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Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

5 Common Invoicing Mistakes. Don’t Do These Things.

You’ve done the work. You’ve maintained a good relationship with your client. And now the project is all wrapped up except for one little thing: The Invoice. Invoicing a client should be the easiest thing in the world. But when it’s done badly, the invoice can derail everything. Bad invoicing not only delays payment (sometimes […]

Smart Moves: Ideal Cities for Freelancers

One of the best parts of freelancing is having the freedom to work when you want and, maybe more importantly, where you want. And we’re not just talking about coffee shop versus living room. You have the freedom to work anywhere in the world. So how do you choose? While the Internet has no doubt […]

Sending invoices with Blinksale vs. Word Processors

When in casual conversation with our friends who send invoices, we often find that the response to “What do you send your invoices with?” is “Usually just a Pages or Word doc. Maybe an Excel spreadsheet.” (cringe) At the end of the day, if you are sending Word docs and you love it, that’s great. […]

Communicating Well With Your Clients

Clearly communicating with clients is not always easy, and we are often asked for advice. Here are 3 sure-fire tips that we believe will improve any client relationship. 1. Make your voice heard. You were hired because you have specific talent or expertise. Don’t be afraid to share your opinion! Your client will appreciate your […]

Track Time with Tempo

While Blinksale does a killer job at creating, managing and sending your invoices, it doesn’t yet have a built-in time tracking feature. We’ve preferred to leave that to task to a few other remarkable services. One unique new time tracking service you might not be aware of is Tempo. Tempo is a simple and flexible, […]