Getting Paid - Invoicing Guide

Getting Paid

How do I get paid?

There are myriad ways to receive payments. You may choose to accept direct debit, ACH payments, credit card and debit cards, wire transfers, or checks. Make sure you decide on payment methods you’ll accept before invoicing your customers. There are usually fees associated with wire transfers and online providers. Understand those fees before you make a decision, and be aware of customer preferences as well. If your customers prefer online payments that incur extra fees, you might consider increasing your rates to cover the cost of those fees.

Once you’ve decided on payment methods to offer clients, you have a couple of options. When you use the "Send Invoice" function on the Invoice Generator, the ability to pay the invoice is embedded in the invoice. You can also include it in the notes field on the invoice - i.e., "Please remit payment to John Smith at 123 Broadway, Washington DC 20009." Using the "Download Invoice" function, you can attach the invoice to your own email and write a message indicating the payment methods you accept.