January 22, 2014

Motiv – Professional Invoices and Proposals

Motiv handles the mundane, day-to-day tasks that come along with being a freelancer or small business owner, so its users can focus on the creative endeavors they care about most. The web-based application can build proposals, legal contracts, and invoices that are professionally written and designed.

Cut down on the time you spend creating contracts and proposals by hand, and start offloading some of that work to Motiv. Building a proposal with Motiv is a five-step process that begins with choosing a template. Next, you’ll want to edit each section and add important details like estimated fees. Set milestones and completion dates for your project, pick a design, and send the completed proposal to your client via email. Motiv will let you know when your client has viewed and approved your proposal. Clients also have the option to download and print the proposals you send for offline viewing.

When a project is complete and it’s time to invoice for your work, head back to the Motiv platform. Invoices can be created instantly, and they can be set up to accept online payments via Paypal. Motiv will once again let you know when the invoice has been viewed, and whether or not a payment has been sent. This noticiation feature allows you to follow up with well-timed emails or phone calls to your clients to ensure their payments are on the way.

Practical Uses:

  • Create proposals that look professional
  • Allow clients to sign documents electronically
  • Use professionally written contract templates to keep your business protected
  • Find out immediately when a client has viewed your document

Insider Tips:

  • Users receive industry-specific content based on their niche
  • Freelancers can accept online payments with Paypal
  • Integrate Motiv with your existing website domain
  • Freelancers can create proposals and contracts from their mobile devices

What we liked:

  • Motiv’s contracts include important terms and clauses to protect freelancers
  • Users receive immediate notification when their proposals have been approved
  • Freelancers can follow up with phone calls if they don’t hear anything after a client views a proposal
  • Clients can log in to view proposals in their own Motiv dashboards

What we didn’t like:

  • Motiv doesn’t currently offer time tracking, although that feature will be coming in the future


Company Info:

  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Sarasota, Florida
  • Founded by: Dylan Feltus
  • Web site:


  • Beginner plan is $15 per month
  • Professional plan is $30 per month
  • Enterprise plan is $45 per month


  1. Hello,
    Im Dylan Feltus, CEO of Motiv. Thanks so much for the review! We just launched a new pricing model which now includes a FREE plan and also changes the existing pricing. Now the new plans are $5, $10, and $20 per month.

    Check it out at

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