Tips for new freelance translators

Many people are leaving their 9-5 jobs to become freelancers. However, it can be quite a daunting task for you if you’ve never worked in the translation industry independently before. Therefore, I am going to discuss some tips for new freelance translators below.


1.        STRUCTURE YOUR DAYS

One of the main advantages of being self-employed is that you can set your own hours. Creating a daily schedule doesn’t take much time. 

2.        SET YOUR RATES

One of the most confusing things about starting out as a freelance translator is figuring out what to charge by knowing how much you want to earn and how many hours you are willing to work per week.

3.        FIGURE OUT YOUR NICHE

One of the best ways to get more work as a translator is to have a niche market that you are experienced in and work on achieving that goal.

4.        STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!

When you’re working very hard and trying to make new clients, you should make sure that your language skills are fresh and up-to-date. 

5.        PROVIDE HIGH-QUALITY WORK

It can be tempting to take on as many jobs as possible in order to get paid when starting out. However, it is more beneficial to provide your best work.

6.        MARKET YOURSELF

It is a bitter reality that companies can’t hire you if they don’t know you exist. But you should spend some time to identify your target clients and contact them.

 

Stefanos Karampalis

Eng – Gr Translator

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