(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Motiv is a full service invoicing, contract and freelance proposal application that specializes in content for creatives. Released in October of 2013, Motiv has helped hundreds of niche freelancers service their own clients with class and style. Built by Dylan Feltus, a former freelance web developer and graphic designer, Motiv is considered an app for freelancers by freelancers.
Since its release, Motiv has received great feedback from users on the amount of time they have saved by templating proposals and having the ability to create secure contracts or easily invoice clients. The system is easy to use yet advanced enough to offer features such as electronic signatures for contracts, analytics for proposals and contracts and integration with popular payment gateways for billing. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive and we’re listening to everything users are saying in terms of requests for features and system changes.” Dylan Feltus, CEO of Motiv said when asked about the popularity and success of the management platform.
Feltus wanted to restructure pricing to fit the needs of both beginners and freelancers along with firms and studio groups. With a more detailed pricing plan and their most popular freelance plan discounted to just $10 per month, many users are getting more Motiv for less money. By popular request, Motiv is now offering a free plan for creative freelancers. The free plan offers unlimited proposals, contracts and invoices to a select amount of clients while also offering full access to Motiv’s unique content library. Full of structured content for multiple freelance industries, users can drag and drop statements of intent, company bios and creative overviews to create a solid proposal that’s attractive and persuasive. Freelance Marketer, Daniel Taylor, states,”I used to spend countless hours drafting proposals and chasing down clients to sign contracts. Now, with Motiv, I can send and keep track of my contracts in just a few minutes.”
Motiv hopes the free plan will allow rookie freelancers to break into the industry. Established freelancers will have the opportunity to save money and streamline the freelancing process through automation and templating processes.
Considered to be a game changing web application in the world of freelancing, Motiv’s CEO, Feltus has been featured and published across many reputable freelancing blogs, development and design sites and social sites by proud users. “The goal is to make freelancing fun and bring back the passion that many lose by drowning in the day-to-day tasks of running a business.” Feltus quotes regarding the creation of Motiv. Motiv also offers a freelance blog entitled “The Daily Motiv” with blogs and help articles posted daily addressing common freelance concerns and tips and tools to market and sell services. “The Daily Motiv allows me to stay on top of new topics and share ideas with other freelancers,” shares Jim Breiner, a beginner freelancer based out of Ocala, FL