Poll: Do you keep track of how/where your new clients find you?
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Feb 11

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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 04:43
Member
English to French
Yes Feb 11

Either proz.com, or proz.com.
Agencies only. For the sake of, errr, posterity, I record first contacts that lead to business in TO3000.

I can't remember the last time I secured a new client - agency or translation consumer - through personal (not professional) acquaintances, mailings, luck, LinkedIn, business events, my website or other means.

Philippe


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 03:43
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
No Feb 11

I don’t keep track, sometimes they tell me how and where they found me (in general, word of mouth, Proz and my website) but that’s all!

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 04:43
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
No Feb 11

All that truly matters is the fact that they did find me.

Angus Stewart
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Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:43
Member (2008)
Italian to English
No. Feb 11

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

"Do you keep track of how/where your new clients find you?"


No.


 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 04:43
Member (2003)
Danish to English
+ ...
No Feb 11

I do not always know.

In the early days it was almost always Proz.com or my former employer, and then contacts from powwows or word-of-mouth - often people I had met or got in touch with via Proz.com. A few were contacts from my former employer's network, but they were often members of Proz.com as well.

Then I have had a few new clients from the CIoL Find-a-Linguist site. They tend to be excellent clients, but rarely come again.

Some may have found me via L
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I do not always know.

In the early days it was almost always Proz.com or my former employer, and then contacts from powwows or word-of-mouth - often people I had met or got in touch with via Proz.com. A few were contacts from my former employer's network, but they were often members of Proz.com as well.

Then I have had a few new clients from the CIoL Find-a-Linguist site. They tend to be excellent clients, but rarely come again.

Some may have found me via LinkedIn, but not many.
A couple of times, a PM from an earlier client has moved to a new agency and contacted me.

Recently I have not had very many new clients at all, but a couple of earlier ones have turned up again after a couple of years.
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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 04:43
Member (2018)
French to English
. Feb 11

I don't actually record the info anywhere, but I do always ask anyone enquiring about my services where they found me. I've noticed that those who find me in certain places always find someone cheaper. The best contacts have all come via LinkedIn (I diligently keep contact with all former colleagues, but my favourite agency found me there all by itself)

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 00:43
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Only mentally Feb 12

I do know where most of my clients found me, but I don't have a formal record of that.

Elizabeth Tamblin
 


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