Self-employed and need an invoice generator?

  • 3 min read
  • 3 Oct 2023
invoice generator

Small biz owners, freelancers, sole traders, and anyone else who needs an invoice generator, listen up. 

We’ve got one! Yep, one part of our free bookkeeping tools platform that we hope can massively help you is our invoicing tool. Generating an invoice has never been easier, because now, you barely have to lift a finger! 

Let’s go over the ins and outs of invoice generation.

What is an invoice generator?

An invoice generator is a program or software that can create an invoice for you. But what’s an invoice? It’s essentially a document asking for payment. It includes a list of goods and services you’ve provided for a customer or a client, how much you’re owed and when payment is due. 

To easily create and send out invoices, use an invoice generator! It helps when you’re chasing for payment or trying to keep track of who’s paid and who still owes you. Our invoice generator tool does it all!

What’s on an invoice anyway?

Names (or company names) of the buyer and sellerThe amount being charged
A unique invoice reference numberAny VAT that applies (note: it doesn’t apply to everyone)
List of goods and services you’re seeking payment forThe total amount owed
The date the goods/services were suppliedWhen and how to pay (like bank details)
The date of the invoiceInclude whether late payment fees apply

According to HMRC, these are the main things you need to include on an invoice. Luckily, you don’t need to memorise this list. Instead, you can use our self-employed invoice generator (it’s free 🙌) to personalise and send out your invoice in minutes. 

Tell me how to generate an invoice

Let’s go 🚀

It’s pretty simple. All you have to do is fill in the blanks! Let’s rewind and start at the beginning though. 

First, you need to sign up for our free bookkeeping tools. Then, head to the “my finances” section. Next:

  • Click on “create a new invoice”

Then, fill in some info:

  • The date you’re creating the invoice
  • Your company logo
  • Your client/customer’s details
  • Details about the service/goods you’ve provided
  • Add as many items to an invoice as you want 
  • Add your payment terms (like payment due date, late payment fees that might apply, and how/where you want the payment to be made)
  • Add any extra, relevant notes

Badabing badaboom! Invoice generated ✅

Send it off once you’re done! 

How to generate an invoice number

You should number every invoice you generate. It’s called an invoice number. They’re important for a number of reasons:

  • Being able to keep track of all your invoices
  • Knowing if there’s an invoice missing or overdue
  • Keeping your documentation in order when you need to file a tax return

So, how do you get an invoice number? We know you’re going to love this as much as we do, but it’s automatic! Wooooo🎉

With our invoicing tool, all you need to do is start creating an invoice and it’s then automatically numbered. It’s one of the features that makes our templating tool so easy. 

If you want to, you can manually change the invoice number by clicking “edit the series” and adding in the numbers you want to. 

What other perks come with your invoice generator?

This party is just getting started, we can assure you of that💃

After sending off your invoice, you’ll be able to track it and view its status on your dashboard. This way, you won’t miss any invoices or forget to chase them up. And if you’re ever not sure what you’re waiting on, just log into your account to check!

Our bookkeeping tools also come with a few perks. 

  • Link your bank account with your account for free and pull your business spending in one swift click
  • Get a complete view of your finances on your accounting dashboard
  • Add and track your expenses with our AI-data extraction receipt tool (and say goodbye to receipt-hoarding 👋)

Gone are the days of hours of manual admin. Save on time and stay on top of your sparkling, shiny, organised books. Win-win. 

We believe your time is better spent doing the things you actually love instead of the things you dread. Call us crazy 🫶

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Manage your self-employed finances in one place with 10/10 bookkeeping tools.

  • Save money, time and effort
  • Create and personalise invoices
  • Track all your income and expenses in one place
  • And more!