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Gig-worker

(noun) - /ˈ gig wəːkə/

A person who works temporary jobs and earns a variable income typically in the service sector as an independent contractor or freelancer : a worker in the gig economy. Gig workers have freedoms that most full-timers only dream of: setting their own hours, working from home, being their own bosses.

STEP ONE

Create a customised branded invoice

Step up your professional game with a dash of your brand’s individuality
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STEP TWO

Add customers to your CRM

Seamlessly send quotes and invoices to your existing customers.
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STEP THREE

Send your quote or invoice

Select the email address you prefer for sending your quotes and invoices.
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STEP FOUR

Manage your work

Financial and business insights at your fingertips.
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Features that enhance your efficiency, productivity and workflow management.

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Automate your invoices by day, week, month or specific date.

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Export your invoices to send or store offline.

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Keep track of payments by marking them as received.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

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What is Craft?

Craft is an innovative platform tailored specifically for the vibrant community of creatives, side hustlers, freelancers, and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) who are on a relentless quest to streamline their operations and enhance their client management capabilities. At the heart of Craft lies a commitment to empowering your business journey by offering an array of intuitive tools designed to simplify and enrich your day-to-day tasks.

With Craft, you can effortlessly create and send customized quotes and invoices, ensuring each touchpoint with your clients reflects the uniqueness of your business. Our platform also enables you to easily track payments, follow up with clients, and organize your financial data with precision and ease. Moreover, Craft is designed with your compliance needs in mind, providing robust support to get your data ready for SARS, thereby easing the burden of financial reporting and taxation.

Who should use Craft?

Craft is ideal for creative freelancers who do the following:

  • Web and app developers
  • Marketing companies
  • Social media managers
  • Photographers
  • Offering wellness services such as yoga studios, pottery classes
  • Tutoring/coaching services
  • Event organizing
  • Pet sitting and babysitting
  • Brand Influencers
  • And many more

Why should I use Craft?

In the bustling world of entrepreneurship, time is not just money; it's your most valuable asset. Craft is meticulously designed with this principle at its core, aiming to revolutionize the way you manage your business, transforming complexity into simplicity, and giving you back the hours to invest where they truly count.

Seamless Quoting and Invoicing
Imagine a world where creating and sending quotes and invoices is as easy as a few clicks, tailored precisely to each client’s needs, enhancing your professional image while simplifying your processes. Craft's seamless quoting and invoicing tool does just that, streamlining your operations so you can focus more on growth and less on paperwork.
Effortless Payment Tracking
Chasing payments should never be a full-time job. With Craft, it doesn't have to be. Our platform offers efficient payment tracking, ensuring you have real-time insights into who has paid and who hasn't. This clarity not only aids in managing your cash flow but also in planning ahead with confidence.
Gentle Reminder System
We understand the delicacy required in reminding clients about outstanding payments. Craft’s gentle reminder system is designed to nudge your clients politely, ensuring your relationships remain positive while encouraging timely payments. It’s the perfect balance of efficiency and empathy.
Craft: Your Business Ally
By choosing Craft, you’re not just adopting a platform; you’re gaining an ally dedicated to your business's efficiency and growth. Craft is here to save you invaluable time, streamline your administrative tasks, and empower you to manage your business with unparalleled ease and effectiveness. It's about doing less and achieving more, ensuring every minute you spend is a step toward success.

What is the difference between Craft’s free and paid plans?

As a creative freelancer, your business model requires flexibility, efficiency, and a dash of flair. At Craft, we have tailored our plans to meet the unique needs of the creative industry, providing a range of options from our Free to Premium tiers. Here’s a breakdown crafted for you, the creative freelancer:
The Free Plan - Launch Your Craft:

  • Track Payment of Invoices: Keep on top of your finances by tracking invoice payments effortlessly.
  • Send Quotes and Invoice to One Stakeholder: Start your client relationship with the ability to send invoices to an individual stakeholder.
  • Send from Craft.financial Email Address: Establish credibility by sending communications from a professional Craft email address.

The Basic Plan - Build Your Brand:
Choose Basic to start building your brand identity and streamline your invoicing communications.

The Standard Plan - Expand Your Reach:
Our Standard plan is designed for the freelancer who is scaling up and requires more robust capabilities in invoicing and client interactions.

The Premium Plan - The Complete Creative Suite:
For the creative freelancer who demands excellence in every aspect of business management, our Premium plan is the ultimate tool, providing a full spectrum of features that cover every facet of your financial management needs.

How Do I Upgrade to a Higher Tier Plan?

