10 steps to go from struggling to thriving as a freelance translator

Formats: Videos
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business skills for translators
Grow your translation business
Personal branding
Marketing for translators
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Marketing tools for translators

Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

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Duration:60 minutes
Summary:In this webinar we cover 10 steps to achieve a thriving translation career, including goals, specialization, pricing, mindset, marketing plan, finding clients.
Do you ever feel like you are the victim of your business or customers, having to accept low rates, impossible deadlines and not knowing where your next project will come from? I think we have all been there. I know that every freelance translator who has a solid linguistic basis can succeed, and deserves to succeed, with a thriving freelance business. My mission is to help you achieve this.

In this seminar we will cover 10 steps to take to achieve a thriving translation career, starting with the foundations: your services, specialization, clients and what makes you unique. Then we continue with a financial plan, pricing strategies, marketing plan, how to apply to translation agencies and also how to find direct clients.

Finally, we end with how to take care of your clients and make them come back for more. Following these steps you will help ensure you have a steady stream of income, working with clients and jobs you like, and achieve a thriving business.

During the seminar you will start developing your own marketing plan, calculate your pricing and decide on which marketing materials are right for you.

Some feedback from others on this course's trainer:

"Therese Whitty is an accomplished trainer, giving you the sense that she is completely on your side. She is cheerful, realistic and able to persuade one how it is worthwhile keeping going even on days when you least want to!"

"Very competent, clear and experienced"
Cristina Paolino

Target audience
Freelancers starting in the translation industry.
Experienced freelancers who want to expand their clients database.
Learning objectives
In this webinar you will learn how to develop:

Your business mindset
Your business foundation
Financial plan and pricing
A marketing plan and marketing material
Ways to contact your ideal clients (agencies or direct clients)
Customer care
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1. Mindset
2. Your business foundation
3. Your vision
4. Business goals
5. Financial plan
6. Where to find clients
7. Translation agencies
8. Direct clients
9. Marketing plan
10. Customer care
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Price: 30.00 USD
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 Tess Whitty    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Tess Whitty has been a successful freelance translator and entrepreneur for over 10 years and owns the company Swedish Translation Services. Her educational and professional background is in marketing and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with other freelancers in the form of presentations, training, mentoring and consulting. She is also the author of the book “Marketing Cookbook for Translators”, with easy to follow “recipes” for marketing your translation services and achieving a successful freelance lifestyle, and the award winning podcast “Marketing Tips for Translators”. For more information, and to connect, go to www.swedishtranslationservices.com or www.marketingtipsfortranslators.com.
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