How to get paid properly as an independent contractor

Getting paid is pretty simple as an independent contractor (if both parties are based in the US). This type of working relationship is set up when someone is hired for a one-off or part time job.

  1. Use an invoice template in Google Docs

    This is another very easy option. And, you don't need to purchase the Microsoft Office package or worry about storing it on your computer...

  2. What is an IRS 1099 Form? - TurboTax® Tax Tips & Videos

    This is a pretty sufficient explanation of a 1099 form if you want some clarity.

  3. IRS W-9 Form

    As an independent contractor, you'll need to fill one of these out so your employer has all of the proper information handy. This is basi...

  4. Use the HTML5 Invoice Template

    This is an amazingly useful tool.Visit the site and fill in the appropriate information accordingly directly on the page. Then, download ...

  5. 10-99 form from the IRS

    1099 forms are essential to have in any independent contractor relationship. This form you'll have to print out and fill everything in to...

  6. Use Paypal for online invoicing

    If you use Paypal for payments (you can do this for free), and you're looking to get paid faster, their invoicing feature is a great opti...

  7. A helpful tip from Forbes about 1099 forms

    It's always best to make sure you have everything properly set up from your employer in an independent contractor relationship. However, ...

  8. Invoice with Quickbooks

    Quickbooks is quite obviously the most expensive out of all the options listed.If you're working for multiple clients and you want a full...

  9. Use a basic invoice template from excel

    Honestly, if I'm doing work for anyone, I still use this method most of the time.The template is free as long as you have Excel on your c...

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