So you’re looking for work.
You’ve registered yourself as an expert, been vetted by the Head of Talent, and now found yourself the perfect role on Commtract. What does it take to make that extra leap from submitting a proposal to signing the contract?
Here are our SEVEN SECRETS to winning projects you want with Commtract.
1. Focus on your strengths
The most successful Commtractors are not good at everything, but are excellent at some things. Focus your proposals on projects that match your skills.
You are not bound to the timeframes and budget that a client lists on any given project. These are merely guidelines to help direct your proposal.
Rather, there are many experts who have proposed greater rates and been successful in doing so.
3. Up-to-date profile and information
When you submit a proposal, a client sees three things…
- Your proposal
- Your profile
- Your contact details
Make sure all three are up-to-date, accurate and relevant.
It’s the little things that add up. You may be surprised by how many clients get turned off by an expert without a profile photo.
“To get the most out of your Commtract job submission, make sure your profile, areas of expertise and resume are updated with all your latest information and achievements. It’s also worth ensuring your LinkedIn profile is current, as companies are likely to cross reference them.”
Jenny Westdorp, Commtract Expert
4. Be clear and be concise
Clients use the Commtract platform because they are time poor. They want to read proposals that are clear and concise, not War and Peace!
If there are questions you have about the project, this is the time to raise these.
Especially for some short-term, freelance projects, the description can be awfully vague and unclear, which is why it’s best to get some clarification on the role during the proposal before you progress any further.
If you don’t ask, you don’t get. Hit up email@example.com if you are ever in doubt of anything.
6. Be typo-free and grammatically correct
Nothing loses a client’s confidence quicker than spelling and grammatical mistakes. As you would expect, they hold communicators to the highest standards.
7. Do not repeat yourself
Your profile is like a CV and the proposal is like a mini cover letter. Clients like it when the proposal directly responds to the project description rather than simply repeating your profile.
REMEMBER: The client will have access to your profile upon proposal submission. Keep your proposal short. Keep your proposal sweet.
“References are worth their weight in gold and are definitely worth attaching to your proposal.”
Jenny Westdorp – Commtract Expert
Are you ready to get some awesome freelance, contract or full-time work?
To get started, click here.