Save up to 30% on project costs
The majority of freelancers and agencies spend up to 30% on the requirements-gathering stage when working on a project*. That’s a lot of time, and a lot of money. Breef.io frees up that time by providing your clients with a fun, educative app that gathers all the key requirements for you!Arrange a demo
Saving you project time
Saving you money
Educating your clients
Streamlining your workflow
Educate your clients
Using Breef.io will help your clients understand what information you require to help them achieve their goals, by identifying the website structure, content, colour preferences, branding, budget, timescale and more. Most importantly, they will learn more about how you work and what information is valuable to you before starting a project.
How it works
With Breef.io your requirements-gathering is streamlined so that you receive clear, consistent, well-structured briefs with all the information you need to quote or begin the work. It’s the main source for all your client requirements and the first stop when onboarding potential leads!
Define a monetary value for each question answered, and use that to encourage clients to build their own briefs by offering discounts
Client builds their brief
Give clients access to a user-friendly brief builder so that they can start providing you with all of their requirements
Once a brief is completed, you’ll be notified and have the ability to review and download a copy. We’ll even let you know if the deadline passes for a particular project!
Here are some screens of Breef.io in action! Want more of an insight? Contact us below to arrange a demo or access to a beta version.
The key stages
As a freelancer or agency, you can create accounts for each of your clients, where they can access Breef.io and start providing details for what we believe are the key stages in order to start a project (but get in touch if you have other stages you’d like to add!).
Gather key information about the type of business and what their current frustrations and goals are.
Understand your client's audience and competitors. Who are they targeting? Where are they based? Who are their main competitors?
Content is key, and is arguably one of the most important aspects of a website. Gather your client's text content, imagery and overall sitemap.
Clients should be heavily involved in the design process, so understanding their design preferences, brand and overall message is vital.
Understand what your client is expecting from a technical perspective. What domains do they have or would like? What common functionality do they want to include?
The last but most important stage. Find out your clients budget, project timescales and any additional information.
Currently Breef.io is in beta phase, so we're providing it free of charge!
Register your interest now and receive access to create up to three briefs at no charge.
Need more briefs? Contact us to register your interest and discuss a more tailored solution for your business. We have a variety of options, including the ability to define your own set of questions and answers to gather from clients!
If you'd like a private demo of Breef.io, get in touch.
Free / limited
- 1 user
- 3 briefs
- Optional client discount indicator
- Same-day email support
Unlimited briefs Multiple users Tailored briefs Customized branding
We’ve listed our frequently asked questions below, but if you’d like to ask a different question, contact us by email and we’ll get back to you within one day!
Sure! Contact us to arrange a private demo of Breef.io and discuss how it could help streamline your business’ requirements gathering.
90% of our research group of freelancers and web agencies told us they spend between 10-30% of their time gathering requirements from their clients, whether that be emails, phone calls or face-to-face meetings. The average cost of a website for a small business can range between £2000 to £8000. Let’s take the lowest of that range, and assume you are only spending 20% of your time gathering requirements; that’s a potential saving of £400 by letting Breef.io gather the requirements for you.
You absolutely can. We also offer a more bespoke service where you provide us with your set of questions and answers to fit Breef.io into your existing requirements-gathering workflow. Just contact us to discuss in more detail.
We built Breef.io to be predominantly used off-the-shelf, but we can also provide a white label version with your own logo and colour scheme, and as mentioned above - you can go one-step further by adding your own questions!
We’re small, focused and concise! Web agencies and freelancers work in a variety of ways, so we avoid excessive team growth to give you a more personalised product and customer service.