How to write and make a customer invoice to get paid.

Writing Tips for Customer Invoices

An invoice you send to a client can be delivered before or after services or products are rendered to the client. Personally, we like emailing clients invoices, it’s faster and easier than snail mail.

Your invoice requires some essential content such as your payment terms, what was sold and when the payment is due. Many times as business owners we forget how busy our clients are and we need to be very clear about when we want to be paid and what services or products we sold them.

Common Invoice Mistakes

  • The invoice has the wrong information.
  • No payment due date, try net 30.
  • No payment terms, try Stripe for client payments.
  • Confusing line items, list what you sold the client in detail as line items.
  • Simple typos and bad grammar.
  • No follow up? If you don’t hear back a week before the due date follow up with the invoiced customer.

Client Invoice Example

How to Make an Invoice

Ways to Make an Invoice

Obviously since we make accounting software that handles invoicing, we’d love for you to use our software. But the truth is there are many ways to make an invoice. Many people use Microsoft Word, Google Documents, Freshbooks and Quickbooks.

Being business owners ourselves we suggest finding a workflow and invoicing software that helps free up your time. Your time is your most precious resource.


LessAccounting is built for your small-businesses like yours. Our invoicing workflows are easy to understand, get paid faster and stay organized.Read More