I’m going to stray real quick from my typical posting topic of web development and let you in on a great site I’ve found for all my consulting and freelance work. It’s called Freshbooks.
I store all my clients and projects on the site, and am able to quickly produce, send, and track an invoice for a project (or part of a project). It makes accounting a lot easier, because you know in one click how many invoices have been paid, how many have been partially paid, and how many are still at 0% fulfilled. One of the nice things for me too is that each invoice can be tailored to match the currency. So whether I’m billing in $ or 元, my client sees what they need.
Another part of the beauty of Freshbooks is that clients can (if they wish) pay online, and even login to see all of their current and past invoices.
All in all, it’s a great service. And you should sign up today!