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Freelancers and their lead advantage in project bidding- only for IT freelancers

Approximately one third of IT jobs are about software development. Nowadays there is a high demand for software developers in all world industries. In case a software engineer has a keen interest in developing software for a particular company, he can find many opportunities for growth there by:

Creating detailed app technical specifications and participating in project bidding;Working closely during software development with senior software engineers, analysts, designers and other staff members;Sharing and implementing ideas regarding potential app improvements;Testing the software in controlled, real situations before it goes live;Maintaining and supporting the systems once they are up and running, etc.

 

Everything sounds exciting and much easier for developers that work in a software company’s environment, as responsibilities are shared between company’s staff.

 

In case of a software freelancer, all responsibilities regarding project bidding and software development has to be fulfilled only by himself. He has to work as a system analyst and architect, software developer, designer, QA engineer, etc. In comparison with software companies, freelancer has the advantage of maximum work flexibility, but strongly lose in project bidding speed and quality, and finally in winning deals. But there is chance for freelancers on IT market, too.

 

For staying ahead of the project bidding competition, IT freelancer has to automate the software proposal creation. Most of freelancers use SWPP for automation of their software proposal creation and project bidding on Freelancer, oDesk, Elance, etc.

The SWPP tool is coupled with all automation features that are necessary for a fast and detailed creation of a software development proposal including:

Software project’s description;System architecture, software technologies;Detailed breakdown of software development work scope: project phases, tasks and sub-tasks, etc.;Timeframe estimation and assignment of labor category for each project phase, task, etc.;Budget estimation for each software development phase;Payment terms and techniques;Maintenance and support terms, etc.

 

The SWPP tool really helped most of freelancers in creating bidding proposals faster and by providing a professional estimation of client’s software project. Clients usually very much appreciate such bidding software proposals and offer freelancers a big chance to win profitable deals. As we find out, this project-bidding tool is the real hidden secret of most freelancers that manage to win one of the best deals on market. So lets increase even more bidding competition on Elance, Freelancer, etc, by sharing this SWPP tool to all software developers and designers from our social networks.

 

SWPP Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SoftProposal

SWPP Twitter page https://twitter.com/SoftProposal

SWPP Google+ page https://plus.google.com/+Swproposal/posts

SWPP Linkedin page https://www.linkedin.com/company/software-proposal-portal-inc-

 

Wish you success in bidding with project proposals that your clients will do appreciate !:)

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How to win a web development project with the right software proposal?

Article for freelancers and software development companies, describing how to and what to be taken care of while creating a right software proposal. Get the detailed idea about the software development proposal structure to win the web development proposal

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Article for freelancers and software development companies, describing how to and what to be taken care of while creating a right software proposal. Get the detailed idea about the software development proposal structure to win the web development proposal

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swproposal's curator insight, August 8, 2014 7:51 AM

The rise in online marketing spelled gigantic opportunities for creative websites and transparent business strategies. With digital world and e-commerce, businesses exhibit their products, generate leads and even close the sale through their websites. As long as online businesses run, web development will never cease to exist.

 

How to:

- Contact web development companies and see if there is a requirement for a job to be done:

Rightfully making contact with clients can have a huge impact on a web development business. The way a Freelancer developer reaches the client, strikes the first conversation speaks volumes about his behavior. So, do not forget to maintain your composure throughout the web development process.

 

-Estimate the development project requirements and the time it would require:

Do not just hear, listen to what the client requires. Read between the lines and ask for clarifications on any aspect that you have doubts about. Afterwards, list down all the project requirements, sort them out, add chronology to them and estimate the timeframe the each stage would take.


- Put forth a budget by adding at least 5 to 10% to the total cost: Consider the cost of each element involved in the development process. Consider the man-hours that the project will demand. Include the costs for any additional services that might be required for the web development. Compute all the amounts and later add roughly five to ten percent as the profit that you would earn.


