Becoming an Outsourcer: Your Business Plan

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Software, tools & computing

Course summary
Start time:Jul 26, 2013 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 120 minutes


The webinar is over but you can purchase unlimited access once the video is released here

Language:English
Summary:What do I need, how long will it take, how will it work? We will discuss hardware requirements, software requirements, zero-budget & paid options, marketing strategies, project processes and organization, QA tips, pricing tips and handling of your potential new clients.
Description
Becoming an Outsourcer: Your Business Plan - A complete Business Plan to take the initial step from being a Translator to becoming also/only an Outsourcer

From being a Translator to becoming also/only an Outsourcer
1. Why take the outsourcing step?
2. Prerequisites: Team, clients, software, organization
3. How to build your team
4. How to organize your database
5. Pricing policy
6. NDAs & existing clients
7. New Clients: Translation Agencies, Companies, Direct clients
8. Handling your first outsourcing project

The course comprises of a 60 min PowerPoint Presentation, a Business Plan in Microsoft Project and a 60 min Workshop in order to adjust the Business Plan to your personal needs.

Target audience
Anyone who would like to become an Outsourcer or thinks about it.
Learning objectives
The idea, the tools, the organization. Your complete Business Plan to get there.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge about the Translation Business and common software
Program
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Becoming an Outsourcer: Your Business Plan

From being a Translator to becoming also/only an Outsourcer
1. Why take the outsourcing step?
2. Prerequisites: Team, clients, software, organization
3. How to build your team
4. How to organize your database
5. Pricing policy
6. NDAs & existing clients
7. New Clients: Translation Agencies, Companies, Direct clients
8. Handling your first outsourcing project

The course comprises of a 60 min PowerPoint Presentation, a Business Plan in Microsoft Project and a 60 min Workshop in order to adjust the Business Plan to your personal needs.
Virtual platform system requirements
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Virtual platform system requirements
For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
Registration and payment information
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Click on the buy button on the right to purchase your seat

Participation fee includes:

• access to webinar session.
• unlimited access to the webinar recording.
• powerpoint slides to remind participants of the key points and lessons learned.
• certificates of attendance.

How do I purchase my spot?

To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
 Irene Koukia    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Irene Koukia is a freelance Translator, Trainer and Business Coach. She used to be an International Travel Consultant since 1989, working for many international companies as a Branch Manager. She also used to be a German teacher in her free time. Irene has also taught for two semesters at IEK Naxos in the Hotel F&B Department, providing students with theoretical and practical skills in Tourism. In September 2008 she changed her career to follow the job she always wanted: Translation. Since Irene had no other relation to Translation, she managed to grow her business successfully on her own, using and implementing managerial and marketing skills obtained during her former occupation. She obtained her certificate in Translation in 2010 and became a certified Business Coach in 2015. She is currently studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University. After a lot of study and efforts, she is making a living as a Freelance Translator, working with a large number of clients and linguists all over the world, as well as a Tutor at Metafrasi School of Translation.
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Becoming an Outsourcer: Your Business Plan
Share your questions before the session Jul 11, 2013

Dear all,

Thank you for expressing your interest in the training "Becoming an Outsourcer: Your Business Plan".

Please feel free to highlight any particular related topic you wish to be taken into consideration during the session here in the forum. Alternatively you may prepare questions to be discussed during the webinar Q&A phase.

See you on the webinar!

My bests,
Helen


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Felipe de la Cruz Identity Verified
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Later availabilityJul 18, 2013

If I attend to the online course, is it possible to follow it again through the video on the next week without a new payment?

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Later availabilityJul 18, 2013

Alpha Translations wrote:

If I attend to the online course, is it possible to follow it again through the video on the next week without a new payment?


Dear Sirs,

Thanks for your interest in the training. Indeed, the session will be recorded. Even if you do not attend the live session you will still have unlimited access to the webinar video and handouts shortly after the webinar (within one working week). You can watch it as many times and when it is needed.

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


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Guillermo Urbina Valdés Identity Verified
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Time of courseJul 26, 2013

The email I was sent states that the time is 5:00 pm GMT while the website shows that it's 5:00 pm CEST. Could you clarify the correct time for the course?

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Time of courseJul 26, 2013

Guillermo Urbina Valdés wrote:

The email I was sent states that the time is 5:00 pm GMT while the website shows that it's 5:00 pm CEST. Could you clarify the correct time for the course?


Hello Guillermo,

Thank you for your interest in the training.

Automatic notifications emailed from the GTW platform always show start time in GMT along with training duration, like:

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT


The two hour online session will start at 3pm GMT which is 5pm CEST, http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converted.html?iso=20130726T15&p1=0&p2=141

Once you report your time zone at ProZ.com, http://www.proz.com/?sp=settings_dtime , you will see all events start time in your local time. Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


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Beth M F Garcia Identity Verified
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StartJul 26, 2013

Has it started yet?

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StartJul 26, 2013

kuletatz wrote:

Has it started yet?


Hello kuletatz,

The session will start in about 10 minutes, at 3 pm GMT: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converted.html?iso=20130726T15&p1=0&p2=141

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


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Wine Meccas Identity Verified
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Becoming an Outsourcer: Your Business Plan - access to the video and the materialsJul 27, 2013

Hello,
Could you provide a link to the video and the materials from the webinar? I was not able to attend but I read that the materials would be available online for a week.
Thanks and regards,
Pawel


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Kuochoe Nikoi Identity Verified
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ClarificationJul 27, 2013

So if I understand correctly, the video for this session will eventually become available here (http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/videos) even for those who didn't attend the session? I'm very interested in the topic, but I didn't even know this was happening until it was over.

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Irene Koukia Identity Verified
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ClarificationJul 30, 2013

TransAfrique wrote:

So if I understand correctly, the video for this session will eventually become available here (http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/videos) even for those who didn't attend the session? I'm very interested in the topic, but I didn't even know this was happening until it was over.


Hi,
You shall find the Video in this section in few days. Thank you for your interest!

Best regards,
Irene


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Irene Koukia Identity Verified
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Becoming an Outsourcer: Your Business Plan - access to the video and the materialsJul 30, 2013

Pawel Gruntowski wrote:

Hello,
Could you provide a link to the video and the materials from the webinar? I was not able to attend but I read that the materials would be available online for a week.
Thanks and regards,
Pawel


Hi,
You shall receive the material and the recording within the week. Thank you for your interest!

Best regards,
Irene


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Louise Etheridge
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Access to the videoAug 9, 2013

How can we can access to the video, as this webinar has already taken place? The link to the video does not seem to work.

Many thanks

Louise


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Access to the videoAug 9, 2013

Louise Etheridge wrote:

How can we can access to the video, as this webinar has already taken place? The link to the video does not seem to work.

Many thanks

Louise


Hello Louise,

I have resent a link to the video and handouts as requested. Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


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Dana David Kogan Identity Verified
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Becoming an Outsourcer: Your Business Plan webminarAug 11, 2013

Hello Helen
I too would like to receive the recorded link of this webimar.
Thank you,


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Wine Meccas Identity Verified
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Materials from the webinarAug 27, 2013

Hello,
Please advise where I can find the materials from the webinar. I thought they would be send by email but I haven't received them yet.
Best,
Pawel


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