It might seem counter intuitive that I am asking would be clients who receive our proposals to say no.
The reality is that of all the responses we get in regards to proposals we send out, approximately ninety-eight percent (98%) are yes. Sounds good right? But we are not smiling all the way to the bank just yet…That (98%) actually represents the persons who actually send back a reply, shockingly most people do not even acknowledge receipt of the proposal that they requested.
As horrible as it sounds, the vast majority of the persons who turn down our proposals never even bother to notify us that they are indeed saying ‘no’ to the proposal.
If you read our article What’s in a proposal you would realise that we never ever send unsolicited proposals, they are all requested by persons who either fill out our online website project planner or contact us by phone (876-578-6003) or email to provide them with the quotation.
That is 36-54 hours of work that goes unacknowledged by even a simple a response as a no.
I would be dishonest to say this has not affected the quality of our proposals. Most of the requests we now respond to with a very simple estimate with the option to pay for a more in depth appraisal of the problem and solution. Meetings are now treated as paid consultations (where the cost is deducted from the project fee) rather than fact finding missions.
Outside of these effects here are 4 good reasons you should say no.
Why you should say “NO” to website proposals. posted by xhanubis 6:40 am