Your first point of contact with any customer on Bidvine is through a bid. With BidMatch, your bid will be sent automatically to requests that match your specific preferences, availability, and location.
Each BidMatch bid message is specific to the job-types you have set-up. Since every matching-customer will get the same bid message for a given job-type, it is important that you put in the time and effort to ensure your message is on point.
Below are some tips for how you can send some great bids to interested leads.
Use clear and professional messages
We love the beauty of simplicity. Ensure that your message is clear, professional, and error free.
Ensure your message is customised to the job-type
Each bid that gets sent through BidMatch is specific to the job-type being bid on. That means you need to highlight your experience in fulfilling the service and why you are the right person for the job. Here are some things you should include in your bid message.
- Explain what sets you apart – Let the customer know about your why you’re excited to do what you do and why you’re the right person to hire for the service.
- Explain your qualifications - Make sure that you offer your experience specific to what the job-type.
- Explain your price - Explain how your price is calculated for what's included and what else they might have to pay for. Showcase the value you bring to the table.
- Set next steps - Customer may not know how to move forward, especially if it is a service they've never used before. Make sure to clearly outline what next steps are and what they need to do to move forward. One of these steps, with BidMatch, would be to ask the customer to contact you.
Please note: You cannot include any contact information within your BidMatch bid message. This includes your email address, phone number, or external websites. You can find out why here.
Build a great profile
Your message isn’t the only thing a customer sees when they get your bid. They will also see your price and Bidvine profile. As a result, you profile should be detailed, tell a great story, include evidence of your past work through images, great reviews, and a well-written description – give customers every reason to choose you.