How do I submit a bid?
Submitting a bid is fast and easy. The process takes approximately less than 2 minutes to enter the data.
After finding project you like
Once you find a project you like, here’s how to submit a bid:
- Click the Submit a bid button on the employer’s project.
Bid amount, delivery period, and note to employer
Once you clicked on bid button a popup windows show up, you need to follow those instructions:
- Set your bid amount, delivery period, keeping in mind that the client will see your full rate
- Write note to the client – most freelancers take this opportunity to tell the client why they should want to work with you on this project.
- Answer any screening questions the client may ask.
- Click the Submit a bid button.
Writing a proper bid note to employer
Your bid proposal should clearly express your interest in and highlight your suitability to the project you are bidding on.
Follow these tips for writing a proper bid proposal to increase your chances of getting that project you are eager to start working on.
● Tailor your content. Let the employer know that you have thoroughly read the project details and understood what is being required. Make sure that your proposal is relevant to the tasks specified on the project description. Explain your time frame and budget estimates in relation to what the employer wants done. Ask questions if you want something clarified.
● Introduce yourself. Give a short background of yourself, your passion and/or profession and state how these complement your work performance. Present yourself in a professional manner and try to add a little touch of your personality in your writing.
● Highlight your qualifications. Mention your relevant work experiences and include samples of similar work you have done in the past. Invite the employer to visit your portfolio so they can see firsthand if your brand of work matches what they are looking for.
● Keep it concise. Make your proposal short but meaty. Include only relevant information highlighting your suitability to the job and any details that the employer might have requested.
● Be sincere. A little self-confidence is a good thing, but over-the-top claims is not likely to impress anyone. Be honest about your skills and qualifications to ensure that the employer will truly get what has been promised.
● Proofread. Double check if you have provided all the key information. Review your grammar and spelling for a perfect first impression.
What to avoid when bidding
You should refrain from doing any of the following practices to avoid incurring penalties.
● Using generic proposals (bids with the exact same content) on multiple projects
● Bidding on and accepting projects you do not have the required expertise on
● Bidding with a very low amount and increasing the amount significantly once awarded
● Giving out or asking for contact information in your bid