How to Get the Attention of Direct Clients

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If you want to grow you freelance translation business you need to work with direct clients–plain and simple. Direct clients in general pay faster, accept your rates, and don’t usually ask for ridiculous deadlines. How do you find direct clients if you’re just getting started or you’d like to work with more of them? The…

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Why You Should Never Discount Your Services (And What You Should Do Instead)

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At one point or another we’ve  all been asked to discount our services. And while it may seem like a good idea to make a one time exception for your client, the reality is discounting can hurt your business. Before you reduce your rates, consider the following… Discounting can train your clients to expect lower…

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How to Get More Done in Less Time as a Freelance Translator

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Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? You’re overwhelmed easily? Or that you’re working 24/7 with no time left for yourself? The reality is running a freelance translation business can feel like a juggling act. If you drop one ball everything can come tumbling down. Attaining a work-life balance may…

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3 Easy Ways to Grow Your Freelance Translation Business Faster

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 Are you a new freelance translator? Or has your existing freelance translation business plateaued? Want to know how to grow your business faster without spending a lot of money? Quite often translators make growing their freelance translation business far more difficult than it should be. We get caught up on the trivial tasks, using the latest productivity…

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Three Simple Tips for Negotiating with Clients

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Learning to negotiate effectively is crucial to the success of your freelance translation business but many freelance translators find the process uncomfortable and sometimes intimidating. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way! With the right mindset and some preparation, you can fine tune your negotiation skills and position your business…

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Three Secrets of Successful Freelance Translators (And How You Can Follow Their Lead)

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You love what you do and you’re good at it. Countless hours go into your freelance translation business, but results are minimal. Then you see some freelance translators who manage to make it look effortless. They have a lot of clients; in fact, so many they can’t handle that they have to turn down business.…

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Educating Your Clients

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Can you imagine having your vehicle serviced by someone other than a trained mechanic? Or having your health assessed by a doctor that is not board certified? In just about every profession, we seek to have the right person with the necessary credentials to fulfill our needs. In the case of interpreting or translation services…

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How to Plan for the Future the Right Way

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Do Goals Really Work? Conventional wisdom has it that goal setting is critical to our success, but before you set out to make a detailed list of all the things you want to accomplish in your freelance translation business you might want to consider the growing body of evidence not in favor of goal setting.…

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