Poll: What percentage of your work comes from colleagues' referrals?
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Aug 1, 2009

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "What percentage of your work comes from colleagues' referrals?".

This poll was originally submitted by Pei Ling Haußecker

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Parrot  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:58
Spanish to English
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What's "percentage" based on? Aug 1, 2009

Volume, number of jobs or revenue?

In any case I put less than 10%. But as I considered that "less than 10%" in terms of the three factors above, they kept changing size. (Volume is definitely greater than number of jobs, and the revenue's not bad either....)


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Local time: 12:58
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What is "colleagues' referrals"? Aug 1, 2009

Once (a long time ago) that turns/ed a contact into a long lasting relationship? Or on a per job basis?

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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:58
English to Spanish
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10 - 50 Aug 1, 2009

That is a wide spread and as others have said, we do not actually know what "percentage" refers to, but the vast majority of my work has always come in through referrals from either clients or colleagues. I cannot say which is most important, but they both are.


John Cutler  Identity Verified
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I interpret the question as... Aug 2, 2009

I interpret the question as meaning word of mouth referrals from other translators. If that's what it means, I'd say the answer is some small percentage. On the other hand, I would say that a fairly large percentage of my work comes through people I know or third parties (not translators) who refer someone else to me.


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