When the time comes to actually get paid for writing words, that others deem somehow valuable enough to print somewhere, a person needs to know about something called an Invoice.
I was not a person who knew anything about an invoice, and when it recently popped up in an email with someone who was in charge of actually paying me for writing, I realized I needed to enlist the help of Google, and Wikipedia.
According to Wikipedia: "An invoice or bill is a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer, indicating the products, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services the seller has provided the buyer. An invoice indicates the sale transaction only."
Do not laugh at me random one or two or three people out there who read this (Hi LING! AND KAVISA! AND ROCKIN'! and...)
I am not all caught up with the work-for-yourself lingo and this world of commodities.
My 8-year-old self had a better idea about buying and selling and products and quantities and agreed prices for products and services and sales than my now 28-year-old self.
I had a cookie business once.
And a lemonade stand.
Those businesses did not require an Invoice.
Anyway after googling, and asking Jacob, he said I just needed a template, and fortunately as a Mac user, I can get a free template from OpenOffice.
So that's just what I did.
Woohoo for templates, and I guess, invoices, because it means I'm officially paid as someone who strings words into sentences.