By Amy Green | March 30th, 2009
Hi guys, This just popped up in my e-mail. I haven’t had a chance yet to check it out. Let me know if it looks good. Amy
When I was a freelance writer, I toiled many a late night over contracts, billing, and on other dreary albeit essential tasks.
Now there’s a new free online service (http://www.fastdue.com) that handles all of this in a simple intuitive interface. FastDue offers a great invoicing tool that automatically reminds clients when their bills are past due. It includes templates to create tons of legal forms, and ways to customize, negotiate and execute contracts online with legally binding electronic signatures. Everything is stored and tracked for instant access in users’ free online accounts.
Online invoicing typically reduces time businesses spend on invoicing by over 50%, cuts collection cycles by 40%, and increases collections by approximately 10%. These savings are especially crucial to a freelancer’s survival in this tough economy.
Unlike other Software as a Service (SaaS) suites, FastDue.com’s services are free. We will add paid Premium features soon, but our core services will remain free, supported by ads. FastDue is angel funded. Series A round, which included two other undisclosed projects, was $3 million.
I’ve enclosed a short fact sheet about FastDue. I hope you will visit us at http://www.fastdue.com and share information about us on your SPJ blog for freelancers. I would have killed for FastDue when I was on my own.