Are you a freelancer considering looking beyond your regular clients to leverage the opportunities presented by the service-based economy? Here are our best tips for writing a Winning Upwork Job Proposal in 2022.
Today, I will be talking to you about the elements of a winning proposal in 2022 and beyond. Now, this is a very exciting topic for me. It’s one of my favorite things to talk about because I believe that being able to write great proposals is key to your success on Upwork.
First and foremost, let’s briefly go over what you will learn in this article. I’ll tell you how to stand out and get clients to notice your proposal, even if you’re new to Upwork. You’ll also learn to show clients you’re a good fit for their projects. And again, that’s even if you’re a beginner here on Upwork. Three, how to position yourself as an authority based on your work, including those who may not have a big portfolio just yet. Four, I’ll l tell you how to answer screening questions expertly.
And if you’re still new to Upwork and aren’t quite sure what those are, don’t worry. I’ll be explaining that too. And finally, I’ll even tell you some next steps to help you put this knowledge into action. We’re about to get into it, but first real quick, for those of you who may not know me, here’s a brief overview of my work. I’ve personally earned 100 of 10000 dollars here on Upwork, including over $100,000 in just 12 months. And I don’t say that to brag, But just to let you know that I’m no stranger to this stuff. Many major publications have also featured my work, including Inc, Bloomberg, and many others. I also have a popular blog called Freelance To Win, where I share Upwork-related strategies and tips with hundreds of thousands of freelancers each year from all over the world and from different backgrounds, industries, and experience levels. So I believe that these strategies I’m gonna show you will be widely applicable. I’m a writer, yet these strategies are properly applied and adopted.
It can be effective in any work category. Okay, so given that this talk is about how to write a winning proposal in 2022 and beyond, let’s talk briefly about what we can expect in 2022 and beyond. Well, it’s a safe bet to assume that clients will be busier than ever before. We also know clients today have unprecedented choices when hiring freelancers. More people are freelancing right now than ever before, and we can expect that trend to continue. And finally, when it comes to hiring freelancers,
Clients have higher expectations than they did in the past. How do we know that? Because as people are given more choices, they also begin to naturally expect better results from those choices. This is sometimes known as the paradox of choice. Now, and this is very important, there’s also a tremendous upside to these trends because there are also more clients, more projects, and more excellent opportunities than ever before, including more opportunities for us to stand out and impress clients.
And I believe the best way to do that is with a powerful, concise proposal. One of the best things about the approaches I’m going to show you is that they’re fairly easy to learn and implement. Some approaches that used to work well may not be as effective going forward, again, given the unprecedented level of busyness and expectations clients now have. In the next slide, we will get right into it, and I’ll show you how I write proposals.
Start With Right Way
But first, for it to make the most sense, I want to set some context for you. So here you can see my big-picture game plan because my proposal isn’t just a proposal. It’s a part of an overall process I have for acquiring new clients here on Upwork. Specifically, my proposals are not designed to be deal closers. In other words, I’m not trying to get hired off my proposal alone. Rather, my proposals are designed to start a conversation and then hopefully get a response from the client.
And assuming all goes well, I will discuss the project further with them. I liked this approach for a couple of reasons. I can’t know if the project is a good fit for me and vice versa until I talk to the client. So it would not make sense for me to go into a hard sell where I try to get hired right there in my proposal when I need to explore if there’s even a good fit. And the other reason I liked this approach is that. It’s a modern approach in that I can keep my proposals very brief, very streamlined, which works nicely with those conditions we discussed earlier of clients being busier than ever, having more choices than ever before, and so on. Now let’s talk about the specific elements of a winning proposal. You can see I’ve broken it down into just three basic elements.
One is a brief introduction. This is going to be your icebreaker. Something that draws the client in so they read the rest of your proposal. The second element is proof that you can do a great job for the client. This is going to be the real meat of your proposal. The part that makes the client say, “Wow.” And three, a clear call to action, which is a simple way to prompt clients to respond to your proposal, which, again, is the main goal of my proposals. Now, let’s dive deeper And take an in-depth look at each element along with specific examples and guidelines for how to put them into action. We’ll start naturally with the first element, a brief introduction.
How to create an effective proposal?
First, let’s break down the goals of your brief introduction. So, of course, we want to get the client’s attention, which is very important, but we also want to start building rapport. We’re trying to make a connection. And finally, and this is an underrated one, we want to show the client- we read their job post because many freelancers, believe it or not, don’t do that. They may copy and paste the generic proposal that has little or nothing to do with the client’s actual job posts. And the client is going to wonder whether the freelancer even read the job post before applying.
