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Poll: Do you have your own website?
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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Turkey
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No... ;) Mar 4, 2011

But maybe yes?

www.proz.com



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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
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I guess I am a slob. Mar 4, 2011

I bought the domain name 10 years ago, but to date I have not managed to put up any actual website.

Which makes me wonder: Do I actually need one? Our company is doing just fine as is.


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Esther van der Wal  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Member (2010)
English to Dutch
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It's my digital business card Mar 4, 2011

To me, my website is like a digital business card. I work as a writer, editor and translator, so I figured the least I could do was write good texts on my website to show people my skills. If I need a haircut, I also find it a bit weird to have a bold hairdresser!

The other reason I prefer a website over printed business cards is that since I became a Proz.com member, I work all over the world. 90% of what I do is online anyway. A website is a great way of providing instant information and giving customers a taste of my work, as are other social media profiles.

Now all there's left to do is translate my site into different languages, which is something that's high on the list but that I haven't come around to doing yet!

Edit: I've worked hard on translating it today and my site is now also available in English

[Edited at 2011-03-04 17:23 GMT]


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Graeme Waller  Identity Verified
Finland
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Yes Mar 4, 2011

Yes; with a link to my proz.com profile.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Spanish to English
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Yes - it got me one huge client Mar 4, 2011

While most of my new clients come through ProZ (mainly people looking for Portuguese-English, for which there appears to be a growing demand), my biggest and best new client "bumped into" my website last year while surfing the Internet.

URL: www.murieltranslations.com


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:20
Member (2006)
German to English
Not yet, Mar 4, 2011

but ave been wanting to do it for the past 4 years.

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2009)
English to German
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Yes Mar 4, 2011

Although it is, thus far, only in English. German and Spanish will follow shortly.

As Esther stated, it is the perfect business in a global working environment, be it as a translator and editor or as a writer.

A link to my ProZ profile will be installed shortly.


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patriciacharnet  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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yes Mar 4, 2011

and I would highly recommend it - got me a few clients

it is my digital signature - echoing Esther

and I had many clients who commented on it

it is important - please get one


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Terry Richards
France
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Other Mar 4, 2011

I have one but it has nothing to do with translating.

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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
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English to Spanish
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Yes Mar 4, 2011

It's not essential to have a website but it's important as a kind of "business card".

http://www.yam.com.mx


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Cristina Heraud-van Tol  Identity Verified
Peru
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Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Yes Mar 4, 2011

Each year, I get more and more clients through my website. Not only clients from abroad but also from Peru. When I ask some people how they reached me, the answers I get sound like:

- Via your website
- I googled and your name/website appear at one of the first positions
- Saw you in Proz, checked your website and liked it very much. That told me you were professional
- You don't how difficult is it to find an interpreter in Peru!

www.vantol-heraud.com


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Victoria Burns  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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French to English
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No Mar 4, 2011

No, and I have no intention of getting one any time soon - I'm already working flat out and often have to turn work down, plus all the information I would want to put on a website is already shown in my Proz.com profile.

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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 21:20
Member (2004)
English to French
Yes and no Mar 4, 2011

An ex-boyfriend did one for me, but I can't contact him to take it down. It's awful and outdated. I will eventually have one build, because I know nothing about these things nor how much they cost.

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Chun Un  Identity Verified
Macau
Member (2007)
English to Chinese
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Yes, I do Mar 4, 2011

Here it goes

www.biolinguist.com


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