A guest post by James Daniels.
Writing successful bids is a specialty that companies like Executive Compass have perfected over the years. They serve clients across three major continents, thanks to their team of excellent bid writers and managers.
However, can a Blogger who isn’t previously experienced in the field become a bid writer? Will it be a relatively easy transition for them? Or will the blogger feel like a fish out of water when they step into the world of writing tenders for the first time? Let’s find out.
It’s a whole new world
Irrespective of how successful your blog is or how many copies your last novel sold, writing a bid is a brand new experience. It is likely to render a large portion of any previous success in different fields almost useless.
Bid writing requires the necessity to learn about the field’s specific rules, writing styles, formats, tones and varying approaches. This is regardless of whether they are new to the field of writing or a veteran blogger.
It’s not all useless
Bloggers with a journalistic background in newspapers and magazines do have an advantage. Their experience and trained mind ensures quicker learning of the necessary skills.
Since every good journalist possesses good communication skills, being a blogger bid writer means you will have regularly to write bid responses as well. Most journalists’ regularly conduct interviews. so bid writers need to interview stakeholders and other key people to obtain the necessary information to write answers to bid questions in their response letters.
Understanding the business world
If you have a background in writing or blogging about business, marketing, and sales, the transition to bid writing will feel much more natural to you. Essentially the objective of the bid writer is to write something that sells, so a quality Blogger Bid Writer should possess multiple skills and knowledge, such as:
- Clear and updated knowledge about particular fields of business and commerce
- An understanding of the principles of sales
- Proper training in the rules of writing a tender bid, which includes language, style, format, tone, and much more
- The ability to interview people and to be able to organise and write everything down in the required format
Consider being a blogger bid writer?
Any blogger could become a blogger bid writer. However, you will need the advantage of business, sales, and journalism experience to help you learn the ins and outs of the rules of bid writing. Also bear in mind it will take time and effort to do so.
It comprises of a formal world of analytical details, facts, metrics, case studies and sales pitches. Having said all that, writing a tender bid still is a very exciting job and after you gain the necessary experience, the pay can be quite good as well.
While the transition can be tough, it might be well worth it for the people with the right skills and knowledge.
About the author
James Daniels is a freelance writer, business enthusiast, a bit of a tech buff, and an overall geek. He is also an avid reader, who can while away hours reading and knowing about the latest gadgets and tech, whilst offering views and opinions on these topics.
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