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How to create and send your first invoice
How to create and send your first invoice

Learn how to complete the relevant settings, create your first invoice and send it to a client from the job profile page.

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Written by Chris Garbacz
Updated over a week ago

Studio Ninja has a powerful yet easy to use invoicing system!

To fast-track your learning experience, watch this short video demonstrating how to create and send your first invoice

Complete your invoice related settings

Before diving in and trying to start sending invoices there are a few settings you need to have in place first. Make sure you have completed the following:

If you have completed all of the above settings, then you’re ready to start invoicing your clients!

Create your first invoice

Everything in Studio Ninja revolves around jobs, so to send an invoice you need to create a job first. Click here to learn how to create your first job 

In this example, please add yourself as the primary client so you can receive and review the invoice to make sure you're happy with everything before creating real invoices.  

From the job profile page, click on the 'Add new invoice' button. 

Welcome to the New Invoice page (below).

Now simply work your way through and fill in the invoice details:

Step 1: Choose a product / package from the drop down menu OR create your own by typing in the input boxes. 

Step 2: If you like to add a discount. You can apply a percentage discount per package/product OR apply a fixed discount in the Add new discount section. Simply choose from the drop down list OR create your own by typing in the input boxes. 

Please check this article for more info: How to add a fixed discount to a quote or invoice.

Step 3: Set a due date of when you would like the invoice to be paid OR select a payment schedule from the drop down menu.

Step 4: Choose to attach a contract to this invoice. Leave it blank if you don't want to attach a contract.

Step 5: Choose to attach a questionnaire to this invoice. Leave it blank if you don't want to attach a questionnaire.

Step 6: Click the 'Save invoice' button.

Send your invoice

After saving the invoice you will then be taken to the View Invoice page (below). This is where you preform all the actions relating to invoicing. For example:

  • recording payments

  • paying invoices online

  • writing off payments

  • sending invoices

  • previewing invoices

  • editing invoices

  • printing invoices

  • deleting invoice

In this case, if you are happy with everything, click the 'Send Invoice' button and the Send Invoice lightbox will appear.

By default the Invoice Email Template will appear so all you have to do is click the 'Send invoice' button. 

Feel free to make changes to the body text of this email to make it sound more on brand or permanently make changes to this email by going to Settings > Email Settings & Templates and editing the Invoice Email Template. 

Previewing your invoice

Go and check your email. 

Open it and click the link that says 'Please click here to view and pay your invoice online'.

You will be taken to the client portal. This is what your clients will see and this is where your clients will pay invoices, accepts quotes, sign contracts and complete questionnaires.

Congratulations, you've just setup, created and sent your first invoice. It now time to start adding real invoices into Studio Ninja!

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