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Poll: What is your main work-related priority this year?
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Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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None of the above Jan 16, 2014

I just want to make more money from interesting jobs

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
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Get better paying customers Jan 16, 2014

And, like Chris, make more money doing the same amount of work so that I can hit the ski slopes more often. Couldn't be simpler!

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Other Jan 16, 2014

To be honest, I have been / am too busy to think about that at the moment (touch wood ;.)) but good that you brought it up though

[Edited at 2014-01-16 10:13 GMT]


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Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
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Maybe Jan 16, 2014

find another direct client.

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dasein_wm  Identity Verified
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Other Jan 16, 2014

Make more money, pay less taxes. Mutually exclusive I know...

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Elina Sellgren  Identity Verified
Finland
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Other Jan 16, 2014

I aim to:

- create a website

- look for new clients (raising rates in the process & to be able to ditch one big client)

- plan my taxes better and understand accounting better.


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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Other Jan 16, 2014

I find most of the options suggested rather dispiriting.

At some point before April I may try to take steps to ensure I can still continue to work with my XP OS when what passes for support from Microsoft goes offline. Other than that, my aim is to keep going as I've managed to do for the past few years and hope that the economy in general here (Spain) starts to improve for others who are feeling the pinch more than I am.


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Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Market more aggressively Jan 16, 2014

After finishing my PGDip in conference interpreting this June, there'll be a whole new set of clients that I have to find and market to.

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Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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At some point... Jan 16, 2014

... I would like to do an interpreting course and obtain certification as an interpreter. I love the adrenalin and the quick thinking associated with interpreting, along with the direct interaction with people.

I don't think I will make that a priority for this year though - more of a longer term item on my to do list.


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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You have snow?? Jan 16, 2014

Julian Holmes wrote:

And, like Chris, make more money doing the same amount of work so that I can hit the ski slopes more often. Couldn't be simpler!


Fax us some over, its is almost summer here!!

[Edited at 2014-01-16 13:29 GMT]


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Ismael Marin
Spain
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working with videogames Jan 16, 2014

Getting a job as a localizer or game tester in a videogame company!

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Other: match last year's income Jan 16, 2014

Last year was far and away my biggest year since I started freelancing in 1992. If I can come close to that performance, I'll be very happy.

I will be having less work from my biggest client last year for organizational reasons, so I will have to work harder.

That means working smarter - planning my time so I can deliver before the scheduled deadlines and be available sooner for more work.


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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
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Other Jan 16, 2014

I need a new website with a more professional look.

But since I am very busy anyway, it tends to get postponed.


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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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I second that Jan 16, 2014

Gudrun Wolfrath wrote:

find another direct client.


I was thinking about that yesterday. I second the thought.


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