HubSpot Review

HubSpot is one of the leading programs out there when it comes to drawing in more clients/leads, but there is a massive question that lingers. Is HubSpot worth it? Well, that is why we are here, to analyze their program and determine whether or not you should take the chance, or just cut your losses and move on. Now since time is so important, let’s not waste it and jump right on in.



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What is HubSpot?

HubSpot is a company that uses the inbound marketing technique to draw more customers to a specific point and helps companies attract more clients, plus convert leads. Their tools can be used to host sites and landing pages, manage interactions with customers and leads, create email sequences and blogs.

Now that was a mouth full, so let me explain it, first of, inbound marketing. Inbound Marketing is a technique that is used to draw more visitors/customers to services/products, by using marketing strategies such as content marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social media marketing, branding, and so on.

Now along with this technique, HubSpot provides tools and such, which is used to create, build, and host websites, landing pages, and so forth, which will help bring in more traffic and generate more leads. As for why all this is necessary? Well, the more traffic, leads, and so on, the more sales you make, and more sales mean more money and more success for your company/business.


Founders and Short History?

Founded in 2006, by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, HubSpot started as a company that was based on Inbound, the motion to help people, rather than interrupt. The founders had discovered a shift at the time in how people shop, and people tended to ignore salespersons and so forth, so they founded HubSpot. In 2005 they opened their doors, in 2006 HubSpot itself was founded and released, aka HubSpot.com. In 2010, they wrote and published a book on everything Inbound marketing, and then in 2013, they opened their first international location in Ireland. Over the years they celebrated milestones, such as 15 000 customers, first public offering, and so forth.


What Does It Cost and What do They Have to Offer?

HubSpot is divided into different sections or Hubs as they like to call it. Each Hub has different plans and pricing, as well as tools and features to go with it. I will list each Hub and everything they have to offer.


Marketing Tools 

  • Ad management
  • Conversations inbox
  • Email marketing
  • Forms
  • Landing pages

Sales Tools 

  • Calling
  • Conversational bots
  • Live chat
  • Quotes
  • Team email

Service Tools 

  • Calling
  • Conversations inbox
  • Email scheduling
  • Live chat
  • Ticketing

Free Tools: Completely free.

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Marketing Hub: $50 - $3 200 per month or $45 - $3 200 per month billed annually. ($540 - $38 400 Annually)

Sales Hub: $50 - $1 200 per month or $45 - $1 200 per month billed annually. ($540 - $14 400 Annually)

Service Hub: $50 - $1 200 per month or $45 - $1 200 per month billed annually. ($540 - $14 400 Annually)

CMS Hub: $300+ per month or $270 - $900+ per month billed annually. ($3 240 - $10 800+ Annually)

Growth Suit Bundles: $50 - $4 200+ per month.

Create a Bundle: Create a bundle that contains the Hubs and tools you want and get a custom price.

HubSpot for Start-ups: $40 - $89 per month. Prices may vary, as different discounts are given for businesses with different investments, and so forth.

Courses and Certification: Completely free and online.

Marketing Hub Onboarding: $250 - $8 000.

Sales Hub Onboarding: $250 to $4 000.

Service Hub Onboarding: $250 to $3 000.

CMS Onboarding: $800 to $2 000.

Partner Onboarding: $3 000.

HubSpot for Start-ups Setup: $300

Classroom Training: $500 to $1 000 per seat, or Private training $5 000 per day.

Migration services: $20+ depending on what needs to be migrated, and the amount of content.

Inbound Consulting:

One time project > $1 500

On-Site Training > $5 000 per day, travel expenses not included.

Ongoing Consulting > $400 to $1 600.

Technical Consulting:

One-time Project > $1 500.

On-Site Training > $5 000 per day, travel expenses not included.

Ongoing Consulting > $850 to $1 600.

HubSpot Partner Program: Completely free to apply and join, any of the HubSpot Partner Programs except for the solutions partner program.

Solutions Partner program: Need to purchase any of the Hub plans, which start at $50 and up.

