Whether you are a SME or a freelancer, invoicing is still a challenging task and while most of freelancers tend to rely on MS Word, there surely is a need for a better system when your business starts growing.
Scratching his own itch, Paramvir Singh, an ex-advertising Art Director and now a Cinematographer realised that as a creative, he, like many creatives, was in a state of mess when it came to billing his clients. He would make invoices in random, using various software like Illustrator, Word, Freehand and sometimes even Photoshop.
When he would call clients to ask for payments they would ask him to make changes in the invoices, and he had forgotten where his original invoice was. So Param realised, it makes a lot of sense if all his invoices are made in one application, and are available anywher in the world to access and edit.
And comes DoBillit, a simple invoicing solution for creative freelancers, like designers, illustrators etc that Param has launched. Apart from the target segment of freelancing creatives, Mumbai based DoBillit is also focusing on lawyers, CAs and other professionals who create invoices on word doc which is a manual work.
As far as pricing is concerned, the team has worked on a very simple pricing strategy – INR 1,500/annum and you can send unlimited invoice (the payment gateway integration is still not done, so you need to make the payment offline). In terms of features, the product is well thought through and follows the MVP model quite well – you can send invoices to clients directly as PDF, see your business turnover, , setup tax details and also, set your payment credit period so DoBillIt can remind you once your clients have not paid you within the period (Qn: Why do Indian clients do not pay on time?).
DoBillit isn’t as rich as some of the other invoicing application (like Intuit’s QuickBooksOnline), but fits right into the pain point of the industry which the product is targeting.
If you are a freelancer, do give DoBillIt a spin and share your comments. Future plans include iOS and Android apps and launch of invoicing templates.