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Are you keeping your Invoices Organized?

One thing that many new freelance writers forget is that they are responsible for more than just writing. They are also in charge of every other aspect of their career including accounts payable and receivable. It is very important that you keep all of your invoices organized. This is something that many freelance writers look over, and in the long run it ends up getting them in trouble.

The way that you organize your invoices is up to you. Personally, I like to keep both electronic and paper records for every invoice that I send and receive. I know some freelance writers who do not like to keep paper records. There is nothing wrong with using your computer as your primary mode of organization, but if a crash happens you may find yourself in deep trouble. This is why I print out every invoice no matter what.

Staying organized is relatively simple if you have a system for doing so. I have folders on my computer for sent and paid invoices, as well as a filing cabinet which holds pretty much the same information. Once you have a system in place that works for you, staying organized is very easy.

Don’t overlook the importance of keeping your invoices organized. I know that you want to spend most of your time writing and marketing. But remember, you cannot have a successful career unless you take care of all the details; even those that are not very much fun. 

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