Working independently doesn't mean you have to look basic. Use our Invoice Generator to produce professional-looking invoices that help you get paid.
Invoices don’t have to be complicated. You can even write one on the back of a napkin at your local coffee shop. However, best practice is to create invoices with the information in the generator above. Invoices should be kept electronically or in a filing system.
To get started, begin with the name and address information for yourself and your customer. Then, add the date the invoice is created. You also need an invoice number, which should be sequential with every other invoice for your business. Indy takes care of invoice number sequencing for you with each new invoice you make — you just need to sign up for Indy to take advantage of it.
After this, you simply add the information about the goods and services you have provided and what they cost the customer. Different products should be listed on their own lines.
When you’ve added all this information, total up the costs and add any taxes necessary for your location.
Finally, your invoice should include payment terms, such as how much time the customer has to pay the invoice.
No, invoices are not usually legally binding agreements on their own because they do not contain the element of agreement a contract provides. The customer doesn’t sign the invoice. They either pay it or contest it. For this reason, invoices are not legal documents in their own right.
However, invoices can be annulled by a credit document if they are created incorrectly.
It is best to think of invoices as partners with your contract. After the contract has been signed, invoices are created based on the terms of the contract. See how Indy’s Contracts tool can help with that.
Invoices can be paid using direct methods, such as a bank transfer or check in the mail. Or, customers can pay invoices using a money transfer service such as PayPal or Stripe..
Each has its advantages:
Indy’s Invoices tool can create invoices, connect them to your client info, send bills automatically, and give your customers multiple payment options.
The invoice generator here is a small part of what you do with Indy. Your entire workflow with every client can be managed with a single platform. Using Indy, you can:
When you bring all your information into a single platform, Indy can help you move seamlessly through every aspect of your freelancing business management.