20+ Online Invoicing Services To Help You Get Paid

invoiceDepending on how much work you do, how many clients you work with and how you manage your business, you may not need a full-blown accounting software to manage your books. In fact, many solo workers just need a streamlined way to send and track invoices to clients without being bogged down by the more advanced and feature-heavy applications.

I’ve used the QuickBooks full desktop version for years, so I never looked into online invoicing services. I was amazed by how many are out there! Here is a list with a quick breakdown of each to help you chose the best tool to manage your invoicing and billing process.

1. bill4timeBill4Time

  • There are limits on the number of clients and projects.
  • You can track time and manage projects.
  • It includes mobile access.

Cost: Free to $40 per user per month

2. billmyclientsBillMyClients

  • Both available account options offer recurring invoices and payment tracking.
  • You can send invoices with multiple recipients.
  • Features include client tracking and reports.

Cost: $12 per month, or $0.94 to $2.50 per hard copy mailed invoice

3. billingmanagerBilling Manager (from Intuit)

  • It allows you to send and track unlimited invoices.
  • You have an option to send billing reminders.
  • You can add your logo and terms to your invoices.
  • It has mobile access.

Cost: Free

4. billingorchardBilling Orchard

  • Provides unlimited invoicing and clients for some plans.
  • Some plans include automated invoicing and recurring billing.
  • You can use your PayPal account to accept electronic payments directly.

Cost: $10 to $70 per month

5. blinksaleBlinksale

  • You can send 3-1,500 invoices monthly depending on the plan.
  • The number of clients is always unlimited.

Cost: Free to $49 per month

6. cashboardCashboard

  • It includes time tracking.
  • You can generate invoices and estimates.

Cost: Free to $140 per month (pricing based on active projects and number of employees who can login)

7. easybillEasy Bill

  • You can customize your invoices and estimates.
  • The service creates PDFs for printing and record-keeping.
  • It includes auto billing options.

Cost: $9 to 29 per month

8. freeagentFree Agent

  • It allows unlimited clients, users and projects.
  • You can track time, expenses and mileage.
  • You can upload bank statements for analysis.
  • Data can be exported and used in other applications.

Cost: $20 per month

9. freshbooksFreshbooks

  • Unlimited contractors can track time and send you an invoice, on any plan.
  • Time tracking is available on all plans.
  • There are limits on how many clients you can manage and how many staff members can access your account.

Cost: Free to $149 per month

10. invoicemachineThe Invoice Machine

  • You can send 3-3,000 invoices per month.
  • It integrates with PayPal and Basecamp.
  • Time-tracking capability is provided.
  • It allows unlimited clients at all levels.

Cost: Free to $48 per month

11. invoiceplaceInvoice Place

  • It allows an unlimited number of customer records, but has limits on amount of invoices/quotes per month.
  • The service supports multi-currency invoicing.

Cost: Free to $20 per month (discounts available when paid yearly rather than monthly)

12. invoicesmadeeasyInvoices Made Easy

  • Through the service, you can create, email, print, and manage your customer invoices.
  • You can have the invoices printed and mailed for an additional fee.
  • It allows you to accept payments via PayPal or Authorize.Net.

Cost: $5 per month

13. invotrakInvotrak

  • There are many invoice templates to choose from.
  • Clients can log in and see their account.
  • Paid account does not limit number of clients or employees.
  • There are limits based on number of invoices.

Cost: Free to $45 per month

14. lessaccountingLess Accounting

  • You can track expenses and invoices.
  • You can create proposals right from the website.
  • They offer increasing robust reporting as monthly fee increases.

Cost: Free to $24 per month

15. liteaccountingLiteAccounting

  • You can send 5 invoices per month to unlimited, depending on the plan.
  • It allows for unlimited customers.
  • You can generate customer statements.
  • It allows you to accept payment via PayPal.

Cost: Free to $18 per month

16. paypalPayPal

  • Makes it easy for your clients to send payment.
  • You can send reminders with one click.

Cost: Pricing is based on a percentage of the transaction fee. Most options have no setup or monthly fee, although merchant accounts or website payment integration may have a fee attached.

17. simplybillSimply Bill

  • You can create quotes through the service.
  • It provides time tracking via desktop widget.
  • It has Flickr image integration for invoice branding.
  • You can send 25 invoices per month to unlimited.
  • You can have 10 clients per month to unlimited.

