How to increase your chances of achieving a recommended proposal

As a freelancer, how can you make sure that your proposal receives the recommended tag? We’ve gathered some valuable tips to help freelancers increase their chances of getting their proposals recommended by us.

6 tips to boost your proposals

  1. Ensure the proposal amount is as close to the project budget as possible.
  2. Gain repeat buyers. If you’ve worked together in the past, you’re more likely to be relevant to the buyer. This will also make fees drop – awesome!
  3. Make sure that your skill set matches the requirements of the project.
  4. Continuously deliver happy clients. If you have demonstrated that you are keeping your clients happy, then it’s more likely we will recommend you. Especially if your good track record matches the category of the project.
  5. Answer any interview questions that the buyer has requested. This is not mandatory but will clearly help improve your proposal relevance.
  6. Tailor your proposal to each project. Make sure you don’t use a generic description.

The final point is worth noting. Proposals will rank lower if the proposal text closely matches your other proposals. If you send the exact same proposal multiple times, each time only changing the greeting (“Hello Bob”, “Hello Sam”, etc), these proposals will be ranked lower, and therefore have a much lower chance of being recommended. We’re not suggesting that you shouldn’t use templates, but just make sure that you tailor the proposal to the project you’re applying for.

Finally, keep in mind that missing a couple of the above tips doesn’t necessarily mean that your proposal won’t get recommended. However, you should consider these points when you’re putting together your next proposal.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure that you have a much higher chance of getting your proposals accepted by buyers.

Now, let’s get some proposals under the spotlight!

Yannis
My mission at PPH is to bridge the gap between Business and IT and lead the Engineering teams towards the implementation of the company’s strategy and vision. My two favourite words: "continuous improvement"
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Rajesh Sharma
Rajesh Sharma
12 Apr 2019

Thank you giving me tips about freelancing.

Natalie
Natalie
Editor
Reply to  Rajesh Sharma
12 Apr 2019

Hello Rajesh! We are always here for you! Happy we could help 🙂

Revamp
Revamp
Reply to  Natalie
12 Apr 2019

Many times even if we are very specific about the Bid, we still did not get the revert?? What can be the reason??

Natalie
Natalie
Editor
Reply to  Revamp
12 Apr 2019

Hello! Our AI algorithm takes into consideration more than 20 parameters. By following the above tips, you can increase the probability of your proposal being recommended but, like all algorithms, it cannot be guaranteed that it will be recommended. Please review our blog post about the way spotlight proposals work under our platform by clicking here.

Revamp
Revamp
12 Apr 2019

I always prefer tailor made proposals and have always submitted one. I don’t believe in templates.
I really like your suggestion for the greeting text.

Thanks.

Asif Iftekhar
Asif Iftekhar
12 Apr 2019

Well described post. Thanks for sharing this useful information about freelancing. As always awesome content, I love reading your articles, much appreciated!

Bilal Qayyum Butt
Bilal Qayyum Butt
12 Apr 2019

Thanks.I used to send bespoke proposal every time. I have been considered 80% by the clients. The reason why I received replies is to answering them to the point and addresses the pains.

Thanks,

Mizan
Mizan
12 Apr 2019

we are more pleased when PPH give us some as like tips. Happy with this tips.

Mizan
Mizan
12 Apr 2019

Hello Natalie
will i know how to earn a refer link from a client ( I mean when singup complete and invoice paid from a client) ..?

With Best.

Natalie
Natalie
Editor
Reply to  Mizan
12 Apr 2019

Hello Mizan. If you are referring to our referral program I would advise you to have a look under our Terms and Conditions by clicking here. Thank you!

Mizan
Mizan
Reply to  Natalie
12 Apr 2019

Thank you.
I have see before I’m not clear ( PPH available upon checkout ) ..
( The equivalent of £30 will be credited to their PPH account. Said amount can only be used as a form of credit for purchases on PPH available upon checkout to users invited to PPH via our referral programme.)

