Forecasting for freelancers

Cushion will help you predict your unpredictable schedule and stabilize your fluctuating income.

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Cushion was built out of a need for a less stressful freelance life. The goal is to provide better insight and awareness, so the roller coaster ride of freelancing feels smoother, with fewer surprises.

Visualize your schedule

Cushion shows your year as a whole, so you can confidently plan months ahead and avoid taking on too much work at once.

  • Schedule projects from a bird’s eye view
  • Easily see when you’re available or overbooked
  • Track delays and projects past their deadline

Forecast your income

Always know where you stand with invoices and potential income. Set goals to separate what you need to make from what you want to make.

  • Track paid, invoiced, and estimated income
  • Specify minimum, target, and stretch goals
  • Support for 100+ currencies with automatic currency conversion

Easily track your time

Click & drag to track your time or use Cushion’s simple timer throughout the day. Then generate an invoice or view realtime reports—all in one place.

  • View tracked time in a day view or week view
  • Pause and resume timers with a single click
  • Import tracked time from Harvest or Toggl, and one-click export as a spreadsheet

Learn about your clients

Cushion is smart and will teach you tendencies about your clients. Use these insights to decide whether you would work with these clients again, or if you’d be better off without them.

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

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

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

“Incredibly thrilled with Cushion so far. It makes me want to work and invoice more.”

Ask a Freelancer

Our podcast series where experienced freelancers answer submitted questions about freelancing.

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Talking Shop

Our interview series where we talk to freelancers about important topics in the freelance world.

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Behind the scenes

As a team of self-taught developers, we’ve learned everything we know from the shared knowledge of others. We pay it forward by writing about our process in the Cushion journal and providing insight into our running costs.

How it’s made

Follow along with the journal for insight into the overall experience of building an app.

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Running costs

Take a close look at the costs that go into running an app like Cushion and why we use specific services.

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Join thousands of happy freelancers who use Cushion to bring peace of mind to their freelance life.