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How to ask for a Testimonial / Recommendation?
Best Email Format? When to ask for it?
contentmaster

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Msg#: 4420378 posted 8:45 am on Feb 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

Is there a preset format to follow when writing to a satisfied client, requesting them for a recommendation?

When is the best time to ask for a testimonial? Say you're working on a large project and you've delivered a portion of it. The client says they are satisfied / happy with the quality. Should you ask for a testimonial now or only after the entire project is over?

Any ideas?

 

BeeDeeDubbleU

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Msg#: 4420378 posted 9:59 am on Feb 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

When it's over.

toplisek

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Msg#: 4420378 posted 10:15 am on Feb 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

Good question. In general:if you postpone your query,it will be less memory. So, fast as you can get your recommendation. Large project is the same as short in this manner.

tangor

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Msg#: 4420378 posted 11:44 am on Feb 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

There is no special "writing format" to request testimonials. Usually a standard business type email is sufficient. Most folks will not be willing to write a testimonial before the work is completed, so keep that in mind.

BeeDeeDubbleU

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Msg#: 4420378 posted 1:07 pm on Feb 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

I offer my new clients a strong link from my website in exchange for a short testimonial. Most of them take me up on this.

contentmaster

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Msg#: 4420378 posted 2:02 pm on Feb 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

Good point toplisek. Usually, it takes a couple of requests to receive a testimonial from a satisfied client. However, it's good to know that it's not important to follow a specific format.

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