The best thing about using an invoice system is that you can track your time against the amount you're getting paid for each task. In order to run a successful business, you want your hourly rate to be profitable so you're not losing time and money. Another benefit of using an invoicing system is that you'll never save over an invoice and lose the work you've calculated for another client.
Across from where you put the recipient's name and contact info, include the details of your invoice. This placement makes it easy to keep track of vital information — for both you and the recipient. You'll want to include: Invoice Number, Date prepared, Payment due date.