Freelancing is a career path that comes with near constant ups and down. You’re in charge of everything, which means that you get to work on things you love, but also hear the word ‘no’ a lot. When you’re in charge of everything from bookkeeping to marketing to the actual content creation, things can get a little messy.

You are not alone. Many people have taken to the freelance life before you, and they’ve created tools to make things easier for you. You need freelance tools to smooth out the road and help you get everything done that needs doing. 

Planoly

Planoly is a program that helps you schedule Instagram posts and stories. One user can schedule up to 30 photos in the free version of it. There are also paid versions if you want more and better features, like scheduling videos and getting more analytics access.

This is a huge time saver for freelancers who want to be present on Instagram, but don’t want to lose time posting. Instagram is a growing platform used by over 700 million people.

Due

You probably saw this one coming, but it’s so good! Having an invoicing system is crucial to freelancers. It’s a tool that will save you time and money if you select the right one.

Due will save invoices, track payments, and you can even set up auto invoices to send regularly if you have clients that you work with each month. Invoicing can be a huge time suck if you make each invoice individually. Save yourself the time, headache and money by using Due.

Simple Blocker

This is a Chrome browser extension that is a life saver. You enter the website addresses you want to be blocked from accessing into a box and the extension browser prevents you from heading there. If you’re someone who loses time to social media or reading endless articles on the web, this can be a huge help.

We live in the social media age, and it’s harder and harder to lock ourselves away from it. Simple Blocker can help keep you off the sites and helps you focus on the work that actually needs to get done.

Final Thoughts

Freelancing is not a simple path. There is no real guidebook that you can follow; everyone’s career path looks different. There’s no need to drive yourself crazy trying to do everything yourself, or to try and figure it out on your own. There are over 57.3 million freelancers in the US today- we’re all trying to make it work. Use these freelance tools to help make your life easier.

source https://due.com/blog/freelance-tools-make-life-easier-year/