It’s December. Is Your Money Right?

While the rest of America is debating whether they can afford the new iPhone for Christmas (answer: they can't), you're different. For you, December doesn't mean "how much can I spend?" Rather, it means "how much can I save?" It's the end of the fiscal year, and...

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The Anatomy of a Great Invoice

While it’s something seasoned freelancers barely think about, creating an invoice always seems to be a daunting task for beginners. It’s understandable! Not only is it a document explicitly asking for money (which you’ll get used to), it’s also a formal way to present...

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Our CEO’s Interview with Twelve Minute Convos

Our very own CEO, Joshua Waldman, was recently interviewed by one of his favorite podcasts, Twelve Minute Convos. They talked about a lot of good stuff, like ukuleles, dreams, and big-wheels. More importantly, they talked about how Billy app is making a huge milestone...

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Busting Your Bookkeeping Excuses

I remember talking to a friend about keeping track of my freelancer invoices once and he feigned falling asleep. “Why are you talking about bookkeeping? That’s boring and everyone hates it,” he said. He was also doing some freelance work, so I tried to explain...

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Why Receipts are Worth Their Weight in Gold

As funny as this observation is, it’s not that crazy to keep receipts for every expense you have. Sure, a $0.49 doughnut-proof-of-purchase isn’t a life-changing document, but what’s important is getting into the habit of saving your receipts, because holding onto them...

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Client Spotlight: iRock Résumés

When you're looking for a new job, what gets you to that first interview is an amazing résumé. We were fortunate to be able to speak with a guru on creating these great résumés, Nickquolette Barrett, CEO/Founder of iRock Résumés, who is an expert on helping people get...

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Client Spotlight: Hire THIS SEO Manager

Getting to the top of Google's search page can make or break your business. Steven and Jen Godlewski, founders of Hire SEO Manager, know this better than most as they've built a business upon helping SMBs improve their online marketing. We were lucky to speak with...

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How to Not Run Out of Money, for Freelancers

Freelancing is a great choice if you want more freedom and control of your work and time, but admittedly not the greatest choice if you need financial stability at all times. That's why we are such proponents of maintaining a balanced budget and getting wise to the...

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Is It Time Your Side-Hustle Turns into a Career?

Originally posted in Huffington Post A lot of you reading this are probably part of the so-called "gig economy." That's safe to assume since in the next 3 years, "about 40% of Americans will be working outside traditional full-time jobs" according to government...

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A 10-minute Hack to Spruce up Your Billy Invoices

We saw 22% more invoices get paid when the invoice was customized to the familiar brand. Having a professional and branded invoice is tantamount to running a successful business and getting paid in a timely manner. So to help you boost your sales and put some polish...

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Are You Cut Out to Be a Freelancer?

There was a recent article on nymag.com titled "I Love the Freelance Life, But It's Taking a Toll on My Mental Health," that got a few of us here at Billy talking. Not only do we work with hundreds of freelancers, providing them with accounting software and support,...

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Introducing Billy University

During our "Welcome to Billy" online training a few months ago, where we showed people around our software, I noticed an interesting trend. About 70% of the questions asked were actually not about Billy's platform. They were business finance questions, accounting...

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The Cost of NOT Using Accounting Software

Let's start with an all-out full disclosure: we are accounting software. But two things to consider before writing off this article: 1) like anything else, if the need didn't exist, we wouldn't be here; and 2) because of that, we know why the need is there. Be it a...

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