Note: All these apps below are free, some take a small percentage, for instance, cc processing fees. I would recommend trying them out before making any rash judgments. They will make your life so much easier and give you more time to focus of making more money!
What is the best app to keep track of your hours as an independent contractor?
Be focused is the top app for clocking in and out as an independent contractor. You can get the app on your phone and your computer. You can tell it the names of the clients you have, the days and times you work and it will prompt you to clock in and ask you who you are working for at the moment. It will notify you when you should take a 5 min break, 15min break, and lunch break. It is like having a digital boss that is programmed by you. Unlike any other clock in clock out apps, this app won't keep counting time if you stop working and forget to clock out. There are so many reasons that make this app amazing and a total game changer for an independent contractor.
How to send invoices as an independent contractor?
SQUARE is Invoicing made easy for you and your customers. Not only can you except any type of cc or cash or checks but your income is managed on in an insanely intelligent platform. Square is becoming an industry standard. Now that users are familiarized with the square icon as it has become the most popular P.O.S. company for small businesses since 2017. Clients will feel comfortable playing with this system and impressed with the professionalism. It also will take you through the steps filling your takes. Give you the forms you will need to fill out.
How do you manage your taxes as an independent contractor?
The best app available to manage your taxes in 2018 is Hurdlr. Hurdlr automatically tracks all of your mileage, expenses, income streams, and tax deductions in real-time. It works with SQUARE so you just create an account link it to your square account, link it to your bank account, and tax write-offs are being accumulated and tracked. You will know exactly how much you are expected to pay in taxes courtly or annually. When it is time to do your taxes. Just follow the easy steps and it will guide you through the whole thing. Never has taxes been so easy!
If you have a small business or find your self self-employed these apps are also for you.
Try them out. Let me know what you think.