Making A Successful Career: 10 Tips For Freelance Proposal Writers


It is an interesting choice to become a freelance writer because you decide your own work hours, tasks, preferences, duties, and work load. You do not have to work with a permanent employer or have to show up at a work place on given routine. It is the kind of job you can even continue sitting at your place. If you are to work as a freelance proposal writer then you need to have the writing skills for a winning proposal. You need to improve the quality of your writing and polish your skills so that people can hire you for the relevant jobs.


This article lists down important tips to help you succeed as a proposal writer in the freelancing industry.


  1. Make your proposal personalized

  2. You can do this by addressing the client by name or the screen name that appears. You can ask your client for the details of the audience of this proposal and add them in a strategic manner in your paper. This helps win over the person and add their interest in your proposal because they think you have gone one-step ahead to create a custom proposal for them.


  3. Talk about the problem to address

  4. A proposal for any job, contract, paper, or academic nature means that there are other people competing for the same thing as well. The reader will not have enough time to waste on reading about your profile or background. You should start talking about the problem you are to address after a small introduction.


  5. Follow the requirements

  6. Stick to the instructions by your client for the proposal because they are the one who will pay you for it.


  7. Have some insight

  8. Carry out some research on your own and have some insight on the problem being answered or the question to tackle


  9. Show why you are better than others

  10. You can do this by referencing the possible works in the proposal that relate to their needs


  11. Ask questions to keep the interest of the reader in your paper

  12. Offer competitive rates and reasonable pricing in the start of your career to increase your chances of being selected

  13. Add research and strong evidence to your paper to make sure your stance has a good support

  14. Stay in touch with your client and ask them if you are moving in the right direction

  15. Edit and proofread

not only a part-time work

Some writers start off doing a few projects that begin as part-time work. As they see their potential they want to know how this can become their full-time job. A few writers are fortunate enough to say they earn enough to make a living. Others may think this is impossible but possibilities are endless. Overall, being a freelance writer is excellent! Some may not have the exact words to describe the feeling, but they can see themselves writing for a very long time. The benefits are great but when you feel this is your calling you feel right at home.

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