Thursday, 5 November 2009
Blinkbid-Software For Idiots
I can almost hear a collective groan go out from you, a blog which is about Invoicing and bidding software and not some groovy lighting trick or about some photo of a naked woman riding a water buffalo.......
Well guys I'm sharing this with you because it has made such a difference to the thing I'm really bad at- the paperwork
Recently I have started to do my own invoicing
I struggled for a day before remembering I had Blinkbid sitting relatively unloved and alone on my hard drive.
What I had been struggling with for hours I achieved in minutes without resorting to the 'help' menu, well not too much anyhow
It does many ,many things including working your VAT out, telling you when you have not been paid, and it looks SO professional
It is funny , we are all about image, yet we often pay no heed to the way our invoices or bids look, it is in-fact another opportunity to show the client we ARE a little bit better than the competition
It is the brain child of a passionate friendly guy called Lou Lesko who is a pretty bloody handy photographer too (well as he says on his own website 'Always serve chilled, safe with most medications')
So, software by a photographer for his fellow photographers
Blinkbid is as he says himself 'Shockingly easy to use bidding and invoicing software for creative profesionals'
In other words, use this software and your quotes will look way proffesional and your invoices like lightning.
Don't take my word for it, here are a few satisfied customers
Leaving you and I, the bleeding heart creatives, with more time to shoot instead of being buried for wasted hours sorting out our paper work
So ladies and gentleman, this leaves me doing my own bids and invoices, and you know what? I actually enjoy it!
Pass the medication.......