In this episode I am talking about how to protect your business strategies to create a successful and sustainable business for the future. For me it is VERY important to create a long lasting, future proof business, since I have realized that I could never go back to being employed anymore. Here I share what I have learned, plus what others recommend to do, in order to create a successful business that you can thrive in for a long time to come.
Important things covered in this episode:
- How to protect and improve your business assets
- How to protect and improve motivation and balance
- How to create a strategy for the future
Links to additional resources:
- Future proofing your business – A framework for thinking differently
- Future proofing your career as a translator
- 8 steps to a marketing plan for your freelance translation business
I want you all to have a successful business, doing something you love, for a long time to come. In order to achieve this you have to be strategic and take care of your assets, manage risk, take care of yourself to stay motivated and not burn out. I hope this episode have given you ideas on how to do that. Don’t forget to show your support by leaving a review on iTunes or Stitcher. That way I know you think the podcast is helpful. Thank you and have a wonderful week!
Tess Whitty is an English-Swedish freelance translator since 2003 specializing in corporate communications, software and IT. Her educational and professional background is in marketing and she is a popular speaker and trainer at conferences, sharing her knowledge and experience in marketing and freelance business. She is also the author of the book “Marketing Cookbook for Translators”, with easy to follow “recipes” for marketing your translation services and achieving a successful freelance lifestyle, and the award winning podcast “Marketing Tips for Translators”. For more information, and to connect, go to www.marketingtipsfortranslators.com.
Thank you Catherine Metcalfe for the proofreading/editing of the show notes.
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Corinne McKay, who teaches online business courses for beginning and experienced freelance translators. If you’d like to earn more money, work with higher-quality clients and feel more confident about your freelance business skills, visit her website corinnemckay.com and click the Online Courses for Translators tab.