Basic Invoice Template Created in Word

Dec 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Free Document Templates

Of course I send out invoices via email. That’s the benefit of working online, you can do most of your communication via email, saving a tree or two hundred. However, for organizational purposes it’s nice to have a copy of each invoice, and several of my clients like to print out a hard copy for their records. When tax time rolls around it’s nice to have hard copies of things to hand over to your preparer, even if that’s yourself.

At first I sat down and created an elaborate invoice with shiny graphics and web 2.0 styling. Then I realized, this isn’t a sales page, it’s not a website, it’s an invoice – a piece of paper. It doesn’t need to be shiny, or new, and I don’t need to reinvent the wheel to make it look professional.

So, I started over with a basic plain invoice, added our logo, and hit save as. Sure, the shiny graphic Invoice looked great, but to print it out would have been a major ink suck. This invoice serves its purpose, still includes the logo, but doesn’t have 100 colors or a lot of big bold extra writing on it.

Right click and Save Target as to download the Word document I’m currently using to invoice clients.

Here’s how my blank Invoice looks when I open it up in Word. *Note: I have Word 2007, but I’ve saved this doc in compatibility mode so that it will open for you in Word 2003.*

If you’re looking for a basic blank invoice template, feel free to borrow mine and just change the logo and details to your own. There’s no magical formula here, just a basic bare bones invoice.

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Val Selby and Loretta Oliver founded Easy Wahm Websites as a way to reach out to other WAHMs online to build business relationships and grow the empire.

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  1. Thank you so much for this! I know it’s really simple, but, the ones that I keep doing for my husband’s business turn out looking awful! This is very helpful for me!! :)

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  2. I’m all for simple!

  3. Hey, there. Me and my father run a micro (nano?) enterprise here in Brazil, fixing HAM and CB radio, and also doing some minor web works (yes! I am graduated in informatics, and I emphasize on W3C web standard websites), and for our first international work this template fit simply amazingly.
    Thank you SO much.
    Regards.

  4. I just thought it was polite to say thankyou.

  5. This was a huge help! Thanks!

  6. Hi, Just wanted to say thanks for making this available to use. It certainly saved me considerable time in making my own template, and looks much better than anything i wuold have drafted. Thank you

  7. You are very welcome

  8. Wow! Thank you for your generosity. I had no idea how to do an invoice and really had to get a professional looking one done in a hurry. This helped me tremendously!

    Thanks so much, Robyn

  9. You helped to save time and mental energy/stress in such a very short notice. I only wish I could say THANK YOU personally!!!!

  10. Thank you. That was a great help and was exactly what I needed.

  11. Muchos Gracias for your blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  12. Thanks for this, just what i needed, and it works in word97! :)

    Cheers!

  13. Invoicing make the accounting process run faster and more efficiently a major advantage. Instead of using the old-fashioned manual paper and pen, you can print professional-looking invoices fast. You even can send out invoices via e-mail. The faster invoices get out, the faster you are likely to get paid. Many invoicing or billing software interface with the rest of your accounting software, making the process of preparing invoices and recording them seamless, fast and automatic.

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