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Three Steps Freelance Translators Need to Do After Finding New Clients: The Missing Pieces of the Puzzle

Last week I wrote about where freelance translators can find new clients, and the response was huge. I received plenty of emails and comments about the article. Nevertheless, I felt something was missing because I know it is not enough to find new clients. Marketing translation services may start with finding new clients, but it does not …

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Where Freelance Translators Can Find New Clients: Three Proven Strategies

Finding new clients to work with can be a real problem for many freelance translators, regardless of whether they are beginners or experienced.   Beginner translators need to find clients to start their freelancing career, and experienced ones need to retain and search for additional clients to raise their rates or to work less and gain …

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How Freelance Translators Can Build Trust with Their Clients

It is not enough for freelance translators to provide better quality than their competitors, or even lower their prices to receive more work from your translation business clients. You need to gain their trust! When all things are equal, trust is the most important thing in any business relationship. Maybe you read this sentence before: …

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Four Productivity Tips for Translators and Interpreters

Many of us fall into the trap of trying to follow what works for others, and not what we need as translators, interpreters, or other language services professionals. Although language professionals and other business owners have many things in common, still our work involves a lot of mental activity. Freelance translators and interpreters execute tasks of …

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Five Reasons Why Freelance Translators Fail at Marketing and How to Fix it

I know the below may sound hard for you, but stay with me. During the last few days, I had direct one-to-one calls with 17 freelance translators. I wanted to know more about their issues and if I can help them. Marketing to translation agencies or direct clients was a hot topic. After around 10 hours …

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The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Professional Freelance Translator and Find Online Translation Jobs

Working as a professional freelance translator is an attractive job these days. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that jobs for translators and interpreters will increase by 17% between 2016 and 2026. The life of a freelancer has many positive aspects, you can work from anywhere, and choose who you work with. You can set your …

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Why Translators Should Stop Complaining About Their Industry

How many times do you hear translators, linguists, or interpreters say things like:          “Many clients go for cheaper, unqualified language service professionals.” or “The translation industry has been destroyed by many unqualified linguists, project managers, and agencies.” or        “Machine translation will kill the translation industry.” Do you read or hear …

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Four Things Freelance Translators can Learn from Translation Agencies

Four Things Freelance Translators can Learn from Translation Agencies From time to time, I see discussions among translators about how translation agencies are greedy and how they take most of the profits of translation projects. You see that in social media, blog posts written by some freelance translators and on other media. But the most positive discussion I …

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