- Develop and deliver:

Considering the fact that all the requirements stated earlier were taken a note of, the next step that comes is website development. A client expects each detail to be considered and implemented in the development process. Also keep the client well-informed throughout the process. Set reminders and do send periodical updates about the project development.


- Don’t forget your manners- leave a thank you note:

Freelancers or companies, usually forget to thank the client for the given opportunity. No matter how the journey had been, pleasant or thrilling, please extend a thank you note. It helps the client feel, irrespective of any fact, that the scenario was mutually enriching.


Structure of a web development proposal-


1. Technical sections:

An ideal software proposal should address the following five Ds:

a. describe the project outline;

b. designate the workscope;

c. dignify the architectural design stating its major parts; and

d. determine the technologies to be used.


2. Financial sections:

The financial section should ideally bring transparency in budget estimation. A client should clearly understand the justification for the stated price. Along with the foresaid cost elements, it should include, comprise of the cost inclusions.


3. Project deliverables:

A software proposal should mention the outputs that the client is entitled to receive by the end of the web development.


4. Milestones:

The project proposal should also mention the timeframe in each stage of the project will the completed, the dates when he would receive the deliverables, and the project development will be executed.


5. Quality testing methods:

The proposal must as well mention the quality assurance methods and tests the project will run through.



Proposals are very important as they help create a first impression about a web developer and the vision he possess for web development. A software proposal covers the necessary details about the project development and an outstanding Software Proposal Portal helps create elegant proposals and foresees all the necessary tasks to be implemented for project development. For more, please visit: http://www.swproposal.com to make software proposal more easily and in detail.

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How to construct software development proposal online - SWProposa

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In todays era of competitive business , sales executives have to create better proposals compare to earlier . Due to higher competition customers have become more confusing and demanding at the same time . As a result they are likely to select those who can completely convey clients mind via a project proposal . So , check out how to construct robust software development proposals with Swproposal .
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Which is the best tool for creating software development proposals ?

Take ride through a Software proposal Portal! Prepare software proposals which are functionally bounded by features like CRM , online scheduler and which follows all technical standards.

Watch , what makes swproposal a unique platform for software development Proposal creation .Check out Working of automated Tool at http://swproposal.com/HowItWorks

 

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Effective RFPs Ignore Project Details and Cost - Atomic Spin

Effective RFPs Ignore Project Details and Cost - Atomic Spin | Software Project Proposal | Scoop.it
An RFP (Request for Proposals) is a technique companies use to select a vendor for a software project. Sometimes companies are required by policy to use an RFP process. Usually they believe the RFP is an effective way to select the best vendor. I’ve seen quite a few really lousy RFPs. In fact, I think... Read More »

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How to win a web development project with the right software proposal?

Article for freelancers and software development companies, describing how to and what to be taken care of while creating a right software proposal. Get the detailed idea about the software development proposal structure to win the web development proposal

swproposal's insight:

The rise in online marketing spelled gigantic opportunities for creative websites and transparent business strategies. With digital world and e-commerce, businesses exhibit their products, generate leads and even close the sale through their websites. As long as online businesses run, web development will never cease to exist.

 

How to:

- Contact web development companies and see if there is a requirement for a job to be done:

Rightfully making contact with clients can have a huge impact on a web development business. The way a Freelancer developer reaches the client, strikes the first conversation speaks volumes about his behavior. So, do not forget to maintain your composure throughout the web development process.

 

-Estimate the development project requirements and the time it would require:

Do not just hear, listen to what the client requires. Read between the lines and ask for clarifications on any aspect that you have doubts about. Afterwards, list down all the project requirements, sort them out, add chronology to them and estimate the timeframe the each stage would take.


- Put forth a budget by adding at least 5 to 10% to the total cost: Consider the cost of each element involved in the development process. Consider the man-hours that the project will demand. Include the costs for any additional services that might be required for the web development. Compute all the amounts and later add roughly five to ten percent as the profit that you would earn.


