Time tracking for freelancers and contractors

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


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 QuickBooks Time
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 QuickBooks Time 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.

How freelancers and contractors track time with QuickBooks Time

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 QuickBooks Time:

  1. Sign up for a free 30-day QuickBooks Time 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.
Tracking time with QuickBooks Time at the touch of a button

QuickBooks Time 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.

QuickBooks Time 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 QuickBooks Time 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

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