When you are starting out as a freelance translator it can be hard to decide if you should spend your time finding clients or if you should work with a third-party company. Of course, there are pros and cons to both, but we want to shed some light today on why working with a third-party company as a freelance translator is a great choice.
As a freelancer finding clients can be tough. There are lots of places to apply for freelance roles, websites that have postings, and of course just word of mouth. The problem here is that this can be inconsistent and time consuming.
You end up spending more time trying to find clients then actually doing the translation work, which can lead you to burn out for many reasons.
When working with a third-party company, they already have clients. You get paired up with 1 client to do their project. You don’t need to chase down multiple clients and worry about where your next client is going to come from.
Third-party translation companies have already done the work here to attract clients. They have a marketing plan to attract clients creating a solid client roster. This also means that the third-party company is doing its own advertising to bring in new clients all of the time.
All you have to do is save your time, money and energy from advertising to be able to help the clients as they come.
One concern that many freelance translators have is not knowing how many projects they are going to be working with, where the next project is coming from and of course is it going to be a good relationship with the client?
As you work more and more with a third-party company, you build a strong relationship with them. This means that the better you do and the stronger the relationship becomes, the more work you will receive.
This is because you have worked on the know, like and trust factor with the third-party company and their clients, meaning you get more work.
Another bonus for working with a third-party translation company is having a consistency pay period. This means that you always know when you are going to get paid for the work that you have done. You don’t even need to chase down the clients to pay you because the company will take care of this. You just need to do the work, do it well, and meet your deadlines.
Working with a Third-Party Translation Company
If you have decided that working with a third-party translation company is what is best for you, reach out to Language Marketplace today to see what opportunities we have available.