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How to Add an E-Signature to a PDF Document [4 Easy Ways]

Need to sign a PDF? No problem.

There are several different ways to go about this—keep scrolling for simple tutorials.

We've rounded up 4 easy methods for adding e-signatures to PDF documents.

Methods 1 and 2 are totally free and are perfect for adding a signature doodle to a PDF.

Methods 3 and 4 are better for business use, as you can be sure that the signatures are legally binding. These methods aren't free but they are low-cost. They also offer important business features like smooth client experiences, document templates, document tracking, client activity tracking, and secure online document storage.

Read on for details on all 4 methods. Plus, grab our tips on how to streamline your e-signature process and take the client experience to the next level.

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How to Add an E-Signature to Google Docs for Free [3 Ways]

If you want to add a signature to a Google Doc, you have a few different options.

You could use Google Drawing, try Google’s new e-signature tool, or upload a photo of your signature to your document. All of these methods are free and easy.

But they don’t provide an ideal experience for you or your client (which is why we’ve included a bonus method!). For a more professional look and full visibility into the signing process, you might want to consider proposal software.

Keep reading for tutorials and pros and cons on each method

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15 PandaDoc Alternatives: Which One is Best for You?

These PandaDoc alternatives do it all: send business proposals, automate workflows, collect e-signatures, and process payments.

But which one is right for you?

Maybe you want to help your sales team send proposals in a fraction of the time. Or, maybe you’re hoping to get contract features inside a client operations platform.

Whatever your motivation for seeking out a PandaDoc competitor, we’ve got you covered with tips on how to choose the right one plus a list of the top 15 options.

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How to Create a Killer Sell Sheet [+ 5 Great Examples]

Sell sheets are a great way to ace that first impression. Short, sweet, and designed to promote the best of your business in a concise one-page package, a killer sell sheet goes a long way in nailing those all-important early interactions with a prospective customer.

The days of six-panel brochures are long gone; here’s how to create and send winning sell sheets using Proposify.

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How to Write a Proposal Letter for Any Use Case [+ Templates]

Whether you’re writing a business proposal, project quote, or sales pitch, you’re going to need a top-notch proposal letter.

This letter provides context to the recipient, sets the tone and style for the proposal, and encourages the recipient to review your complete proposal.

But…writing is hard work!

To make things easier, we’ve got a simple 5-step process to help you craft your letter.

Below, you’ll also find 3 unique templates with an example proposal letter for each.

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Emails for Proposal Submissions: 4 Methods With Samples

You’ve written all the essential sections for your proposal. The design looks great. Now…all you need to do is craft the perfect email to submit your proposal to your prospective client.

But, writer’s block is settling in. You’re not quite sure what to write in your proposal submission email.

Don’t fret. To help you cross this task off your to-do list, we’ve rounded up 4 unique methods for writing proposal submission emails. Plus, we’ve got email samples for each method.

All you have to do is copy and paste your favorite email sample and customize it to your needs. Let’s do this!

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The Easy Guide to Online Contracts [+3 Templates]

In today’s business world, online contracts are common. But are they legally binding? And how do you know what to include in your contract so it protects all parties?

In our easy guide to online contracts, we answer your burning questions, offer a step-by-step process for collecting e-signatures, and share our 3 favorite templates.

You’ll get that agreement signed in no time.

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How to Create a Partnership Proposal [With Free Template]

When embarking on a business partnership, expect challenges. Partners have different personalities, working styles, daily schedules, and initial investments. You need to juggle working together (possibly for the first time) while addressing market needs and differentiating yourself from competitors.

A partnership proposal can help make those challenges a little less daunting by clarifying the details of your collaboration before you even launch your business. It can get everyone on the same page, reducing the risks of detrimental disagreements later on.

But drafting such a proposal is no small task.

To help you on your journey, we’ve got step-by-step instructions and a helpful partnership proposal template.

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7 AI Writing Ideas to Speed Up Your Next Sales Proposal

Marketers, sales professionals, and business leaders are all talking about the power of generative AI.

AI writing assistants are already being used to craft blog post headlines, outlines, and even paragraphs.

But what about proposals?

Is it possible to use AI to create a better proposal in less time?

We ran some experiments to find out how AI can help you write a proposal today—not guesses about the future (though we have some of those too).

Keep reading for our favorite ways to use AI to your advantage, pitfalls to watch out for, and free and affordable AI tools.

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30 Deal Closing Business Proposal Ideas [With Examples]

Want to increase your closing rate?

We’ve got expert ideas to help you take your business proposals to the next level.

Say goodbye to boring, stale proposals. We’re going to bring your pitch to life so that prospective clients can’t help but say “yes.”

From video embeds to editable pricing tables to high-quality image galleries, you’ll find tons of smart ideas to apply to your unique services.

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