And in many cases, it seems like they did not. So showing the client you read their posts is a small gesture that can go a long way. So those are the main goals we’re trying to squeeze out of this brief introduction. And I’ve got a couple of simple, elegant ways to do that that only take a few seconds to implement. Okay, so the first is something I call the personal connection introduction. I’ll show you examples in just a second, but the personal connection introduction is a spontaneous statement unique to the client or situation. Think of it as a kind of conversation starter. For example, it can be a genuine compliment, a statement of empathy, talking about something you have in common, or anything along those lines. Here you can see some real examples. The first one is from a proposal where I responded to a job post from a client who was about to launch a product. The second one was shown to me on LinkedIn by an IT professional writing to a client whose website had unfortunately been hacked.
And the third one is my standard intro Whenever I’m responding to a job invite from a client. Notice how these are brief and straightforward, yet they work quite well. Sometimes, there just isn’t an opportunity to use the personal connection introduction because not every job post is conducive to it. When that’s the case, I have another go-to intro I like to use. I call this the affirmation approach. The affirmation approach is even simpler because you just repeat back whatever the client said they needed in their job posts.
In addition to being simple and easy, it takes just about 10 seconds to do. It’s also universally applicable. Unlike the personal connection, you can use it in any situation. It’s not quite as powerful as the personal connection intro, but it is a solid backup. Okay, nowhere you can see some examples of the affirmation approach in action. “Hi, I see you’re looking for a developer proficient in Ruby on Rails and AngularJS to complete an existing project.”
“Hi, I see you’re looking for an editor to tighten up your manuscript.” “Hi, I see you need help setting up Zapier automation.” Again, as you can see, this is a very straightforward approach, yet it doesn’t work well. Okay, let’s walk through some quick guidelines to help you when you’re writing your brief introduction. As you can see from my examples, I generally try to keep my introductions short. I keep it simple. And it’s also important not to try too hard.
Sometimes I’ll see freelancers try to use these approaches, and they get too fancy. For example, they may try to force some sort of personal connection when there isn’t an opportunity for it. And it can come off as unnatural or, worse, disingenuous. I also sometimes see people try to get too fancy with their affirmation approach. For example, they may go too far and put words in the client’s mouth instead of repeating what the client has asked for.
Another thing I’ll sometimes see is people trying to combine these two approaches. And that just doesn’t work either. So remember to keep it simple. Okay, let’s move on to the second element of a winning proposal, proof you can do a great job. The best, most effective way I know of is to show clients one or more relevant examples of your work right in your proposal. Showing an example of relevant work is so powerful for several reasons.
The Standard Format
First of all, it instantly shows off your skills in a tangible way compared to simply telling the client that you’re qualified to work on their job. It also alleviates one of the client’s biggest concerns because clients are always wondering, can this freelancer do a good job, not just on any project, but on my project in particular? And so when you show them an example of your work that’s relevant to their needs or similar to what they need, it’s almost like letting them look into a crystal ball and predict the future because they can see the results you achieved on a similar piece of work. And finally, showing a relevant example of work helps you stand out because, in my experience, most freelancers don’t do it. So the client will appreciate seeing that relevant work example from you, especially if they’ve already read through a bunch of proposals that did not contain one. Now, sometimes when I talk about this subject, people will protest a little.
They’ll say, “But Danny, I’m new to Upwork, or I’m new to freelancing altogether, and I don’t have a big portfolio to work with.” And to that, I say, first of all, the work you show does not have to be work you’ve done for clients on Upwork. It doesn’t even have to be work you’ve done for clients. It can be something you did for a friend, relative, or a nonprofit, or it can even be something you just did for yourself, something you did for fun, or just something you did to build up your portfolio. Yes, that is allowed. For example, last year, I noticed many jobs were posted for copywriters who could write landing pages for apps. So I looked through my portfolio, and guess what? I’d never written a landing page for an app before. So can you guess what I did? I wrote a landing page for an app. I came up with the idea for an app, And I wrote some landing page copy about it. The app does not exist, at least not outside of my mind, but the landing page copy I wrote is real, and I used it to get quite a few jobs. So this is something anyone can do, and you do not need a big portfolio to pull it off. Another thing some people will say to me regarding showing a relevant example of work is they’ll say, “Danny, I can see how this would work for creative types like writers or designers, but I’m neither of those things.
What should a winning proposal contain?
