Invoice Templates That Work

Most invoice templates are designed for trade businesses. As a freelancer, you might have unique needs for your invoices that must be considered. We have created invoice templates designed specifically for freelancers that help you make sure the invoice includes everything you need yet still has a clean, uncluttered look.

What Should a Freelance Invoice Template Include?

The main things to include in your invoice will be the type of work done and the payment amount for that work. You’ll also need a total amount due as well as when the payment is due. The way all of this is organized is going to depend on your preferences and what your clients might expect to see in an invoice.

Payments can be broken down into smaller categories, such as the amount done as well as how it’s billed. For instance, if you provide hourly assistance, you’ll include how many hours you worked on the project, your hourly rate, and the total for that project or part of the project.

You’ll also want to include details your client will need to know about how to pay the invoice. Make sure it states the payment methods you accept and has the details they need to pay using that method. For instance, you’ll need to include your email address if you use an online payment system. If there are added fees for a chosen payment system, do not forget to include those as well.

Choose a Template Specifically Designed for Freelancers

It can be hard to find an invoice that’s going to work well for your work. You need something that’s going to include the billing details you require and that’s going to fit your freelance work properly without having a lot of empty space that’s unusable for you.

That’s why we’ve created an invoice generator you can easily use. We also offer fully customized freelance invoice template specifically designed with freelancers in mind. We make sure they include what you need to create a professionally formatted invoice to send to your clients.

If you’re looking for other templates or file formats be sure to check out our more generalized list here.

Learn to Create Invoices On-The-Go

We make it easy for you to create invoices no matter where you are or what you’re doing. When you need to create an invoice, our website and app make it easy for you. Check our features page to see what you’re missing.

Why you should use a self-employed invoice template

Freelancer invoicing is much more than just sending an email with your PayPal address. 

Once you get the ball rolling in this self-employed business, you need to keep up a professional front in your networking, communication, deliverables — and in your finances. You can dazzle your client with a project, but if you don’t offer a professional-looking self-employed invoice they may rethink a long term relationship.

So, a question: who needs to use a self-employed invoice?

The answer: nearly anyone who is self-employed in any capacity.

Even if you’re running a side gig on top of your 9-5, you should step up your freelancer invoicing if you want it to continue. 

Use an invoice generator to create professional self-employed invoices

If you have more than a handful of regular clients as a freelancer, you can consider using an invoice generator. Using software means you can save time, stay organized and start accepting payment via credit card.

Use a self-employed invoice template for professional freelance invoicing

Even if you’re not ready to jump in with an invoice maker, starting out with a self-employed invoice template is a great option. 

Using a self-employed invoice can:

  • Save you time in the long run as you reuse the same template.
  • Keep you organized with expenses and taxes.
  • Give you a professional look to match your professional services.
  • Make outlining the services and deliverables for each client a breeze.
  • Establish a springboard for growing your self-employed venture down the road. 

When you’re just starting out, you don’t need an accountant to keep track of things. A personalized, professional self-employed invoice template is both efficient and free. 

Freelancer invoicing resources 

Starting out as a freelancer doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch. 

Maybe you didn’t find a self-employed invoice template that will work for your needs. If so, check out our additional freelancer resources below:  

What is an invoice?

Start with the basics — how do you use, make and send professional invoices as someone who is self-employed?

How to write an invoice

Get into the invoice making process — what you should include and how to make your invoice personal and professional as you start your self-employed journey. 

Additional invoice templates for freelancers

If you’re looking for additional self-employed invoice ideas, you’ll find dozens of other options on our other template pages: