Always do it on time!
Invoicing, like all other paperwork, might not be your favorite business activity but it’s essential to your cash flow and it’s important to never ignore it. Moreover, make sure you do it in a timely and organized manner so you never fall behind. It’s best to prepare it before the project is finished or service is rendered so you can send it to the client straight after the delivery date.
Use professional layout
With pre-set clear and easy to read templates you can ensure that all the information is always there and clients will not struggle to identify the important data on your invoice. Sometimes, clients can end up struggling to identify data on your invoice. Only enter relevant information to avoid confusion and delays in payment.
Be clear about payment terms
Agree your payment terms before starting work with a client and then ensure that your invoice clearly states payment methods, deadlines, late payment fees as well as warranty terms, returns and exchange policy.
Brand your invoices
Invoice is not just a financial document but another way in which you can stand out from the competition by clearly branding it. Customize with your logo, brand colors and fonts to make this touchpoint with your clients memorable so they can contact you again.
Duplicate existing invoices
If you offer similar services to similar clients, don’t waste your time to create a new invoice for each payment. Reuse a similar one – but don’t’ forget to change the relevant details to avoid confusion.