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An invoice is a bill that you can give to your clients, asking them to pay for the goods or services that you sold to them. As a writer, you would invoice a magazine for an article that you write; as a marketing consultant, you would invoice a business that you contract for etc.
You can create it as a Word doc, as a PDF or any other document type. Make sure that it’s not too niche (e.g. a screenshot or image file) as the finance team of the business you’re invoicing may not be able to accept it.
If you’re self-employed, make sure that it includes the following information:
There are lots of free invoicing templates and tools online which will make it easier for you to create something if you’ve not done it before.
You don’t only use invoicing for payment but as a general method of tracking.
You can issue an invoice either before or after you’ve supplied your customer with a good or service.
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