How To Invoice Your Clients
1. Keep it Simple
Even though you want your invoices to be professional, you shouldn’t complicate your invoices. Instead, your invoices should be easy to read and understand. For example, most people are familiar with payment jargon such as net 30 or even due upon receipt. So, try to use words that people will be able to recognize and understand. In doing this, you will eliminate confusion from your invoices.
2. Include Relevant Information
When doing your invoices, make sure that you incorporate the following:
- Your name
- Your tax ID
- Your address (both your physical and email address)
- Your phone number
- Invoice number
- Itemized breakdown of services or products rendered
- Total amount
- Due date
3. Offer Flexible Payment Options
If you want to get paid faster and on-time, you should offer flexible payment options. Flexible payment options will help keep your clients happy. You can allow your clients to pay you via check, credit cards, and ACH. So, try to keep this in mind when determining how you want your clients to pay you.
4. Send Automated Response
You shouldn’t wait until payment is due to get in touch with your clients. What you should do is send them friendly automated reminders and updates to let them know that payment is due.
5. Offer Incentives
Incentives are a great way to build a better relationship with your clients. Let’s face it; people love things that are free. So, you should offer your clients incentives.
Here are some ideas for incentives:
- Discount off of future work
- Store credit
- Offering a gift certificate to a partner’s products or services
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