Year-end membership campaign: use ProZ.com and seize the opportunities
Thread poster: Lucia Leszinsky

Lucia Leszinsky
SITE STAFF
Nov 13, 2013



Dear ProZians,

The annual year-end membership campaign began today, and will run until December 11th, 2013.

If you are already a full member of ProZ.com, thank you! Your investment has made possible a workplace where serious language professionals can expand and improve their businesses, while networking and having fun. Just make sure you are getting the most out of your membership by putting it to the best use possible. Network and help colleagues online in term help and the forums, consider joining the Certified PRO Network to further differentiate yourself, stand out through translation contests, improve your knowledge and skills with training. Your membership will give you increased visibility to clients and collaborators; just be sure to accompany this with a strong online profile so that no opportunity passes by.

Not yet a member? Consider using ProZ.com to better market your services and generate more business opportunities.

It doesn't matter if you are just starting out, or have been in the profession for a while and are looking to take that next step in your business or career, or even if you are fully booked at the moment and just want to make sure your name is visible as a smart strategy to be prepared for whatever tomorrow brings. If you are not using ProZ.com, you are passing opportunity by.

See what you are missing:

ProZ.com is a complete suite of services that were designed with the language professional in mind. Risk management tools. Term help. Online invoicing. Web hosting. Discounts on software, training, and events. The list goes on. (See a full list of membership benefits »)

In addition, ProZ.com is the number one source of new clients for translators anywhere. And this new client contact is directed to members first, be it through the directory and profile contact (the main channel of work on the site) or through the jobs system.

Don't make opportunity wait. Join now.

If you are not already a member and you join as a full member before December 11th, 2013, you get:

  1. Full access to the entire suite of tools and opportunities available on the site at a discount on the regular membership fee.
  2. Membership until January 2015 (up to one full month extra, depending on how soon you join).
  3. A money-back guarantee.
  4. A chance at winning great prizes, including a trip for two to the Bahamas.

See the membership page for more details »


The ProZ.com team is here to serve site members.

If you have questions about membership, or need answers or help regarding anything else at ProZ.com, do not hesitate to contact staff through the online support system. Live chat support is also available during the campaign for help and questions about membership; look for the option on the the membership page.

Happy translating,

Lucia
and the rest of the ProZ.com team





Note: Membership at ProZ.com is a business expense that can be deducted from taxable income in most areas. Ask your accountant.

If you are a translator or you work with translators, the ProZ.com mission statement explains how the site works for you: By providing tools and opportunities for you to network, expand your business, improve your work, and have more fun.


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 10:45
Member (2003)
German to Dutch
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Such a tired posting Nov 13, 2013

Dear Lucia,

I wouldn't write this if ProZ wouldn't peddle their own and third party marketing services. How can ProZ pretend to be a global marketing specialist and publish this text?

Reread the text and apologise, like my first copywriting mentor taught me. Or suppress any discussion and ban this reply.

We deserve better marketing,
Gerard



[Edited at 2013-11-13 20:43 GMT]


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Lucia Leszinsky
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Please feel free to submit detailed feedback through the support center Nov 13, 2013

Hello Gerard,

Thanks for posting. I'm sorry that you don't like the campaign text. Note that, for the most part, the announcement is directed at those who may be considering membership but have not yet purchased.

Please, feel free to send me a line through the support center with what you find objectionable in the text so that I can take it into account in future campaigns. Thanks!

Lucia


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Linh Hoang  Identity Verified
Vietnam
Local time: 15:45
Member (2011)
English to Vietnamese
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A money-back guarantee Nov 14, 2013

Hi Lucia,

Could you please give more details on "A money-back guarantee"? Many potential members may have the same question. Thanks so much.


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Lucia Leszinsky
SITE STAFF
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ProZ.com membership is satisfaction guaranteed Nov 14, 2013

Hi Linh,

ProZ.com membership comes with a satisfaction guarantee. This means that if you are not completely satisfied with your ProZ.com membership investment--for any reason--ProZ.com will refund your money, no questions asked.

It is important to keep in mind that ProZ.com membership will give you increased visibility to clients and collaborators, be it through the directory and profile contact (the main channel of work on the site) or through the jobs system. For this reason, it is important that members accompany their membership with a strong online profile to put their membership investment to the best use possible.

Check this article written by a ProZ.com member explaining how she has used ProZ.com membership to advance her business:

http://www.proz.com/translation-articles/articles/3793/

Lucia


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 10:45
Member (2003)
German to Dutch
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Thank you for replying Nov 21, 2013

Lucia Leszinsky wrote:

Hello Gerard,

Thanks for posting. I'm sorry that you don't like the campaign text. Note that, for the most part, the announcement is directed at those who may be considering membership but have not yet purchased.

Please, feel free to send me a line through the support center with what you find objectionable in the text so that I can take it into account in future campaigns. Thanks!

Lucia


I'd rather discuss the quality of this posting in public. Every time I read the copy I get bored within 20 seconds. There is, of course, nothing objectionable in the text but it is bad writing, even for foreigners.

Cheers,
Gerard


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