I might be a bit biased, but there’s no better way to make a living than by owning your own business. Having complete control over your income and your schedule is second to none. And as you can probably tell from the content on my site, I’ve been an entrepreneur for nearly a decade, and although it has been a roller coaster ride, I’ve loved every minute of it.
In my lifetime, I’ve owned and operated several different types of businesses. The first of those businesses was a carpet cleaning gig which I operated while still in high school. The next business venture didn’t happen until 2005, and was a Glass company. We’ve also owned a wedding planning business, an internet marketing/web design company and are currently operating an internet marketing company.
One thing I learned very quickly was that unless your finances and records are organized, life as a business owner can be a pain. And the best way I know to get organized is by using online invoices.
There are many different software programs on the market to assist business owners organize their invoicing and record keeping, and here are a few I can recommend.
Quickbooks – Quickbooks by Intuit is a great way to invoice, manage inventory and keep track of your financial records.
Zoho Invoice – Zoho is a free invoice software which allows you to easily invoice your clients and customers. It’s easy to get excited when something of value comes for free, especially in the beginning stages of your business.
PayPal – PayPal has, within the last few years, created an invoicing system, which allows you to create and send invoices to your clients. So if you use PayPal to process your sales, this is an excellent option.