At the end (or beginning) of each month, you send an invoice to each of your customers. A few days after receiving it, they then send your due. Which brings me to this question: what billing software do you use?
This is a document that you send to your client. Its purpose is to certify that you have performed a service for them and that they owe you money. Without an invoice, they may forget to pay you.
In order for an invoice to be effective, you must include all the necessary information, i.e. :
If you are an individual, all you need is your name and address
On the other hand, with a professional, you must also include his SIREN number
Since I'm mostly talking about invoices in a business setting, I prefer to emphasize the latter. Don't forget:
There are many ways to create an invoice. I know many who use simple software such as Word and Excel. But did you know: an invoicing software is more practical?
There are many, but I'll tell you about one of them, the one I use: simpleinvoice.com.
It automatically reminds me of everything related to my company's accounting. My various subscriptions are no longer a problem (hosting, domain name, etc.). Maybe you also manage several clients (several projects and several websites) at the same time. In that case, I strongly advise you to use Simple Invoice.
Moreover, it is "almost" free. This billing software is available at a very affordable price.
It also stands out for its simplicity. In fact, you can tell by its name. Of course, it's in English, but I'm sure you'll get the hang of it. There is also an explanatory video on their platform to help you better understand!
As with any other billing software, you will obviously start by creating an account. Then you will have access to a dashboard. From this dashboard you can import your customers, see the different statistics and much more.
If you have regular customers, why not offer them to join Simple Invoice. There is a "recurring customer" option. As far as payment security is concerned, you don't have to worry (nor do your customers). Simple Invoice is linked to Stripe and Paypal, two secure payment platforms.
Once you have established your invoice on this invoicing software, you only have to choose between :
But since we are freelancers, I am sure that this second option is the right one.
There is a YouTube video in which I describe this at the bottom of the article. Support me by subscribing to the YouTube channel "Happy Desk Design".
Without an invoice, it will be difficult for you to keep track of your company's accounting. That's why every time you sell a service (or a product), this step is mandatory (especially in a professional context). But what about individuals?
Maybe you don't have a legal structure yet? In order to look professional, I advise you to create an auto entreprise. Otherwise, you can establish an employment contract with your client. Another alternative is to go through a freelance administration company.
Preparing an invoice is a mandatory step. But if you have several clients and projects to manage, it can become a real chore. Hence the need to use an automatic invoicing software like simpleinvoice.com.
YouTube: Simple and efficient Freelance Invoicing Software - 2020
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