Poll: How is your business now, compared to December last year?
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
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About the same... Dec 31, 2015

2015 was a somewhat problematical year for me! I moved back to Lisbon from Brussels where I lived for 30 years and was less available than usual, meaning that I did refuse a lot of work from potential new clients (not from my regulars though). Let's see what 2016 will bring!

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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About the same Dec 31, 2015

Workwise, the scenario is more or less the same. However, I had a lot of unexpected expenses due to vehicle troubles in 2015 and one client is going to pay me late due to cash flow problems... Plus ça change...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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My “business”? Dec 31, 2015

I don't have a business. I have a profession that offers me a variety of benefits, one of them being financial security. It's never been a job to pay the bills.

The moment you think of your profession (or career) as a business, the closer you are to swap it for any other activity that pays the bills and satisfies your ego at cocktail parties.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Much better Dec 31, 2015

Compared to last December, it has improved tremendously this month especially.

Happy and Prosperous New Year!


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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About the same Dec 31, 2015

I did the math:

This year I made 8.6% less than last year, but I took a month off for surgery, so I have a good excuse.

I've been working at translation more years than I care to admit; I'm ready to slow down a little.


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
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December... Jan 3, 2016

December is certainly not a typical month for this kind of "measuring". Any other month would allow better metrics.

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