With so many qualified experts and firms in Catalant’s Expert Marketplace, it’s important to identify and pursue the opportunities that most closely align with your background and capabilities.
Take the status into consideration
New - It was recently posted and the client has not yet begun to review expert pitches.
Reviewing Pitches - The client is reviewing pitches from other experts. This is still a good time to pitch, but we recommend moving quickly.
Interviewing Candidates - The client is conducting calls with other experts. While the client may consider additional pitches, interest tends to wane once conversations have begun with other experts.
Reviewing Proposals - The client is reviewing proposals for the project. At this stage, clients are often close to selecting an expert and new pitches are unlikely to be considered.
Focus on recommendations and invites – and respond quickly
These opportunities have been identified by our algorithm, a client, or a Catalant team member as a good fit for your expertise. Responding earlier in the process gives you a higher chance of catching the client’s eye and landing an initial scoping call.
This is your first introduction to the client and a chance to demonstrate why you’re a great fit for the project. Clients read pitches carefully, so make sure yours is polished and tailored for that specific opportunity.
Attach supporting materials
Call out examples of similar initiatives or projects you’ve completed. Upload supporting documentation, including a full CV, sanitized versions of past work product, or relevant marketing materials, to showcase your skills.
Pay attention to logistics
Opportunities will often specify an expected duration, anticipated time commitment, and any location requirements. Avoid pitching if the logistical requirements don’t match your availability or preferred way of working.
With the above tips in mind, also remember to leverage the Catalant platform for all communication. Catalant provides a messaging pane and a private, confidential conference line for experts and clients so there’s never a need to share personal contact information.