- Develop and deliver:

Considering the fact that all the requirements stated earlier were taken a note of, the next step that comes is website development. A client expects each detail to be considered and implemented in the development process. Also keep the client well-informed throughout the process. Set reminders and do send periodical updates about the project development.


- Don’t forget your manners- leave a thank you note:

Freelancers or companies, usually forget to thank the client for the given opportunity. No matter how the journey had been, pleasant or thrilling, please extend a thank you note. It helps the client feel, irrespective of any fact, that the scenario was mutually enriching.


Structure of a web development proposal-


1. Technical sections:

An ideal software proposal should address the following five Ds:

a. describe the project outline;

b. designate the workscope;

c. dignify the architectural design stating its major parts; and

d. determine the technologies to be used.


2. Financial sections:

The financial section should ideally bring transparency in budget estimation. A client should clearly understand the justification for the stated price. Along with the foresaid cost elements, it should include, comprise of the cost inclusions.


3. Project deliverables:

A software proposal should mention the outputs that the client is entitled to receive by the end of the web development.


4. Milestones:

The project proposal should also mention the timeframe in each stage of the project will the completed, the dates when he would receive the deliverables, and the project development will be executed.


5. Quality testing methods:

The proposal must as well mention the quality assurance methods and tests the project will run through.



Proposals are very important as they help create a first impression about a web developer and the vision he possess for web development. A software proposal covers the necessary details about the project development and an outstanding Software Proposal Portal helps create elegant proposals and foresees all the necessary tasks to be implemented for project development. For more, please visit: http://www.swproposal.com to make software proposal more easily and in detail.

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Article for freelancers and software development companies, describing how to and what to be taken care of while creating a right software proposal. Get the detailed idea about the software development proposal structure to win the web development proposal

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Complex business automation SAAS system for software companies and freelancers – Swproposal

Complex business automation SAAS system for software companies and freelancers – Swproposal | Software Project Proposal | Scoop.it
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According to the Gartner report, on the IT market there is approximately 50,000 software development outsourcing companies, hundreds of thousands of independent groups, and millions of freelancers. And this number will continue to grow to meet the demands created by share market growth.

 

 

On the global market there are several proposal creation software products, CRMs, human resources, project management systems. But, most of them do not have a strict vertical specialization and therefore offer a rather complex system with excessive functionality. At the same time, it is challenging for IT companies or freelancers to use simultaneously three to ten different software systems, just in order to cover their entire business automation process. Furthermore, it can be rather costly to subscribe to multiple SAAS systems at once (up to USD 500-1000 per month).

 

 

Based on IT industry needs, was designed a complex SAAS system that tends to support and automate all business activities of outsourcing software development vendors. It was branded as Software Proposal Portal or SWPP. The respective system is currently offering a tool that automates sales, software project requirements and risks analysis, facilitates the creation of IT project proposals, and subsequently tracks their negotiation status. Software proposal portal provides rich CRM functionality too, in order to support sales and technical staff from the initial communication with the client until software project implementation, maintenance and support. The SWPP allows storing all project requirements and relevant information in a project card, and facilitates the preparation of software development proposal that covers both technical and financial aspects by following clear and simple steps. Furthermore, users can upload their own project proposal first page design and logo and then enter the information in predefined fields, thus significantly reducing the efforts required to create project proposals. Therefore, the system lowers the sales costs of an IT company, freelancer team and also saves time and valuable resources. In addition, the SWPP automation process increases the number of project proposals and clients a company is able to generate and track per year without needing additional personnel. It is a SAAS system worth to be tried and used by all software development companies and freelancers.

 

Sources :

 

Automated Tool by Swproposal :

 http://swproposal.com/


Working of Software proposal Portal : 

http://swproposal.com/HowItWorks

 

Demo to create software project proposal :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVTixgJZaws

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