Ready to unlock more features and enhance your freelance business with Craft? Upgrading your plan is simple and can be done in just a few steps. Whether you’re scaling from Free to Basic, Basic to Standard, or Standard to Premium, here’s how to elevate your Craft experience:

  1.  Log into Your Craft Profile: Access your Craft account by signing in. Your profile is the gateway to a world of new features.
  2. Go to Settings: Once you're logged in, find your way to the settings where you can manage your subscription details.
  3. Select subscription: Here, you’ll see an overview of the different plans available—Free, Basic, Standard, and Premium—each with its own set of advanced features.
  4. Choose Your Plan: Determine which plan best fits your current business needs. Contemplating a step up? Each higher tier offers increasingly sophisticated tools designed with your growth in mind.
  5. Enter Payment Information: Fill in your payment details to initiate the upgrade. Our process is designed to be quick and secure, so your information is always protected.
  6. Confirm Your Upgrade: With the click of a button, you'll activate your new plan. Instantly, your Craft experience will be transformed, opening the door to new possibilities and resources.

Upgrading your Craft plan is more than just changing settings—it’s about equipping yourself with the tools you need for your freelancing journey. Each plan is crafted to provide the support and functionality you need at every stage of your business growth.

If at any point you need assistance or have questions, our support team is on standby to help you navigate to the plan that's right for you. So go ahead, make the upgrade, and take your business to the next level with Craft.

What payment options do you accept?

At Craft, we believe in making things simple, including the way you manage payments. When it’s time to upgrade your plan or make any payment, you have the convenience of using the payment methods you’re familiar with and trust. We accept all major credit and debit cards, including Visa and MasterCard.

So, when you're ready to take your Craft subscription to the next level or settle a payment, rest assured that the process will be as seamless as your experience with our platform. Simply enter your card details at the checkout, and you're all set. Your security is paramount, and we ensure that your payment information is encrypted and handled with the highest standard of care.

Whether you're a creative freelancer starting with our Free plan or a seasoned professional upgrading to Premium, we've made sure that your transition is smooth and secure. At Craft, we're here to support your creative journey, not just with our tools, but also with hassle-free payments.

How does the payment logging feature work?

Navigating the intricacies of payment management is a breeze with Craft. Our payment logging feature is meticulously designed to keep your finances in check, whether your invoices are generated within Craft or elsewhere. Here's how you can harness this functionality to your advantage:

  1. Record Payment Under Invoices: For invoices created and sent through Craft, recording a payment is as simple as selecting the invoice in question and marking it as paid. This action updates your records instantaneously, reflecting the payment status across your dashboard.
  2. Manually Capture Payments: We understand that your journey with Craft might be beginning in the midst of active projects. If you have invoices that were issued outside of Craft but wish to consolidate your payment tracking, fear not. You can manually log these payments under the payments tab. This feature allows you to maintain a comprehensive view of all your financial activities, regardless of where the invoice originated.

Craft's payment logging feature is more than just a tool—it's your financial co-pilot, ensuring that every transaction is accounted for, thereby empowering you to make informed decisions about your business. With Craft, rest assured that managing your payments is streamlined and secure, freeing you up to focus on what you do best: creating and innovating.

Once I have created a quote, can I convert it to an invoice?

Absolutely! The journey from quote to invoice in Craft is designed to be a breeze, embodying our commitment to streamline your administrative tasks. Once you have perfected your quote and received the nod from your client, you can effortlessly transform it into an invoice with just a few clicks.

Your original quote will remain intact under the quotes section for your records, while a duplicate is seamlessly created in the invoices section. This way, you maintain a clear trail of your client interactions and financial documents without any extra effort.

This feature is part of our dedication to making your life easier, ensuring you spend less time on paperwork and more time unleashing your creativity. At Craft, we take pride in crafting solutions that move at the pace of your business, intuitively anticipating and fulfilling your needs as a dynamic freelancer

How can I track if an invoice is overdue?

Keeping a vigilant eye on overdue invoices is a breeze with Craft. Our intuitive dashboard has been thoughtfully designed to make monitoring your payments as straightforward as sketching out your initial design ideas. On your Craft dashboard, you'll find a clear and concise overview of all your invoices, including those pesky overdue ones.

Should you wish to delve a little deeper, the invoices section provides a detailed view, giving you a comprehensive look at each invoice's status. This means you can quickly identify which payments are pending and take action. With this information at your fingertips, you can manage your cash flow with the precision of a master artist managing their palette.

At Craft, we understand that time is precious, especially in the creative world where your next inspiration awaits. That's why we've made sure that staying on top of your finances requires no more than a glance and a few clicks—leaving you free to focus on what you do best: creating.

Can I send follow-up messages to customers whose invoices are overdue? 

Indeed, you can! For those holding a Standard account or above with Craft, the ability to send gentle reminders for overdue invoices is just one of the many tools at your disposal. We understand that timely payments are the lifeblood of your freelance business, and sometimes all it takes is a simple nudge to keep the cash flow moving.

