not finding guru effective.
I am not getting any invitations for the proposals submitted eventhough we are one of the best companies in the industry. Really curious to know why ?
There could be a number of factors at work.
How is your pricing? Very often the cost is a major concern and it doesn't matter how good you are, or say you are, if the price is too high, you can be passed over.
How long have you been on Guru? It can take weeks or in most cases, months, for that first project to be awarded to you. Freelancing take a lot patience in the beginning.
Are your proposals hitting the mark? If it's all about you and your skills, then you have lost the interest of the employer in the first few seconds. They want to know about the project and how you fit with it, and they want to know in as few words as possible.
Are you representing your company in the best possible way when you write your proposal? Freelancing, and more specifically Guru, has become such an international market place that in dealing with those who speak a language that is not your native tongue, you have to put a little extra effort into making sure that your message is understood. You can be the best in your chosen field but if you haven't communicated the benefits of contracting for your services, then you have lost your audience within seconds.
In short, you need to go over what you're doing and make sure you are presenting yourself in the best light, and then give things time to happen. It's not a fault of Guru if you aren't flooded with offers right away. It takes effort and time on your part to make the magic happen.
answered Aug 06 at 07:42 PM
Krish, I totally understand your fustration. Even though you may be a great company, or even the very best company Guru has ever had on this site, you are competing with hundreds of other professionals and/or companies that that are equally as good. It may take months of submitting proposals (and a lot of luck thrown in) to get awarded that first job. And then many more months until you land a second job.
When writing proposals, make sure each proposal is written personally towards the job you are bidding on. Don't send out canned proposals to everyone. In your proposal concentrate more on what you will do for the employer and less on talking about "you."
Don't be over technical where an employer may not understand what you are writing about in your proposal. Don't low ball your proposal amounts. And also don't may your proposals over the employers budget amounts unless you have a steller (extremely good) reason for doing so.
If there's something that your company specilizes in, concentrate on submitting proposals for jobs listed in that niche.
And finally, don't give up.
answered Aug 06 at 09:51 PM
You may be the best provider however it could all come down to your price or your proposal is subpar compared to others.
answered Aug 07 at 05:40 PM