For many independent contractors, bookkeeping is that necessary task that nobody wants to do. Having industry-leading accounting software is a great way to ease the pressure and manage your books but, it can come with high costs, especially for a new contractor.
This detailed video from Contractor 911 provides a simple way to manage your books using Microsoft Excel -- a program most people already have set-up on their computer. While this refers to contractors in the US it could easily be adapted for those in Canada too! Check it out. Can it work for you?