10 essential applications for a freelancer

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When you are self-employed, you manage the administration, the customers… Here are 10 applications to manage your daily life.

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It’s okay, you did your registration as’auto entrepreneur so you start your own business? Since you are turning to the so-called “individual” business, you will certainly be in charge of many things for your company. At the beginning of its activity, it is complicated to hire someone to manage your projects, the tasks to be carried out, the creation of estimates, the invoicing, the accounts, but also the customers.

In charge of almost everything, so you need to have tools to manage your day-to-day business easily and conveniently. so here’s 10 mobile apps (and for tablets) for your Business Management on the scale of a self-employed person.

Canva: For your logos, designs, visuals, but also to edit your invoices and quotes

How not to mention Canva in this article? For you who are self-employed, you know it, you need a useful tool to create documents, visuals, but also to create from scratch the invoicing documents, quotes, etc. Canva allows you to do all of these things. The software and application (also available on browser) allows you, among other things, to edit images, videos, create gifsvisuals for your social networks, to create your brand visuals from scratch, for your site, your logo, etc. In short, you can do anything!

Canva also has a library of royalty-free images, quite well filled if you subscribe to Canvas Premium. Besides, I strongly recommend Canva Premium, in the sense that you will have access to lots of different elements and images. But also, you can make bottomless picturesuseful for your logos.

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Canva also lets you create white papers, e-booksbut also visuals for newsletters, landing pages for your site. You can there edit your product images for your online business, too. Also, many of us use Canva to easily and quickly create invoices and quotes. Since the Canva designs you create may remain stored on the app, you can reused them as a model, to infinity. This is useful for issuing invoices and quotes quickly.

Video tutorial to create an invoice with Canva

Artinove: For your invoicing and the management of your accounts

If ever you are not convinced by Canva for invoicing, for editing, you can always turn to the Artinove application. Made for autoentrepreneurs, this mobile application allows you to create customer files to keep the data.

From here you can also edit and issue your invoices to these customers, very easily, just by filling in fields in the application. The same goes with the quotations also. This is a particularly useful application for accounting since all the financial data is concentrated there.

The URSSAF Autoentrepreneur application

Logically, if you are registered as an autoentrepreneur, it means that you depend on the URSSAF. Thus, it is essential to keep an eye on the URSSAF and on your tax and financial statements. The URSSAF mobile application is precisely adequate to manage your self-employed business smoothly. You can quickly contact an advisor, make your requests relating to your business, but also manage your monthly or quarterly declarations. All from your phone!

The WordPress mobile app for your website

If you ever have a WordPress website or that you don’t have one, but want to create it, know that a WordPress mobile app exist. This application allows you to manage your website directly from your phone or tablet.

You will thus have notifications when someone posts a comment, when a customer contacts you, someone subscribes to your Premium plan, etc. In short, the perfect mobile application for manage statistics, events and all things related to your site. You can even write articles on your phone, edit your pages!

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Applications for your e-commerce: WooCommerce and Shopify

For a self-employed person, it is often appropriate to create an online store. Most often, e-commerce is propelled by WooCommerce or by Shopify. These are not the only ones, but the most popular. So, quite simply, if you work with one or the other for your online shop, download the app for your shop!

Indeed, it allows you to manage products of the store from your phone, even on the go. You will be able to change the prices, change the images, in short, do what you do on the computer, but on mobile. This allows you, in addition to all this, to track your orders in progress in real time.

Want an application to take notes or make a schedule? Penly or GoodNotes

This is not a real priority for a self-employed person, but to plan your weeks to perfection is essential. For good reason, you have so many tasks to do that you have to see clearly in all these things to do. That’s why we present two applications to create schedules and make notes. It is GoodNotes (on IOS) and penly (on Android).

Planning tasks, alone or in a team: Trello

For plan your actions and projects, there is also another tool available on mobile and PC: Trello. The latter is very simple to operate and allows you to make lists of things to do, with many details including rendering times, descriptions, etc.

Additionally, Trello can be used as a team, it is quite useful. Indeed, you can thus give tasks to be done to your employees thanks to Trello !

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The Google Analytics application, a must

For your company and to manage its presence on the web (and therefore its reputation on the web), Google Analytics is your best friend. We strongly advise you to use it for your website, but also to download the mobile application to follow your statistics in real time.

MailChimp to create newsletters easily and quickly

When you want to be visible, it is often very interesting to go through the email box. The newsletters are sent to a list of addresses that you have collected thanks to MailChimp. This mobile and PC application therefore makes it easy to create newsletters, group emails, personalized emails, mailing campaigns and create your address books. the Address Book (with professionals or potential customers), it’s a must have!

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Google Calendar + Calendly, the basis for planning your appointments

Finally, we strongly advise you to manage your appointments with Google Calendar, it is a very interesting tool to follow your appointments easily and to access them quickly. You can invite people meetings via Google Calendarwhich is very useful for a small business. Calendly works precisely with Google Calendar, this application allows your customers to make an appointment with you, quite simply!

Did you like this article? If you know of other useful applications for autoentrepreneurs, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments!

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