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Life’s too short to write proposals

Posted by Jill Anderson on

At the end of my client intake phone calls, I say:

When we get off the phone I’m going to send you a detailed estimate of everything we discussed today.

And that’s exactly what it is. Nothing new. No shocking prices. Just everything we already discussed.

This process of writing an estimate takes me just a few minutes thanks to package pricing and templates.

Proposals, estimating and invoicing don’t have to be painful. (In fact, nothing about running your own business has to be painful because YOU make the rules, my friends.)

If you’re doing it a certain way and you’re happy with it, by all means, keep it up! But if you hate writing proposals and approach then with dread, maybe it’s time to try something new. This approach has been working for me for years. I like it. Clients like it. And it’s super-efficient. Win, win, win!

My first tip is: 

Consider packages! Take a step back. Think about what you’re selling and how you can package it up for clients. Want to consider package pricing? It starts with getting specific about your services.

And if you don't know how to create packages, check out Ilise's Package Pricing Bundle.

For the rest of the tips, check out my latest blog post:
Is writing estimates/proposals painful?


Hi, I’m Jill, a web designer/developer who partners with talented designers, copywriters, and agencies on their websites, and their client’s sites. I’m passionate about crafting beautiful and innovative WordPress websites focused on clear positioning and positive user experiences. See my work & get my free report, Get Your Website Done: 12 Actionable Steps for Designers.

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