Peace of mind

for freelancers

We built Cushion as a team of freelancers who always had trouble planning and managing our year—constantly taking on too much work and never thinking to take a break.

To bring a calm to the everyday rollercoaster ride that is freelancing, we designed Cushion to be the tool we would want to use.

Forecast Your Schedule

Every freelancer knows the client who turns a 2‑week project into 2 months. Instead of starting your next job with a clean plate, you’re frantically wrapping up a never-ending deadline.

Cushion lets you plan months ahead and provides a bird’s-eye view of your entire year—automatically detecting your availability and when you’re overbooked.

Cushion was exactly what I was looking for when I was overbooking myself without realizing it.

scheduling-sourceBudgetInvoiceTrackJerryScheduleLos Angeles with GeorgeJan 26th - Feb 7thVacation40 hoursApr 10th - Apr 20thAvailability8 hoursApr 27th - May 6thOverbookedPuffy Shirt website2 days a weekKramericaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Reach Your Financial Goals

A consistent income is all but a dream for most freelancers, so each year becomes a rollercoaster ride for your bank account.

Cushion keeps you on track with your financial goals by automatically adjusting your monthly goal throughout the year.

And with multiple financial goals, Cushion helps separate what you need to make from what you want to make.

Being a visual person, Cushion helps me understand where my income is coming from and when it’s coming in.

budgeting-sourceCushionScheduleInvoiceTrackJerryBudgetJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec$3,300$2,400$4,600$1,800$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0monthly target$600 short of goal$1,600 more than goal$600 until goalInvoiced $900

Keep Track of Invoices

There’s more to invoices than paid and unpaid. A few late invoices can force you to work overtime right when you were finally planning to take a break.

Cushion lets you send and visually track your invoices, so you can discover patterns in your pay schedule. If a client is always late, you’ll see it right away and know to nudge them ahead of time.

Cushion is pretty to look at, easy to use, and tells me what I need from simple info.

invoicing-sourceCushionScheduleBudgetTrackJerryInvoice$5,750due on Apr 21stJ. Peterman$2,500issued on Mar 12thVandelay IndustriesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Integrate Your Existing Tools

We realize that freelancers often use several tools to manage their freelance life.

Instead of forcing you to switch entirely to Cushion, you can import your existing data and automatically import new data as you create it in Harvest, FreshBooks, FreeAgent, and Xero.

We’re currently running a Stripe beta for accepting card & ACH payments.

Trusted & supported by freelancers

Thousands of passionate freelancers found peace of mind with Cushion, and we’re constantly working with them to shape Cushion into a better tool.

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