Getting Paid - Invoicing Guide

Getting Paid

How do I get paid?

There are myriad ways to receive payments. You may choose to accept checks, wire transfers, ACH payments, or online providers such as Paypal, Venmo, or Square Cash. 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, there’s already language in the email template with links to pay you on PayPal, Venmo, or Square Cash. You can customize this email to include whatever payment format you prefer. 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.