You can make a strong first impression with your proposal. Introduce yourself, highlight your skills and experience, and tell the client why they should award you the project. It’s your opportunity to show that you understand the project and are qualified for the project. Here are ideas to write a stellar proposal that works well with clients and leads to interviews:
Keep it short and to the point. Briefly tell the client about your relevant skills and experience. Showcase specific examples of your experience related to the client’s projects.
Get answers up front
Ask clarifying questions about the project. You’ll show your understanding and demonstrate the value you’ll bring to the project.
Provide requested information
Some clients might ask you to answer a specific question, or to include a keyword in your cover letter. This helps them filter out generic, “copy and paste” proposals. Look for these directions and follow them.
Proofread, edit, and deliver
Did you address all the criteria and answer the client’s questions? Have you added relevant links to samples of your work? Do a final grammar and spelling check before you hit “Send.”