From what I've seen, a lot of SEOclerks sellers could use some polishing in the Want To Buy bidding department. It seems like most bids are.. well, lacking in substance, and therefore not taken seriously.
There's a lot of noise in the WTB section, and most bids don't seem to match up with the gig. It doesn't seem like most sellers even read the descriptions.
If you want to stand out to a potential new client in WTB, be specific.
When I post a WTB, I NEED to see that the seller understands the instructions completely. I disregard any and all bids that don't make it extremely clear that the seller knows what I want done.
Your bid is a great chance to explain to the client what exactly you can do. Don't be vague. In fact, go into detail about how well you understand the details of the gig. Take a few moments to put into your own words what you'll do, even if it seems a little bit redundant. Believe me, you'll stand out big time in the sea of vague, rushed bidders.
Feel free to chime in, here. Anyone have tips for WTB bidding?