I was at work recently when the power went out. Since I’m the plant electrician, the power company kept me informed on my smartphone. But, a call came in during the outage that wasn’t from the power company.
It was from a potential client, asking about a case study project. Since I was “out of the office,” we talked briefly and set up a phone call for the following week. Then, I wrote my case study proposal and emailed it to her.
Writing a proposal or quote is a part of the client onboarding process. Some freelancers skip these vital documents for one reason or another. Not good.
Even on small projects, they’re important.
They’re not that difficult to write once you’ve done one or two. They don’t need to include a lot of detail on some parts of the project. But, they do need to cover the important stuff.
In this article, I’ll break down my proposal writing procedure. We’ll look at the key information you need to include and why.
By the time we’re through, you’ll have a clear, actionable plan for writing proposals and quotes.
First, let’s look at defining the project scope.