I recently signed up for a free trial of Bidsketch; software that claims to make writing client proposals easy. Well, guess what folks? They’re right, and it does! I must admit I was skeptical, but, hey, time is a commodity that I don’t have much of these days, so I’m willing to give anything that implies “time savings” a try. I have used Nolo’s Quicken Legal Business Pro, which includes an easy “walk-through” for creating client quotes. While I’m BIG fan of Nolo, there is nothing I’ve tried yet that compares with Bidsketch. Somewhere recently, (I read a lot, so can’t remember where), I read that it’s better to use the terminology “proposal” vs. “quote”. Interesting. I’ve long been fascinated by NLP. However, I digress. Back to Bidsketch. There is definitely more than enough wording for any freelancer who dwells in the world of web or graphic design, writing, and, well, I shouldn’t limit it. Bidsketch has templates for SEO specialists, Internet marketers, software developers, and more.
I had promised a potential client I would get a proposal to him, and time was not only running out,– it was past due. Kept my potential client in the loop, and when my “updated due date” was knocking at the door, I gritted my teeth, toughened up and told myself, I had ONE more new piece of software to master. Trust me, it was NOT what I wanted to do at the moment. I was beyond the word “pleasantly” surprised. In fact, I was downright delighted! With an intuitive UX, it took me less than an hour to complete my proposal. Call me impressed, because I was, and, I am. True, I deleted some extraneous wording, however, it was really easy! And, I know now, that whatever the occasion, I have more than enough “wording” at my disposal.
I would like to say I clicked “send” and waited with baited breath,–but, the truth is, I was busy. It was with interest and surprise when I was notified that my proposal had been viewed. And, again and again, as it was viewed. Each time my potential client opened the link, (which, I should NOT fail to mention, is customized), I was notified. The customized link: alltechglobal.bidsketch.com. Cool.
I can now say I’m part of the $261,895,405 earned by Bidsketch customers. Translation: I highly recommend Bidsketch. At the very least, give it a shot. If you don’t like it, you’ve lost nothing. I can’t say what Bidsketch’s customer service is like, because I didn’t have occasion to contact them. Trust me, that’s a really positive point. I’m very interested in utilizing any type of software that helps systematize business and makes life easier for everyone. Note: systematization that enhances customer service. I don’t believe in systematization at the expense of customer service. Did I mention that the proposal, (soon-to-be contract), can be signed digitally? Bonanza!
That’s all for now, folks. Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned. I have so much more to blog about…..like “if and how” Bidsketch integrates with Highrise, a CMS. I’ll be posting updates as I learn more….
Telling it like it is, (according to my POV),