This is the template I use in my proposals http://goo.gl/9EKwqa.

I cover many points and try to figure out the client problem. Also I mention my previous experience, what can I bring to project and group each thing in short and long versions to client can read in an easier way what I write.

Do you see any thing I can improve in the way I am doing my proposals?

  • Paste has been removed?!
    – Peter MV
    Jan 25, 2015 at 8:46
  • hmmm, that's weird, I will try another service
    – sites
    Jan 25, 2015 at 14:58
  • It's there now.
    – Peter MV
    Jan 25, 2015 at 19:38

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I found nothing bad in this bid. Maybe some stylistic things in English language which made me not understand what you said immediately, but other than that the bid is OK.

Now, what you will realize that winning bid does not exist. As simple as this. Sometimes clients want long bid, sometimes short, sometimes they don't even read cause they had bad experience with guys from your region, etc. We as bidders don't know this background so the best is to create original bid (not copy/paste) and try to guess what this client wants in this bid.

I have won projects with 2-page long bids, but also with bids like "I made similar project. Check it: URL. Let me know if you're interested". Even more, I have won dozens of projects like this.

A few days ago I read that winning the project on sites like odesk/elance means that you have to send dozens of bids to win a few of them. Of course, this does not mean spam bids or begging bids, but quality ones.

  • thanks, would you mind telling me which are the stylistic things?
    – sites
    Jan 25, 2015 at 19:56
  • Cover letter, no 4. But please check with native speakers first. English is not my native, thou I speak it fluently.
    – Peter MV
    Jan 25, 2015 at 20:26

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