Invoicing is an important aspect of business management in the online world. There are lot of services that allow sending invoices to clients and take payments. Which is your favorite service for invoicing clients?

Waveapps and Paypal are good option for starters, while high bracket business lean towards Freshbooks and Quickbooks. For ‘do it yourself’ folks self hosted Pancake app is the favorite option.

Top services for Invoicing

  • Paypal Invoices
    Paypal offer absolutely free service for invoicing clients. You can customize invoices with own logo, item-wise listing for per hour or task amount. Of course, usual Paypal transaction fee apply when the invoice is paid and money arrives in your Paypal account.
  • Freshbooks
    With years in the market, it has established itself as leader for majority of small businesses to manage accounting and client billing. Lot of features available in one universal online suite.
  • Quickbooks
    Lot of Freshbooks users jumping into Quickbooks ship – all thanks its value for money pricing and swelling features list.
  • Waveapps
    This is an amazing option for new businesses wanting keep expenses in check. Waveapps is almost free service for accounting, invoicing and more.
  • Xero
    Lot of small business users just love this Kiwi creation. Xero indeed is a beautiful online accounting software for your small business.
  • Self Hosted solution for Invoicing

  • Pancake app
    Install this app on your own server and setup fully customized online accounting system complete with: invoicing, proposals, project management, time tracking, online payments, time sheets and more.
  • More Invoicing services to consider

  • Zoho Invoices
    A free web-based invoicing software to send beautiful invoices.
  • 17hats
    A popular service to manage business online, includes invoicing tool.
  • Which is the best Invoicing service for you?

    Love using an invoicing service not in the above list? Share in the comments below and spread the goodness for a better online business management.

Davinder Singh Kainth

A digital creator with 15+ years of experience in Website Design, Development, SEO, and Content Creation to Podcasting at with the motto of "Be Smart, Keep Creating". A coach, consultant, and your dear geek friend ❖


  1. Roberto on February 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Good ones. I use, it works fine and I just need the basics.

    • Davinder Singh Kainth on May 31, 2017 at 6:50 am

      Interesting, thanks!

  2. Todd on February 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I have been using Wave apps for a long time now. My friend Erica is partial to Quickbooks and Xero. I think Wave might be weaker on the accounting part.

    I think that is where you run into the issue, accounting.

    • Davinder Singh Kainth on May 31, 2017 at 6:50 am

      Quickbook and Xero are most popular among the lot.

  3. Richard on February 11, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I’ve been using Freshbooks for about six years now. I love the product and I love their customer support.

    • Davinder Singh Kainth on May 31, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Glad to know that.

  4. Nathan Wrigley on February 21, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I’m a real fan of Pancake App. I’ve been using it for about 4 years and it’s never missed a beat.

    It’s SO much more than invoicing though. Time tracking, tasks, team management, project interactions with clients, support tickets etc etc.

    • Davinder Singh Kainth on May 31, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Yep, for a geeky bunch – pancake is a worthy option!

  5. Andrew on May 26, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    +1 for Freshbooks. I’m still on Freshbooks classic. I’ll be happy when it all gets ported over to the new UI. :)

    • Davinder Singh Kainth on May 31, 2017 at 6:52 am

      Freshbooks, indeed a popular solution.

  6. Paul on July 11, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Davinder, one system which may be of use to those providing a subscription/monthly service (or even just annually or once off) is WHMCS. Whilst it was originally designed for web hosts using cpanel’s WHM (Web Host Management) it can be used for all sorts of things.
    Cheers. :)

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