Customer Relationship Management (or CRM for short) software can help you manage customers, make more money, and keep up with leads, but it can also get expensive and cumbersome pretty quickly. While many side projects may not need a CRM tool (spreadheets often work when you have few customers), there are some good ones here that won’t set you back too much.

In this post I’m highlighting the bet low-cost CRMs for side project owners to turn to. If you have another one you like, add it by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

All CRM Software

  • 2  Airtable ($0) - Airtable is a database that’s as easy to use as a spreadsheet. I’ve been keeping my contacts in Airtable for the past few months and like it a lot.

  • 1  Hubspot CRM ($0) - Hubspot’s free CRM is a great option for small businesses just starting out. If you use some of Hubspot’s other tools then this will integrate nicely.

  • 1  Pipedrive ($10) - With prices as low as $10/month, Pipedrive is a great solution for improving automation without spending a bundle.

  • 1  Trello as a CRM ($0) - It’s free, easy to use, and you can add upgrades for reminders, calendars, and more.

  • 0  Cloze ($0) - Cloze is a mobile app to track customers, clients, prospects and leads without the hassle of CRM.

  • 0  Fieldbook ($10) - Like Airtable, this Fieldbook allows you to create databases as easily as a spreadsheet.

  • 0  Freshsales CRM ($0) - AI-based lead scoring, built-in phone, email, activity capture and a decent free tier.

  • 0  Highrise ($24) - A CRM from Basecamp.

  • 0  Infusionsoft ($99) - A bit more expensive than some options on this list, but they’re offering a discount for $30/month off right now.

  • 0  Less Annoying CRM ($10) - A simple customer relationship manager made just for small businesses. Manage contact info, track leads, and never miss a follow-up.

  • 0  Propeller ($29) - Propeller is a CRM solution that helps you sell from within Gmail.

  • 0  Relenta ($39) - Relenta CRM is an email-based CRM. Relenta CRM works by automatically linking all sent and received email to contact timelines.

  • 0  Salesforce Developer Edition ($0) - While Salesforce can get pricey for large teams, you can use the developer edition for free for a single user.

  • 0  Streak ($0) - Streak lets its users manage customers, sales, email support, bug tracking and hiring via Gmail.


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