So what should I do?” And my answer to that is I have helped freelancers in just about every category of work imaginable, and I have yet to discover a profession where it is not possible to show clients a tangible, relevant example of your work. You can see a few specific examples on the screen here, and there are many more examples. I could spend all day making a list of them, but this should at least spark some ideas for you. So, for example, a social media manager can show screenshots of posts that are relevant to what a client is looking for. A marketing professional could create a marketing funnel and show that to clients. I once saw a lawyer here on Upwork who cleverly showed clients examples of contracts she’d worked on. And of course, she removed any personal info from those, but clients could physically see her work, which was great. An Excel specialist could do something similar to that, except, of course, with spreadsheets. A proofreader can show before and after examples of their work and on and on. The list of ideas is truly never-ending. So by this point, hopefully, I’ve convinced you of the power of showing relevant work examples in your proposals. Now, let’s talk about how I do it.
I kept it highly relevant to what the client needed, an email series to help him sell an online course. This has some tremendous benefits. It increases the perceived value of your work because guess what? This stuff may not be obvious to clients when they see your work. You are a professional at what you do, but they probably don’t have the same knowledge and expertise you do. And in any case, clients will appreciate the fact that you went out of your way to highlight some key points. And they’ll also be very happy to see how knowledgeable you are about the work they need to be done. So tour guiding helps you position yourself as an authority on your work, which is a very attractive quality clients are looking for. And finally, tour guiding gives clients a better idea of the type of work they can expect from you, assuming they hire you. So this sets you up for success in delivering on their expectations once you’re hired. Once you get used to tour guiding, it becomes second nature. But in the meantime, when you’re sitting there writing your proposal, here are some questions you can ask yourself that will help you tour guide clients most effectively. One, what makes this work relevant to the client? Two, what did you learn from working on it? Three, what makes it a quality piece of work? Four, is there anything that makes it unique or stands out? Five, did it achieve any specific result?
And know that this can even be an intangible result like the client loved it so much. They immediately rehired me for another project. And finally, did someone else say something good about it? If so, you can use that as a testimonial for your work. Please remember that these questions are only intended to spark your imagination. You do not need to answer all of them. Even one or two can work quite well. Now, with everything I’ve just told you, if for whatever reason you are truly, absolutely unable to show a client a relevant example of your work, But you honestly believe you are qualified to work on their project anyway, I’m going to give you an alternative strategy for writing a proposal in that case. However, please note that this is not ideal though it is something I may do from time to time. And so what you can do in that case is talk about a relevant work experience instead. Again, it doesn’t work as well, and there is a bit of risk involved because it lacks that glimpse into the future aspect we discussed earlier.
Because the client doesn’t see a completed piece of work, you’ve done. So they don’t know exactly what to expect from you if they hire you. So I consider this approach to be somewhat advanced, and you should only use it if you’re extremely confident that you can do a great job for the client if hired. In the right situations, it can work quite well, and here are some ways to do it. You can tell a story about your previous experience or about a relevant piece of work you’ve done. You can talk about the result you’ve achieved or helped someone else achieve through your work. You can use a testimonial to back up your previous experience. And these last two bullets. Now, notice that I’ve bolded these because I think these are key if you’re going to use this approach, and these are sharing your knowledge or expertise and offering one or more helpful suggestions for the client’s project.
And by that, I mean, Preferably specific suggestions for their situation and goals. And I liked those last two bullet points, especially because they give some of that glimpse into the future aspect of your proposal because at least clients can see your thought process and how you might approach their job. You also can position yourself as an authority because when you’re sharing your knowledge or offering helpful suggestions, you’re not just telling the client about your experience. You’re also showing them that you know what you’re talking about. And by the way, even if you show a client a relevant example of your work, you can also combine that with any of the approaches on this screen to make it even more powerful. Okay, now here is an example of a proposal where I use this approach. In this case, the client wanted someone to write a few chatbots scripts for a car dealership.
I had never written a chatbot script, But I am a professional writer. And I also have some relevant experience in this area because I used to work at a car dealership. And one of my duties in that job was doing live chats with customers on the dealership’s website. So you can say that I was sort of a human chatbot. And so, I felt like I would be a perfect fit. But of course, since I had never written a chatbot script, I did not have any relevant examples of work to show the client. So I decided to talk about my relevant experience instead.
But notice, I didn’t just say that I had experienced it. I still proved it. And I did that by sharing my specific knowledge and expertise in this area and offering a specific suggestion. So really, even though I did not show the client any relevant work example when he reads this, he will realize that I have a deep understanding of what he is trying to accomplish and how to make it happen. This proposal did lead me to get hired for the job.
