Why freelance businesses use a proposal tool instead of Microsoft Word
Many freelance still use Microsoft Word or some other word processor to create their quotations. 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 quotation 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 quotation 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 quotations with the right tool: Read more why Microsoft Word is not the best way to create proposals
If you're a Freelance and need to create proposals for prospects who hire freelancers like you, our free sample proposal template shows an example of how to pitch your services. The scope of the proposal includes sections and is completely customizable with no software or technical skills required. Sign-up for free to get access to the proposal template and start creating winning Freelance proposals today.
Advantages of a proposal tool:
Unique beautiful and convincing
Automate the sales process and save time when making quotations
Start sending unique online proposals with greater chances of success
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"As a Marketing Agency you are looking for an alternative way to present your proposals in a unique way. A few years ago we started making creative proposals in Offorte. In our opinion the ideal software to do it differently than others, and to show your company just a little bit more than the traditional Word proposal. The big advantage is that you will immediately receive your proposal and general terms and conditions signed."
Erwin van Hulten
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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 freelance sector
If you’re working as a Freelance and you’re struggling to make a profit, it’s time to take a look at your proposal software. You may not even be aware of it, but if you don’t have the right tools in place, you could be costing yourself money. Your prospects could be going with your competitors because they think your quotes are too low or the design is too boring. Or maybe they don’t like how much work it takes to get through them. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to look at your proposal software and see what you can do to improve your prospects’ experience with you.
A freelancer is a person who provides professional services to clients on a contract basis. The term "freelance" is derived from the basic concept of freelance, which is that the freelancer does not have an employer, works instead for multiple clients, and therefore is "free" from being tied to one employer. Freelance work is one of the major components of the sharing economy. Freelancers are not employed by the companies whose services they provide, but often engage in a type of peer-to-peer relationship. Many freelancers find their work through word-of-mouth and networking, in an assignment that may last months or years. Others advertise their services in the form of flyers, posters, or online ads. In some cases, they have to compete with unlicensed competitors who may offer lower rates. Freelance workers include web designers, business consultants, engineers, programmers, writers, and even lawyers. Today, about a third of all new jobs are created by freelancers. According to Elance and Upwork – two major freelance websites – there are more than three million people earning money through freelancing. It has been estimated that over 80% of corporate learning happens outside the classroom. As a result, enterprises are looking for better ways to engage with freelance talent. The emergence of online marketplaces that link freelancers with companies represents a potential opportunity for businesses to quickly build up a workforce with just the skills they need when they need them.