We can relate to clients who hate the invoicing process. Mentally, they’ve moved on; they’ve already celebrated the work that has been completed, so sitting down to create a bill for it feels like, well, more work. The good news is that when done correctly, invoicing doesn't have to be time consuming or painful. We help clients evaluate their billing processes and implement best practices to simplify and expedite this necessary task.
Streamline Your Process
When clients share their invoicing dread with us, we find out it’s typically because they’ve created an overly complex process that they try to avoid at all costs. And what happens when they don’t invoice for the work they do? They don’t get paid for the work they do. Consider systematizing the invoicing process rather than manually creating bills. We’re big fans of bill.com, which syncs with QuickBooks Online and reduces the time and effort spent invoicing.
Batch Your Invoices
To expedite the process, we suggest clients consider how often they’re invoicing clients. If created on a weekly basis, evaluate transitioning to a semi-monthly schedule. Not only is this easy to implement, it’s an especially good solution for ongoing work that requires recurring invoices. Don’t get bogged down performing monotonous tasks when there are easier, faster, and ultimately more cost-efficient options.
Simplify Your Style
We appreciate clients making each invoice an extension of their website/product/brand—we applaud consistency across touchpoints. That being said, they’ve already been hired, completed the work, and likely knocked the socks off their customer or client. Translation? There are no extra points for style when it comes to invoicing. Reduce the time spent creating the invoice and focus on getting the necessary information on the bill.
Invoicing is an inevitable part of business ownership—it’s also incredibly important. Find ways to save time and energy by working with a team that can streamline processes and implement new strategies to ease the burden of business ownership.