It’s a different text every time, tailored to the specific request.
But the last text I got response to looked something like this:
“Hello, I am able to do this easily. I have [equipment] (you can see the quality in this [gig I sent]) and [equipment]. If [specific equipment] is alright with you, that’d be great. I do have the option to use [other specifics] but would prefer the first option as it is much easier that way. You’ll get full copyright ownership [of delivery]. I can [do what the offer says but of course stated way more specifically] and you can then pick pieces [of the delivery, since it is video work] that you want later as you [get the delivery].”
I got a response very fast to this.
I try to think from the buyer’s point of view, like if I was expecting offers to come, what would I expect to see - I’d want people to explain how well they understood my request, so when I send response, I reiterate with my own words what I think is required of me, what this buyer wants the seller to accomplish. If there are points that confuse me, I ask for clarification.
Then I’d like it if the person would describe to me, if they got this work, how they see themselves executing it, so I write about what equipment I’d be using for this, what is my vision of what the finished work would look like, everything I will do before I send the delivery to them.
And then finally I let them know there are revisions available and any other small detail like copyright things (this part I discuss after there is a response from buyer, go into more details as the buyer does as well).