With Craft, you can easily reach out to your customers with follow-up messages, reminding them of any invoices that are overdue. This process is not only simple but also keeps the communication professional and amicable. Our aim is to help you maintain positive client relationships, even when navigating the delicate matter of payments.

Embrace the convenience of Craft's reminder feature and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a more organized approach to your accounts receivable. It's just another way we're here to support the smooth operation of your creative endeavors.

Are there limitations to the free plan?

Embarking on your business journey with Craft’s Free Plan offers you a golden ticket to explore a suite of features tailored to kickstart your path to success. We're here to support your initial steps with access to fundamental tools that empower your operations without any financial commitment. However, as with all grand beginnings, there are a few gentle limitations to bear in mind:

  • Track Payment of Invoices: Stay on top of your financials by easily tracking the payment status of each invoice you issue.
  • Send Quotes and Invoice to One Stakeholder: Begin building your client relationships with the capability to send invoices to an individual stakeholder.
  • Use Craft.financial Email Address: Enhance your professional image by sending invoices from a Craft.financial email address.
  • Draft and Send Quotes: Prepare and dispatch quotes to prospective clients, laying the groundwork for successful projects.
  • Add, Edit, and Delete Customer Information: Maintain a dynamic customer database with the flexibility to adjust as your business evolves.
  • Access to Dashboard: Keep your finger on the pulse of your finances with our intuitive dashboard that tracks payments and more.

To ensure that Craft remains accessible to all, our Free Plan allows you to send up to 5 invoices and 5 quotes each month. This cap is designed to provide you with a taste of what Craft can do for your business, while also encouraging you to explore the additional capabilities that our Basic, Standard, and Premium plans offer as your business needs grow.

Craft’s Free Plan is the perfect starting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and freelancers ready to dive into the world of business management. It’s our way of saying, “Welcome aboard,” with a toolkit that supports your initial needs and a path to growth when you’re ready to expand your horizons.

How do I add my own logo to my invoices?

Customizing your invoices and quotes with your own logo is a breeze with Craft, and it’s a fantastic way to infuse your brand’s identity into every piece of communication you send out. If you're ready to elevate your documents with this personal touch, here's how you can do it:

Upon upgrading to Basic, Standard, or Premium, you gain the ability to add your unique logo to your quotes and invoices. This feature is designed to help your business stand out and reinforce your professional image with every client interaction.

Didn’t Add Your Logo at Registration? No Worries: If you initially skipped adding your logo during the signup process, incorporating it later is straightforward:

  1. Log into Your Craft Account: Your journey to customization begins with a simple login to your Craft profile.
  2. Navigate to Settings: Once you’re in, head over to the settings area. This is your control center for all things customization.
  3. Select ‘Company’: In the settings menu, find and select the ‘Company’ option. This section is where you can tell your brand’s story.
  4. Upload Your Logo: Here, you’ll see the option to upload your logo. Select your logo file from your device, and voila, it will be added to your quotes and invoices going forward.

Adding your logo is more than just a cosmetic upgrade—it’s about showcasing your brand’s professionalism and making every invoice and quote unmistakably yours. With Craft, personalizing your business documents is not just easy; it’s encouraged.

Can I quote and invoice customers in different currencies?

Absolutely! In the diverse and dynamic world of freelancing, the ability to adapt to the global stage is crucial. With Craft, crossing borders and breaking down currency barriers is simpler than ever. By upgrading to our Premium plan, you unlock the capability to engage with your clients in a language they understand best—their own currency.

Whether your clients are nestled in the bustling markets of Nairobi, the towering skyscrapers of New York, the historic streets of London, or the vibrant communities of Accra, you can seamlessly quote and invoice them in Kenyan Shillings, US Dollars, British Pounds, Nigerian Naira or Ghanaian Cedis, respectively.

This feature is designed with the global freelancer in mind, providing you with the tools to operate on an international scale without the hassle. It’s about more than just convenience; it’s about fostering understanding, trust, and accessibility with your clients, no matter where they are in the world.

What if I do not want to create a Craft account 

Certainly! To get started on Craft, we only need a bit of basic information from you, allowing immediate access to our platform. As you discover the value and simplicity of Craft, updating our profile will enable you to utilize additional features such as creating and sending quotes and invoices, and tracking client payments. We've made the process straightforward, ensuring you can fully embrace the Craft experience and enhance your business operations as soon as you're ready

Can I set up a company profile if I am just an individual?

Absolutely! Even if you haven't formalized your business as a registered company, you're more than welcome to join the Craft community. Simply sign up using your own name as an individual. Craft is designed to support and elevate the work of freelancers, sole proprietors, and creative individuals just like you. We're here to help streamline your operations, whether you're flying solo or building a brand.

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