While you can make up your own invoice or use a free template, it's often easier to use an invoicing system that offers more in depth features. Some invoice systems, like Harvest, offer the option to create estimates for big projects, keep track of multiple clients and send reminder emails when payments are late. Another option is Freshbooks, which offers similar features but includes profit and loss sheets, as well as trackers to help you manage your time. Both of these services can be used for free or upgraded for a small fee, and include lots of other cool features, like scanning receipts for work completed in the field.
Due Date: The Invoice Date plus Payment Term Days give you the Due Date, which is in plain English and easier to understand. Having a Due Date on the invoice is a tactful and professional way of making it clear to your customer when they should pay. Bill To: Who this invoice is intended for and their contact information. Product or service details: Specify Description, Quantity, Rate, Amount and Subtotal. The more details you include on the invoice, the better. This way, your client will know exactly what they are paying for upon receiving the invoice. Make sure that your client can understand every item, so that as soon as they receive the invoice, they can pay you instead of asking questions and delaying the process.