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Personalizing Proposals

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Martin F Member Since: Feb 20, 2019
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Hi.

 

The training videos for getting started on Upwork stress the importance of personalizing the salutation in proposals. However, I'm finding that the names of job posters often do not include their names, and they do not appear in the "About the client" section. How are you finding their names, or how are you working around the issue?

 

Thank you for any insights.

 

Martin Fredricks

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Martin F wrote:

Hi.

 

The training videos for getting started on Upwork stress the importance of personalizing the salutation in proposals. However, I'm finding that the names of job posters often do not include their names, and they do not appear in the "About the client" section. How are you finding their names, or how are you working around the issue?

 

Thank you for any insights.

 

Martin Fredricks


You can't. Even if you find a name in the feedbacks, this is unreliable, you might be adressing the client with one name, and find that somebody totally different answers you.

So as long as you don't know the name of the person on the other end, a simple "hi" must do...

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Martin, I’ve been at Upwork a lot longer than those videos so I’ve never watched one, but can you provide a link to a video that mentions personalizing proposal salutations? Because generally I only do this when I receive a signed invitation from a client, and I’ve completed over 300 jobs at Upwork so in my experience, salutations are rather unimportant.
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Yeasir A Member Since: May 16, 2017
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Martin,
No need to look for client's name unless they are in the job description.
If there is a name in the job description, I use it to address the client. If there is no name, then I don't bother looking for it, just say "Hi" or "Hello"
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