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To getting paid on time for your freelance writing / designing / editing / journalist / website developing / consulting / video production / translation work the best way is to send an invoice, by traditional postal mail or electronical email, in either PDF format, Excel spreadsheet (xlsx / xls) format, or even image format.
We've already published an invoice format for freelancers, at Freelance Invoice Template; and for a list of invoicing forms that could be used by freelancers like designers, developers etc., visit Freelance Invoice Template For Service Business, Graphic Design Freelance Invoice Template, Freelance Web Design Invoice Template, etc. Unlike Freelance Invoice Template, where the calculation of line totals are done by multiply "Hours * Hourly Rate", in this billing template sample Freelance Writer Invoice Template, the amount of each line is manually fillable - this means that it is more suitable for project or contract - based billing. You can find more invoice samples for hourly-rate based invoicing under the Service Invoice Template and Consulting Invoice Template.
All invoice templates here on InvoicingTemplate.com are in Excel spreadsheet format (xlsx or xls). While Microsoft Word can also be used to procedure beautiful and professional invoices in docx or doc format, the benefits of Excel is clear - it is more suitable for doing calculations. For example, in this template the line totals, subtotal, tax and total are all computed automatically using Excel formulas.
When creating an invoice, be sure to include your contact information. Put your name, address, phone number, email address, and even your website at the top of the invoice. If you are USA-based charge over $600 over the course of the year, you'll probably need to give your client your business's Federal Tax ID number (so they can send you a 1099-MISC, see Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income - IRS.gov, or Form 1099-MISC - Wikipedia).
Another important invoicing tips for freelancer writers or designers is tracking invoices and payments. While the pure Excel-formatted template does produce beautiful and professional invoices, it is not easy when it comes to number and tracking invoices / payments. With pure Excel spreadsheet template, you have to number invoices manually and track payments manually. And as a freelancer, you may not want to use those expensive and complex accounting / bookkeeping software systems. This is no longer a problem if you have Uniform Invoice Software installed, which is our Excel-based desktop invoicing software app that connect an Excel spreadsheet template with back end database, offers advanced features like management of customers, products, invoices and payments. Feel free to download the fully functional trail version and see how it works for you. The invoicing app is also able to generate PDF copy of your freelance invoice and send it to your customer electronically.
(Note that if you have installed the latest version of our invoicing software, Uniform Invoice Software, which is able to upgrade a simple template in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format into a complete invoicing system, you don't have to replace the logo image manually - you can replace the default logo image by clicking the "Replace Logo Image" button on the ribbon tab in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013). To replace the default LOGO image in Freelance Writer Invoice with your own image, follow the steps below:
If you don't need the LOGO image and want to delete it, simply hit the DEL key on your keyboard after you selected it with your mouse key. Deleting the LOGO image leaves an empty area to the left of the Company Information section. You may like to move the entire Company Information section to fill in the empty area. To do this: Drag your mouse to select the entire Company Information area, including Company Name, Street Address, City, ST Zip Code, etc.; Push your mouse key on the border of the selected area; drag it to the new location.
Like other form designs here on InvoicingTemplate.com, Freelance Writer Billing Template is free (offered to you at a price of 0.00USD). It works on Windows XP and all newer versions of Windows, and Excel 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016.
|Name||Freelance Writer Invoice|
|Category||Service Invoice Template|
|Release Date||Saturday, May 14, 2016|
|Format (XLS or XLSX)||.xlsx|
|Excel Version||Excel 2003 / Excel 2007 / Excel 2010 / Excel 2013 / Excel 2016|
|Line Height (Points)||18.00|
|Printable with Papaer Size / Orientation||A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) - Portrait|
|Default Margins (Points)|
With this blank service invoice template we applied green gradient effects to various titles and headings on the invoice form, resulting in a pastel and sophisticated design. The invoice layout support Excel themes so you can change the colors easily.