Roundup

October 2016 Roundup

Nov 01, 2016

In October, we launched a ton of new features, including invoicing, auto-incrementing invoices, and business vacations. We also removed the credit card requirement on sign up.

For our Talking Shop series, we interviewed a design studio from Canada. And, on the Ask a Freelancer podcast, we discussed project management workflow and growing your solo business. Take a look!

New: Invoicing

We finally launched Invoicing for Cushion! You can now create, download, and track invoices with ease. If you were looking for an excuse to switch invoicing tools, this is your chance. We have a ton of smart features planned for invoicing, so keep an eye out for updates.

New: Auto-Incrementing Invoices

Along with the invoicing launch, we already started on releasing a number of new invoicing features, like auto-incrementing invoices. Instead of incrementing a single number, Cushion can now increment invoices based on client or project.

New: Business Vacations

On the scheduling front, we added the ability to specify whether a vacation is personal or business. Business vacations are for when you’re traveling but still working, and they won’t factor into your availability.

New: Sign Up Without a Credit Card

We also removed the credit card requirement for signup, so you can now try Cushion with no more than your email. Feel free to kick the tires and let us know what you think!

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 Meg Lewis! This episode covers project management workflow and growing your solo business.

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Talking Shop with a Moonlighting Studio

Read the latest interview in our Talking Shop series. We spoke with Collectif, a design studio from Canada. They discuss balancing full-time jobs with moonlighting at their own studio and how to teach clients how to give better feedback.

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 October. Stay tuned for next month!

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  1. Summary Stats
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  2. Drag & Drop Lists
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  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
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  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!
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