When I graduated from college in 2008, I fully expected to end up in an office somewhere, even though I knew already that I was not the office type. At that point, having a college degree meant getting a “good” job and a “good” job usually came along with an office.
And then the bottom fell out of the economy.
While I definitely spent my fair share of time floundering around and wondering what the hell I was going to do now that all the traditional paths to success had crumbled around my student-debt laden shoulders, one awesome thing that rose from the ashes of our hopes and dreams was the surge in remote working.
I jumped on that bandwagon pretty quickly and, as a result, have enjoyed the freedom that only an 11” MacBook Air and a strong wifi connection can bring. My “offices” are a far cry from the grey cubicle I dreaded and instead include beachside hammocks, rooftop terraces, funky cafes, and beautiful coworking spaces.
There are definitely downsides to working remotely, however, not the least of which are keeping track of all your work, creating invoices, and making sure you get paid. (That last one is a depressingly common problem.) And considering the fact that startups usually have a lot in common with independent contractors, these are also major problems for any service-focused startup.
Which is why I’m always pumped about startups like Minterapp.
Minterapp is an invoicing and time tracking app, (available for Android and iOS), that helps you be the most productive, transparent, and organized you can be, which is awesome because chances are you’re already pretty overburdened with the other 8,243 things you need to do.
Minterapp offers time tracking for you and your team (if you’re a more than one woman operation), easy, once-click conversion from time tracking to invoices, simple organization of those invoices so you know who has actually paid the bills, and an integrated payment system all in one. Basically, it’s a seamless work-to-record-to-money-in-the-bank system.
But what’s it gonna cost me?
Good question, thrifty remote worker and/or lean startup founder! The pricing is actually pretty reasonable, with a free option for one user with three clients and two projects. If you need more access than that, you should go for the $9.95 per month option, which covers one user with unlimited clients, projects, invoicing, quotes, and time tracking. There’s an additional $7.00 per month if you want to add more users, but that’s it! That’s all she wrote!
Digging it? Ready for a new system? Check out Minterapp and let us know what you think!