Sending a proposal
And I was able to do a great job for the client, but it still would have been a better proposal if I had included a relevant example of my work. Now, one thing that’s very cool about the techniques I’ve just shown you is that in addition to using them in your cover letter as a portion of your proposals, you can also use them when writing your answers to screening questions. And real quick here, in case you aren’t familiar with screening questions, these are questions that you’re required to answer for some proposals. When a client posts a job, it’s up to them whether or not to include screening questions. And you can see an example here on the screen of what it looks like when a job post does include those. So here is an example of a type of screening question that tends to be fairly common, along with what I consider a very good answer. And by the way, this is from a proposal written by one of my students who permitted me to share it. And this was a successful proposal, resulting in my student getting hired. So anyway, as you can see, the client is asking basically, do you have experience with this type of work? And then, my student handled it beautifully. Not by saying yes but also by talking specifically about her experience, sharing her knowledge, showing a relevant example of work, and highlighting a specific achievement. Here’s another example
Again, from one of my students who also ended up being hired for this job. And this one is a bit different. In this case, you can see that there’s a personal connection introduction, which is a pretty neat way to answer a screening question. She then shares her knowledge and shows her expertise while highlighting relevant work experience. Excellent stuff. Okay, I am moving along. Let’s dig into winning proposal element number three, a clear call to action.
A call to action is simply
A way to end your proposal in a way that prompts clients to respond. So instead of just hoping they’ll respond, it’s better to give them a little nudge that will make them more likely to respond. Now, there are two ways I usually do this. One, I may ask a question about the project, which, when done right, will prompt the client to write back to me. And the other approach I may use is that I may invite the client to a brief call to discuss the project further.
This is one of the easier aspects of writing a winning proposal, but there are still a few important details to pay attention to get this right. First, let’s quickly go over the benefits of using a clear call to action. We’ve already discussed one of these, which is simply that it makes it more likely clients will respond to your proposals. But there’s more. If you use a call to action in the way, I’m told, show you, and You’ll also be moving the conversation forward, which is exactly where you want it to go. I hear from many freelancers who maybe write a good proposal and may even get some responses, but they often tell me that the conversation never seems to go anywhere. That’s because you need to move the conversation forward. You can’t just wait and hope the client will do it. And a clear call to action is very helpful in doing that. And finally, the two types of call to action I just showed you are either asking a clarifying question Or inviting the client to a call to discuss the project in more detail. Notice how they both convey your interest in the project. And this is a very good thing because clients like it when you’re interested in their project. All else being equal, the freelancer who shows the most genuine interest is the one who’s most likely to get hired. So here, you can see a very simple example of how I successfully put this approach into action by asking a simple, clarifying question that the client then responded to quickly.
In this case, I didn’t wanna go straight for the call because while I was potentially interested in this job, I needed to know a little more about it before committing to a call. And again, it ended up working out very well. Some quick guidelines that can help you with your calls to action. First of all, I usually use just one call to action per proposal. I either ask a question or ask for the call. Not both.
Similarly, I also usually limit myself to asking just one question. Remember, as I mentioned earlier, I’m just trying to start a conversation, and I don’t wanna overwhelm the client with tons of questions. Though some people have told me they do well with several questions. So, of course, you should always feel free to go with whatever works best for you. And don’t be afraid to try different things. Now, when I ask clients a question, I want to make sure it’s not something arbitrary.
Questions should aim to clarify one or more aspects of the job. And I like to make it fairly easy for the client to respond. Recall my question from the previous slide, where I simply asked the client what he would be selling. Okay, let’s just recap and take a bird’s eye view of the three elements in action. Notice again how I begin with a simple brief introduction. I moved to share a relevant piece of work I’ve done.
To prove that I can do a great job. I also tour guide the client through the work explaining why it’s relevant and talking about key points that I know he’ll be interested in, which shows my expertise. And, of course, that highlights the quality of the work. Finally, I end with a clear call of action, in this case, a simple clarifying question. This proposal took me just a few minutes to write, and it resulted in a win for both myself and the client.
