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Are you looking for a simple way to create invoices for your business?

With the self-employed invoice template from FreshBooks, you can invoice your clients the right way. Create professional invoices that are detailed and made for freelancers and self-employed business owners like you.

Simply download the template below, fill it out and send it. We’ve created all kinds of invoice templates to suit your individual business needs.

Available in .DOC, .XLS, or .PDF., Google Docs and Google Sheets.

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Being self-employed allows you a lot of freedom, so it is nice to have options. The self-employed bill template allows you to bill clients your way, for a wide range of services. Download the template here.

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Being self-employed allows you a lot of freedom, so it is nice to have options. The self-employed bill template allows you to bill clients your way, for a wide range of services. Download the template here.

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Free Self-Employed Invoice Template

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Save time and money by using the free self-employed invoice template from FreshBooks for all your invoicing needs. Simply download the template, customize with your business details and services and send to your clients.

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What Is a Self-Employed Invoice Used for?

As a business owner or freelancer, you may be wondering how to go about billing your clients and keeping them in check. Good news: Using a free personal invoice template is great for starters. A few reasons for using a self-employed invoice:

  • Record important sales transactions
  • Organize client payments
  • Stay on top of payment due dates
  • Obtain details for tax time
  • Create a log for outstanding debts
  • Include services and deliverables
  • Make bookkeeping fast and easy

A self-employed invoice lists your services, the cost, the payment details and more. This ensures that you are getting all of the information you need to avoid missed payments and headaches at tax time. That’s worth a sigh of relief.

Rather than hiring an accountant to create an invoice for you, using a personal invoice template helps you create a professional and detailed invoice for free.

How to Make an Invoice

To create a simple invoice for your self-employed or freelance business, you will want to download a professional invoice template and include a unique invoice number.

You will also include the services, cost, client name, client address, your business contact information, the terms of the invoice, date of issue and payment due date. Here’s how to invoice for self-employed professionals and freelancers:

  1. Download a free invoice template
  2. Include your business name and contact information
  3. Add business media or logo
  4. Include client’s name, business and contact details
  5. Input unique invoice number on template, plus invoice date and due date
  6. List services or products with descriptions and costs for each
  7. Calculate the total and add to bottom of the invoice
  8. Include payment terms and additional information
  9. Send invoice to the client via FreshBooks, email or direct mail.

You can customize the blank standard invoice template to suit the needs of you and your clients. It can be helpful to describe the services (i.e. products, or work completed) being offered, as well as deliverables, so there is no confusion. Be sure to include costs for each item or service on the invoice.

Include payment instructions for your client and the expected due date for your services. This ensures that you and your client are clear on expectations.

Invoice Types for Self-Employed Professionals

If you are a freelancer or self-employed business owner, finding the right invoice template for your business can make all the difference.

When selecting a personal invoice template, you want to create an invoice that fits the needs of you and your clients. There are several invoice types to record accounts payable and accounts receivable.

  • Standard Invoice: Pretty straightforward and simple. Outlines how much the client or customer owes the supplier.
  • Recurring Invoice: This invoice can be used to accept on-going payments from clients, for example, if they have subscribed to monthly services.
  • Prepayment Invoice: A Prepayment Invoice is sent to collect a deposit on goods or services prior to collecting the final total.
  • Time-Based Invoice: Use a Time-Based Invoice to bill clients for tracked time for you performing work or services.
  • Credit Invoice: Otherwise known as a “credit memo,” this invoice notes how much you owe your client, for example, when a refund is performed.
  • Debit Invoice: This invoice notes an increase in the amount of money or debt a client owes you.
  • Mixed Invoice: Includes both positive (+) and negative (-) amounts to be matched with other invoices or orders for fees you owe or vice versa.
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When to Send an Invoice

When it comes to sending invoices to your personal business or freelance clients, the timeline is in your hands.

Many self-employed professionals bill their clients before the goods or services are delivered and some bill after. Others may require a deposit up front or will accept incremental payments. In deciding when to send an invoice, it is best to find the best process for you and your clients.

Sending an invoice will keep your business finances clear and organized. By using a free self-employed invoice template, it will be easier for you to calculate your profits and file your taxes at the end of the year. It also helps your clients know what services they are paying for and when payment is due.

Download a Self-Employed Invoice Template for Free

Creating an invoice doesn’t have to be confusing or time-consuming. Ready to send an invoice that leaves a great impression?

FreshBooks helps business owners like you from the US, UK and beyond to take control of their business invoicing.

Whether you are self-employed, a small business owner or a freelancer, you can create professional invoices for your clients in minutes.

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