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Top tips to thrive as a freelancer [BP20]

Presentation at BP Translation Conference Online focusing on the top tips to thrive as a freelance translator or interpreter.
An overview of the 6 strategies that help freelance linguists run their businesses with the right priorities in mind.
The recorded version of this seminar is available at: https://bpconf.com/videos/

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Top tips to thrive as a freelancer [BP20]

  1. 1. 20BP online translation event #BP20Conf @jaquitranslates
  2. 2. A day in the life of a freelancer @jaquitranslates
  3. 3. Top Tips to thrive as a freelancer Jaquelina Guardamagna. CL, MCIL, IAPTI www.translatorinlondon.com #BP20Conf spanishtranslatorlondon @jaquitranslates translatorinlondon spanishtranslatorlondon
  4. 4. 01 Choose the messages you'd like to communicate. @jaquitranslates IG: spanishtranslatorlondon
  5. 5. Choose the messages you'd like to communicate What messages would you like to make available in your mother tongue? How comfortable do you feel by translating those messages? @jaquitranslates
  6. 6. Language is both powerful and delicate @jaquitranslates I
  7. 7. 02 Sharpen the saw. @jaquitranslates IG: spanishtranslatorlondon
  8. 8. @jaquitranslates IG: spanishtranslatorlondon Sharpen the saw [Stephen Covey] CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT CONTINUOUS LEARNING
  9. 9. Sharpen the saw. PRODUCTION CAPABILITY If I do a job in 30 minutes, it's because it took me 10 years to do it in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes. 02 @jaquitranslates IG: spanishtranslatorlondon
  10. 10. Set SMART goals. 03 @jaquitranslates
  11. 11. By 8th August, I'd like to work with a British manufacturer of folding bikes who has distributors in Latin America. @jaquitranslates IG: spanishtranslatorlondon
  12. 12. Follow an action plan. 04 @jaquitranslates
  13. 13. Follow an action plan. @jaquitranslates
  14. 14. 05 Offer solutions, then talk money. @jaquitranslates
  15. 15. Case Study @jaquitranslates IG: spanishtranslatorlondon
  16. 16. Offer solutions and then talk money. Stand out by understanding and addressing your client's requirements. Be clear about your offering. Quote like a Pro. 05 @jaquitranslates
  17. 17. 06 Exceed expectations. @jaquitranslates IG: spanishtranslatorlondon
  18. 18. Exceed expectations. Be responsive Go above & beyond Follow up @jaquitranslates
  19. 19. Enthusiasm Growth Clarity Focus Positive Relationships Satisfaction Thrive�as a freelancer @jaquitranslates IG: spanishtranslatorlondon
  20. 20. A day in the life of a freelancer @jaquitranslates IG: spanishtranslatorlondon
  21. 21. A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. @jaquitranslates IG: spanishtranslatorlondon
  22. 22. THANK YOU! Jaquelina Guardamagna. CL, MCIL, IAPTI www.translatorinlondon.com contact@spanishtranslatorlondon.com spanishtranslatorlondon @jaquitranslates translatorinlondon spanishtranslatorlondon

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