5 Tips in Making a Proposal that Lands a Job

Take the proposal as you first real communication with a potential client. Don’t rush into copying and pasting your template. A proposal should not be overlooked and remember it can be a deal breaker! Always keep in mind that job proposals play a vital role in being hired.

Proposal WOrk Online from homeI know making a proposal is really hard especially when you don’t know what to write anymore or you already forgotten what were the things that you had written or included in your past submitted proposals. In order for you to grab your client’s attention you need to make a proposal that can make you stand out from your fellow bidders. Create a proposal that can give you a big impact to the client’s eyes and finally start your work online from home career.

One of the best things that you need to do in order to have a good job proposal is to make a template. A template will serve as your basis on how you should make your proposal and it comes handy when the time comes. Since you have a template there will be no reason for you to worry and you’ll have the time to think about how your proposal should be like. You need to craft it as good as you can.

As long as you finished making a template for your job proposal, you can just copy and paste it anytime when you find a job that suits you. Having a template can help you save your time. You can just submit as many proposals as you like. But keep in mind that, when submitting a proposal you need to carefully read the description of the job first because sometimes the clients put a secret word on their description that you need to include in your proposal. No matter how good your proposal is if you don’t follow their instructions it will be useless and most likely eliminating your proposal just like that.

Here are some tricks and tips in making a good proposal:

Make a long story short and be precise

Nobody wants to read a big block of text and reading long proposals can’t grab your client’s attention. It can be tiring for them since you are not the only one who had submitted proposals for their job. Of course, it should be precise and accurate. It’s like hitting two birds in one stone. Keep your proposal short but include all the ingredients that can make it tasty.

Get your client’s attention easily

Your first two sentences is your biggest chance of getting the job. In order to get their attention you need to be clever enough to construct these sentences. How can you grab someone’s attention? The answer is pretty simple, use their name! How can you get their name? Well, read at the feedback on your client’s profile. Freelancers used their first name to rate the client when their job is done. By addressing to their name you can make your application somehow personal.

Tell them why they need to work with you

Trust is the main foundation of getting the job. Your client always wants to know why they should hire you instead of your competitors. Show them what you’ve got. Let them know your advantages compare to your rivals. State your expertise and talents. Tell them your experiences and how many projects have you worked that gives you a good feedback. If it is relevant tell them about your education like what course have you graduated. But the most important thing is to stay humble and always state the facts.

Put your work samples at the beginning of your proposal

Your work samples serves as a blessing in disguise in your proposal since this is what the client’s often look for. Because of this they can somehow check if you are really capable of doing the job. If you think you have a good work sample then you are ahead of the pack.

Be professional and kind

When making a good proposal make sure that you are using the right words when addressing to your client. Use “Dear” instead of “Hi.” It only shows that you have a professional manners. Do not brag. Always start off on the right foot. Being kind means you are being friendly and give them an easy approach. Always choose a good closing line. Like “Best regards” or a “Thank you for reading my application.”

In order to really make a good proposal, you really need to make and test lots of it and sort out what gives you the best results. It’s like solving a scientific problem that you need to make many hypothesis and conduct different experiments first in order to get the best answer.

About Agnes Galinato

Agnes has been a self-proclaimed Rockstar VA for 5 years. When she's not focused on a computer screen, she's a certified couch potato.

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