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How do I bill/invoice hours in advance and track them?

I am a freelance graphic designer who bills hourly. One of my clients is cutting vendor spending starting in April because of market uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. They still need my help though, so they've asked me to invoice them in advance for a set number of hours to use during Q2 that they can pay for now before their spending cuts kick in next week.

 

For the sake of argument, we'll say they want me to bill them today for 50 hours of work to be done in April. Is there a way to do this so I can also track my actual work hours next month against the invoice? Thank you in advance!

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Best answer March 27, 2020

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How do I bill/invoice hours in advance and track them?

Welcome back to the Community, @jmarshalldesign.

 

You can go to the Home page and then create an Estimate first then ask for a cash advance. When they've decided to post the invoice income, that'll be the time to convert the estimate into an invoice then apply for the cash advance.

 

Please feel free to leave a message to this post if you need more help. I'll be around to guide you. Have a good one!

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QuickBooks Team

How do I bill/invoice hours in advance and track them?

Welcome back to the Community, @jmarshalldesign.

 

You can go to the Home page and then create an Estimate first then ask for a cash advance. When they've decided to post the invoice income, that'll be the time to convert the estimate into an invoice then apply for the cash advance.

 

Please feel free to leave a message to this post if you need more help. I'll be around to guide you. Have a good one!

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How do I bill/invoice hours in advance and track them?

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! I really appreciate the help.

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