I recently posted a freelance web development project on a web development job board. Most of the responses, unfortunately, were perfect examples - of what not to do.
Since a lot of sales these days start with “virtual” contact, it’s instructional to see how these guys blew it - and what you can do to make sure you do it right.
You don’t want to do these five things.
1) Don’t send an email filled with typos. Most of the messages were, unfortunately, filled with typos.
The customer’s reaction: I’m not just looking for someone to fix one site. I’m looking for someone who can be a potential long-term vendor, someone I can refer my clients to. If you don’t even pay attention to details when you’re trying to impress, no way am I going to trust you with my own sites or refer you to my clients.