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How can I market myself to boost my income?
Thread poster: Paul Dixon

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 22:28
Portuguese to English
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Mar 1, 2010

I would like to know if there is any way I can market myself so that more people know about my services and so I can get more clients and hence better rates. In particular, I would like to know if it would be a good idea to sign up for a site like Xing or Translia. I am on the books of LinkedIn but nothing has come up yet. I had never heard of Xing before, it seems it is not popular in Brazil. As for Translia, I came across it on the Web but know nothing about it. I could advertise but advertisements are expensive. I could become a paying member of ProZ, but I was a member for six months (won in a Conference raffle) and did not get a single job through ProZ in that time, so did not renew. I guess sending mailshots could be an idea but that also has been tried and no response.

Suggestions welcome.


 

Paula Borges  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Interesting... Mar 1, 2010

I will be going back to Brazil soon, and it would be nice to hear some ideas.

 

Pablo Bouvier  Identity Verified
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How can I market myself to boost my income? Mar 1, 2010

Paul Dixon wrote:

I would like to know if there is any way I can market myself so that more people know about my services and so I can get more clients and hence better rates. In particular, I would like to know if it would be a good idea to sign up for a site like Xing or Translia.


Social marketing is not so easy as someone may believe. They are many steps to follow, after creating an account. I send you trough ProZ mail a link were you may download a pdf-book you may/should read before to do this. A quick reading, studying in depth the central issues is well worth the time invested.


I am on the books of LinkedIn but nothing has come up yet. I had never heard of Xing before, it seems it is not popular in Brazil. As for Translia, I came across it on the Web but know nothing about it. I could advertise but advertisements are expensive. I could become a paying member of ProZ, but I was a member for six months (won in a Conference raffle) and did not get a single job through ProZ in that time, so did not renew. I guess sending mailshots could be an idea but that also has been tried and no response.


Ask (and answer yourself...) to this question: If I do what everybody does, wich are my probabilities of success?


 

Paula Borges  Identity Verified
Brazil
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English to Portuguese
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Dear Pablo Mar 1, 2010

That is very kind of you, thank you very much.

 

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 22:28
Portuguese to English
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TOPIC STARTER
To Pablo Mar 1, 2010

I shall be waiting for the e-book, and shall surely read it with great interest.

 

Pablo Bouvier  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:28
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How can I market myself to boost my income? Mar 1, 2010

Paul Dixon wrote:

I shall be waiting for the e-book, and shall surely read it with great interest.


You did not receive already the download link to the e-book trough your ProZ mail?
Just asking, because I send the mail to you at the same as to Paula...

[Editado a las 2010-03-01 23:02 GMT]


 

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 22:28
Portuguese to English
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TOPIC STARTER
No link received as yet Mar 2, 2010

Dear Pablo,

No link received as yet.

PAUL


 

Transitwrite  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 03:28
French to English
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E-Book Mar 2, 2010

Hello Pablo,
If the e-book you mention is not just related to your language pair, could you please send me the link too?
Many thanks
Sharon


 

Pablo Bouvier  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:28
German to Spanish
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E-book Mar 2, 2010

Paul Dixon wrote:

Dear Pablo,

No link received as yet.

PAUL


I send it now twice. If you still did not receive it, send me your private mail trough ProZ's mail system and I will send it to you directly.

[Editado a las 2010-03-02 08:28 GMT]


 

Oleg Osipov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 04:28
English to Russian
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Me too Mar 2, 2010

Pablo Bouvier wrote:
I will send it to you directly.


Could it be an open source link Pablo? I would like to read it too.
Thank you.

Oleg


 

Evmorfia Papageorgiou  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 04:28
Italian to Greek
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Me too! Mar 2, 2010

Oleg Osipov wrote:

Pablo Bouvier wrote:
I will send it to you directly.


Could it be an open source link Pablo? I would like to read it too.
Thank you.

Oleg


I would also like to read it, Pablo.
Thanks in advance
Evi


 

Vicky Nash  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:28
Member (2008)
English
Me too! Mar 2, 2010

Please!

 

Valentina Balšić  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 02:28
English to Croatian
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One more Mar 2, 2010

Signing up for the book as well!icon_smile.gif Thanks!


Val


 

Pablo Bouvier  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:28
German to Spanish
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How can I market myself to boost my income?" Mar 2, 2010

Paul Dixon wrote:

I shall be waiting for the e-book, and shall surely read it with great interest.


Hi, Paul: I send the book to your both private mail addresses this afternoon (here) and the link another time a few second ago trough the ProZ mail system.


 

Jennifer Price
United States
Local time: 20:28
Afrikaans to English
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E-Book Mar 3, 2010

Could I get a copy of the ebook to learn how to market myself too, please.

Thank you

Jennifer


 
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