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f8cb3a7a
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What are the "key factors" needed in every proposal?

So many of us have submitted hundreds of proposals but not received a single job. Can we know what we are doing wrong, please?

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moizshaykh
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Try to mention what the client wants, formal proposals are good but try making tailored proposals and avoid copy pasting.

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moizshaykh
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Try to mention what the client wants, formal proposals are good but try making tailored proposals and avoid copy pasting.

f1fe8f0e
Community Member

I have been submitting customized proposals for each job. I am not randomly applying to every job. I have also replied promptly and diligently to every invitation I received, yet no successful conversion. I have lost a lot of my connects.

I would say that you're rate is aiming too low. I think cheap clients will go for more experienced people at the same price. You need to differentiate yourself somehow. Add some polish to your profile, market yourself a bit, and up your rate. Be quality and you should get quality clients.

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Well said

6021806c
Community Member

Hello:

I wouldn't say that is an easy thing, but a mixture of speed, attention to detail and custom messaging is required. 

I got my first job just a few days after I became a member. The key was to accomplish what the client was asking for. In my case, some noisy audio samples were attached and needed to do a quick demo to show the result of audio restoration.  So what I did was just that. Took the files, improved the sound and send a custom cover letter explaining what I did to get that results. Then I got an answer and got hired. 

I admit that I've been hesitating to waste my "connects" since I found that there are too many low-budget jobs or too much work, but I'm still trying to reach the good ones. 

 

I hope you find it useful!

Regards

Horace

f8cb3a7a
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Thanks a lot Horacio.

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