Why content marketing businesses use a proposal tool instead of Microsoft Word
Many content marketing still use Microsoft Word or some other word processor to create their business proposals. A previously created template is modified manually and then sent as a PDF. Sounds easy, but in practice this takes a lot of time, the chance of errors is high and you no longer have insight into your business proposal after sending.
With the use of a proposal tool it has become a lot easier and better for entrepreneurs. You still use templates as a basis, but now you have a full content library in which you can search and reuse texts. The chance of errors is minimal due to smart automation. And after sending you can still adjust your business proposal and you will get insight when your customer views the proposal. The modern interactive presentation options make an impression and the option to digitally sign makes it very easy for a customer to agree.
The following blog will elaborate on how to make perfect business proposals with the right tool: Read more why Microsoft Word is not the best way to create proposals
If you're a content company, our free sample proposal template will provide you with an example for how to pitch your services. The scope of the proposal includes sections and all of our templates are completely customizable. Sign-up for free to get access to the content marketing proposal template and start creating winning proposals today.
Advantages of a proposal tool:
Distinguish yourself from the competitor with impressive smart proposals
Automate the quotation process & save time when making quotations
Start sending smart proposals with a higher chance of success
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"Where we used to work with Word and Excel, we now use Offorte. Using Offorte makes it super easy for us to create custom proposals. In no time an offer is ready, sent and approved online. In Offorte we can also see exactly which proposals have yet to be sent, are online, have been approved or have been rejected. Offorte saves us time and gives us an overview."
Yvonne van Hemert
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A business proposal example that can be used as a starting point for different target groups and companies. In addition to an open and modern design, the content is of course also very important.
You make a proposal by clearly summarising the benefits for the customer. Just as an accountant can give direction to the entrepreneur, the proposal gives direction to the collaboration.
Perfect accounting includes correct, complete figures. A proposal must be like the accountant's balance sheet: complete, error-free and customer-oriented.
Coaching is personal and completely customised, adapted to the wishes and needs of the customer. A personal offer to start the collaboration is a must.
With Offorte it is possible to fully implement a corporate identity in the proposal view, whether it is a colorful style or very dark, with the proposal templates you are flexible to adapt it to your business.
Busy days and complex schedules are part of a handymen company. Save some time by making your proposals with a proposal tool. You also immediately distinguish yourself from the competition and show your customer friendliness.
The playing field of marketing today is largely online. With an online proposal program you make the customer journey suitable and surprise your customers.
Travel agencies sell atmosphere and life experiences. The right interactive proposal stimulates the imagination and gives customers a preview of the journey to come.
View the sample proposal from a software as a service company that developed an app for the travel industry.
For a training agency, providing customisation is one of the most important aspects. The client must recognise himself in the proposal content.
proposals from web design companies count many pages where parts are always standard and a part is specifically tailored for the prospect. The Offorte content library makes it a lot easier to write a good offer.
Quality, price, advice, experience, knowledge and good service are important distinguishing factors for companies. You must make this clear when making a business proposal.
Why smart software is important for businesses in the content marketing sector
Companies of type Content Marketing can benefit from a dedicated proposal software. Writing a quote or proposal can be difficult, but with the right tools it’s much easier. Content companies need to show their prospects that they are capable of creating great content and providing quality services that will help them grow their business. The quotation software they use needs to be able to help them win more clients and get more jobs. The proposal software that is on the market today allows companies to create documents that are beautiful, professional, and functional.
Content marketing is a form of marketing in which the content produced for the sake of marketing attracts attention and generates demand for a product or service. Content marketing is primarily about creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. It is also known as "owned media" or "self-media". It is not an alternative to traditional advertising but rather a complement to it. According to research by MarketingProfs, 92% of B2B marketers who are "very familiar" with content marketing believe that content marketing generates leads, with 89% believing that it generates sales and 84% believing that it builds awareness.