Anytime someone performs a service to another, if it is a skill that is not common, it can be charged. As long as the recipient is agreeable to the charges for the service rendered, payment should be made. Hence, professionals who are experts in a certain niche or skill such as accounting, computing, business training or medical care who are in their own enterprise can charge those who seek their services.
There are many companies that engage the services of professionals in the various fields mentioned as these cost less than a full time employee(s), especially when the workload is not much. For example, a medium sized company does not really need a full time accountant if its business is not really expanding. Hence, by engaging a professional accountant on a part-time basis, the company saves a lot of money.
A professional invoice template would contain the following information:
* Company Name & Logo
* Company Address & Contact
* Client’s Name & Address
* Client’s Contact Information
* Invoice Number
* Billing Date
* Description of service
* Price per hour
* Date of Completion
The professional needs to submit an invoice to his clients upon the completion of the task requested. He would need to keep careful records of his invoices as he is also subject to taxes.
The professional can charge by the hour or by the job.
Consider the attached sample template for your convenience.