For many individuals, working as a freelance travel blogger is the ultimate dream role. While you may enjoy creating your content and sharing it with the world, you may need to keep in mind that there are aspects of being a travel blogger that may require additional work. One example of this can be the need to invoice each client for work undertaken. Sending these documents out may be needed before receiving payment, so the sooner you can do it, the more funds you might have to commence travelling once more.
Let’s explore this in more detail below.
When you visit several beautiful locations, you may want to spend more time admiring the scenery, taking in the history and culture, or simply relaxing and pampering yourself. Before this can happen, those invoices you need to send out, need some attention. Creating a completely new invoice each time you complete a bit of work can be tedious and time-consuming.
This is why you should utilise an invoice template for free to take away some of that pressure. A good template may allow you to store any non-changeable data, such as your trading name, business address, and even logo, for future use. You could even then adjust and save templates for any common clients, including their name and address too, to save you even more work in the future. From here, all you might need to input each time will be the work completed and the associated cost. It’s a simple but effective way to get paid faster and keep your invoices and finances in check.
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Set a Deadline
While you may be an inherently patient person, that doesn’t mean you should wait an excessive length of time to receive payment for services. Generally, many freelancers may choose to include a due date for when the invoice needs to be paid. Often, this is set at 30 days from when the invoice is sent in the US and UK.
Some companies may also work on a payment schedule, such as the last working day of the month, or every other Friday, so you may want to bear that in mind before sending your invoices.
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Although your invoices may be primarily used to gain payment for your work, they may also have a purpose further down the line. When you need to send a tax return, these can be a good way of showing what work you have undertaken and keeping your financial situation clear and concise. Even if you have already filed your taxes, you might still want to keep these copies on your computer for a few years in case discrepancies arise.
An invoice can be a great tool for a freelance travel blogger. They allow for payments to be received and can simplify your means of asking for your earned income. When you often move from one place to the next, using invoices on your computer, tablet, or even cellphone can help to collate information into one, secure place.
How do you organise your invoices?
*Disclosure: Collaborative Post. All photos were taken from Unsplash.
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