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Poll: Do you estimate a higher year-end income for 2013 as compared to 2012?
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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Portugal
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I did Dec 3, 2013

At the beginning of 2013 I targeted and achieved a higher gross income than 2012 after 8 months. The net income will be about the same.
The position now is that I do not have to estimate what my earnings will be by 31 December 2013 - unless clients suddenly change their payment practices.
In 2014, the targets will definitely have to be higher!


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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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Lower than 2012 Dec 3, 2013

...but higher than 2011. The main focus to keep me happy is that my yearly gross turnover stay above a certain threshold.

No real trend in the past years in terms of turnover, but work comes in more roller-coaster-like (too much or too little) than before 2008, where incoming work was more continuous and smoother. But over a year it evens out.

Philippe


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Much higher Dec 3, 2013

So far in 2013 I've made much, much more than any other year in my my 21 years of freelancing.

That's the good news. The bad news is that the organization that rocketed me into the stratosphere recently sent out an e-mail saying there will mean much less work for its freelance translators in 2014 because of a reorganization.


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Lower Dec 3, 2013

but only because I worked less from my side

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
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Japanese to English
Lower... Dec 3, 2013

...most probably

Because I just had to shed my main customer around summer because they were turning into an unbearable monster. Good riddance!
I recovered because I have another customer who is throwing as much work that I can handle at me right now. God bless 'em!

Overall, 2013 has been a rough ride with too many sharp turns.


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Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Lower Dec 3, 2013

Because I've been a very naughty boy and taken loads of time off work

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Heather McCrae  Identity Verified
Germany
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higher Dec 3, 2013

Simply because life is getting more expensive and I want to spoil my family a bit more so I just have to work a bit more.
no pain = no gain


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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Cyprus
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Higher Dec 3, 2013

I expect it to be up by about 50%. This has more to do with 2012 being a disastrous year than 2013 being anything more than standard. It gives some grounds for optimism going forward, though.

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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Much higher Dec 3, 2013

not up to the stars, but much higher than 2010, 2011 and 2012 individually.

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David Wright  Identity Verified
Austria
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About the same Dec 3, 2013

and very deliberately so, since I don't want to have to pay additional taxes. (and life is about more than work, after all!)

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Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
United States
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Higher Dec 3, 2013

So far we've seen a 20% increase in gross profits as compared to last year, and we still have another month to go. We were able to invest in some new software and hardware, and we're investing a lot of time and resources into another project that we will be launching this spring, hopefully.

2013 started out a little rough, but the last 4 months or so have kept us very busy.


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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Turkey
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No. Dec 3, 2013

My 2012 income was: 57.300,00 Euro.

For 2013, If I reach the 50.000,00 Euro limit then I will be very happy.

13 was the problem for me; 13 of 2013

Saludos/Selamlar

[Edited at 2013-12-03 18:52 GMT]


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Enrico Zoffoli  Identity Verified
Italy
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Much higher Dec 3, 2013

because I have a couple of new, *very* well-paying clients

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Steve Kerry  Identity Verified
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Higher Dec 3, 2013

Despite the doom and gloom merchants (of which I have been one myself at times!), there is still a strong market for high quality translations. This year's total will definitely be well up on last year, as I continue to weed out the non-cooperative and impersonal agencies and encourage those who are friendlier and more profitable to work with. It's looking good for the New Year!

Steve K.


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