Many of you bill out your work based on the time involved. As I have moved moved more into Web design, this has been increasingly important to me. Not only did I need to track the time I spent on projects, I needed to log that time so I could bill clients. This led me on a search of the most efficient and accurate way to accomplish the task. After a lot of searching, the Paymo App was the solution I chose. Below is a screen shot of the dashboard.
There are multiple ways you can use the Paymo App. There are versions for your tablet/phone on both iOS and Android platforms. You can also access it within a Web browser. Choose whichever method works best for you and switch between them if needed.
One of the first tasks is entering each of your clients. You’ll put in contact information and then the rate at which you bill clients. It does not have to be the same rate for every client. Under each client, you can define multiple projects. And any project can have a variety of different tasks.
Time can be tracked for you using a stopwatch within the app. Alternatively, you can enter time manually. Even if you use the stop watch, you can go back and edit the time as needed. Along with the time, you can also assign a note to each time block tracked. A calendar shows the blocks of time on each day so you can see how much of a day was billed to clients.
There are a number of reports you can generate. Personally I prefer the monthly reports that break down the time spent on each client/project as well as a total amount of time for the month. If you want to send invoices directly from Paymo, you can do that. Personally I send out the invoices from our accounting software. Paymo has just made it a lot easier to account for the time I put into a project and it is well worth every penny to me. You can try it for free to see if it will be the right solution for you.