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Free Scoping & Proposal Tools for Creatives

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Set your freelance projects up for success.

Speed up your freelance bookings

to save hours of time

Get paid faster

With initial deposits & payment calendars

Create beautiful proposals

Digital proposals that simply outline the way you run projects

Delight your clients

Clients review your proposal & book you in one seamless flow

Setting expectations using Basil


Watch this chat with award-winning brand designer, Wells Collins to learn how to use Basil to set great expectations for your clients

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Why creative pros love Basil

Basil has completely streamlined the project kickoff process for me by pulling timelines, deliverables, contract & expectations into one place. It's easy to properly scope projects & focus more on the work.

Nick Carmer

Art Director

“Basil has been a breath of fresh air. I’ve been getting sick of writing contacts, saving stupid pdfs, invoicing with different software, getting transaction fees. Basil fixed a lot of that for me.”

Kirk Wallace

Illustrator / Owner of Bonehaus

The easiest way to get booked & paid by your clients

Easy proposal creation

Use Basil to create custom proposals for your freelance clients

Share digital booking links

Share links with built-in scope proposals, contracts, booking calendars, and payment flows.

You’ve Got Questions?We’ve Got Answers!

What do you want your income to be this year? Basil clears the path to success for small studios & independent commercial designers.

Full-time, part-time, or anytime.

What's Basil?

Yes, Basil is a tasty, minty herb. But it's also a powerhouse scoping & proposal tool designed for independent commercial artists, designers & studios - it helps you turn client project requests into quick scopes of work that are easily shared, booked, and paid for, in one seamless flow.

Who is Basil for?

We built Basil for the millions of independent creative professionals, freelance collectives, and small creative agencies. We welcome all kinds of creative professionals, including art directors, graphic designers, motion GFX artists, photographers, videographers, creative strategists, and more.If you're tasked with launching projects with clients, setting expectations, and tracking down payments, we're a tool to help you save lots of time & money.

How do I create & share scopes of work using Basil?

Basil has a built-in scope builder with all kinds of custom fields, deliverable options, and settings to make sure your client knows everything they need to know before starting work with you. Proposals are shareable, bookable, & payable.

Through the platform, you can also create a proposal based on a client request submitted through your virtual rate card (see example

Is Basil a freelance marketplace or job board? (Short Answer: No!)

No, we are neither a job board nor a freelance marketplace. That said, we do have an exclusive list of curated clients who we connect to our network of users based on specific requests. If you're interested in joining this list (either as a freelancer or a client company), please email

I already use a project management tool, media manager, and/or accounting software? Is Basil a replacement for those?

We know that a lot of freelancers have spent lots of time putting together a workflow that makes sense for their process. We're not trying to replace project management tools like Asana, Trello, or In fact, we play nicely with all of these tools (some exciting features around the corner).

Same goes for Payment tools. We're stackable.
Think of us as your project lead & setup tool. We cut the time it takes to create proposals/invoices/contracts in half, enabling you to turn requests from clients into simple & customizable scopes of work that are tied to your method of payment.

How do payments work on Basil?

Bring your own payment tool or connect your banking details securely with Stripe.

When a client books a proposed scope of work, you're able to set an initial deposit (0-100% of your project total) that they're prompted to pay before booking you.

You also are able to set a payment schedule and send payment links and add overages throughout the project.

I use Dribbble, Behance, or another platform to showcase my work?
How does Basil work with those?

We provide a virtual rate card or bizcard booking form that acts as a way for any potential client to easily request any of your services and add their custom goals.

Basil greases the wheels to help you win projects faster & get paid more, seamlessly.

How much does it cost? (Spoiler: It's free to sign up)

We offer a pay-as-you-grow model. It's free to join and use the tools.

We also have an upgraded membership with added features & reduced processing fees.

Check out more the freelancer-friendly
pricing here.

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