8 Winning Keys When Bidding for Graphic Design Jobs

by Ruben 2 Minutes
Bidding on Graphic Design Jobs

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Are you faced with rejection after rejection when bidding for graphic design jobs?

Do you ever find yourself wondering when you’ll finally get your break?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these, then it’s time to make some changes on some of the things you do when you’re bidding for graphic design jobs.

Keys to Bidding for Graphic Design Jobs

Just like keys that start a car or open the door of your house, successful graphic design artists use certain keys when bidding for graphic design jobs. Here are 8 of these keys that can increase your chance of winning your next graphic design job bid:

1. Be the First When Bidding for Graphic Design Jobs

Statistics show that you increase your chances of getting the job by up to 30% if you’re among the first to bid on a graphics design job advertised. Subscribing to email alerts for newly posted graphics design jobs is one of the keys to help you get ahead of your competition and catch the attention of the client.

2. Get to Know the Client

Before actually bidding for graphic design projects advertised online, it’s important to first take some time to learn all that you can about the client. This will help you get a better understanding of what he or she is looking for in an applicant.

3. Check Previous Jobs Awarded

Take a look on the previous works awarded by the client to other freelance graphic designers. Here, you’ll find out the quality of work the client is looking for and the budget he or she is willing to pay.

4. Create an Online Portfolio

Clients tend to favor applicants bidding on graphics design jobs who have a website showcasing their best works. This may take some time, but it’s going to be worth the investment.

5. Read the Bid Information

Many graphic designers fail in bidding for graphic design projects because they overlook requirements mentioned by the client in the bid information. Before submitting your graphic design proposal, check to see if it contains everything that the client requires.

6. Go Straight to the Point

Clients are more inclined to contact graphic designers that submit graphic design proposals that are straight to the point yet provides all the information required. The same goes with your cover letter; so make sure that you keep everything short and direct.

7. Refer to Bid Information

Many who are successful when bidding for graphic design jobs are those that directly answer important parts the client mentions in the bid information. Don’t forget to incorporate these when you submit your bid for the graphic design project.

8. Respond Immediately

Another mistake applicants make when bidding for graphic design projects is taking too long to respond to a client requesting for an interview. Clients just simply don’t have the time to wait, and will easily go to the next potential applicant if you don’t respond right away.


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by Ruben
Ruben originally founded proposal software, Bidsketch as a one-person company while working as a software developer for a billion dollar payroll company. Since its early days as a “company of one,” Bidsketch has grown to help over 2,000 paying customers win billions of dollars in new business and save thousands of hours in the process.