Many translators dream of working less and earning more for an hourly rate. I recently read an article about Somali-English translation consultant Maryam Abdi, who has managed to quadruple her hourly rate and now works a lot less. Maryam is also a translator trainer, and in this episode, we’ll find out more about her strategy.
Important things covered in this episode:
• How Maryam quadrupled her hourly rate
• What is a high-end client?
• Where to find high-end clients
• What we should let go of if we want to quadruple our hourly rate
• The skills we need to pursue high-end clients
• How to know if you’re being paid what you deserve
• How to raise your rates without losing clients
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
Maryam Abdi is an award-winning translation consultant (Somali > English), Court interpreter, and the founder of Translators Academy which hosts hundreds of readers on business, negotiation, and career strategies for freelance translators
I recently came across the following quote by success coach, author and motivational speaker John Di Lemme: “Taking bold, focused action creates explosive results.” It’s very true, and it’s what I aim to help you with at marketingtipsfortranslators.com. So let’s get out there and quadruple our rates! If you have listened to more than three episodes of the podcast and have found them valuable, please take a moment to leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher. I really appreciate your feedback.
Thank you Catherine Metcalfe for the proofreading/editing of the show notes.
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