You’re probably reading this because you’re surprised by the high prices HubSpot charges for its marketing services. You might be thinking of trying something new and more afforable, like EngageBay.
We’re glad to hear that. Even if you’re still on the fence, we think that after reading this guide, which compares EngageBay to HubSpot, that you’ll have a much easier time making a decision that benefits you and your employees.
HubSpot doesn’t solely offer marketing software, but also sales and customer relationship management or CRM software. If you spend the money for all those, your HubSpot dashboard is going to look quite cluttered and hard to manage.
Here at EngageBay, we only do marketing, and we’re very good at it. Our all-in-one inbound marketing software has one user interface that’s easy to use and understand. You won’t spend hours trying to figure out your dashboard and features like you would with HubSpot.
In today’s day and age, you can’t afford to skimp on a single area of your marketing efforts, yet when you check HubSpot’s pricing page, the prices are going to surprise you.
After all, if you want every single feature HubSpot has to offer, including SEO, email automation, social media marketing, email marketing, A/B testing, and more, you have to pay thousands of dollars each month to get it.
That’s per user, too, so the more employees your small business or startup has, the more you’re spending out of your pocket every single month.
If you choose a lesser plan, you’re essentially shooting yourself in the foot. You either have to manually do a lot of marketing yourself, which is a time strain, or download five or more other programs to do your marketing for you.
There is another way.
Here at EngageBay, we’re letting users try our beta for free. You get access to the full functionality of EngageBay for free.
Even once we move out of beta, our most expensive package, the Enterprise package, will only cost less than $100 a month. With that, you get priority support, account-based marketing, a white label complete SEO toolkit, thousands of emails, and unlimited web forms and contacts.
We think that price is much more aligned with budgets of most growing companies.
If you do decide to take the plunge and pay for HubSpot, you’ll be charged more than just your monthly fee. There’s both a mandatory onboarding session fee and a yearly payment, both of which you pay at the start of becoming a HubSpot user.
The onboarding session costs at least $3,000, while the annual payment may be up to $12,500.
Both fees are mentioned on the pricing page, but if you don’t look for them, you might miss them. With EngageBay, we don’t require any such mandatory charges. There’s no onboarding session fee here, and we believe that the price you pay monthly is enough. There’s no need to add a yearly payment on top of that.
Really. Check our pricing page out. You’ll see there are no surprises.
Our founders are owners of startups and small businesses just like you. We understand that money is tight in those early days. We also know how important it is to successfully market your new company. HubSpot’s audience seems to be mid-sized or even Fortune 500 companies with unlimited budgets instead of small businesses like yours.
Your budget isn’t even close to unlimited, nor is your time. By trying to learn and integrate several other programs or software into your current system, you waste time. Yet manually doing all your marketing sucks up even more time.
That’s why we’re here. EngageBay is made for small businesses who want all the marketing features of HubSpot but without the hefty price tag.
One feature you get for all the money you do spend on HubSpot is a built-in blogging platform. You don’t need to use WordPress or other third-party software to compile blog posts if you have a HubSpot account.
That’s great, until you decide you want to quit HubSpot.
At that point, you’re either locked in and stuck, or, if you do quit, it’s going to be at the expense of your wallet.
EngageBay has a tight WordPress integration which works seamlessly with other EngageBay functionality. With Wordpress, all the content you create and publish is yours, 100 percent.
If all this sounds too good to be true, we promise, it isn’t. EngageBay may be in beta now, but all our services are ready to use today. These include:
After reading this guide, we hope you realize that EngageBay is the answer for all your marketing needs. If you’re ready to leave HubSpot and give us a try, we’re still accepting registrations for our beta website. Click here to sign up and get started today!
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