How to Create a PayPal Invoice

The first client that I worked for this morning didn’t knew how to pay a paypal invoice through its Credit card, so I had to give him a link to the tutorial which explain the steps involved with screenshots. While I was creating the invoice, I thought that there may be many people who will be looking for help with creating an invoice too. So this post is to help those freelancers who have never sent a paypal invoice and needs help in creating a PayPal invoice.

Creating an Invoice

  • Login into your PayPal account.
  • Click on the Request money tab. paypal-invoice-1
  • Click on Create an Invoice sub-tab and click on Continue. paypal-invoice-2
  • Enter the Recipient’s email address. paypal-invoice-3
  • Fill in the details of the invoice like Item ID, description, price, shipping and tax if its taxable and click on Continue.
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  • You will get to see a preview of the invoice. Check everything to make sure everything is correct. If you need to edit, click on Edit else click on Send Invoice to send the paypal invoice to your client on the recipient’s email address specified earlier.
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You will get a confirmation email in your inbox that you have sent a paypal invoice to the client. And when the client has made payment, then you will get a email stating that “You have got funds!”. Then you can login into your account to see the updated balance.

Let me know if you need any clarification on paypal invoice creation. I would be happy to help you out.


9 responses to “How to Create a PayPal Invoice”

  1. Thank you for sharing! Very useful.

  2. Hey if I force my seller to create paypal invoice and send it to me instead of sending him the money as a “gift”, I can file a dispute if I never get my product, right?

    1. Quite not sure about that. Why you are sending money as a gift. Mark it as a payment for service or good as the case may be.

  3. The seller don’t want to pay that extra fee that paypal charges.. But then if I send the payment as a gift and the seller never sends me the product I can’t do nothing right? That’s why when I read your post I was thinking if I tell him to send me the invoice and make a payment through that then I can have that invoice as the evidence if he doesn’t send me the product.. No? Haha sorry I’m so new with this paypal.

    1. Sorry, I am not really the right guy to ask that. Subscribe to my feedss so that you can catch up new posts in one of which I am gonna share a service (free) on which how you can ask any questions and get answer quickly (in a matter of minutes).
      I do it all the time 😉

  4. Well done, Ashish! Found this page through google search result’s first page, first result! 🙂

    1. Thanks buddy! 🙂

  5. danielle Avatar

    Very useful, and also good job on being top google response! I am a new(ish) freelance writer and had a customer ask for an invoice through paypal, and had no clue how to do it. You saved me!

  6. After reading, i have sent my first invoice and my hesitation is gone far. Thanks for the tips.