Why do freelancers need a
It's a common misconception that only big companies need CRM solutions to manage their data and track their day-to-day progress. For any venture to succeed, operations must be managed, organized and tracked in an efficient manner. If you're a freelancer, this can get pretty hectic, since it's mostly a one-man job. It can become strenuous when clients and their work requirements increase. And it is near impossible to maintain all your leads and other data in a spreadsheet with limited features. That's why you need Bigin.
Bigin is the best CRM solution
Bigin simplifies and streamlines your work with user-friendly features to help you manage different day-to-day operations—all in one place. This CRM software is specially built for micro businesses like yours, and can be a freelancer’s best friend when it comes to performing various time-consuming tasks. Since you earn wages on a per-job or per-task basis, it is essential to keep a proper record of your opportunities. To help you do this, there's no tool better than CRM software.
Track multiple projects with pipelines
As a freelancer, you will likely be tasked with different projects for different clients. Keeping track of everything can become a challenge if your data is not arranged properly. This is where the pipeline feature comes in handy.
Pipelines give you a clear picture of each deal's current stage and you can easily drag them to the next stage. With pipelines, you can have a complete, clutter-free overview of all your deals in their different stages.
Increase your efficiency with
Stage Transition Rules
Stage transition rules make certain fields mandatory for a project to meet the requirements to progress to the next stage. For example, for an initial proposal to go to the final stage, the stage transition feature will make it mandatory to enter the proposal amount. If you do not enter the amount, the proposal will not be moved to the final stage.
Automate daily repetitive tasks with workflows
Following up with clients can be extremely time-consuming.It is difficult to complete this task when you have other work to complete.The workflow feature in Bigin effortlessly handles the follow-up process for you, so you can simply focus on being the best at what you do.
With workflows, you can automate tasks, send emails, update fields, and add tags to records when certain conditions are met. This saves time and helps you eliminate repetitive tasks.
You can automate
- Instant action
- Scheduled action
Connect your email accounts from almost
any email service provider
If you have a lot of potential and current clients, follow-up emails can help you with conversion and retention. But sending out all these emails manually can be overwhelming, and you may find yourself avoiding the task altogether.
Bigin easily integrates with your email platform so you can send mass emails to all your potential customers to build and maintain strong relationships. You can even arrange for Bigin to send automatic updates whenever you complete a project. With the email insights feature, you can quickly check whether a recipient has opened, clicked, or ignored your message.
Make and receive calls from your
As a freelancer, you might use a separate phone to communicate with your clients and to store their contact information. With Bigin's built-in telephony feature, you can make and receive calls directly from your CRM system.
The Interactive Voice Response lets you communicate with your clients by personalized languages according to their preference with the built-in IVR feature. Keep clients up to date about their projects by automating calls. Use the IVR feature to enhance communication by making the experience more personalized. If you already have a phone system, you can easily integrate it with Bigin.
Track your progress with dashboards
Visually monitoring your progress can help you develop better strategies for your business plan, which can eventually boost your sales. As a freelancer, it is essential to see a simplified version of your sales and progress.In Bigin, you can choose pre-built dashboards and charts to monitor your metrics. Data can be much easier to comprehend when presented as infographics.
Integrate with Zoho's
It can be frustrating to have to message and remind every client to pay their invoice when you are done with their project. But when you integrate Bigin with Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice, you can take advantage of your CRM's free invoicing capabilities. An automatic invoice will be sent to your clients, and you won't have to stress about not getting paid on time. And there's great news—Zoho Invoice is completely free!
Bigin + your favourite tools
As a freelancer you will be using multiple tools for your work. With Bigin as your CRM software you can integrate your favourite tools with Bigin using Zapier and automate your work.
When a payment is done, it will be reflected in your Bigin account
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