Are you working with Webflow and billing your client via Webflow's "Client Billing" feature? Since this feature is being discontinued, I have written this article to show you how to set up client billing using Webflow's partner, invoicing tool "Hello Bonsai".
While I have written a couple of articles already about Webflow’s client billing feature in the past (you can read these here and here), in light of Webflow’s news to phase out this feature this year, it’s a great idea to show alternative ways to set up a similar arrangement outside of Webflow. Since Webflow is partnering with invoicing app Hello Bonsai, I use this tool in this article as well.
Client billing is a service Webflow has been offering which allowed Web Designers and Developers to host their client’s site in their own Webflow account and let Webflow take care of charging the monthly/yearly hosting fee. Some service providers also earned an additional fee for hosting the site in their own account by charging an extra fee on top of Webflow’s regular hosting costs. I myself don’t use client billing and transfer completed projects to the client’s own account (you can read more about why I do this in a previous blog article), however, I have been a long-term user of Hello Bonsai for any invoicing needs.
According to Webflow, more resources are being needed to roll out other features. You can read more about this announcement in Webflow’s blog post about the phase out, help for transitioning away from client billing can be found in Webflow’s own article. Designers who have used client billing in the past, and aren’t current Hello Bonsai customers, will receive a free 12 months membership, and a 50% discount for the year afterwards.
Once you’ve signed up for Hello Bonsai and set up your clients as new clients in the tool, you are able to get started with setting up your reoccurring invoice for Webflow hosting:
If you need additional info about how billing works in Hello Bonsai, have a look at their own help article. Got questions or need help with client billing in Hello Bonsai? Get in touch with me!
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