Having the right subscription to QuickBooks Online is important, so that you're not paying for more services than you need for your business. I want to make sure you're given all the necessary information about our plans.
If you're only using QuickBooks Online to create invoices and track payments, you'd be a great fit for QuickBooks Online EasyStart!
EasyStart includes the following features:
You can also add either one of our Payroll services to the EasyStart plan. Take a look here for a complete list of features for EasyStart, as well as a comparison chart between this subscription and the other levels: Plans and Pricing.
Another option you may consider is using our QuickBooks Self-Employed version. This version of QuickBooks is for the solo-entrepreneur, and it doesn't support functions for employees, such as payroll. Another important thing to note is that this plan doesn't upgrade to the small business versions (EasyStart, Essentials and Plus).
Here's what you can do in QuickBooks Self-Employed:
You can find more information about QuickBooks Self-Employed here: QuickBooks Self-Employed Overview.
If you're currently using the Essentials plan and you'd like to downgrade to EasyStart, you can do so by following the steps listed here: Downgrade your QuickBooks Online plan.
If you'd like to switch to the Self-Employed version, you'll have to cancel your Essentials account and start anew with QuickBooks Self-Employed. To cancel your account, click the Gear icon > Account and Settings > Billing and Subscription > Cancel Subscription. Once your account is cancelled, you'll have read-only access to your data for 365 days.
I hope this helps answer all of your questions. If there's anything else I can do to help, just let me know.