What do you like best?
As a freelancer who wanted to professionalize without incurring new expenses, Wave was the solution I was looking for. Prior to Wave, I was using extremely simple invoice templates that communicated to clients that I didn't have a wealth of freelance experience. Professionalizing via products like Wave can ultimately result in increasing your perceived value to clients and being able to increase your rates.
I also love the bookkeeping. It's nice to be able to glance at their monthly overview and know what direction my revenue is trending in for the year. When the end of the year rolls around, or when it's tax season, the records make life significantly easier. Tax season last year was the easiest tax season I've had in a long time!
What do you dislike?
I tend to itemize in great detail, and Wave appears to save each item I've ever used, which creates a messy list of items I'll likely never use again, but this is just a minor nuisance. I would also prefer my invoices to automatically save as I am drafting them. Multiple times, I've forgotten to save invoices and they've been lost as a result.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Some of the features aren't relevant to me, but that's OK. I wouldn't recommend using the credit card payment feature, since it includes a fee. I also don't automatically send or schedule invoices. I prefer to download them from Wave and email them myself, so I'm in complete control.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I feel more confident and professional in my billing process.