20+ Online Invoicing Services To Help You Get Paid

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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

Alyssa GregoryAlyssa Gregory
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Alyssa Gregory is a digital and content marketer, small business consultant, and the founder of the Small Business Bonfire — a social, educational and collaborative community for entrepreneurs.

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