HubSpot products: Prices on products, such as eBooks and more, vary depending on the product.

Hire a Service Provider: Prices vary depending on the service provider, and the service provided.

Other services are provided as well, some free, and some of them at a cost.


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Any Up-Sales?

The quick answer to the question would be no, they do not have up-sales. Everything they sell is specifically listed so that their users know exactly what they get when purchasing a product and what they will not get. They have many different plans, to ensure there is something for everyone without the need to purchase multiple items just to get certain tools. They even have custom bundles where you decide what you want and they give you a quote, so no, HubSpot does not have any up-sales.

With that said, with so many different plans, I suggest researching what you need and what you will get before making a final decision.


What About A Money-Back Guarantee?

HubSpot does not have a money-back guarantee, meaning there is no certain time frame in which you can cancel and receive a full refund; however, they do have free trials and a free version of the program which does not have a limit. They will also refund the unused credits when services with them are canceled.


Scam or Legit?

HubSpot is a legitimate program, with services that work. So no, they are not a scam, and there are many reasons for this statement. The program was founded in 2006, which makes it roughly 14 years old, which in itself gives them legitimacy, but they also have millions of users, are recognized by countless companies, and even Michelle Obama, keynoted INBOUND, so yes, defiantly legit.


What About Support?

HubSpot offers multiple ways of receiving support, including Chatbox, Live Support, customer services, and so much more. They also have phone support, knowledgebase, live community, and more, so that there is always a way of getting help when it is needed. They, furthermore, guarantee a response within 48 – 72 hours.


Do they have Tutorials and/or Training?

Yes, they do. HubSpot has an academy, with free courses and certification, as well as e-books, guides, and so forth, to help and teach people the ins and outs. They have content to help one understand their tools and features as well. The different Hubs come with hub-specific content as well, covering all bases.

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Can I Make Money with HubSpot?

There has been a great success with HubSpot, but also users that have failed. With massive programs like HubSpot, and what they do, there is a lot of aspect to it, and a lot that can affect the outcome. So in short, yes, it is possible to make money with HubSpot, but there goes a lot into making it work for you. You will have to have patience, be willing to do the work, and stick with it. I recommend using the free version first, learning the ins and outs, and seeing if it will work for you, before jumping into making a purchase, that is, to say if the program is for you.


Who is the Platform Intended For?

HubSpot has many different elements to it, with different tools that can be used for a multitude of purposes, but looking at the big picture, HubSpot is a cloud-based CRM, created to assist with aligning sales and marketing teams, boost ROI, foster sales enablement, and optimizing your inbound marketing strategy to generate more qualified leads. In Basic English, HubSpot is a software platform that was created to help businesses market and sell more effectively.

So, to put it in short, HubSpot is intended for businesses, who need help in bettering their marketing, by generating more leads, which will lead to a better market and more sales.

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HubSpot - Pros

HubSpot has a free version, which can be used for life, as it does not have a time limit. They also have a 14-day trial for some of their more advanced products.

HubSpot does have great support, and they can help out pretty quickly, and it is hard to find anything wrong with it.

HubSpot has quite a bit to offer, and with everything divided into different hubs, it makes it easier to get what you want, without having to purchase multiple products.

The HubSpot user interface is easy to use, once you understand how it works.


Cons

HubSpot has contracts, which cannot be canceled, so if you discover that you do not like what you signed up for, you will have to finish paying the contract that you signed until it is finished.

Templates can be hard to modify.


Let's Sum It Up...

HubSpot is in my opinion the best platform when it comes to marketing tools. I always try my best to find free or cheap services for my readers because I know that money is tight for beginners. This is one of the platforms that I recommend highly. Good quality tools and services that are not overpriced with a reasonable amount of free tools available for those on a budget. 


Do you use HubSpot or used it in the past?

I hate one-sided opinions so please help me to not make this review one and give your valued opinion as well regarding the platform. It would be much appreciated.

Thank You! 



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