How to be a Successful Freelance Translator
As I said many times, specialization is key if you want to be a successful translator. However, that is not enough: you must know how to contact good agencies and end clients, which will pay you promptly and much better.
It takes some training to get acquainted with the best practices. Fortunately you can take practical training at a very low cost (compared to the benefits involved).
If you are an specialized translator, you’ll be able to charge more for your translation or interpreting services. Sooner or later you’ll realize that the best way to promote your services is Linkedin Ads (it has a higher cost per click but you’ll be able to contact a highly professional target) and personal visits to your prospective clients.
These are two courses that may help you get good clients and, therefore, higher rates per word (if you want to learn more just click on the banner):
Recommended Course of the month, by Robert Gebhardt
This is an introductory course on how to use your language abilities to make a living. You will learn how to work and live on your own terms, so you’ll be able to work on projects of your choosing, and enjoy both work and your free time.
Este es un curso introductorio que te enseña a usar tus conocimientos lingüísticos para trabajar por ti mismo. Aprenderás a ganarte la vida como te guste, de modo que puedas trabajar en proyectos de tu elección y dispongas de tiempo para tus cosas.
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MARKETING FOR TRANSLATORS
Marketing your translation business is vital for your professional activity. So how should you go about getting prospective clients to know about the services you offer? Well, that’s what you will learn in this course. This course will show you some proven tips on how to attract more clients to your business, make yourself stand out in a crowded marketplace, and apply offline and online marketing strategies to boost your business.
Promocionar tu negocio de traducciones es vital para tu actividad profesional. Pero ¿cómo conseguir que los clientes potenciales conozcan los servicios que ofreces?. Pues bien, esto es lo que aprenderás en este curso. Este curso te enseñará algunas estrategias probadas para atraer más clientes a tu negocio, destacar en un mercado competido, y aplicar estrategias de marketing online y offline para impulsar tu negocio.