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Harpoon: finance tool for service provider entrepreneurs

Harpoon is a new app for freelancers that helps eliminate the stress of making money by giving you the tools to set, track, and reach financial goals.



Harpoon helps freelancers make money

Harpoon is a new app, not yet launched, to help freelancers eliminate the stress and uncertainty of making enough money. No, it is not going to help you find a job, but it will help you stay on top of the jobs you already have. It is geared for freelancers, contractors, consultants, writers, business managers, and everyone in between who wants to eliminate some of the stress of running a service-based business.

How does it work?

You tell Harpoon how much you want to make for the year and it works backwards from that figure. If you are not sure how much you should be making, Harpoon can help there too. Basing your budget on things like meals, transportation, health insurance and savings, Harpoon helps you set goals based on what you spend, helping insure you earn enough to live on. It goes a step further and shows you where you should schedule additional projects to keep you on track for the quarter, as well as, your overall goals. It also shows when you can take a break: you can see when you are ahead of schedule and take some time off without feeling guilty or as though you should be doing something else.

Based on your work load, revenue, and yearly income goal, you will know exactly when you need to add more projects or raise your rates to meet your goals. Harpoon will even show you the difference in how many days of work you would save if you adjust your rates up or down. You also have the ability to see the future. No, you do not get a crystal ball. But, by looking at your current pace, Harpoon can tell you how much revenue you will bring in, if you keep up your current pace. It gives you the big picture, so you can see if you get to slack off or you need to work harder to meet your quarterly goals.

Many more metrics on the way

There is also the dashboard containing metrics to help you better understand the health of your business. You can track specific revenue goals, vacation days earned, and projecting spending. There are many more metrics to come when the app launches. Also, you have a “clients” screen, so you can see at a glance who your heaviest contributors are, which projects have been the most successful, and where you can make adjustments to ensure you are getting the most out of your working schedule.

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Everyone needs time off, but if you are worried you are not making enough money, then you cannot enjoy it. Harpoon gives you the peace of mind to take a few days off without worrying about if you can still pay your bills. If you are in a service-based industry, Harpoon is definitely worth a look.

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