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How To: Contact a client on a job

To contact a client on a job you need to be a Twine member. You can sign up here for free.

To apply for the job enter your details on eligible jobs, enter the form in "Contact Client". This will use one pitch of your monthly limit.

But first, you will need to make sure you've set up your account.

Steps to complete before you can contact a client:

Make sure you have activated your account by e-mail.
Add a profile picture, bio and examples to your portfolio.
Set your payout method in your settings.
Upload examples of your work into your Twine portfolio.

How to send a pitch to a client:

How you present yourself to a client is so important. The following sections will be asked of you: (Read our article about how to get your pitch approved)

On the jobs page, click on the job brief that interests you. On the right hand side you will see a 'Contact Client' section and a box to type in your message.

Your message

This should be an introduction to why you are relevant for this job. Give details of how your experience will help you with this job. If it is a location-specific job, highlight that you can work in that location. Add at least one paragraph as an introduction, but often 2 to 3 paragraphs work well.

When are you available to work on this job?

It is important to let clients know your availability at initial contact.

What's your fee for this job?

This is only an initial estimate. Enter the fixed project fee or your estimated initial payment milestone.

Note: this will only be in USD or GBP which is set by the client. You can change this after you've spoken with the client by clicking Finalise Pitch by going to the pitch from your Manage Pitches page.

Add your payout details

If you haven't already added your payout details, you will be required to input them here.

Why can't I contact a client?

Some jobs may have reached their application limit (the first 50 applicants) so only Twine Pro members can pitch on those jobs.
You can read the reasons why you may not be able to contact a client here.

Updated on: 06/11/2023

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