We are all about writing winning business proposals here at Quote Roller HQ. And while our immediate focus is on making the process of creating and tendering business proposals really simple for you by putting all the grunt work comfortably inside the digital realm, we also try to help you with the parts of the proposal writing process that rest squarely on your shoulders.
One of the biggest tasks that is ultimately up to you is writing the business proposal’s content. From time to time, we love to share proposal writing tips with you that are aimed at helping you create more effective business proposals. That’s what we will be doing in this article.
Recently, we discovered an excellent, albeit admittedly manly, how-to article about becoming a better writer by copying the writing of others and the old brains started churning around here.
Is there anything to be learned from other writing examples? Could copying sales writings teach the aspiring proposal writer something about writing to sell? Could your proposal benefit from copying the words in works of literature?
To answer questions such as these, we took it to task, running down compelling bits of sales copy and making a few notes. Here, we will share what we have learned by offering you eight tips on learning to write proposals that win, by copying down compelling sales copy.
Note: Please understand that, like The Art of Manliness’ article that informs this piece, we are not encouraging you to actually plagiarize the work of others; we are urging you to go through the motions of copying great sales copy so that you can learn from it and inspect it closely, for your own personal development – not for public display. The lessons you learn in conducting these exercises, we think, will help you write better proposals.