How to invoice

Looking for help on making and sending invoices and getting them paid? Check out these tips on the art of invoicing.

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Learn how to create and send invoices that get opened, understood, and paid. Fill out the form to receive our invoicing guide as a PDF.

Steps for successful invoicing

Invoicing doesn’t need to be a dreaded task. These steps will help you create great invoices, and get your invoicing process up to speed.

  1. What is an invoice?

    What exactly is an invoice? What does it do and what are the core building blocks that make one? Let’s take a look.

  2. How to make an invoice

    You’ve done the work; now it’s time to get paid. Let’s walk through the process of making an invoice.

  3. How to send an invoice

    How you send invoices can have a big impact on how quickly you’re paid. Let’s look at some of the basics.

  4. The invoicing process

    Sending a bill is just one part of the invoicing process. Find out what else it takes to get paid.

  5. Tools and guides for your business

    Running a business takes a lot of hard work. Xero’s got resources and solutions to help.

Why Xero knows how to invoice

Xero is home to millions of small businesses, who use our software to run their invoicing and accounting. About 200,000 accountants and bookkeepers use us too. We asked some of those owners and experts how to invoice, then put their insights into this guide.

Handy resources for small businesses

Invoicing is a key part of running a successful small business. You might also find these other resources helpful.

Invoice template

Take the hassle out of creating professional invoices with our easy-to-use free template.

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Guide to growing your business

Learn what goes into growing a business and get ideas to help you take the next step.

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Cash flow forecast template

Use this template to find out how much money you’ll have in the bank next week, next month, or even next year.

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