It’s hard to tell exactly why some proposals get rejected.

Maybe the client decided to go with someone else, maybe they don’t have sufficient funding, or maybe they lost interest altogether.

While you may not be able to pinpoint the exact reasons your proposal got rejected, you can take a look at some common mistakes and see if you’ve made any.

One of the most frequent mistakes freelancers make is sending a proposal too early.

“It’s an opinion of mine (backed by practical tests in my own business as well as the freelance businesses I coach) that we send proposals a little too early… before the client really has had chance to desire what it is you’re going to propose.

This is akin to launching into marriage proposals on the first date and will produce the same results you might be used to… a low proposal-to-win ratio.”

Read the entire article at Freelance Lift.