From clarity, and connections to a business mindset, in this presentation we explore those strategies that help freelancers run their businesses (and live their lives) with the right priorities in mind.
Top Tips to Thrive as a Freelancer
Jaquelina Guardamagna | Translator in London
Translator in London
English-Spanish Chartered Translator.
Chair of 'The Linguist' Editorial Board.
Member of CIOL Council.
#Ialso100 UK F:entrepreneur 2020.
CL, MCIL, IAPTI, APARU
URGENT NOT URGENT
Urgent - Important
1. A post on IG.
2. Deliver a translation today.
3. Answer an email with a quotation.
4. Meet a prospective client online.
5. Update your phone number on your website.
What do you want for yourself?
What do you want for those you
Before Christmas, I would like to translate the website of
a London manufacturer of electric bikes who exports to Latin America.
Because I can help them to communicate effectively with their distributors
and contribute to their business growth, and because I adhere to their
environmentally friendly values and procedures.
What is your SMART GOAL?
- A UK boutique hotel
- A sales rep of a
Spanish Wine exporter
- In 1 month
- In 3 months
- Problem/s you will solve
Describe your ideal client in 5 words.
List 2 ways in which you can help them.
Give 2 reasons why they should work with you.
3 words you will type on a
search engine to find your ideal
2 social media channels you will
use to network with them.
1 sentence to pitch your value
Respect. Empathy. Trust.
Speak their language.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never
forget how you made them feel.”
Share your Linkedin profile.
Connect on Linkedin.
Set up a zoom call before December to
discuss your goals and action plan.
Master your numbers.
Build your self-management skills.
Rates: Project, Time
WHAT? HOW MUCH? HOW OFTEN?
Mastering numbers: How?
A business bank account:
Software or spreadsheet:
QUICKBOOKS, XERO, FREE AGENT, SAGE
Ask for feedback
Learn from challenges
Be better than the person you were yesterday
Put on your own oxygen mask before
What skill do you want to improve?
Find a course/ webinar/ placement.
What are your going to say “No” to today?
One bad habit you will change to improve
Master your numbers
Develop Self-Management Skills
‘Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible
and suddenly you are doing the impossible’
Top tips to thrive as a freelancer.
St. Francis of Assisi
Translator in London
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