Monthly Archives: November 2012

Branding your invoice

Remember we told you that branding yourself is important?

That’s exactly why Traxmo makes it easy to brand your invoice, so that your clients know exactly who’s sending it to them.

Use your details

First of all, enter your company details in your account settings. Just click the ‘Preferences’ cog at the top of the screen, and enter the details in the ‘Profile’ tab.

You can change this in each invoice, but it’s easier to have your details entered in advance

When you create your next invoice, you’ll see your information next to your logo – see?

Use your colors

Now that you’ve added your details, change the invoice coloring to suit you, by clicking the respective color in the top bar.

 

As you can see, the invoice color changes immediately.

This color is saved as your default setting, unless you change it to something else.

Use your logo

Of course, no invoice is complete without your logo. To add it, simply click the ‘Change logo’ link, and choose your logo.

 

So next time you send your invoice to your clients, they’ll know exactly who you are J

Got any questions? Let us know at hello@traxmo.com

 

Freelancers, stay organized, or, why you need time management

When you are a freelancer you find yourself working on more than one project very quickly. While leaving sticky notes over your screen is certainly one way to manage your tasks, it isn’t very effective. Your projects aren’t organized, you aren’t sure how to manage your time, and you find yourself scrambling to keep up all the time.

Freelancers have to be organized and learn a bit of time management. If you aren’t, you’ll be losing time, which in turn means you’re losing money, and of course you’ll be missing key tasks that you need to complete.

You have to learn how to manage your time, so that you know what you can (and can’t) commit to, so that you can pace your projects out to suit yourself, and of course, so you can spend time not only working, but relaxing as well – yes, your brain needs that too.

Take a look at what Traxmo has to offer you in terms of time management, and what you can learn from it.

For instance, you can see how you work during the week.

In the example above, I can see that Tuesday and Friday were really productive, but most of Thursday was wasted. This can tell me that maybe I need to rest more on Thursday, or that I need something new to kickstart my day, or maybe that my client meetings cut too much into my work time.

I can also see not just ‘how’, but also ‘what’ I worked on during the week:

As you can see, I spent most my time working on Project Alpha, and only 10 hours on Project Beta. By the way, I might not need to work more on Project Beta – but this way I can keep an eye on it, and know where I need to put more effort.

These are some of the ways Traxmo can help you make your job easier and more organized.

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