This article has been written by Anushree Limaye pursuing a Personal Branding Program for Corporate Leaders from Skill Arbitrage.

 This article has been edited and published by Shashwat Kaushik.


We know the current era is full of AI (artificial intelligence), which is a rapidly evolving technology based on the stimulation of human intelligence into machines. In simple words, it can do things such as recognise patterns, make decisions and judge like humans. Freelancers can make effective use of AI to get clients & grow a successful career. Freelancers can save  a lot of time and effort  by using AI based lead generation tools to identify potential clients based on specific criteria such as industry, location and job roles.

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Freelance bidding

Let’s understand the concept of  bidding. Freelancers can see the jobs or  work posted by clients on freelancing websites. After analysing the requirements, they can send detailed  proposals with their relevant experience, bid amount and delivery time.

This is a way of bidding. 

Every platform has a unique way to offer work. Freelancer and Upwork have the concept of bidding. On the other hand, a Fiverr client will come to you directly by checking your gig. The gig concept is totally different. Bidding concepts are like a freelancer who needs to put in some effort to get clients.

Before sending a proposal, freelancers should look over the following steps for fruitful bidding.

  1. Strong profile – List your skills and add your best projects to portfolio
  2. Understand customer requirements – Read task description carefully and ask questions if you need any clarifications.
  3. Customised bid for every proposal – Customisation in every proposal is required because you need to show your relevant skills or projects according to client requirements.
  4. Responsive communication and doubt clarification- Prompt reply builds trust and professionalism. To avoid misunderstandings, you should clarify requirements with the client.

Being a technical person, I would like to mention the following points. 

> A proper demo of your work or expertise in the relevant skills should be reflected on your portfolio.

> Add relevant certifications on your profile

> Describe challenges you faced in past projects and how you overcame them. This showcases problem-solving skills

> Stay informed about the latest trends and updates in your technology and expand your skill set accordingly

> Participate in freelancer communities or forums to network with other developers and potential clients.

AI in freelance bidding

 “AI in Freelance Project Bidding” indicates the incorporation of artificial intelligence technologies into the process of bidding for freelance projects. This could involve using AI tools, algorithms, and techniques to optimise  various aspects of the freelancer’s approach.

How will AI be helpful in this? This question may come to your mind now. AI in bidding proposals will be like “Save time, stand out and Win”. There are  lots of AI tools available that can increase your chances of successful bidding.


There are a number of chatbots available on the internet that can be used by  many freelancers and the most well known one is ChatGPT. Most technical people are aware  of this. Chatgpt will create a proper template or format for your proposal.

Cover letter generating tools

Your profile with summarised content matters. AI tools like AI Writer, Jobscan can create cover letters based on your given description and skills.

In freelance bidding, some AI- driven smart strategies are needed to be considered. Here are some important factors.

  • Proposal tailoring – As I said earlier, you can use AI for customised bid proposals for personalisation. Freelancing platforms like Freelancer, Upwork offer this feature.  The leading freelancing platform Upwork has its own proposal generator tool, which is featured nowadays and gaining popularity day by day and, with premium account,  offers AI bid writer tool for proposals. This is based on the NLG (natural language generation) model.
  • Predictive analysis– Lots of AI tools like Kaggle, DataRobot, or Google Cloud AI are available for predictive analysis before the start of the project.
  • Pricing strategies– Dynamic pricing plays an important role when you want to set price ranges based on project complexity and market trends. This algorithm is integrated into platforms like Freelancerr, Upwork and Fiverr. Skill matching strategies. Most websites have this algorithm to match skills according to client requirements. Be open to discussions but ensure any adjustments in pricing are fair and reflective of the scope of work.
  • Feedback analysis – AI will be helpful in the strategy of feedback analysis, where client’s feedback will be analysed to improve services. View rejection as an opportunity to improve your approach and refine your strategies. e.g., MonkeyLearn, Lexalytics, or Google Cloud Natural Language API
  • Automated Response Systems- This system consists of chatbot frameworks. If added to your freelance profile, it will provide responses to common client queries. I will be helpful in collecting the requirements.
  • Automated Skill highlighting  – This involves key extraction tools . This tool takes keywords related to the skills from description and highlights them in the proposal.

