Freelancers wear many hats. When you are drumming up new business, invoicing current clients, and completing deliverables, you don’t have time to jump between multiple tools.
Thankfully, you don’t have to.
Today, you can find multiple platforms, including Hectic and Honeybook, that make running your freelance business simpler. Finding the right option, however, is often the hardest part.
You (and your business) deserve the best. This guide will show you why Hectic is the best choice for freelancers who want to save time, money, and stress as they manage and grow their careers.
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“Hectic is a must have for freelancers.” - Nadira B.
To put it simply, Honeybook is made for small businesses. Using the platform as a freelancer means adjusting the more complex features to your simpler needs — and paying more for them.
Hectic is created specifically for solopreneurs and freelancers. You get everything you need to start, manage, and grow your business in a tool that makes your tasks easier from the moment you join. You can customize it to fit your needs, but you won’t ever have to find work-arounds for tools better suited for a bigger business.
Even better, Hectic grows with you. As you expand your business with multiple clients, collaborations, and bigger projects, you’ll find that the simple tools you used in the beginning seamlessly adjust to meet your growing demands.
Empowering freelancing for everyone is the core of Hectic. And that goes for our pricing too.
The tools you need to run your business should never be a limiting factor in your growth and success. At Hectic, you never have to pay for the freelance business tools you need. From the minute you sign up, you can add as many clients and projects as you want for free.
If you want to upgrade your free plan with some fancy extras, you will only pay $11.99 per month for our pro features, which include:
Honeybook charges $39 per month for its features, which isn’t bad for small businesses, but may stretch a freelancer’s budget. You can also test the platform out with its seven-day free trial, but you have to pay to get any real benefits for your business.
When you join Honeybook, you’ll have to complete forms and a workflow setup before you can start using the tool.
With Hectic, you can dive into your top priority from the moment you sign up. Our click-to-create proposals flow seamlessly into projects to make onboarding simpler. Keep clients updated with a customized portal and easy communication. Track every part of your business with our project management, detailed calendar, sales pipeline, proposal and contract builder, invoicing, and accounting tools.
As you find your best way to run your business, you can put your valuable time into the things that matter.
“Hectic helps me keep costs down while I’m growing.” - Rosa H.
You’re a world-class creator, so your tools should empower you to have a global reach. While Honeybook only works with clients in the U.S. and Canada, you can use Hectic to invoice and collaborate across borders, including getting paid in international currency.
“Hectic saves me several hours a week.” - Erica H.
Our customers can’t stop talking about our support. All of our team members, including our founders, man the support chat. You know what you need best, so we take suggestions seriously. You might even see the change you asked for that same day.
Getting help from the people who built the platform also means getting real solutions. You will always be able to talk to a real person who can walk you through your specific problem.
And we don’t stop there. From blogs to The Hectic Podcast to the courses you can find in Hectic Academy, you can always find ways to grow. From doing your taxes to prioritizing mental health, we’re helping real freelancers share what they’ve learned along the way.
“Hectic does everything I was looking for AND MORE.” - Laura T.
Running a small business is different than operating a freelance business. From managing larger teams to daily operations, small business-ing requires more complex solutions — and that’s what you get with Honeybook.
As a freelancer, these features just make your work more complicated. You don’t need these extra steps, so why force yourself to deal with them?
Small business owners can find all the tools they need with Hectic, but that’s not who it was made for. It was built to streamline and simplify the ways freelancers operate. As a small or one-person team, your business admin should fit your preferences and workflow.
We’ve focused on all the things you need to work faster. No matter the task, you can get in, get out, and move on with your day.
“Hectic was exactly the tool I needed.”- Bryan G.
We may be biased, but we’re pretty stoked about creating a platform made specifically for freelancers in every stage of their business — not just tools that work “good enough” compared to other options.
Choosing Hectic over Honeybook means getting way more for way less.
Don’t believe us?
Find everything you need to turn the chaos of running a business into the job of your dreams with Hectic. Get started for free today.