Whether you decide to make a nice template or a simple google doc including the following information in bold is the minimum requirement for it to be considered a legitimate legal document. The information not in bold isn’t essential, however, unless otherwise stated, recommended. There is really no limit to the amount of additional information you can add.
- The word ‘invoice’
- A unique invoice number. Start with #1 for your first invoice, #2 for your second (regardless if it is a new client), to keep things simple and sequential.
- Your name, address, and contact (telephone number/email).
- Your business name, if you have one.
- The business or name of the person you are invoicing, their address, and contact (telephone number/email).