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Taylor K. Gordon is a personal finance writer and founder of Tay Talks Money, a personal finance and productivity blog on hacking your way to a happier savings account. Taylor has contributed to MagnifyMoney, The Huffington Post, GoGirl Finance, Madame Noire, and The Write Life.

mobile invoicing tips for smb

At some point, we’re all new to freelancing. We’re building our portfolios and we’re scrapping for clients. In the rush to sign clients on, new freelancers can easily forget about the administrative aspect of the job. How should you handle invoices? How and when should clients pay? Here are invoicing mistakes that new freelancers should […]

Dealing With Disputes

Often clients are the ones questioning an invoice and initiating invoice disputes, but the scenario can also play out in reverse. Contractors may have questions or comments on what they can and can’t include on the invoice before they send it. Recently, I worked with a contractor who asked to bill me for a bit […]

Credit cards keep you and your customers safe and happy

Good news—you received a payment from a customer or client. The bad news is, they’re now asking for a refund. Refunding requests can be disheartening, but they can happen from time to time. Don’t go into a panic or ignore the request when you get one. Here’s how to handle refund requests tactfully: Take a […]

Periodic Table of Online Payments

When clients pay late, it can have a nasty rippling effect on other areas of business. You may not be able to pay yourself, your bills, or your contractors. Cash flow problems can destroy a business. That’s why it’s so important to do whatever you can to encourage prompt payments. Your role is getting your […]

mobile invoicing tips for smb

Ideally, you would never run into a situation where you can’t pay an invoice. But sometimes you may find your business bank account is a little low and you’re unable to make a payment. Before you panic, know that you do have some options. Here are a few next steps you can take: Notify the […]

The age old debate—should you charge by the hour or per project? I’ve preached charging per project for the last several years because I started my career charging hourly and got severely underpaid. When charging per project, you can increase your fee based on value and your work isn’t tied to your time. There are, […]

How Secure is the IoT

You’ve done the job and now you’re itching to get paid—not so fast. In the scurry to get paid it’s important that you still remember some basics about secure payment. Fraud is rampant online and it pays to be safer than sorry. Here are a few things to remember when you receive payments to make […]

Payments

One way to guarantee a positive relationship with your contractors is paying on time. Paying on time shows that you appreciate their work. If you want contractors to continue working with you, you should offer a competitive rate and send payments before the invoice deadline. Here are a few ways to make sure you’re always […]

invoice today by einvoicing

If you have a lot of work on your plate, passing on tasks to your assistant can make your workday a little less stressful. Invoicing is something that needs to get done each month promptly so you can get paid. Giving invoice tasks to your assistant can help you stay organized, and it can even […]

simple professional invoicing

Invoicing once monthly is the invoicing method I used early on in my career. Sending one invoice per month had absolutely disastrous results. I was waiting for weeks to get paid in one lump sum by clients. I had to be meticulous with business expenses and personal expenses to make sure I didn’t run out […]

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