Time tracking for freelancers and contractors | TSheets

Time tracking for freelancers and contractors

Never wonder about profitability. TSheets helps you get paid for every second worked, whether you offer hourly or value pricing.

No credit card required

Flexible time tracking for freelancers and contractors

Our mobile app for Android and iOS lets you track hours worked no matter where the job is. But there’s more. The GPS tracker and the ability to attach photos and signatures to timesheets add layers of visibility for you and your customers.

Customize your job codes tor better tracking

Customized job codes

Customize job codes to keep track of customers and projects. Preset billable rates and timesheet rounding to make billing easy.

Track how much time you spend at each location

Smart GPS tracker

When work takes you places, clock in using our mobile app. Hours tracked include GPS time stamps for added transparency.

attach photos for visual updates

Photo attachment

Snap and attach photos to timesheets as visual updates. This is also a quick way to loop customers in on progress and challenges.

Create custom reports with TSheets

Customized reports

You can see hours worked by client, date, job, and more. Generate and save reports for future reference.

Detailed record keeping for compliance

Accurate record-keeping

If you have government contracts, the DOL and DCAA require extensive reporting and time tracking records for audits and inspections.

Integrate TSheets with top small business software

Easy integrations

When you’re ready to bill, export time tracked to your accounting software of choice via flat files and full integrations.

Tracking time with TSheets at the touch of a button

How freelancers and contractors track time with TSheets

Accurate estimates come from tracking and monitoring projects closely. Knowing how much time it takes to finish a job or project can help make your business more profitable. Here’s how to start tracking time using TSheets:

  1. Sign up for a free 14-day TSheets trial—no credit card required.
  2. Set up your account using the web dashboard.
  3. Go to Customers.
  4. Enter details for customers and Save.
  5. Select Add Project for the same customer with multiple jobs.
  6. Run a Project Report to see hours tracked once work is completed.
  7. Sync with your accounting software of choice to invoice customers.

TSheets lets freelancers and contractors work from anywhere

Managing non-billable hours is just as important as billable time. Tracking everything they do to get the job done and keep the business running means freelancers and contractors can quantify their true costs.

TSheets lets Katey Maddux, CEO of Millennial Accounting, run her business from anywhere in the world while satisfying her wanderlust. But that’s not all. Katey says TSheets also helps her clients succeed by saving them time and money, so they can focus on nurturing and growing their businesses instead.

FAQs about time tracking for freelancers and independent contractors

Our customers say they add, on average, 11% more billable time to their invoices just by tracking every second worked.1 TSheets customers also say they save an average of three hours a week managing employee time.2

1Based on a survey of 924 businesses that use TSheets for invoicing and report billing more. On average, they report adding 11% more billable time to their invoices. TSheets conducted an internal survey in January 2018. 2TSheets surveyed 2,473 customers in the U.S. in September 2018, asking, "Are you seeing any savings in the time it takes to manage employee time since you started using TSheets?" Respondents had a choice of selecting No, 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours, 10 hours, or entering the number of hours themselves into a free text field. The average time saved was then calculated from these responses.

The TSheets app does not run continuously, so it only uses a small percentage of your mobile device's battery power. The exact rate of battery used varies by device and app use.

95% of TSheets mobile app customers use less than 30 MB of data per month. That’s according to TSheets customer mobile data usage collected between February 2018 and April 2018. The same data showed, on average, TSheets mobile app customers use about 5 MB of data per month. You can check how much data the app is using on your iPhone by going to Settings > Cellular > TSheets. You can check how much data the app is using on your Android by going to Settings > App > Application manager > TSheets.

TSheets offers full and flat-file integrations with almost 50 partners to make your work easier. Don’t see what you want on our list? Give us a call at 888-836-2720.

Time tracking that shows you the true cost of your hard work