Twelve years ago, I found myself unemployed because the company I was working for went under. A lot more people are finding themselves in that situation now, but finding a job in this economy can be very difficult, and can take a long time. One option while you are looking for a full-time position is to consult and bill for your time.
Fort Collins, Colo. (PRWEB) March 17, 2009
NEMetrics, LLC announces the release of its new product, Worklog 2.5. The Worklog software is an easy-to-use, stand-alone, small-footprint PC application that allows the user to track individual time and expenses on projects and generate professional-looking invoices. Worklog is designed for anyone who invoices for time and expenses, and is of particular benefit to people who are newly-unemployed and are bridging the gap by consulting.
"This product can help many of the people who have been put out of work by the current global economic crisis," says Joe Nemeth, Worklog developer and founder of NEMetrics. "Twelve years ago, I found myself unemployed because the company I was working for went under. A lot more people are finding themselves in that situation now, but finding a job in this economy can be very difficult, and can take a long time. One option while you are looking for a full-time position is to consult and bill for your time."
Nemeth notes that even when economic times are hard, people's skills are still just as valuable. Employers are often willing to pay for those skills even when they aren't willing to create a permanent position. One of the most visible differences between consulting work and a steady job is that as a consultant, you need to invoice your clients if you expect to be paid.
"I found that I dreaded the end of the month, because of the invoicing," says Nemeth. "I really needed something that would take care of the details for me." Worklog was developed to meet that need.
Worklog was designed around two very different business models, and works easily with either model.
"My own consulting work generally involves billing for time on long-term projects, six months to a year or more, and I invoice the same project on a monthly schedule," says Nemeth. Worklog allows him to track his daily time on different projects with different clients. He can then produce invoices and time sheets every billing cycle with a few mouse strokes, which he then e-mails as PDF documents to his clients.
"My wife's work as a professional freelance language translator is completely different," Nemeth explains. She may have five to ten independent projects each day, and she normally charges by the word, as well as by the hour. In two weeks time, she might generate more than a hundred invoices, and tracking payment is challenging. Worklog allows payments to be tracked, and automatically flags invoices that are overdue.
What makes Worklog uniquely different from other invoicing software is its time-tracking support, in addition to supporting individual invoice line items. A single mouse-click brings up a list of tasks, and another mouse-click starts logging time to that task. If the user needs to start work on a different task, a single mouse-click is all it takes to log out or change tasks.
"There's also an automatic logout feature," says Nemeth. "I always walk away from the computer at the end of the day and forget to log out. Worklog notices when I stopped using the computer, and logs me out automatically. It keeps my invoicing accurate."
Worklog is available for sale directly through the NEMetrics web site, which accepts PayPal and all major Credit Cards.