The Art of Productivity + Money with Wave + Invoice Tutorial

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Hi Everyone!

Now, I know I talk a lot about branding and building your community etc. But today I want to talk to you about how to get paid and maintain professionalism and be productive after you have built that brand.

If you were on my final 2018 WhatsApp group you heard me rave about a new invoicing tool that has changed the game for me. Maybe some of you already use it. Even if you are,  I will also remind you of why it is important for your business that you send invoices. I’m using to not only keep me productive and organized when it comes to my business and how I manage clients, but also how it’s helping me look at the money I am bringing in and how I manage it. It may seem cumbersome and really annoying at first to incorporate invoicing into your business but it is worth it. In order for you to understand your business and grow it, you need to keep track of what’s happening. I’m sure you are not in business to lose money.  Before we continue, this is NOT a sponsored post. I just want to share what I’m using. No cash or credit or anything is being gained from WAVE. Also, they have a mobile app as well so you can use it “on the go” as well.

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These days anyone can start a business quite easily because of the ease of the internet. Logo, check.  instagram page, check. website or blog set up,  check. However, There are huge demands that may come along with running that same business. One of those is literally figuring out how to get paid for services or for your products.  This could include you billing your client for social media or event management, You billing a client for photography services, consulting etc. So let’s get started and talk about how to create one with WAVE and then I’ll tell you the obvious and not so obvious benefits.

The first thing you want to do is log-in or create an account.

follow the steps with each arrow

 

Finally,

now that you know how to create an invoice. Here are some other tips!

 

WHAT YOUR INVOICE SHOULD INCLUDE:

Whenever you want to get paid for your products or services that you offer as part of your brand, you should send an invoice.

  • An invoice is a document that details the financial components of a business transaction.
  • And guess what? It’s also a contract so to speak. This is perfect for all of us that hate contracts for smaller jobs.
  • An invoice usually includes the name and contact information of the client and, you, the business owner.
  • The invoice should also include  a description of the services or goods rendered, the cost per item and the total amount due.
  • Your invoice should also include a payment due date, an invoice number and a preferred method of payment.

 

Why You should use invoices:

  • To maintain a professional brand identity
  • To avoid miscommunication
  • To keep yourself organized
  • To track much money you are actually making each day/week/month/year.
  • To get paid
  • It’s almost like a contract without the lengthy wording
  • You will have a snapshot of what product or services “sells” the most and this can help you market yourself better.

Ok folks, thats all!

I hope you enjoyed this post.

If you just started using WAVE or you are following my tips, let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

I hope this was helpful! Stay sharp tribe and remember to “experience your experiences”.

Sincerely,  

 

35 Comments

  • Reply
    Ataansuyi Michael
    January 27, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Aye, first read and I’ve learnt this much 🙌🙌🙌. Thank you Momma.

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    bubbles
    January 27, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    hello everythingnaart..thank you because I needed this.I have been trying to keep my clients on time..I mean I work,at the end of the day..I get paid a week or two late. thank you.
    please when is your next WhatsApp group opening

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    Labake
    January 2, 2019 at 4:20 am

    I have heard good reviews of this invoice app. I am yet to download it and will right his moment. Thank you, it is a detailed post.

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    Ali
    December 21, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Thank you for sharing

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    Mariam
    December 5, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Definitely heading to Wave. Thanks for sharing this, it is really helpful

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    Bolanle John
    December 5, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks Amin. This was so helpful. ??

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    Valerie
    December 4, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Been using Wave since last year but guess who’s heading back there ??

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    Ebenge Eyibo
    November 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    This is soooo helppppfulll…. thanks Amin. I really appreciate this.

    • Reply
      everythingnaart
      November 29, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      you’re welcome

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    Sanya Timi
    November 28, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Amin for the win

    • Reply
      everythingnaart
      November 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Yay! thanks Timi

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    Robert
    November 28, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks Amin. This is very resourceful. Bless you

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      everythingnaart
      November 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      So happy it helped you!

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    Temitope
    November 28, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    This was so helpful. I particularly loved the collect your money part. Thank you Amin ❤️

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      everythingnaart
      November 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      same here my fave part!

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    Teju O
    November 28, 2018 at 4:06 am

    I started using Wave after Amin introduced it on her Whatsapp group. I found it very straightforward and easy to use. It also gives you the option to setup multiple businesses under one login. So far so good for me. I have even recommended it to others.

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      everythingnaart
      November 29, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      I am so happy it’s help to you.

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    Chibuikem Atueyi
    November 28, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Thank you for the detailed write-up . We will be trying it out for invoiving our clients.

    • Reply
      everythingnaart
      November 29, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      You’re very welcome!

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    Chinny
    November 27, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    This was so good! This is that post that you know you have to come back to, when you get your monies up. Just to be sure you’re doing it right! Thanks mama ??

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      everythingnaart
      November 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks my Love glad you liked it!

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    Oyin Anison
    November 27, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    This is so good and very helpful! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      everythingnaart
      November 27, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks sis thanks for reading!

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    Alexandra Zion
    November 27, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I am definitely following these tips now. ? Thank you! ??????

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      everythingnaart
      November 27, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      awesome Alex! thanks for reading!

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    Hamid Ayodeji
    November 27, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks. I will definitely be using this from now on

    • Reply
      everythingnaart
      November 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      You’re very welcome!

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    Ayoola
    November 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Awesome sauce! I’ve been using Tiny Invoice but I’ll try this one out, seems to give more options. Thanks always!

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      everythingnaart
      November 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      You will love it!

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    Joshua Onyeuche
    November 27, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Awesome post. Thanks a lot principal Amin. I’m currently creating a digital product (my first) and had no idea how to get paid, especially considering the only option I knew – paypal is not available for Nigerians. You’ve literally knocked off one of my challenges. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing.

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      everythingnaart
      November 27, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Oh wow Josh I am really happy to here this. The best part is that once you start seeing how much your making and from where, you will be able to focus more on growing your business!

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    Ginika
    November 27, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    This is definitely very helpful. And it came at the right time because I’m about to start up a small business?, so I’m super grateful for helpful tips. Thanks Amin, I’ll jump on this right away

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      everythingnaart
      November 27, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Yay! I genuinely love it.

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    Veronique
    November 27, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you for the tutorial Amin. Will do some research on it and spread the word as well.
    I mostly like the ability to change the currency expected for the payment ??

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      everythingnaart
      November 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Same here. It’s the best feature if you ask me lol

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