Strategies for android developer

Being an Android app developer, I would like to mention strategies to win technical projects. I am giving an example for Upwork/ Freelancer platform. Check the following key points.

Create a strong profile

  • Highlight your experience, skills, and expertise as an Android developer.
  • Include a professional photo and detailed bio that showcase your strengths and background.
  • Upload samples of your previous Android projects to demonstrate your capabilities.
  • If you have relevant certifications or have completed courses in mobile app development, mention them in your profile.

Search for relevant projects:

  • Use Upwork’s search filters to find Android development projects that match your skills and interests.
  • Look for projects that align with your expertise, experience level, and availability.

Understand requirements:

  • Review project descriptions thoroughly to understand the client’s requirements, objectives, and deliverables.
  • Identify key project details such as technology stack, project scope, deadlines, and budget.

Customise your proposal:

  • Tailor your proposal to each project by addressing the client’s specific needs and requirements.
  • Highlight your relevant experience, skills, and qualifications as an Android developer.
  • Showcase your understanding of the project scope and your approach to delivering high-quality results.
  • Provide relevant samples of your previous Android projects to demonstrate your capabilities.

Set a competitive bid:

  • Consider the project scope, complexity, and your level of expertise when setting your bid amount.
  • Be competitive with your pricing while ensuring it reflects the value you’ll deliver.
  • Clearly outline what’s included in your bid and any additional services you can offer.

Communicate promptly and professionally:

  • Respond to client messages and inquiries promptly to demonstrate your professionalism and commitment.
  • Clarify any questions or doubts you have about the project before submitting your proposal.

Follow up:

  • If you haven’t heard back from the client after submitting your proposal, consider sending a polite follow-up message to express your continued interest in the project.

Deliver quality work:

  • Make sure you are delivering the best quality work at the time discussed.
  • Communicate regularly with the client to provide updates, address any concerns, and ensure satisfaction with the final deliverables.

This is the technical example with all the steps.  The same steps can be followed for your role with respect to details.


  • The use of AI will definitely help in saving time for freelancers.
  • Expand on ideas and outlines.
  • Efficiency – AI based project management tools are helpful in managing your schedule as well as resources.
  • Research for new projects based on your work and skills became easy to use.
  • Client satisfaction – AI tools for client interaction like scheduling meetings and prompt responses can make them satisfied.
  • Freelancers can stand out differently with their unique way of proposing.
  • Provides solutions for every problem.
  • AI is very helpful for tedious tasks.
  • AI algorithms can analyse vast amounts of data to make informed decisions, leading to better outcomes and insights.


  •  You are using AI tools for freelancing bidding without reviewing them, which will be risky for you. These tools are not 100% accurate. Some personal touch is needed

To avoid AI generated mistakes,. In the case of proposals, they should appear real. Always make sure that you are reviewing content before submission.

  • Chat GPT 3.5 has data that was last updated in 2022. So, always make sure you are using the latest information.
  • Sometimes, human beings can face a lack of common sense. Because if we use AI blindly without understanding the concept or applying any logic. I will definitely be affected by common sense.
  • Continuous use of AI will also affect creativity and productivity of people.
  • AI may affect problem solving skills.
  • AI bidding platforms might face security risks, potentially exposing clients’ sensitive data.


To succeed in winning bids on any freelancing platform, freelancers must understand, personalise, and communicate effectively. By leveraging AI strategically, you can optimise your bidding approach, increase your chances of winning projects, and stand out in the competitive freelance landscape. 

These five secrets include utilising AI for personalised proposals, analysing market trends with predictive analysis tools, implementing dynamic pricing strategies, matching skills to client requirements using AI algorithms, and analysing client feedback to improve services. Overall, integrating AI into the bidding process can significantly enhance freelancers’ chances of success in securing projects and thriving in the freelance market.



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