Have you ever wished you had an assistant to help manage your freelance business? Well, I have some good news for you. There are a variety of project management tools available that can help you stay organized and on top of your work. In this blog post, I will be comparing some of the most popular options to help you make a decision about which one is right for you.
Let’s take a closer look at Harvest, Honeybook and Kosmo to see which one might be the best project management option for your business.
Harvest vs Honeybook vs Kosmo Features Comparison
|Price||Free, $12/month||$39/month||Free or $9/month|
|Projects||2 Free, Unlimited (paid)||Unlimited (paid)||2 Free, Unlimited (paid)|
|Total Price Per Year||Free, $129||$390||👍 Free or $90|
Overall the three platforms offer many similar features. In the end, users are likely to make their decision based on personal preference and needed features. Kosmo for example offers completely custom contracts that can be signed online as well as invoices that allow you to add your own branding.
Kosmo’s platform is simple to use and intuitive, cutting down on onboarding time so freelancers can continue focusing on what they do best.
Following are a few snapshots of each platform’s interface.
Invoice preview using Harvest
Project preview using Honeybook
Task Tracking preview using Kosmo
What is the price difference between Harvest, Honeybook and Kosmo?
Harvest offers a free plan that allows you to have up to 2 active projects within their software. When you need more projects, you’ll have to update to their $12/month plan.
Honeybook does not have a free plan and only offers a single paid plan that you can subscribe to either monthly or annually. The plan costs $39/month. Additionally, they do not allow you to use your own PayPal or Stripe account and charge a processing fee of 3% on Card or 1.5% on ACH (bank transfer) transactions.
Kosmo’s free plan includes 2 clients, 2 projects, 1 invoice per month and more essential features. Plus, you don’t need to enter your credit card to get started. If your freelancing business grows you can upgrade to the unlimited plan for $9/month. Kosmo also allows you to add your own PayPal and Stripe account and does not charge any processing fees.
The yearly price difference when comparing all three platforms is significant. Harvest offer both a limited free plan and a paid plan at $129 per year. Honeybook’s yearly price is $390. Kosmo offers a free plan as well as a $90/year pro plan.
Harvest vs Honeybook vs Kosmo: The Final Verdict
Harvest, Honeybook and Kosmo are all freelance project management platforms designed to help freelancers (and other businesses) optimize their operations. All three platforms offer similar features that differ on complexity and customization options. In the end it comes down to what the freelancer truly needs to run an efficient business.
Harvest does a good job as a time-tracking app, but lacks some important features like proposals, todo-lists and standard contracts, that many freelancers are looking for in a project management software. Their $12/month plan is definitely more affordable than many competitors, but also comes with fewer features that several competitors offer as part of their standard premium plan.
If you don’t work for a large agency and are looking for a clean uncluttered interface, beautiful branded invoices, customizable documents and a competitive price – Kosmo will work best for you. Also, you can use your own payment accounts like PayPal and Stripe. Kosmo does not charge any processing fees on those payments.
Honeybook has many features that are similar to what competitors are offering. However, it might be a turnoff for some, that you cannot connect your own PayPal or Stripe account. If you want to receive a credit card payment or bank transfer from your client, you will have to use them as a payment processor at their 3% processing fee for card and 1.5% for ACH payments. Total per year cost for Honeybook is $390, which might be on the higher side when compared to other platforms offering many of the same features.
🤖 Why should I sign up for Kosmo?
- Functional free plan with Clients, Projects, Time Tracking, Invoices and everything needed to get new and established freelancers going.
- Simple and easy to use platform.
- Beautiful invoices and proposals.
- Founder level support that cares about your business.
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Kosmo has everything you need to run your freelancing business.