Change is always uncomfortable. That simple statement suffices an elaborate detailed explanation. Once we get comfortable with something, we refuse to move on even though there is something better out there. There is nothing wrong about any of this. However, there is a hack to this. Nudging ourselves bit by bit, we can embrace change and make it a part of our lifestyle or habit. Considering this as our premise, we would begin our article.
Most of the freelancers use complete and offline software to track their time management, projects, and essentials. Billing, invoice as well as a number of calculations. However, this was before the introduction of cloud which offers completely new possibilities and advantages.
Though Excel is an independent and powerful software, cloud-based solutions are made for freelancers. Time statement allows users to track time, assists in professional invoicing and also, includes tracking expenses. It is an exclusive platform.
Practically, moving from Excel to cloud in one shot seems extremely difficult as well as uncomfortable. However, you can slowly start using cloud-based software and transition from one to another. In that respect, here is what the advantages the cloud offers a freelancer:
Remote Access: Expected and delivered. Cloud gives the freedom to access your work from anywhere around the globe as long as you have a good internet connection and the right login details. Whether it’s your smartphone or laptop or iPad, you have access to your data.
These are some of the reasons you must consider before making the switch. In addition to that, here is one more tip: use both excel and cloud-based solution. Excel will be your backup data storage whereas the cloud-based solution will be your primary source. This will give you confidence that you can access your data without the requirement of a stable internet connection and also, you have access to data wherever you go which is exactly what cloud does offer.