Cost: $5 to $25 per month

18. simplyinvoicesSimply Invoices

  • Provides unlimited invoices with all plans.
  • There is a limit on the number of templates.
  • Invoices are generated as PDFs.

Cost: Free to $25 per month

19. time59Time 59

  • It offers time and expense tracking.
  • Invoices are produced as PDFs.
  • You can use it to maintain client balances/trust accounting.
  • It’s accessible from mobile browsers.

Cost: $50 per year

20. winkbillWinkbill

  • You can create sub-accounts within your account.
  • There are limits on the number of invoices per month.
  • You can send payment reminders and thank you messages.

Cost: Free to $40 per month

21. xeroXero

  • You can have unlimited users and transactions.
  • You can upload your bank statements.
  • You can generate real-time reports.

Cost: $29 per month

22. zohoZoho Invoice

  • You can send 5 to 1,500 invoices per month.
  • You can have unlimited customers.
  • It provides multi-currency support.
  • It includes invoice and payment tracking and recurring invoices.
  • It integrates with Zoho Projects.

Cost: Free to $35 per month

Do you use any of these services? Would you recommend it?

All prices listed in USD.
Image credit: Kathryn McCallum

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  • http://www.vancelucas.com Czaries

    I recently launched an invoicing service called InvoiceMore ( http://www.invoicemore.com ). I would appreciate being included in the list! :)

  • http://lukep.net lukemeister

    Nice list! Personally, I use Quickbooks Online Basic for 9.95/month – it works great for invoicing and is really powerful for the price, plus I can do all my accounting in there in addition to invoicing.

  • physioI

    I use Zoho Invoice after researching almost all of the above mentioned applications. I’m very happy with the choice so far.

  • @thegdshop

    CurdBee.com Quick, easy and the clients like it!

  • mishgar

    My choice is Freshbooks.

  • Anonymous

    Also consider Ronin: http://www.roninapp.com

  • http://www.mangiaphoto.com mangiaphoto

    You can use BambooInvoice… It is open source PHP & MySQL based application…. Link is http://bambooinvoice.org/

  • cyphix

    I have been using http://www.tradeinvoice.com for awhile & find it pretty good. :)

  • Morris

    Thanks for the mention of Bill4Time time billing software. The pro version has no limits as to the number of users, clients, or projects.

  • yes, but

    All these have pluses and minuses, the important thing is getting the paper information in. That is where services like http://www.shoeboxed.com, which digitize your receipts become crucial.

  • Duane Jackson

    You forgot KashFlow – http://www.kashflow.com

    Last year, UK small businesses voted it as being better than Sage and Quickbooks. It’s very popular in the UK

  • Manish

    Thanks for this great list. However, I would also recommend you to review the invoice application http://www.invoicera.com/

  • Anon E Mous

    For those of you who are music teachers, http://www.musicteachershelper.com/ also has an invoicing feature which meshes nicely with your programmed calendar of weekly students.

  • http://www.faridhadi.com FaridHadi

    Thanks for the list. This is really helpful. Currently I’m using PayPal to send invoices but will probably look into some of these to see if they have better features.

  • camille4215

    this is good infomation

  • http://FunAndEducational.com artcoder

    I just have a Word template that I fill in with the client name, date, description, and amount. Print as PDF and send to client (either postal or email). And keep track using a spreadsheet. It works for me. Invoicing is not a problem, getting them to pay sometimes is.

  • penflare

    you forgot curdbee.com

  • 33degrees

    I’ve just tried about five of these different invoicing systems hoping for a good free account. And I can thankfully say that curdbee is currently the best I’ve used. Thanks for the tip because I was getting annoyed with all the limits the others place on free accounts

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  • Wladimir

    Hi,

    We have just launched http://www.cannybill.com which is an online invoicing application but has the added advantage that you can create web based order forms to sell your products and services and also resell domain names, web hosting and SSLs:

    http://www.cannybill.com/tour_plugins.html
    http://www.cannybill.com/tour_orderforms.html

    http://www.cannybill.com/resellers.html

    Kind Regards,

    Wladimir

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tara-Snow/100002633454855 Tara Snow

    Love this list! Very accurate, but if there is a number 23 i would throw one OneClickStatements! Excel to Quickbooks to Pdf every time!

  • http://www.tallyzip.com Nathan Pearson

    http://www.tallyzip.com does accounting, office collaborations, crm, and task management, in addition to online invoicing — for those looking for a more rounded solution.