As soon as my small business’ email was registered and made public, I started receiving all kinds of advertisement emails. Most of them were just junk spam about large account sums from a prince in Nigeria, or about meeting hot women. One email mentioned that I could get free invoice templates, along with the tag line “click and see by yourself”. I didn’t believe it, and initially though it was a phishing site or a link to some kind of virus. The more I looked at the email, the more tempted I became. I turned my anti virus software to full power, turned on a script blocking program, and followed the link in the email.
There were actually free templates on the website. I thought there might have been some kind of catch, where the templates might have had a watermark on them, or they were only free for a limited time, but there wasn’t. I downloaded all of the templates from the website and took a look at them. These new templates made all of my old ones look like something that I made for 5 minutes in a paint program.
Invoices are important for my business, because without them, I wouldn’t be able to let my customers know how much they owe or how much they have paid for my services. The new templates make it a lot easier to keep track of my customers and makes it easier for them to pay for services. Once the customers have the funds to pay me, they can either send the payment in through the mail, along with a stub from the invoice, through the phone, using a number on the invoice, or online, using that same number. The added level on convenience from each invoice is truly a god send.