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Is there any way of knowing whether a client has looked at a proposal?

cliff19
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I've submitted quite a few proposals, but nobody has ever responded. There's no evidence that anyone has ever seen one of my proposals. For all I know they just disappear when I click on Submit. Is there a way to know whether a client has at least looked at a proposal? What am I doing wrong? I need some feedback.

Thanks,

Cliff

 

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petra_r
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@Cliff F wrote:

I've submitted quite a few proposals, but nobody has ever responded. There's no evidence that anyone has ever seen one of my proposals. For all I know they just disappear when I click on Submit. Is there a way to know whether a client has at least looked at a proposal? What am I doing wrong? I need some feedback.



 The client can see all proposals, but when they receive dozens they are unlikely to actually open and read all of them. In the little pre-view window they only see your picture, bid and the first two lines of your proposal letter, so use those 2 lines to sell yourself.

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michael_skaggs
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You can compare the time you submitted your proposal with the "Last Viewed By Client:" field in the job post itself, but that just means they MIGHT have looked at it. The only way to know for sure is if they contact you.

petra_r
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@Cliff F wrote:

I've submitted quite a few proposals, but nobody has ever responded. There's no evidence that anyone has ever seen one of my proposals. For all I know they just disappear when I click on Submit. Is there a way to know whether a client has at least looked at a proposal? What am I doing wrong? I need some feedback.



 The client can see all proposals, but when they receive dozens they are unlikely to actually open and read all of them. In the little pre-view window they only see your picture, bid and the first two lines of your proposal letter, so use those 2 lines to sell yourself.

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cliff19
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Hey, I received some feedback. Thank you Michael and Petra. I appreciate it.

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