What is an invoice for an external client?

External invoicing allows you to create invoices on Freelancer for any client - even if that client is currently not a Freelancer member. The advantages of invoicing all your clients through Freelancer are:

  • Allowing your clients to easily pay through Freelancer and receive the money directly into your Freelancer account

  • Having all your accounting done for you, so you don't have to worry about reconciling your accounts from multiple platforms

  • Using a consistent Invoicing platform and tailoring your invoices to your brand

How much does invoicing for external clients cost?

Invoicing external clients incurs a 5% fee for freelancers. External invoices for USD and EUR are limited up to $3000 USD and €2400 EUR. You can use for invoices with a larger amount.

To use this feature, you must have a Plus, Professional, or Premier Membership. The standard deposit and withdrawal fees related to the payment still apply.

How can I create an invoice for an external client?

To create an invoice for an external client, follow these steps:

  1. Click your profile picture from the main menu, and choose Financial  Dashboard under Finances.

  2. On your Financial Dashboard page, select the Invoices tab.

  3. Click Create Invoice.

  4. On the search field, select an existing external client (proceed to step 7 if an existing client is selected) or click on Invoice new External Client.

  5. On the invoice form, fill out your external client’s details. Click Create Client once done.

  6. Refresh the page to see the new client on the search field. Choose a client from the list.

  7. Edit your billing info, add your logo, and fill out your billable hours. You may also include expenses you incurred in carrying out the work for the client by clicking Add Expenses.

  8. Check your details. When you're happy with your invoice, simply click Create  Invoice.

An email notification will be sent to you and the invoice will be emailed to your client.

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