Writing a Winning Freelance Website Proposal

Freelancing has become increasingly popular over the last five years or so. So much so, that today freelancing is so popular that more and more people are choosing to become freelancers because of the freedom it gives them in other parts of their life. Writing a winning freelance proposal can be tough, especially in a market like website design. With so many people flooding the marketplace, you need to be sure your proposal is special and grabs the potential client’s interest.

While you will see a bunch on freelance website proposals for a single job, there are some things you can do to make your freelance website proposal stand out from the rest. Of course you will need practice, and the more proposals you write the better you will become, but for now lets take a look at a few things you can do to get your proposal noticed right away.

Find a Niche

Right away you say to yourself; my niche is website design. However, to narrow it down even further and really get noticed, find a niche within website design. Are you a coder? Do you only do site maintenance? Are you an expert at WordPress? You may know a little of everything, but being excellent at one or two things will get you more jobs than being good at 10 things. Really try to narrow down your market and focus on those jobs.

Relevant Samples

This may be a no brainer, but you would be surprised at the number of non-relevant samples that are sent to a potential client with proposals. If someone is looking for a WordPress website design, don’t send them a bunch of html and flash based work for them to look over. If you don’t have any relevant content, then you probably shouldn’t be bidding on the job. Create some relevant content to use for the next time.

Write a Proposal with no Spelling or Grammatical Errors

Nothing is more off putting than a submitted proposal that is full of grammar and spelling mistakes. It is unprofessional, and it shows that you didn’t take the time to read over your own proposal for mistakes. Even if you are not bidding on a writing job, the fact of the matter is that if a client sees mistakes in grammar and spelling, they will more than likely move on to the next proposal, even if your samples are good.

What Can YOU Do for the Client to Make Them Standout?

Of course your proposal is going to include a little about you. However, don’t focus so much on what you can o for your client, but focus on what you can do for them that will allow their website to standout from the rest.

A little practice and some implementation of the tips above will get you going on the right track to nailing down more and more winning freelance website proposals. Happy hunting!

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