Keep your income flowing by offering flexible payment options to your customers, including online payments, credit cards, and bank transfers. Set up automated reminders and recurring invoices to reduce heavy lifting. Get paid quicker with money transfers in as little as two days.
Wave’s dashboard organizes your income, expenses, accounting records, payments, and invoices, all in one place. Make tax season fast and simple, and discover additional tax incentives that could help you grow your freelance business and keep more of your money.
My fav tool for invoicing and accounting is Wave. Totally free. Easy-to-use. And I love the interface!
On your mark, get set…go!
Setting up an account with Wave is fast, easy, and the low low price of free! As your business grows, you can add more accounting features as you need them. Set up bank account connections and add real-time transaction updates to keep your business running smoothly.
Manage your freelance income anywhere
Wave’s freelance accounting software is cloud-based, so you can securely access your account and business information anywhere you are – whether you’re working in your pjs, waiting for a client meeting to start, or taking a well-deserved break. Get the business insights you need, exactly when you want them.
Find ways to grow your business
Create graphs, charts, and dashboards to quickly assess where your income is coming from and which expenses are cutting into your bottom line. Dig down into detailed data with expense tracking and customized reports to manage your revenue, categorize expenses, and find cost-cutting opportunities. You’ll also experience peace of mind knowing your personal financial information is backed-up and secure.
Protect your money
You work hard to make your business a success – that’s why Wave uses both physical and digital protection to keep your money safe. Connect to your bank with read-only and 256-bit encryption. Wave is also PCI Level-1 certified – which is often necessary with third-party merchant service providers.
Get your accountant in on the action
Safely hand off your books to your accountant by adding them as a limited user. Since Wave uses accountant-approved, real double entry accounting, your accountant will have all the information they need. You can also email exported financial statements and reports directly from Wave.
Access professional business services
Don’t have an accountant? Want to eliminate business bookkeeping from your to-do list? Our in-house bookkeepers, tax professionals, and accounting coaches will keep you headed in the right direction during the year and compliant at tax time.
4.4 out of 5 stars based on user reviews collected by G2Crowd as of Spring 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your software actually free?
Wave's optional paid features include online payment processing, payroll software, and access to personalized bookkeeping services and coaching through Wave Advisors. If you're interested in using payroll software, you can start a free 30-day trial when you sign up for Wave.
What’s the catch—how does Wave make money?
Wave makes money through our optional, paid money management features include online payment processing, payroll software, and access to personalized bookkeeping services and coaching through Wave Advisors. These features help keep our invoicing, accounting, and business banking (currently only available to sole proprietors in the US) free.
If you're interested in our payroll software, you can start a free 30-day trial when you sign up for Wave.
Is Wave's software something I need to install?
Wave's money management tools are web-based, so you just need an Internet connection and browser to manage your books. No installation is necessary for our online software!
If you're looking for an on-the-go money management solution, you can also install our mobile app to help you manage invoices, payments, and business banking. Download our mobile app on iOS and Android today!
Is my data secure when I use Wave?
Completely. Our servers are protected physically and electronically. Any connections between you, your bank accounts, and Wave are protected by 256-bit SSL encryption. Wave is a PCI-DSS Level 1 Service Provider.
Do you provide customer support?
We provide different levels of support for customers who use different features and services from Wave. Full details on how Wave support works are available here.