French Translator Needed If you’re a French speaker interested in becoming a translator, this is what you want to see. I received a request the other day from a French/English speaker who was interested in becoming a translator. First of all, that’s awesome! I love when people find their calling as translators and realize that they […]
Are you a freelance translator? If so, you probably know that one of the hardest, if not most time consuming, aspects of running your own translation business is finding clients. As a professional translator, you never stop marketing because you never know when a current client will drop you or stop requesting work. Even if […]
The biggest concern for translators just starting out is finding clients. I don’t get many questions about how to set up a website, or how to establish an online social media presence. That’s because these things are easy.
When I first started out translating over 20 years ago, it seemed that there was only one way that translators charged clients for their work. And that was by word count. Everyone knows what that means. For you new translators out there, though, let’s do a simple lesson. Basically what it means is that you […]
As a translator, you’re worried about two things. The first is how to find clients. The second is how to make sure you get paid from those clients. Both are worries about the money. And getting paid is a huge worry for translators just starting out. It’s mainly due to three reasons: 1. Your business […]
Finding clients is the most important task you have as a freelance translator. It’s even more important than the translations themselves. If you can’t find clients, you won’t ever even have a chance to translate.