Time is money when one works alone or in a small group. I’m constantly looking for tools that save me time and make work activities simpler. Cloud based tools such as Gmail (I can access all email seamlessly no matter which device I use), Zoho Projects and Dropbox/Google Drive (sync files between devices and share files with clients) are examples of tools that save time and make working as a WordPress Website developer simpler and smoother.
One critical business process that really takes alot of time and effort is creating proposals for existing and prospective clients. A well constructed proposal has a good chance of client acceptance but a bad proposal can really turn away prospective customers. It is therefore necessary to spend energy on proposals to make them the best they reasonably can be. The problem however is that, in general, the proposal itself, although very time consuming, doesn’t attract any income itself i.e. all the time and effort spent on a proposal may not result in any money at all (it’s an investment in time and effort that may yield absolutely no income at all).
Enter Bidsketch. I’ve been extremely busy lately and realized that I needed a way to make my proposal drafting quicker. I generally get a high number of proposals resulting in work (high conversion rate) but proposals just take too long to write-up. I therefore decided that it was time to try out one of the online proposal services. I’ve subscribed to the Bidsketch Blog RSS feed for awhile and have found the articles really useful. They also offer a free introductory period so decided to give them a go.
I’ve only been using Bidsketch for just over a week but I already don’t know how I managed before. The workflow of creating a new proposal is super-simple. In particular I like that clients can view and accept my proposals Online and the proposals include my branding.
I’ll blog again in the future once I’ve used Bidsketch more but so far so good 🙂