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xxx: hey man
xxx: how u diong?
xxx: i saw you on translators cafe
that you’re freelancer
xxx: do you mind if i ask you a question
xxx: i’m very interested in being one
Ahnan: be like me then 😀
xxx: hehehehe ok
I just finished my translator degree and I’m very interested in make a living as a english>spanish freelance translator from fields like travel, computer engineering and graphic design.
Spanish is one most people are looking for
xxx: I can begin giving some business cards on my country, but since most business are interested in translate from spanish to english
Ahnan: That’s great idea!
xxx: i want to the same but in internet
xxx: i know i can get more clients online from english to spanish than from spanish to english
Ahnan: My clients are 100% coming from the internet
xxx: i mean, do you know a way or something to get know?
i’m doing this webpage on facebook, but of course i have to market after that
Ahnan: the only way is to promote ourselves online
be a paid member
It’s around USD125 a year
xxx: I was thinking about that
Ahnan: do not think
xxx: but first i need a job to have some money 🙂
xxx: ahhh, know you know hehehe
xxx: but what after I pay the membership on those sites?
how you do, for instance?
Ahnan: Your money will be back in short time
I do not promote any of those as I am not their part
I can buy home
make an office
from being a translator
I got most translation jobs from those
xxx: but, even if i’m a paid member, do i still have to compete with other members to get those jobs?
that’s my worry 😦
Ahnan: of course yes 😀
If you have quality
I think you are better than I am
xxx: well, i have to improve my quality,
Ahnan: I have no specific degree in translation
xxx: thanks for the info
i just need a good job to make that faith of leap
Ahnan: being a translator is the answer!
I was an English teacher
and I quit
xxx: i assume you quit after you got your good reservoir of clients
not at all
I was not establised as I am now
even..I am jobless
and started everything from zero
the answer is
being a translator
my friend told me
he earned around USD5000 a month
I didnt believe at the first time
now I believe 😀
that depends on the translation jobs
Ahnan: trust me
the key is
xxx: and if i pay that amount of money, can i get clients from the fields i mentioned?
Ahnan: and the quality afterward
xxx: cause i would be very pasionate if i work those areas i’m interested about 🙂
Ahnan: you must specify your most one
xxx: good 🙂
Ahnan: clients do not like one too general
xxx: general sucks
You should specify your specialties
If yo can’t be a paid member now
make your profile as best as possible
I suggest Proz.com
If you have money for being paid member,
xxx: proz makes me dizzy sometimes hehehe
xxx: maybe because i’m ussed to translatorscafe
Ahnan: You should try Proz as well
confusion is the key to success
Which name do you use for Translatorscafe
xxx: http://xxx.translatorscafe.com/ [tautan saya hapus]
Ahnan: Can I suggest something?
My specializations are computer science, travel & tourism, internet, technology & music.
make them stronger
e.g. >Computer science
>Travel & Tourism
xxx: i haven’t update my profile since january
I was gonna do it now 🙂
Ahnan: no need to use sentence
You can copy mine
If you do not mind 😀
xxx: sentence how?
xxx: let me chheck
Ahnan: just mention your area of expertis
just copy mine 😀
It was updated a day ago
xxx: and another question: when paytime comes, how clients do this: via paypal or mail?
It depends on
right after the invoice issuance until 45 days after the invoice issuance
xxx: i see
Ahnan: You should have them 😀
xxx: i have to imbued in all this
my friend, it was a pleasure, gotta go 🙂
Have a great Tuesday!
xxx: you too 😉
talk to you soon