HoneyBook

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Client management for freelancers & SMBs

About HoneyBook

HoneyBook is a cloud-based CRM solution designed for small businesses and freelancers that helps users to manage business processes, from consultation to billing. The platform enables users to manage projects, book customers, send invoices, sign online contracts and manage payments.

HoneyBook offers task management functionality that allows users to view and track different stages of a project. Users can store their invoices, contracts and other documents in one place. They can also respond to customers with automated appointment requests and follow-ups using custom templates and notifications.

To help users keep on top of their workload, HoneyBook allows task reminders to be created, and automated payment reminders can be sent based on project payment due dates. HoneyBook facilitates secure online payments within the system and contracts can be signed digitally. The solution also provides users with the necessary tools to track reservations, payment schedules and leads automatically. HoneyBook can be integrated with third party tools such as Calendly, QuickBooks, Zapier, Google Calendar, Gmail, and more to create seamless workflows and data synchronization.


Key benefits of HoneyBook

• The secure online payment functionality within HoneyBook saves the time, effort and money needed to make multiple trips to the bank each week to deposit checks received.

• HoneyBook provides users with powerful tools to automatically track payment schedules, reservations, and leads.

• The reporting feature allows users to monitor analytics on key metrics, including the combined value of all events, success rates, the percentage of posting, and more.

• HoneyBook allows users to set up email reminders that are automatically sent to customers when payments are due

• The platform enables all parties to see and share timelines, view event details such as dates, times, and addresses and communicate via email.


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Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
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Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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Anna
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Game-changing software

Reviewed on 2019/07/05

Amazing! 10/10. They have an excellent team, and the software is so easy to use.

Amazing! 10/10. They have an excellent team, and the software is so easy to use.

Pros

I love that HoneyBook allows me to get paid faster! The templates feature is amazing. Everything about this software makes the user a better, more organized business owner.

Cons

I wish HB wasn't so laser-focused on wedding professionals--I'd love for them to provide more features for other creative professionals as well.

Alternatives Considered

Proposify

Reasons for Switching to HoneyBook

I knew someone that worked there and he gave me his referral code!
Penny
Penny
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best choice I made for my business yet

Reviewed on 2020/02/06

Payment processing was always a challenge until I found Honeybook. I love that the automated...

Payment processing was always a challenge until I found Honeybook. I love that the automated convenience of honey book. I set my templates, it does the rest. I send an invoice, it bills, reminds and keeps everything squared away. Not to mention it auto-deposits funds into my account. IT keeps me in business!

Pros

Running my own business where clients contract via email and forms through my website can get overwhelming when trying to keep track of small but important details. Invoicing, payment processing, contracts, client communication, client surveys and now they have a feature where you can connect with other local professionals on projects. Very useful.

Cons

I wish it was a little more upscale looking on fonts, colors and the user experience. My brand is more of a luxury brand so I want customers to feel like when they're being transferred to the contract or payment portion of our interactions that they're still receiving a luxury experience.

Alternatives Considered

17hats

Reasons for Switching to HoneyBook

The pricing at the time was really affordable to get into. I did the one time purchase instead of a monthly fee. They were super helpful and explained they would put all my company details in for me as well as add my email templates and my collection pricing for invoicing. They did this and it was a breeze to answer right into. Also, they have their mobile app so I can reply, invoice and book clients on the go from the convenience of my phone.
Kathryn
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  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Tries to do a lot of things, but none of them are done very well

Reviewed on 2021/09/17

I felt like the app looked great and had great potential, but the clunky UI design left me...

I felt like the app looked great and had great potential, but the clunky UI design left me frustrated. We had been using it for almost a year and still felt that something just wasn't clicking. We ended up moving away from Honeybook and chose another program that was more specific to our industry.

Pros

The look and feel of the app is very clean, love the ability to add images and customize the look and feel of contracts, flyers, brochures and more. Adding a custom form field to our website was easy to do. Automation feature seems nice, but we didn't really use it.

Cons

In contracts the most frustrating thing is that you can only add line items at the very bottom of the invoice. That means if you have a very long invoice and want to add a line to the top of the page, you have to add a line at the bottom and drag it all the way up to the top ( which is extremely tedious ). It wastes so much time that it made me wonder if we wasted more time trying to use this clunky app than just doing things the way we were used to in excel!

Amber
Amber
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

HoneyBook is the best.

Reviewed on 2024/03/25

I love this program. I'm not sure if there is anything really like it on the market and I don't...

I love this program. I'm not sure if there is anything really like it on the market and I don't care to look. This program has everything I need to keep up with the day to day in my business.

Pros

I love this program. This is great for photographers and event planners. Likely could be good for another business as well, but as an event planner this program allows me to get inquiries, navigate them through the pipeline stage of booking, invoice clients and send contracts, process payments and build task management and automations all in one place. This program does so much, and connects to QuickBooks which is a huge bonus for me.

Cons

There isn't really much about the program that I dislike. I don't like that the automations now have two types of files (legacy and templates). They are basically the same and it really makes no sense to me why they exist separately, but it doesn't impede on using the software. Also, the reporting is good but it doesn't really make sense as it's not as functional as I'd like. You can't look at a report in the program, you have to download every time, but, I make due with what's available.

Steve
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The sweetest solution for photographers

Reviewed on 2022/04/03

Honeybook continues to be a game-changer for our photography business. It has been an integral part...

Honeybook continues to be a game-changer for our photography business. It has been an integral part of our daily workflow for years now. This year they added calendar and booking functionality.

Pros

Love the customer service. Whenever I need help they are always right there. We use HB for every booking. As soon as a lead goes active, we start a new project and manage everything from communication to proposal to contact to invoicing with HB.

Cons

There could maybe be more freedom to customize but really it's just an advanced issue. First world problems.

Alternatives Considered

Dubsado

Reasons for Choosing HoneyBook

Honeybook does so much more for us than just bookkeeping.

Switched From

QuickBooks Online

Reasons for Switching to HoneyBook

Honeybook is more accessible and ready to deploy.
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HoneyBook FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for HoneyBook.

HoneyBook offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$19.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Starter Plan: $19 per month, or billed annually at $16 per month. Essentials Plan: $39 per month, or billed annually at $32 per month. Premium Plan: $79 per month, or billed annually at $66 per month.

HoneyBook has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10

HoneyBook supports the following languages:

English

HoneyBook supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

HoneyBook integrates with the following applications:

AWeber, ActiveCampaign, Acuity Scheduling, Agile CRM, Airtable, Asana, Avaza, Basecamp, BenchmarkONE, Calendly, Chatfuel, ClickFunnels, ClickUp, CoSchedule Marketing Suite, Cognito Forms, Constant Contact, ConvertKit, Drift, Drip, Dropbox Business, Dropbox Sign, Emma by Marigold, Evernote Teams, FreshBooks, Gmail, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Hangouts, Gravity Forms, Hive, HubSpot CRM, Insightly, Instagram, Keap, Klaviyo, Mailchimp, Mailshake, Mautic, MeisterTask, Meta for Business, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft To Do, OneDrive, Ortto, PayPal, Planning Pod, Process Street, QuickBooks Online, Route4Me, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Schedule it, Shopify, Sign In Scheduling, Slack, Square for Retail, Squarespace, Streak, Stripe, Teachable, Teamwork.com, Textmagic, Thryv, Todoist, Toggl Track, Trello, Twilio, Typeform, Wave, WooCommerce, WordPress, Wrike, Xero, Zapier, Zoho Mail, monday.com

HoneyBook offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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