An effective project proposal is the one which attracts your targeted customer’s attention and helps to pursue him to buy your product and/or service.
What a good technical project proposal must contain:
- The objective: You must define what you want to achieve by all this effort.
- System Specs: The required functionality of system, the parameters which define its usefulness and market perspective.
- The proposed solution: The system details, its components, their integration, its overall shape and any other necessary thing.
- Deliverable: Write exactly what you will deliver to the customer at project completion.
- Development cost: Try to break down the project into smaller tasks and write the cost against each task. This will justify your charges and also you will have better understanding your expenditures.
- Timeline: The customer wants to know when the things will be delivered and when he has to pay against them.
- Portfolio: Some examples of the work you already done. This will help to build customer’s confidence on you and will increase the chances to assign a project. The better the portfolio, the better the impression.
There are a few things which you must consider while writing a business proposal which will bring business:
- It should be simple and straight forward.
- Keep it as short as possible so that customer can “receive” your “message” in a small time as possible.
- Write what you can do and don’t write what you can’t do. If you feel its need, write explicitly what you can not do.
- The time line must be realistic. every customer wants his/her job to be done the very next day. You know that this can not happen. If you will convey unrealistic time line to the customer, he will really disappointed when you will not be able to deliver as promised. This will be very embarrassing and will earn bad name for your business. Remember that you are the technical guy and you understand the technical complications, and more importantly, your own constraints as well.