A Quick Guide to Latest Invoicing With 2.0 Web Style

by Guest Author on December 2, 2011

in Articles, Guest Posts

Being old school when it comes to invoicing is like overlooking the benefits of online invoicing system. Being hooked to that traditional method of invoicing and generating invoices via word or excel is now fast becoming obsolete. The importance of online invoicing cannot be denied whether it is an individual business owner or a freelancer.

Instead of going through the hassle of creating invoices manually why not opt for online mode of invoice generation. The various applications that are readily available to your disposal are easier to create and help keep track without all that heavy work of filing. It also helps save time and keeps the productivity level high. No need to create a manual invoice and then take the tedious task of going to the other end to get it delivered through post.

Following list of various invoices will help you find the best suited option:

1. Invoicera

This is arguably the most popular option available online. It has some of the most fascinating features that are offered to its users. Features like time tracking that comes in handy for tracking time and converting into the hours payable at the end of the day. This feature also offers the user with the option of sending unlimited invoices along with personal logo, import / export options and also SSL encryption.

2. PayPal 

PayPal is the most widely used option around the world and everyone is familiar with it. It comprise of an account that is inclusive of a Request Money tool. This tool is user friendly and offers the option to fill up the details. These details can be categorized into e-mail ID, subject of e-mail, note and the amount of money required. This is probably the most simplest of options offered to the benefit of the user.

3. Blinksale

Blinksale is yet another invoicing system which is commonly chosen by many users working online. This is powered with full features that is more well equipped as compared to PayPal. Another reason why users often prefer utilizing Blinksale is the freedom to make desired changes in the invoicing. This can be custom designed to suit your requirements. Designing templates, coding and CSS are all well in control of the user.

4. Zoho Invoice 

This is yet another online invoicing option. It is freely available to the users offering the users with 5 invoices in a month. They also provide multi-currency option to the users benefit dealing in business spread across the globe.

5. Invotrak 

This invoicing system available online is also free of cost. This is simplistic in style, no complicated fields and easy to use. It also offers multi currency support that too free.

Tips on Invoicing

Now after knowing and recognizing all the available tools that can be utilized for invoicing there are some more things that you need to know. You need to know the manner of dealing with these invoices. You also need to find out how exactly to make them effective. Following are the tips that will help in dealing with invoices effectively:

Filing of Incoming Invoices:

It is to be kept in mind that as soon as you receive an invoice you need to make it a habit to file it. Leaving it for a later date to be filed can lead to confusion as to when it arrived and would leave you in a fix. So, keeping them well organized is the key to managing invoices well.

Tracking of Outgoing Invoices

You must remember to keep a track of all the invoices in your calendar and arrange them accordingly. This can be done by utilizing an automated task schedule.

Keep a Template

You need to create a template if you are not utilizing any of the above given tools. So that you save time consumed on working upon the invoices from scratch.

Guest article written by: Mark Wilston is a Content Writer and marketing professional working with pixelcrayons (a reputed Web & Mobile Application development company). He loves to read and write different blogs related to web design and technologies. Contributing in a blog post aids him spreading the words online with a new set of people.

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Veronica Cervera December 3, 2011 at 08:21

I’ve been using PayPal for a couple of months now I didn’t know that you can use it to send invoice to your clients. I thought it only allows receiving payments from them.

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Scott December 15, 2011 at 00:17

+1 for ZoHo. As user friendly as paypal, and is way better for foreign accounts (and cheaper too).

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Marty December 18, 2011 at 11:05

There are many sites to help you with invoicing right now as well as software you can use for that. People still prefer services such as PayPal because it’s more convenient.
Marty recently posted… Microsoft Launches Xbox App for iPhone

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Alex Braker June 29, 2012 at 14:51

Yeah I also like the zoho website for invoicing the great feature is that it gives the multi currency option for dealing with the users.

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