Get Ready To Learn About RFCs!

If you’re in the business of submitting requests for proposals (RFPs), then you know how painstakingly difficult it can be. You need to read through upwards of 100+ pages sometimes, make sure your company checks all the boxes, draft a lengthy and detailed proposal that goes in with hundreds or even thousands of other proposals, sometimes bidding below your standard rate because most likely they will accept the lowest bid, and then hope that your bid wins. Oh yeah, you also have to do this by the deadline, and your submission needs to meet all of the specifications just to be reviewed. RFPs can’t really be personalized, they take a long time, and your chances of winning your dream project are slim. Not to mention, once that project is over, you aren’t guaranteed to work with that client again. In most cases, once a project has been completed, they will put out another RFP if they need it done again. It’s a vicious cycle that isn’t very rewarding to businesses. Boundless Media is about to change all of that!


We’d like to introduce….*drum roll*..... Requests for Contracts (RFCs)! These beauties are sitting around just waiting for you to come along and get started with your next client faster than ever before! What is an RFC? An RFC is a simplified version of RFPs. When we submit an RFC, we know exactly what the prospect is looking for, what they want to pay, the timeline they expect, and how long the project will last. Our CEO, and founder, Nico De Bruyn, said it best. “All across the internet, there are pockets of people who virtually raise their hand; it could be in Facebook groups, tweets, or direct statements of work.” It’s a great way to go directly to the source instead of searching for hours for a client or project that you don’t even know if it’s right for you.


Are you guaranteed to get work from RFCs? Just like everything else in life, nothing is guaranteed. However, there are so many benefits from RFCs. Let’s take a look at a few of them:


  • There is transparency between you and the prospect. You know exactly what they want and need. It makes it easy to ensure you show off exactly the services that will make their lives and projects easier.

  • Ability to personalize outreach. You know what they want, the skills they’re looking for, their budget, and how long it should take. You can really tailor your reach to them. We’re not just talking about using their name; you can showcase what you’ve done in that past that is exactly what they’re looking for.

  • Sign that contract quickly. No more “just checking in,” “let’s grab a coffee,” or “are you free this week?” messages or emails. You no longer have to worry about taking a lead from cold to hot because you’re starting with a warm lead.

  • Score a returning customer. With RFCs, you have a pretty high chance of keeping your clients. Once you’ve completed the project and they know they can count on you, they’re more likely to come back to you or sign a longer contract with you.

  • People will start coming to you. Depending on what corner of the internet you submit your RFCs, there is a good probability that people will start reaching out to you for their projects. Referrals and word of mouth are great ways to take even more of the work off of your plate. As you complete projects and word get out about you, people will come knocking on your door!


It can take some time to get set up with the RFCs, and you still want to make sure you have optimized outreach and profiles if needed. If you’re interested in seeing just how the RFC game can completely change your business and increase your revenue, contact Boundless Media today! Our team of RFC experts is ready to set you up for success.


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