How to track your time spent on projects online and generate invoices

Track your time spent on projects onlineA lot of you are into consulting or freelancing business, doing small projects for various clients. It becomes increasingly important to track your time spent on the projects you are dealing with so you can bill accordingly. In this article we will introduce you to a free online application that will let you do everything automatically online, from tracking the amount of time you spend on your projects to generating invoices for them. You can do all this online and without being on the website all the time, hence you will have access to your work history while you are on the road, traveling to another clients office etc. There are of course third party and paid tools to accomplish the same but  this is a perfect too for a SOHO business or private consultants and freelancers and there is no installation of any software required on your machine.

Here are the step by step instructions on get you started with this free online application

 

1. Go to the MakeSomeTime website at http://makesometime.com/ and create yourself an account, signing up is completely free

Go to the MakeSomeTime website and create a free account

2. Click on Client and Add a client

Click on Client and Add a client

3. Provide the client details and click Add

Provide the client details and click Add

4. Click On Projects and click on Add and provide the Project details, notice the system automatically selects the client as there is only one client we made so far

Click On Projects and click on Add and provide the Project details

5. Fill in the project details, budget value is important, when done click create

Fill in the project details, budget value is important, when done click create