New iPhone App Helps Freelancers Make More Money on ProjectsIvan | Tue, 2010-05-18 10:52
Fyrian LLC today announced the release of a new iPhone application that will allow freelancers and creative professionals to quickly generate project estimates while on the go. The application, aptly named "PocketProposal," helps anyone who bills by the hour, by the page, by marking up a wholesale price, or any combination of the three, eliminate the guess-work and stop losing money from spur-of-the-moment project estimates.
"A lot of freelancers and creative professionals get caught in situations where a client is pushing for an on-the-spot price estimate, and many of them end up giving the client a price off the top of their head," says Mark Dollan, Owner of Fyrian LLC and the man who came up with the idea for the app. "The problem is that their guesstimates are often too low, and as a result they end up losing money on the project. PocketProposal was designed to help them make more money on projects by using their iPhone or iPod to generate accurate on-the-spot estimates for their client, save the estimate so they can reference the quote when they get back to the office, and even e-mail the estimate to the client."
A handy business utility for creative solopreneurs, PocketProposalTM is a perfect fit for graphic designers, web developers, marketing consultants, copywriters, and any other creative professionals that are tired of selling themselves short on projects. Some of the features included in the app are:
- Hourly Rate Calculator
Allows users to generate estimates for hourly rate based projects using a simple “scroll wheel” style picker.
- Per Item Calculator
Easily generate estimates based on per item costs – like “per page” estimates for website design or copywriters, or “per day” estimates for photographers.
- “Cost Plus” Markup Calculator
Takes the wholesale cost for a project and adds a percentage markup based on the profit margin the user defines.
For more complex jobs, users can enter values into any combination of the other three calculators and generate a "combined" estimate.
- Save Estimates
Users can save the estimates they generate so they can review them later, and remember what they quoted for a project. Saved estimates are grouped by client name and are also searchable for easy access.
- E-mail Estimates
Users can e-mail the estimates they create to their clients right from your iPhone.
PocketProposal works on both iPhone and iPod Touch, and is available on Apple's iTunes App Store for $1.99. More information about the app can be found at www.PocketProposal.com.
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