Avoiding the following mistakes
Now, one thing you may have noticed is that my proposals generally do not contain. Specifically, I usually do not discuss details like timeline or schedule. I generally do not offer to do the work. For example, some freelancers will say, “I can start on this right away.” I don’t do that because I don’t know if there’s a good fit yet. I may suspect there’s a good fit, but I don’t know until after talking to the client. So I’m not going to go into details about scheduling and other kinds of fine print items in my proposal. And this has a secondary benefit of keeping my proposal succinct. They’ve got stuff in there that clients love without bogging them down with details in this preliminary phase. Once I get clients on a call, we discuss the fine print when it’s more appropriate if I feel there’s a good fit. On that note, I’ve created a special free mini-course
Exclusively for readers of this presentation. It’s called simply What to Do When Clients Respond to Your Proposals. And this will help you take the next steps once you start getting those responses. In this free mini-course, I’ll teach you what I say to clients immediately after they respond to my proposals, how I get them on a call for further discussion, tips for impressing clients on the call, how to close the deal, which is of course very important and more.
How do I write an attractive proposal on Upwork?
As a freelancer, one of the most important skills you can have is the ability to write a winning proposal. After all, your proposal is often the first impression a potential client has of you and your work, so it’s essential to make sure it’s a good one!
Here are some tips for writing an attractive proposal on Upwork:
- Start with a strong headline.
Your headline is the first thing a potential client will see, so make sure it’s attention-grabbing and relevant to the project.
- Keep it short and sweet.
Nobody wants to read a long, drawn-out proposal – keep yours to the point and easy to read.2Highlight your relevant skills and experience.
Make sure to showcase your skills and experience relevant to the project at hand.
- Use images and videos.
Make your proposal visually appealing by using images and videos.
- Use testimonials.
If you have any positive testimonials from past clients, include them in your proposal.
- Offer a competitive price.
Make sure your price is competitive – remember, you’re competing against other freelancers!
- Personalize your proposal.
Take the time to personalize your proposal for each client. Generic proposals are a turn-off.
Last but not least, make sure to proofread your proposal before sending it off. Typos and grammar errors are a surefire way to lose a potential client.
By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to writing a winning proposal on Upwork!
How do you write a proposal for winning?
You can win anything from a game to a business contract by writing a great proposal. To report a proposal that will increase your chances of winning, follow these tips:
- Keep it Simple
The first rule of writing a winning proposal is to keep it simple. Your bid should be clear and concise, without any unnecessary details. The more complex and confusing your submission is, the less likely it is to be accepted.
- Know Your Audience
It’s important to know who will be reading your proposal and what they are looking for. Tailor your proposal specifically to your audience and their needs.
- Make a Good First Impression
Your proposal’s cover page is the first thing your audience will see, making sure it makes a good impression. Use an eye-catching design and include a summary of what your proposal is about.
- Highlight Your Strengths
In your proposal, be sure to highlight your strengths and successes. This will show your audience that you’re the best person or company for the job.
- Be Professional
Your proposal should be well-written and free of any errors. This will show that you’re professional and detail-oriented and take your work seriously.
- Offer a Solution
Your proposal should offer a solution to your audience’s problem or need. You’re more likely to win if you can show that your proposal will make things better for your audience.
- Include a Call to Action
End your proposal with a call to action, telling your audience what you want them to do next. This could be like “sign here” or “call us today.”
By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to writing a winning proposal.
Define your job and the specific skills you need to do it.
When most people think of a job, they think of a specific role that they perform to earn money. For example, someone might have a job as a cashier, waiter, or teacher. However, a job is much more than just a role. A job is a collection of duties and responsibilities that a person is expected to perform to earn money.
To understand what a job is, it is essential to understand the different types of jobs. There are three main types of jobs: primary, secondary, and tertiary.
Primary jobs are those that are necessary for the survival of a society. They are typically jobs that involve the production of food, water, and shelter. In developed countries, primary jobs make up a small percentage of the workforce because most people do not need to worry about survival.
Secondary jobs are not necessary for survival but are required for the functioning of a society. They are typically jobs that involve manufacturing, transportation, and communication. In developed countries, secondary jobs make up a large percentage of the workforce because a lot of work needs to be done to keep society running smoothly.
Tertiary jobs are not necessary for the survival or functioning of society but are still important. They are typically jobs that involve service, research, and management. In developed countries, tertiary jobs make up a large percentage of the workforce because a lot of work needs to be done to keep society running smoothly.
Now that you understand the different types of jobs, it is essential to understand the necessary skills to perform a job. There are four main types of skills: physical, mental, emotional, and social.
Physical skills are those that involve the use of the body. Examples of physical skills include: walking, running, lifting, and dancing.
Mental skills are those that involve the use of the mind. Examples of cognitive skills include critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision making.
