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If you’re a freelancer, you may be struggling to find the best way to bill your clients and get paid for your work in a timely manner. It’s important that you have a professional, streamlined solution.

That’s why FreshBooks created the free invoice template for freelancers.

You can create detailed invoices to start getting paid for your services in a matter of minutes. Less hassle, more money in the bank.

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As a freelance editor, you have an eye for detail. That’s why you want an invoice that will help you put your professional foot forward. Bill your clients the right way by using the freelance editor invoice template.

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Freelance Editor Invoice Template

Freelance Invoice Template with blue banner and sample logo

As a freelance editor, you have an eye for detail. That’s why you want an invoice that will help you put your professional foot forward. Bill your clients the right way by using the freelance editor invoice template.

Download as:

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Freelance Editor Invoice Template

Freelance Invoice Template with multi-color bar and sample logo

As a freelance editor, you have an eye for detail. That’s why you want an invoice that will help you put your professional foot forward. Bill your clients the right way by using the freelance editor invoice template.

Download as:

Join 24 million people who have used FreshBooks

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How to Invoice for Freelance Work

As a freelancer, you want to do all that you can to keep your clients happy and coming back for more. You work hard to provide the best service possible, run a professional business and keep your business systems in check.

While charging for your services is important, it often turns into a hassle if you are relying on confusing or expensive accounting software. You need a solution that’s organized, simple and customizable to your business.

Creating custom invoices for your freelance business allows you to keep track of your client accounts and have a report of your income. This helps you avoid headaches such as missed payment, confusion about payment terms or issues while filing your taxes.

To bill for freelance projects, you want to use the right type to suit your needs. A freelance invoice template is also beneficial for these reasons:

  • Keep a record of all customer purchases
  • Organize client accounts and payment statuses
  • Collect tax details
  • Create a log of outstanding debts
  • Bill clients on a regular basis
  • Simplify bookkeeping
  • and more

The free freelance invoice template from FreshBooks makes it easy to manage your bookkeeping and send professional invoices to clients. Freelancers across the world, from the US to the UK, are using invoice templates for their work.

How to Create a Freelance Invoice

Simplify the invoicing for your freelance business by building your own invoices. Making a freelance work form takes only a few minutes. Just download, fill in and send.

Read the instructions below to learn what to include on your freelance invoice and how to customize it for your clients.

  1. Download the Freelance Invoice Template from FreshBooks
  2. Add your name, your business name and contact information
  3. Include an invoice or order number
  4. Fill in your client’s name and information
  5. Add the name of the project and services provided
  6. Describe each freelance service provided and the cost for each
  7. Include the amount of hours completed or timeframe of project, if applicable
  8. Add up total costs and include at the bottom of the freelance invoice
  9. Outline accepted payment methods, your payment terms and due date
  10. Add your privacy policy and any additional information
  11. Send the completed document to your client via FreshBooks, email or direct mail

The freelance invoice from FreshBooks includes blank, customizable fields to allow you to add all the details you need to create a professional invoice. Be sure to fill out all of the sections carefully, to ensure that everything is correct.

Once completed, save your document and send it to your freelance client via your agreed upon delivery method. You may even want to add a “thank you!” message.

Invoice Types for Freelancers

Freelancers come in all shapes and forms, and the payment process you have outlined for your clients depends on your business structure, the services you provide and what your clients’ needs are.

Fortunately, there are several types of invoices you can use to ensure that you are collecting payment the best way for your business. Browse the types of invoices for freelancers below to determine the perfect fit for you.

  • Standard Invoice: A Standard freelance invoice is a bill to your client letting them know how much they owe you for your services
  • Recurring Invoice: This invoice allows you to bill a client on a regular basis. For example, for a monthly subscription or other ongoing service
  • Prepayment Invoice: Send a Prepayment Invoice to collect a deposit from a client as a portion of the total owed
  • Time-Based Invoice: This invoice is used to bill clients based on the number of hours spent on a project
  • Credit Invoice: When you offer a refund to a client or give notice of a positive balance, you may send them a Credit Invoice
  • Mixed Invoice: A Mixed Invoice shows credits and charges made to an client account
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You can now create professional invoices for your freelance business with the FreshBooks free invoice templates.

As a freelancer, you want to do what’s best for your clients—and get paid to do it. That’s why it’s important to use an invoicing method that works and won’t break the bank. With the free freelance invoice template, you can create invoices that work.