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I need to generate an invoice

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Bostoncab, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    So I built a site for a friend and want to generate an invoice for him itemizing everything that went into it from keyword research and domain registration to content creation etc etc etc.

    I have never had to do something like this before. Any ideas?
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I use excel for that.. there are a lot of free templates online.
     
  3. IdiotSavant

    IdiotSavant Newbie

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    google for online invoice. I found one a couple of months ago but can't find it again. Made up a pretty good invoice. Should have bookmarked it. doh!

    well, I did bookmark it on the computer on which I used it.
    aynax.c0m
     
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  4. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Just use Word. They have a few invoice templates included - so you can make something look quite professional in about 2 minutes :)
     
  5. Kharis

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    i use excel as well... generated an invoice just the other day infact, just grab a free template and fill in the blanks. if you dont have excel then google docs would be the way to go
     
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    freshbooks.com
     
  7. idfly

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    Stop being nosey :/
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    Paypal also has a built in invoice system that is ez to use...
     
  8. bakrr

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    i second this. use freshbooks for most/all of my freelance work.
     
  9. pamon

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    ditto on freshbooks.com . great service.
     
  10. BlackSEOWizard

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    I agree, Freshbooks is awesome, been using them for years.
    They are the best around for this sort of thing until you get big enough to have a full fledged accounting system, but even then Freshbooks is still better most of the time. It doesn't do accounting well though, like you can't track PO's and so on.
     
  11. boone

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    M0nster thanks for the suggestion.
     
  12. avi1368

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    I use freshbooks great service and free for the first two clients
     
  13. ExecutiveCloser

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  14. WildDisease

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    I like using word templates as they're pretty high grade and professional (decent sized online library too)..

    In terms of legal tips..
    Basically cover your grounds on a legally valid contract (party names, briefly identify services/products rendered, amounts, if future delivery specify, etc)

    In terms of client experience..
    Whatever is simple to read and aesthetically pleasing.. plus header (your company or contact info) & footer (maybe with an attempt to lead for future services / offer future discount ?)
     
  15. madBlackhatter

    madBlackhatter Registered Member

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    Paypal business invoice is a pretty good tool to use