Emotional skills are those that involve the ability to control and express emotions. Examples of emotional skills include self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy.
Social skills are those that involve the ability to interact with others. Examples of social skills include communication, teamwork, and networking.
No matter what type of job you have, it is essential to combine all four types of skills. However, the specific skills you need will vary depending on the kind of job you have. For example, a cashier will need solid physical skills to lift and carry heavy bags of money, but they will also need strong social skills to be able to deal with customers.
If you are unsure of what skills you need for a specific job, the best way to find out is to ask someone who already has the job. They will be able to tell you what skills are necessary to perform the job and how to develop those skills.
Research Upwork’s current job posting process.
Upwork is a freelancing platform that allows businesses to post job openings and freelancers to bid on them. The process is simple: businesses create a job posting, which is then sent out to freelancers who can then apply for the job.
The Upwork job posting process is designed to be simple and straightforward. Businesses can create a job posting in just a few minutes, and freelancers can then apply for the job. The Upwork platform makes it easy to find freelancers who are a good fit for your business, and the job posting process is designed to help businesses find the right freelancer for the job.
If you’re a business that is looking to post a job on Upwork, here’s a step-by-step guide to the process:
- Create an account on Upwork.com.
- Click the “Post a Job” button.
- Enter the job details, including the job title, job description, budget, and other relevant information.
- Once you’re satisfied with the job posting, click the “Publish Job” button.
- Freelancers will then begin applying for the job, and you can review their proposals and portfolios to decide whom you want to work with.
- Once you’ve selected a freelancer, you can award them the job and begin working together.
The Upwork job posting process is designed to be quick and easy, so you can focus on finding the right freelancer for the job. With Upwork, you can find freelancers with the skills and experience you need to get the job done right.
Create a compelling job proposal that highlights your skills and experience.
When you’re trying to land a new job, the proposal you put together is key. It’s your chance to show off your skills and experience and to demonstrate why you’re the right person for the job. Here’s how to create a compelling job proposal that will help you get the job you want.
First, start by doing your research. Find out as much as you can about the company you’re applying to, their needs, and what they’re looking for in a candidate. This will help you tailor your proposal to their specific requirements.
Next, put together a well-written, concise proposal that highlights your skills and experience. Make sure to include any relevant data or statistics that will help back up your claims. And be sure to proofread your proposal carefully before sending it off – you don’t want any typos or errors that could cost you the job.
Finally, follow up with the company after you’ve submitted your proposal. If you don’t hear back right away, don’t be discouraged – sometimes, the hiring process can take a while. But a polite follow-up can help you stay top of mind and increase your chances of getting the job.
With these tips in mind, you can create a job proposal that will help you get the job you want. So get to work, and good luck!
Prepare a resume and cover letter that support your proposal.
When you are applying for a new job, it is important to have a well-written resume and cover letter that support your proposal. This can be a difficult task, but there are some tips that can help you.
First, your resume should be clear and concise. It should list your education, experience, and skills in a way that is easy to read. You should also include any relevant awards or publications.
Next, your cover letter should be specific to the job you are applying for. It should explain why you are a good fit for the position and what you can bring to the company. Be sure to proofread your letter before you send it.
Finally, remember to follow up with your potential employer after you submit your application. A phone call or email can show that you are truly interested in the job.
With these tips, you can create a resume and cover letter that will help you get the job you want.
Follow up with Upwork after submitting your proposal to make sure it was received and evaluated.
If you’ve submitted a proposal to Upwork, the best way to follow up and make sure it was received is to check your email. You should receive an email notification from Upwork once your proposal has been received and is being evaluated. If you don’t receive an email notification, you can still check the status of your proposal by logging into your account and going to the “My Jobs” tab. If your proposal is still listed as “Draft,” it means that Upwork hasn’t received it yet. If it’s listed as “Submitted,” that means Upwork has received it, and it’s under review.
If you want to proactively follow up with Upwork after submitting your proposal, you can always reach out to the client directly through the Upwork platform. If you go to the job posting, you should see the client’s contact information listed. You can send them a message to inquire about the status of your proposal.
Overall, following up after submitting a proposal to Upwork is a good way to stay on top of things and make sure that your proposal has been received and is being evaluated. By checking your email or reaching out to the client directly, you can be confident that your proposal is being given the attention it deserves.
Takeaway: The article gives instructions on how to write a proposal for being accepted on Upwork. It also discusses other mistakes to avoid when submitting your proposal.