Features

Recurring Invoices Are Here!

David Hemphill

January 4, 2017

PushSilver started as a humble side-project, created to make my life easier when getting paid by clients. It was created to eliminate hand-rolling an invoice in Pages, manually emailing a client the PDF, and asking them to pay via check or even (gasp!) PayPal. It was designed to be so simple and clean so you could spend more time building, creating, or doing whatever you do. It's with that simplicity and ease-of-use in mind that I keeping pushing the product to be better.

The Next Step

The next step in solving client payment woes for freelancers, small agencies and other folks grinding it out is helping you get paid on a schedule. Recurring revenue can be one of the hardest things to get started with, but has the power to ease your mind like nothing else. Whether you have a retainer with your regular clients or run a productized service you charge monthly for, recurring revenue is the holy grail of the freelancer's life.

So launching today for PushSilver's Freelancer customers is monthly recurring invoices. Here's how it works:

  • Head to the new recurring invoices area
  • Fill out all of the details, just like a normal invoice
  • Pick the date you'd like the recurring invoice to start. The day you select will be the same day it's sent every month.
  • Choose a payment schedule. Pick from "Due on receipt" and other Net-D options
  • Pick the time of day you'd like the invoice to be sent
  • Choose whether you'd like to automatically send it to the client

From there, every month at the right time, PushSilver will gather the recurring invoices and schedule them to be sent. You'll get a notification that it was sent and so will your client, but only if you've set them to auto-send. Otherwise, you'll get a reminder that the invoice was created and is ready to be further edited/viewed. This gives you an opportunity to customize the invoice before it gets sent. You can also set a recurring invoice to be inactive if you need to skip a few months. Lots of flexibility.

Life By A Thousand Improvements

Even though I was hard at work designing, building, and testing recurring invoices, I took the opportunity to tune up a bunch of things which had been bothering me. Here's a small sampling of the things which got some love:

  • Revamped visual design of the whole app
  • Inline client adding when creating invoices
  • Invoice previews now show directly in the app, not a separate area
  • You can now customize the way your dates display. (UK users will love this!)
  • Improved billing and payment method editing
  • Every email has been redesigned to look more professional
  • UX improvments everywhere like being able to hit the escape key to close modals
  • We've created an interface to choose your timezone
  • Support for AUD and CAD

Finally

With the new year here, many people are working on growing their business, taking some projects on the side, or just now considering heading out on their own. PushSilver is a tool which takes the headache out of getting paid for your work. Maybe it's time for you to sign up?

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