We know that how and what service providers communicate toclients interested in working with you has a huge impact on the lifecycle of aproject. For your clients to succeed, you must clearly define your roleand deliverables, which should be set by you in a proposal submitted via ourplatform: a critical document for any MeasureMatch project.
There are some key tips and tricks we’d like to share with you, our service providers, which can make all the difference when submitting the best proposal possible in response to a MeasureMatch client's project brief.
- A clear statement of the client's goals, intended milestones and timings
- A list of the recommended deliverables and the route you will take to meet them, including time - and cost - assigned to each
- Mention of all materials/ access required from the client in order to deliver the project work
- Any specific terms you have agreed with the client
The inplatform proposal forms the basis of the MeasureMatch generated project contract between client and service provider and enables us to invoice clients and get service providers paid efficiently.
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Either the client will request a proposal from you, or you can proactively submit one, when you feel you know all you need to about a project to do so.
The MeasureMatch proposal form is designed to ensure you provide a clear and concise summary of your intended work which will help potential clients understand and accept your proposal quickly.
Our proposal form is split into easy to complete sections which have been designed to support you to craft a great submission and maximize your chance of a client accepting:
A short sentence or two to highlight your relevant expertise and skillset, reassuring the client - and other stakeholders they may choose to share the proposal with - of your suitability.
This should be taken from the client project brief and information shared during discovery conversations/ meetings. It's "agreeing what has been agreed".
Here's where service providers should break out the project deliverables; time they will take in hours, or days; and/ or the fixed cost (there are fields for all these options) and should prove a good point of reference if the client makes change requests while the project work is ongoing.
Throughout the proposal creation process, you can clearly see the fees MeasureMatch charges to services providers for contracts agreed via the MeasureMatch marketplace.
This is a field allowing service providers to include specific terms you may have agreed with a client - or which a client has negotiated with you.
Following the proposal detail, we also ask service providers to reconfirm personal and company details, for inclusion on the contract if and when a proposal is accepted by a client.
Lastly, make sure you review what you have written and make any changes or additions you feel are needed to the proposal before submitting it to the platform which makes it client visible. Check before you post!
We hope you have found our best practice on creating a proposal helpful.
Remember, always dedicate proper time to a project proposal. It’s the piece of work you need to do that will enable your client to choose you from their consideration set of service providers, so make it a good one!
With backgrounds in marketing and advertising, here at MeasureMatch we have a really good grounding in the difference a well-crafted project brief can make
Your success is our success. It's trite and a truism, we know, but important all the same. Just like "the customer is always right".