It’s no mystery. But it helps knowing what to expect working with me on your sales enablement content project.
A quick discovery call.
We’ll kick it off with a Zoom call to talk about your project. We’ll wrap up sooner if we can, but plan for a 45-minute conversation to get your questions answered, and discuss your needs.
I’ll ask for your permission to record the call. This makes the best use of our time together. Note taking is minimal and I can give you my full attention.
First up, your deadline.
We’ll find out when you need completion, and if it’s reasonable for my current schedule. If that checks out, we’ll keep it rolling along.
We’ll both have questions.
You may have some questions. And I’ll need to know some details to clarify your project, and how best to approach it. I’ve already got the basic questions marked down so there’s no hem or hawing over them on the call.
Next up, budget and fees.
With an idea of your project scope, and the deadline, we’ll find your budget for the project. We want to make sure we’re both in the ballpark so we can move forward.
If it’s all looking good, and we’re a fit for your project, we’ll finish up the discovery call. Then it’s on to the proposal.
By the way, I only work by the project or by bundled packages. My fee structure doesn’t include working by the hour or by the word.
I’ll want to make sure we’re on the same page with the project scope. So, you can expect an e-mail from me with a call summary.
Onto preparing your proposal.
To give you a fair and accurate quote, I’ll need to do some general research. I’ll visit your website. Scope out the competition. Maybe look at your current sales enablement pieces. And maybe get some specific pain points or customer responses from you, or a key member of your sales team.
This is an important step.
Once that’s done, we’ll jump on another Zoom call. I’ll send you a fair proposal quote, and we’ll go through the proposal together, answering any questions you may have for me.
We can meet when it’s good for you, but expect your proposal to be ready within one or two business days.
If the proposal looks good, we’re close to flicking on the footlights and rocking your project.
I’ll need two things to get started: a written acknowledgement to the proposal (e-mail is fine), and a 50% deposit.
In some cases, usually due to project size, I may ask for full payment upfront. All are industry standard practices among professional copywriters.
At that point, I’ll roll up the sleeves and get down to writing.
The project is underway, and we’re up to the 30-day drafts and revision’s phase.
When drafts of the deliverables are done, I’ll send them to you via a Dropbox link. You won’t need a Dropbox account to retrieve them.
You can ask me to revise the draft anytime over the next 30-days (generally just two revisions). Exceptions to the 30-days are made if drafts must first pass through your legal department.
The project is complete, but we’re not quite done.
At this point, you now have the deliverables, but I’ll own all their rights until final payment is received for the project. Upon receipt of payment, all rights are turned over to you as full owner.
With that done, we’ll share a virtual handshake and smiles, I may ask for a testimonial.
I’ll also check if you need additional projects completed, as long as I have your brand fresh in my mind.
Ready to rock your project? Send me an e-mail with a couple best times to set up our discovery call.