Yes! The Project and the Job Proposal are essential parts of the Scripted marketplace - both are required for the content workflow to succeed and for everyone to come out on the other end happy with a job well done.
If you have not worked with a customer before...
Knock their socks off with your proposal. This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Here are a few tips on proposing jobs:
- Propose jobs for projects that do not have any proposals yet, or have a low number of proposals. This gives you a better chance of winning the job.
- Tell the client why you’re an authority, tell them what you plan to write, and if possible link to a few examples of your work that is related.
- Read our proposal best practices!
If you have worked with a customer before or they've created the project specifically for you...
You may not have to submit quite as detailed of a proposal, but still, take the time to let them know why they should choose you.
Much of the effort involved in the job proposal process is composing your "pitch" - "Why should the customer choose your job proposal?" For projects with familiar clients, you may not need to spend as much time on this section but at least 10 characters are still required. It's important to remember that the "pitch" is not the only important aspect of the job proposal - you still need to set a price for the work. Also, does the job require a new title variation? Or do you have other priorities and upcoming time-off that might adjust your "usual" turn-around estimate?