Usually, when I do a freelance job, I sign a contract. When the job is done, they pay me. End of story. But that’s when I work for an editor or publisher.
When I do research for an individual, I write them a letter at the end of the project, detailing the time spent and hourly cost. Then they write me a check.
The person I just did a map for requested an actual invoice. It only took me a few minutes to type up, but I thought the format might be helpful for those of you who have never had to use an actual Invoice.
Remember — you are putting this on your letterhead so all of your information is already included.
- Client’s Name
- INVOICE FOR:
- TOTAL PAYABLE: $XX
- Invoice No. XX
- Date of Invoice: XX