I only have QuickBooks Essentials, so I do not have the option to mark 'billable' when writing a check or creating an expense. Is there another way to bill customers without upgrading to a more expensive version of QuickBooks?
It's a great idea to keep track of your billable expenses. With the QuickBooks Online PLUS plan, you can easily create billable expenses when you enter an Expense or Cheque transaction. This functionality is not an integrated feature of QuickBooks Online ESSENTIALS and EASYSTART plans.
You can create invoices for the specified amounts and bill your customers that way. For more details on how to create invoices, check this community article. If you change your mind about upgrading to the QuickBooks Online PLUS plan, follow these steps.