While starting a business is an amazing time, knowing how to get the money from traditional funding sources can be tough.

Below you’ll find a list of the best resources we’ve found to help you put together a business proposal (otherwise known as a business plan).

The most thorough Business Plan Guide you’ll find

A free Business Plan Template to quickly get started

The One Page Business Pitch Template






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As great as client work is, it isn’t without its challenges.

One of the toughest things about freelancing or agency work is the unpredictability. You’re swamped with work one month, and your bank account grows to reflect that. But the next month might mean a drought—hardly any work or checks coming in at all.

Your income might be inconsistent, but your expenses aren’t. Rent, student loan payments, and utility bills come every month. It can be hard to make a budget or plan for them or when you aren’t sure how much money is coming in.

It’s easy to start stressing about when you’ll see that check, wire transfer, or PayPal notification. And anxieties about money aren’t the only obstacles. It’s also hard to schedule new client work when you don’t know what the workload will look like from your current clients.

Ready to overcome those challenges and enjoy some much-needed security and peace of mind?

Writing proposals with a monthly retainer—and submitting them to your best clients—can help. Keep reading to find out how to do it!

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Tired of spending countless hours churning out proposals with little to show for them?

Unfortunately, that’s the reality most web developers live in. They’re invisible to the best clients. And they end up not getting paid the rates they deserve because they struggle to convey the true value of their services in their proposals.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Many developers are unknowingly making the same mistakes over and over again in their proposals—mistakes that blow their chances with quality clients.

But you can avoid where they go wrong by using a bit of strategy and a special framework to get the right people’s attention.

If you’re tired of wasting time and want to know how to write a web development proposal that sells, keep reading.

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ID-10089861What type of foolishness is this?!!?

You’re sitting in disbelief as you hang up the phone or read the email that informs you that your services won’t be needed. What type of company doesn’t require some sort of social media presence?

But, the real question is, how in the world did your prospective client not understand your pitched proposal?!???

Obviously, there had to be something that the client didn’t quite understand right?

You’re Communicating Your Value Wrong (If At All)


There are agency services such as graphics or branding that are harder to qualify to a potential client, because they involve very creative and highly subjective concepts in order to work. On the other hand, social media marketing projects are often a much easier sell.

All anyone has to do is a quick search engine query for social media marketing agencies , and they’ll pull up the links to a plethora of agencies that make all sorts of wild claims. There are social media marketing agencies near and far, high-end and dirt-cheap!

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You’ve spent countless hours honing your writing craft…

But are you giving your freelance writing proposals the attention they deserve?

Great proposals open doors and launch lucrative new businesses relationships. Mediocre ones don’t just waste of time and energy; they put off the best clients.

Many writers don’t understand how crucial their proposals are. Others recognize they’re important, but they don’t know what to do to make them great.

Tired of blending in with your competitors and missing out on dream clients?

There’s another way.

Keep reading to save time, avoid where most freelance writers go wrong, and start submitting proposals that land clients.

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