Here at Bonsai we're constantly collecting insights (have you visited our Feature Request Board yet?!) and using those to inform us on how to improve Bonsai!

๐Ÿ’ฅ A list of our biggest releases of the year so you have all the tools you need to close out 2020 with a BANG ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Getting Paid:

Bonsai Payments

Instant Payouts

Easier ACH Payments


Recurring & Auto-Pay Invoices

Invoicing For Flat Fee

Custom Timesheet Display On Invoices

Tipping On Invoices

Putting Your Business On Autopilot:

Forms/Client Questionnaires


Accounting & Tax:

Bulk Import Expenses

Tracking Additional Income

Other Improvements:

Client Portal

Time Tracking Notification

Bonsai Payments

๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ’š This is a big one and we're so excited to share! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ’š

Users have been asking for more payment options so, ask and you shall receive ๐Ÿงž

Bonsai Payments allows us the opportunity to build out more payment features with our recent release being the addition of Instant Payouts.

โ— Using an integrated payment method gets you paid, on average 8 days soonerโ—

Instant Payouts

๐ŸŽ๏ธ ๐ŸŽฎ If Bonsai Payments is an N64 on Christmas in 1996 then Instant Payouts is the N64-Mario Kart bundle. We couldn't be more excited! ๐ŸŽ๏ธ ๐ŸŽฎ

Cash Flow is arguably the most important part of a freelancer's journey, which is why we prioritized this feature as soon as Bonsai Payments was released!

๐Ÿ’ธ Instant Payouts lets you receive deposits for payments
within one hour (no, seriously!). ๐Ÿ’ธ

Easier ACH Transfers

๐Ÿฆ We've also improved the process for getting paid via Bank Transfer (ACH) ๐Ÿฆ

The new system means that your client will no longer have to create a Bonsai Client Account and login to pay you via ACH!

๐Ÿค‘ Less friction means you'll get paid on time (or sooner!) ๐Ÿค‘

Recurring Invoices & Auto-Pay Invoices

๐Ÿฅง These invoicing options make getting paid easy as pie ๐Ÿฅง

Recurring Invoices lets you set invoices on a schedule to be automatically created and sent on a schedule.

Auto-Pay Invoices offer the same ability, but with the additional benefit of having payment applied automatically. Your client doesn't even have to open their email!

๐Ÿ’ฐ Set it and forget it! (The only reminder will be when you see the cash rolling in!)๐Ÿ’ฐ

Hide Units On Invoices

Simplify your invoices if you're charging a flat fee!

Clearer invoices means less confusion which leads to getting paid faster!

(Are you seeing a trend yet?)

Timesheet Displays On Invoices

โฒ๏ธ You decide how (or if..) Timesheets appear on your Invoices! โฒ๏ธ

We know that every business is different, so we've created a way to customize how Timesheets appear on your invoices (or hide them completely!)

Adding Tips To Invoices

๐Ÿ’Œ Let your customers show their appreciation - you deserve it! ๐Ÿ’Œ

Let your clients add a tip to their paid invoice when paying through one of our integrated payment options!

What's better than doing a great job and being paid what you ask?

Being paid a little more! ๐Ÿค‘


๐Ÿ“ Create custom questionnaires to understand your clients' needs through every step of their customer journey! ๐Ÿ“

Forms allow you to collect information about your client and their project needs up front.

Forms are customizable and can be embedded in your website to make onboarding even easier - what more could you want?


๐Ÿš€ Put your freelancing on auto-pilot! ๐Ÿš€

The perfect partner to our Forms feature, Automations allow you to automate even more of your workflow.

๐Ÿค– Use Automations to get away from your paperwork and back to your passion! ๐Ÿค–

Import Bulk Expenses

๐Ÿ—’๏ธ Keep on top of your expenses without connecting your bank account! ๐Ÿ—’๏ธ

Upload expenses in bulk via .csv file instead of connecting your bank account. A great tool for migrating from another system!

Upload expenses now so you're not scrambling when the tax man comes knocking!

Track Additional Income

๐Ÿ’ต Got a side hustle to your side hustle? Don't worry, we got you! ๐Ÿ’ต

Now, if you get paid without an Invoice, you can log it in Bonsai without manually creating an Invoice!

Make sure every dollar is accounted for to properly manage your business!

Custom Time Tracking Notification

โณ Ensure your tracked time is always accurate! โณ

It's easy to lose track of time when you're busy, which is why we have so many options for tracking time in Bonsai. But what about when you lose track of the timer?!

Customize your timed notification to let you know if you've left your timer running!

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