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Online Freelance Business Manager

Published 05/12/2014 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Motiv is a freelance business tool that lets users organize their activities, proposals, billing and more. The application provides a centralized dashboard which provides a detailed overview of their account. The user can instantly jump to an item or get a better perspective on how they are doing. The application allows users to monitor activities like when a payment is made or proposal is approved. The built-in notes feature lets users write comments and reminders so they can easily jot down ideas and other information on the fly or while talking on the phone to clients and colleagues. Collaboration tools are also included so users can provide access to staff and contractors to bring more people into a project.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Motiv has earned high marks from most users and reviewers. The application includes a number of convenient features that can save time and allow freelancers to work more efficiently. Everything is built into the application, from quotes and proposals to contracts, notes and notifications. Users can easily stay on top of tasks and the current status of projects or payments without going to 2 or 3 different resources.

What are the differences to other apps?

What makes Motiv so appealing is the way it incorporates all the necessary activities a freelancer needs in one convenient online location. Users can take notes in their account, build professional quotes and stay on top of who has paid and who still owes. Users can also track receipts and expenses for taxes. The application even added a time tracking feature so users can do more with one account.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Motiv maintains a clean, clear interface that makes the user feel comfortable. Despite the many features included, the application manages to avoid becoming overwhelming for new users. Anyone trying the app for the first time should take a moment to familiarize themselves with all it can do to get the most out of their account. This process shouldn’t take long thanks to the user-friendly design.

How does the registration process work?

New users can click the “Pricing & Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the Motiv homepage to begin. Next, the user can select the subscription plan they want. Each plan includes a 7 day free trial. After clicking the free trial button, the user is asked for a full name, company name, email address, password, desired Motiv URL and what type of service they offer. The bottom of the form asks for the user’s billing information. The user must supply billing information before completing registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

Motiv offers users three subscription plans to choose from. The first is the Beginner plan which costs $5 per user per month and includes up to 10 clients and unlimited documents. The Freelancer plan costs $10 per user per month and upgrades to unlimited clients. The Studio plan costs $20 per user per month and offers white label branding, custom domain and premium support. Users can also opt for a free plan which includes all basic features and up to 3 clients. The free plan does not allow message editing and includes the Motiv logo on all documents.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Motiv is a helpful tool for freelancers and small teams who want to manage their business better. The subscription plans are reasonable, although some may find the free plan to be very limited. The application provides a number of valuable tools that can streamline daily tasks so the user can invest more time and energy in their product or service.

  • Manage a freelance business in one online location
  • Track activity to stay on top of billing, proposals and more
  • Easily build professional looking quotes for clients
  • Provide account access to staff and contractors
  • Take notes directly in the application

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FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $5.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $20.00




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