We are very excited to announce that Freelancer has just introduced invoicing for external clients. This extends the current Freelancer invoicing functionality and now allows you to invoice anyone, regardless of whether or not they are a registered Freelancer.com user. This is a true innovation in the outsourcing industry as Freelancer is the first company to offer this revolutionary service.
This is great news for our 4 million+ freelancers, as it means that you can now manage all your freelancing work in a single place! Let us worry about payment processing and bookkeeping, so you can focus on doing what you do best.
Here are the benefits to you:
- Invoice all your clients – even those that are not on Freelancer.com!
- Best of all, there are absolutely no project fees for any invoice you create for an external client!
- No more headaches over payments as your clients can simply pay using their credit card or Freelancer.com account – the money goes directly into your Freelancer account!
- Keep your accounts in a single place – never worry about doing your accounts again by using the Freelancer accounting platform.
How can I invoice an external client?
Creating invoices is super easy! It’s integrated into the current Freelancer.com invoicing system, so you you can create it like any other invoice for a Freelancer project. From your Financial Dashboard select Create Invoice under the Invoices tab.
Step 1 – Add your external client
Any external clients you have have previously invoiced will be displayed in the “Select Projects or External Client” dropdown. To add a new client select the “Invoice new External Client” option from the drop down.
Enter the details of the client you wish to invoice. Ensure you enter their correct email address, as the Invoice will be sent to the email address you specify. Note, the client does not need to be a Freelancer.com member in order to view and pay the invoice.
Step 2 – Enter your invoice details
Fill in the details of the work you’ve completed using our easy and intuitive Create Invoice form. You can add your company logo to the invoice and edit your personal details as you wish them to appear on the invoice. Fill out the details of the work completed – you can fill in both hourly work and any expenses you incurred in completing the work. When you’re satisfied with your invoice click the Create Invoice button.
Congratulations! You just created your invoice for an external client on Freelancer. The invoice will be instantly emailed to your client. So you can rest easy and wait for the money to come in.
How does an external client pay an invoice?
Your external clients have two options when paying an invoice: check out with credit card or pay using their Freelancer.com account.
When paying by credit card the user can simply input their Billing Information and Credit Card details and pay the invoice. In this case, they are not required to sign up a Freelancer account. Alternatively, if the client is a Freelancer.com user, they can log into their account to pay the invoice.
As soon as your client pays the invoice, the money will be appear in your Freelancer.com account. Easy!
Who can create invoices for external clients?
Invoicing of external clients is available for users on a Standard or Premium Membership. Premium members can raise an unlimited number of invoices to an unlimited number of clients, as well as enjoying the other great benefits of Freelancer Memberships. Standard members can create 15 invoices/month and can store an unlimited number of external clients.
There has never been a better time to become a Freelancer member. Upgrade your Membership and start invoicing external clients now!