Systems help keep your business running. One of the essential systems you need for your business is a financial system. I've used Quickbooks before – setting clients up with it or helping them keep their finances organized. But it was never for me. It just had too many extra things I didn't need. When they launched a new product targeted at solopreneurs – Quickbooks Self-Employed – I decided to give it a shot.
The fine folks at Quickbooks reached out to me to ask for my feedback on their new Self Employed product earlier this year. At the time, I was honest with them – I loved the software, but the only thing missing, the only thing keeping me from going all in, was the fact that the SE version of their online software didn't have invoicing. Then they dropped some good news on me a few weeks later. Check it out:
I also spilled the tea about my struggles organizing my own finances, which they wrote about in an article for their Self-Employed Center.
If you run payroll, pay your vendors through your online system or need more complexity in your financial systems, one of the other QuickBooks online products would better suit your needs. But, if you're a solopreneur, it's definitely worth giving Quickbooks Self-Employed a try. I'm all in, loving the invoicing feature, but my favorite is actually the built in mileage tracker. I no longer need a separate app for that. It also ties in beautifully with TurboTax if you're a DIY kind of person.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. <—affiliate link. Saves you 50% off the already very competitive price.
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