Freelance Invoice

Good news for those of you who think my original jump rope circuit workout is entirely too long! (I’m looking at my sister on this one.)

Today I condensed the workout into a quick 20-minute version.

I completed the workout after 20 minutes on the elliptical and 10 minutes on the stair master, though it would make a great at-home workout and can be done back-to-back for those of you who are crazy hardcore and in the mood for a 40-minute jump rope circuit.

Here it is, in all its glory:

Jump rope circuit
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And since some of you asked about a few of the exercises last time, below are pictures and links to video demos of some of the more confusing exercises.


skater exercises

speed skater

(Source) Click here for a video demo.

Mountain Climbers:

mountain climber

(Source) Click here for a video demo.


Today’s breakfast tasted like Christmas on a plate.

gingerbread pancakes

I used the last of the Stonewall Kitchen gingerbread pancake mix to prepare a plate of tasty pancakes that I topped with a bit of syrup and chia seeds.

stonewall kitchen pancakes

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Freelance Writing Invoice

The other day when I posted about my lack of follow through when it comes to sending invoices to my freelance clients, a few of you piped up in the comments section asking me about the invoices.

Do I use a special software for billing? Do the companies provide a form?

When I first broke into the freelance writing world, one of the things that surprised me the most was I was responsible for typing up and sending out my own invoices. I guess I figured it would be a lot more formal with lots of professional documentation!

In many cases, there is a lot of paperwork to fill out along with W9 forms for new clients, but as far as the actual invoice is concerned, I was surprised to find that it was rather informal and often left up to the freelance writer to create.

Since some of you asked, here is an example of the basic invoice I send out to companies, filled with all made up information to keep me safe from the crazies and protect my clients’ privacy:

freelance invoice

Totally basic, huh?

And now I’m off to do that freelance thang! Smile


  1. says

    Can I just say that “Today’s breakfast tasted like Christmas on a plate” has got to be one of the best intros ever? Hahahaha freaking love it.

    Thanks for posting the invoice stuff! There’s a chance that I’ll be delving into the world of freelance writing at some point in my life, and it’s really helpful to have a basic model to follow for that sort of thing.


  2. LG says

    My husband does design freelance work and he LOVES invoice day ALMOST as much as he loves getting cheques. :0) From what I hear, not invoicing is one of the biggest reasons small businesses, well, go out of business. Crazy!


  3. says

    Hi Julie! I want to thank you for posting this invoice example. I was asked for an invoice for a freelance project I just did, and luckily I remembered that you did this post! So helpful. Thanks a lot 🙂


  4. says

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