Confession: I used to create PDF invoices in Word and email them to clients. We all have those first pancakes in business. Those things that make us cringe when we look back, but we know the experience makes us who we are today. Invoices were definitely a first pancake for me. Wave was the answer for that. I found Wave about 3 years ago, and I started using the bookkeeping side of things right away.
I love talking about my favorites, and I definitely love testing the latest ones to be released. (It's a mild obsession.) Because of that, I'm often asked, by clients and other business owners, which tools I'm really loving right now for my own business. Even though it can be tough to narrow it down, I decided to focus in and share.
Here are the 10 tools that I (literally) use every day in my business:
And I blogged about how I switched my business model to (mostly) retainer-based work, and what I learned in the process.
So now I'm here with lesson 2! How I'm automating my business!
I'm asked a lot about what system I use for invoicing.
I get this question often from fellow solopreneurs and virtual assistants - even from some of my clients after they see their invoices. So, I decided to finally to lay it all out there...
I use Wave. There's a lot that I love about it, but here are a few of my fav things: