Upwork Proposal Example - Bad (template example) + Re-Written Proposal Premium class

Nina Kolari, Outsourcing & Online Business Consultant, MBA

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5 Videos (18m)
    • Proposal Examples Course

    • Bad Proposal Example

    • Re-Written Proposal Example

    • Course Project

    • Final Thoughts & Thank You


About This Class

This course is part of Upwork Proposal Course and will show case one bad example (most used proposal template on Upwork!) and then how the proposal should be re-written for maximum impact.

Many want a template that they can you. But I have bad news... there is no one magic template that will work for you! To start with using a template is bad idea as no job is exactly same. You certainly could have a master template that has all your experience and then you delete/add according to the job post. I still do however recommend writing fully customized letter each time.

I know it takes time! But on Upwork quality is better than quantity! If you are sending tons of proposal you most likely are copy/pasting most of your proposal and aim for quantity. Stop that! Aim for quality proposal that really hits the bullseye on matching the client need.

To give you an idea what does not work on Upwork, I made this course and show case the most common template used on Upwork. I personally have hired hundreds of freelancers on Upwork and none of those ever used a template - they customized their proposal to match my exact need. 

This course is a part of series of courses on Upwork:

Upwork Freelancer Success 

Online Freelancer: Upwork Proposal

Find Profitable Freelance Niche on Upwork.com in 5 Steps

Don't forget to sign up on all of the courses!

Also check out my course on House Sitting:

How to Travel Longer, Cheaper and Live Like A Local





Nina Kolari

Outsourcing & Online Business Consultant, MBA

In 2008, I quit the rat race and live my dream as a traveler and an entrepreneur. After quitting the nine-to-five grind and taking bit time off from work, I finally had the courage to do what I always wanted to do - kick start my own business.

Now, it is my turn to give back to entrepreneurs and aspiring freelancers to fulfill their dreams! Over the past years, I was able to transform my online freelance business into a full time online outsourcing and consulting training company.

It is my goal to help people reach their goals using the most efficient means possible. I work with both freelancers and businesses in order to maximize their sales and adapt to the modern business world both online and offline.

Outsourcing and Consultancy on the go

I am an outsourcing consultant and business coach for both small and medium sized entrepreneurs, as well as freelancers. I perform outsource consultancy as well as business coaching with my 20kg lifestyle from one city to the next. Living the life of a traveler, my “office” depends on where I am located. I sometimes wake up in New York, or sometimes catch the sand and sun in beach in Thailand.

Courses I offer on Udemy

I offer courses teaching individuals and entrepreneurs a thing or two about online freelancing and maximizing business profits. I have extensive knowledge in both topics which have allowed me to already published Make Money on Upwork –Course.

I am currently working on new projects. One of which is how to write effective Upwork Freelancer proposals, as requested by many students. In this particular course, I’ll discuss ways on how to develop and hone your written persuasion skills and ensure to get maximum leverage in business.

Also, I am working on an outsourcing course, as well as a complete guide on how to live and sustain a nomadic lifestyle.

Background and Credentials

Academically, I have invested on having a MBA degree. But more important than that I have real life experience of being a freelancer and entrepreneur.