When Lou Lesko, the brains behind Blinkbid contacted me a few weeks ago, to see if I’d be interested in doing a review of his estimating and invoicing software for photographers, I happily agreed. After all I had been using Blinkbid for a while already, and I think that you’ll like it as much as I do. Bidding on jobs, sending estimates, building image usage licenses, setting terms and conditions, and record keeping are just a few of the features that Blinkbid has to offer. They have a great website with video tutorials to get you started, and you can download a demo for free.
Many creative people like me would much rather be doing the creative side of their work, as opposed to running a small business. I often jokingly say that I do the photography for free, but charge a lot for all the editing and paperwork that I have to do. Blinkbid makes the part of the job that I don’t enjoy doing, easier and less time consuming. Now that’s a product I can endorse! The team at Blinkbid works closely with photographers and videographers, in order to make sure that the software reflects the needs of their clients. Blinkbid is now up to version 6.01 and while i owned version 5, Lou provided me with the latest version to make sure that my review was up to date. I did not get paid in any way to write this review, I really do like Blinkbid and would recommend it to all kinds of photographers. If you are looking for a solution for creating estimates for clients, bidding on potential jobs, and invoicing, then Blinkbid is for you.