How To Write Proposals That Sell is a downloadable pdf that shows you how I write wedding proposals and book clients within 7-10 days.
This course walks you through my booking process, so that you can build a wedding proposal without giving away too much detail before you’re under deposit.
“I have been hating proposals for five years now because I put so much work and detail into them. Your templates have inspired me to just simplify and I love it!”
- stress about customers “shopping quotes around town”?
- delay writing (and sending) proposals?
- agonize over how much detail to give away before accepting a deposit?
- invest too much time on proposals for people who aren’t a good fit?
- wonder if you’ll lose a wedding because your quote was “too basic”?
In How To Write Proposals That Sell I break down the “Anatomy of a Wedding Proposal” so that you can create a professional proposal that includes the most important parts without giving away all of your best ideas for free.
- You’ll see a real wedding proposal, an invoice with real descriptions & pricing, plus how I present the proposal & contract in an e-mail.
Need some E-mail Templates, a Contract For Florists, Wedding Workflow to keep you on track and a Proposal Template?
Writing proposals should not be painful.
When I started my floral business, I’d spend about 6-8 hours putting together an initial proposal for a wedding. Before a customer was even under deposit, I’d agonize over every little detail and then, when a client didn’t book with me, I felt so deflated because I’d already invested so much time!
I spent about 8 years struggling through how much detail to share before a client booked, but now, after 16 years in business, I write proposals in 1 hour or less with my easy to follow template.
The sooner you send the proposal, the sooner you book.
Templates Save You Time!
If you spend longer than 1-2 hours on an initial proposal, you will love this proposal template!
This course is delivered as a pdf that you can download as soon as you buy.
Proposals That Sell is not accounting or proposal software, however, the proposal format I present here can be used with any software you’re currently using. I show you how you can create your own custom templates using Word, Pages or Google docs.
Here’s what you get in Proposals That Sell:
0.1 The Anatomy of A Wedding Proposal explains how I approach the preliminary proposal; these are the details I share with customers prior to booking. These are the bones of my template.
0.2 A Real Wedding Proposal shows you how I transform my template into a custom proposal for a real wedding with an $11,000 floral budget.
0.3 The Wedding Invoice is itemized to correspond with the proposal…Yes, these are my real prices and invoice for a real wedding! New!: You’ll also find some tips on how you can present a proposal without itemizing your quote.
0.4 Presenting The Proposal explains how I present a proposal to a client via e-mail including an e-mail template which you can modify to suit your own style.
0.5 After The Proposal has tips to follow-up and close the sale including an email template from my 12 E-mail Templates for Florists, “How to follow up if you haven’t heard back from a client.”
0.6 A Wedding Proposal Template which you can use as a model to create your own custom template to reflect your company’s unique voice. You can apply this approach to any current proposal software programs you may already use. You do not need special software, however, to create a beautiful, branded proposal. (Word, Pages, Google docs will all work to design custom proposals at no additional cost to your biz.)
Guarantee: I stand behind my courses and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have before, during or after taking a course, however, there is no money-back guarantee. Sales are final.
2 Quick tips to starting proposals:
1. Give yourself a deadline to write and send proposals for new clients. Try to aim for 14 days from the time they first contact you to the time they sign a contract and send a deposit.
2. Likewise, give yourself a deadline on how much time you’ll dedicate to a proposal. I think less than 2 hours is a good goal. (Even with a template a good, customized proposal takes time. Consider 1 hour to generate a proper invoice, 1 hour for proposal side.) A proposal should be professional. It should be representative of you/your work/your brand. Proposals should not be painful.
Writing a proposal is a time commitment.
The client hasn’t given you a deposit yet, and there’s no guarantee you’ll get the booking….so sometimes you push it off. And delaying the time it takes to send a quote is not good for business!
A lot of time and preparation goes into a proposal before booking an event and over the years I’ve learned how to streamline my pre-booking process while still delivering a personalized quote for my customers.
To ask me a question or drop me a line e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org