With Best
Mizan

Arsalan M.
Arsalan M.
12 Apr 2019

Do profile (cert) rankings effects this? i have seen Top cert’s proposals gets accepted mostly even after the normal cert profiles sent the most customized & relevant proposals with competitive rates. Is your AI algorithm recommending the top profiles only or doing justice with the others as well? From buyer perspective, i would choose anyone only on the behalf of Cert he or she have. I would choose someone if: – He/she addressed the requirement in the proposal – Provide relevant solution or strategy – Have experience on the relevant project or should have enough confidence to get it done.… Read more »

Natalie
Natalie
Editor
Reply to  Arsalan M.
16 Apr 2019

Hello Arsalan! No, this does not affect your CERT as it does not directly affect the proposal ranking. Even so, the AI algorithm does take into account a Freelancer’s past reviews, and so does CERT. Thank you.

Sobia
Sobia
12 Apr 2019

Tips are Great especially sharing same proposal again n again looses points.
Write proposal according to requirements/project.

One thing I want to add

‘Ask Questions from client about project’
Or
‘Send Suggestions to client about project’

Happy Proposaling 😀 😀

George Munyasia
George Munyasia
Reply to  Sobia
17 Jul 2019

Noted Sobia, thanks for the added insights.

Hassan
Hassan
Reply to  Sobia
12 Nov 2019

good comments sobia

Abul Hashem
Abul Hashem
13 Apr 2019

Thanks for giving me such as tips for improving my freelancing.

Marshia
Marshia
13 Apr 2019

Nice advice,Thanks

S M. MOHABBOT HASAN
S M. MOHABBOT HASAN
13 Apr 2019

I have dropped all the marketplace after coming to #pph. I am so much happy to be here. I think support team Ninja is just wow. But you need to be more careful of refund processor.
Thanks for the article.

Natalie
Natalie
Editor
Reply to  S M. MOHABBOT HASAN
15 Apr 2019

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy you are part of our community!

Md Sibbir Ahmed
Md Sibbir Ahmed
13 Apr 2019

Thank you very much

Jeff Loki
Jeff Loki
14 Apr 2019

Thanks for your excellent guide lines.

Natalie
Natalie
Editor
Reply to  Jeff Loki
15 Apr 2019

Our pleasure Jeff!

Shantoy
Shantoy
14 Apr 2019

Thank you

Tarikul Islam
Tarikul Islam
14 Apr 2019

my application aclive now

imad
imad
Reply to  Tarikul Islam
14 Jan 2020

DearTariq

I need help as I am new to join the PPH.

Fayzan Asad
Fayzan Asad
24 May 2019

Impressive…! You have got a point, People must be ignoring these minor things while submitting the proposals.

Amit
Amit
01 Jul 2019

But I think PPH must give at least 30 credits for each freelancers. You can see 15 credits are not sufficient. Also we freelancers are not able to purchase extra credit because we are poor.

George Munyasia
George Munyasia
Reply to  Amit
17 Jul 2019

Very true Amit. They should increase the number of credits surely.

Amer.K
Amer.K
07 Jul 2019

Great help. Thanks PPH

Shreeram Navase
Shreeram Navase
07 Jul 2019

Any tips who joined as a fresher? I hv just joined today.

George Munyasia
George Munyasia
Reply to  Shreeram Navase
17 Jul 2019

Take the free PPH-ready test, Shreeram

mohima akter
mohima akter
14 Aug 2019

Thank you .

Hassan
Hassan
Reply to  mohima akter
12 Nov 2019

very nice

Sylvia Mutale Mutale
Sylvia Mutale Mutale
07 Oct 2019

Thanks for tips on freelancing, and very happy to be on this platform and be part of this growing PPH family!

Lydia Noronha
Lydia Noronha
11 Nov 2019

Thanks for your lovely tips it’s very helpful.

Muhammad Uzair
Muhammad Uzair
05 Feb 2020

Thank You So Much for tips

Mukhamad Ermawanto
Mukhamad Ermawanto
05 Feb 2020

Thank you for accepting me joining this group

dinesh
dinesh
03 May 2020

thank for your tips ,,it really helpful for me..

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