Roundup

September 2016 Roundup

Oct 01, 2016

In September, we made a ton of progress on invoicing with new features like multiple projects per invoice, default taxes, and invoice discounts. We also improved a number of other features, including availability.

For our Talking Shop series, we interviewed a book designer from Boston. And, on the Ask a Freelancer podcast, we discussed sacrificing to get the work you want and determining your pricing. Take a look!

Improved: Availability

Previously, availability in Cushion would only show when you’re next available. Now, Cushion will highlight all of your available spots—including how much time you have available, too.

New: One Invoice for Multiple Projects

Before the official invoicing launch, we snuck in a few extra features, like assigning projects to line items. This lets you send a single invoice to a client for multiple projects!—a much requested feature.

New: Invoice Discounts

We also added discounts to invoices, so you can give your favorite client a sweet deal. I personally think they should pay you more, but that’s just me!

New: Default Taxes

After a ton of requests from beta testers, we added the ability to specify your default taxes. Select them once and never think about them again.

What’s Next

Once we officially launch invoicing, we’ll move onto the next big thing on our list—the Moonlighter plan. This will be a limited plan for full-timers who freelance on nights and weekends. Sign up to be notified when it’s ready.

Ask a Freelancer Podcast

Listen to the latest episode of our Ask a Freelancer podcast, hosted by freelance illustrator Andy J. Miller with special guest Laura Bohill! This episode covers sacrifices to get the work you want and determining your pricing.

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Talking Shop with a Book Designer

Read the latest interview in our Talking Shop series. We spoke with Maggie Putnam, a book designer from Boston. She shares how she learned to price herself and build confidence in the value of her work.

Spread The Word

Lastly, we’d love to see Cushion in the hands of more freelancers and small studios, so if you want to help, spread the word! Any mention of Cushion goes a long way and puts a big smile on our faces. :)

That’s all for September. Stay tuned for next month!

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  1. Summary Stats
    Feature
  2. Drag & Drop Lists
    Feature
  3. Invoices Due Today
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  4. Draft Invoices
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  5. Inline Forms
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  6. Time-Tracking Beta
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  7. Endless Scrolling & Zooming
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  8. Sending Invoices
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  9. Stripe Beta
    Announcement
  10. Invoice Logos
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  11. Streamlined Workflows
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  12. Monthly Income Goals
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  13. Moonlighter Plan
    Announcement
  14. October 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  15. Auto-Incrementing Invoices
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  16. Invoicing
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  17. September 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  18. August 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  19. Automatic Currency Conversion
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  20. Projected Paydays
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  21. July 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  22. Retainers
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  23. Inline Notes
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  24. Ask a Freelancer podcast
    Announcement
  25. Expenses
    Feature
  26. Availability Badge
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  27. Availability
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  28. Overbooking
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  29. Xero Integration
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  30. Vacations
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  31. Weekly Summaries
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  32. Monthly Income
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  33. Small Tweaks, Big Improvements
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  34. Client Ranking & Average Ranges
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  35. Stickers!
    Announcement

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