Nobody’s born knowing how to write a great proposal. Invariably we learn through trial and error, which I’m sure you’ll agree isn’t the best way to learn. One of the reasons I decided to publish The Designer’s Guide to Proposals free on the blog was to help design professionals get over this immense hurdle. I think every creative professional should understand how to write a winning proposal. So to aid the process I’ve put together: The Ultimate Proposal Cheatsheet and here it is for FREE!
If there's one thing guaranteed to ruin your day, it's losing out on a contract. Rejection smarts. But wouldn't it be nice to know why you lost out? Wouldn't you like to know why all those hours spent writing kick-ass proposal were wasted?
As part of the research for my new book The Designer's Guide to Proposals I've been interviewing a hand picked bunch of talented folks. People who over the years have refined and nailed their proposal process. Do you want to win more proposals?
In our endless search for the perfect client we inevitably send out a lot of proposals, lots and lots of proposals. But how many of them are winners? We invest valuable time in writing and designing them, time that we hope will further our careers as designers and help to take us closer to creating the perfect pitch and a winning proposal.