Do you love translation more than business and marketing?
That's fair. Getting to use our language skills daily and get paid for it is amazing. But do you ever feel you should be getting better paying clients, you'd like more job satisfaction, and maybe stronger business systems so you feel more confident knowing what to do in different scenarios?
You may view setting up your business the right way and marketing your services as a bit of a slog, a necessary evil. I've been there. Stuck at the planning stage, always on the cusp of changing my business but not quite getting it done. Until I joined a group that broadened my horizons and kept me accountable to my plans. They challenged and supported me and we helped and learned from each other.
Business can be fun! And when you start getting results, better clients and enjoy your work 99% of the time, it's even more fun ;-)
Grow your business with mini-adventures
Think of moving out of your natural habitat (translation & interpreting) as exploring different terrains.
Whether you're an eager globetrotter or armchair travel enthusiast, your next destination doesn't need to be far away. In fact, taking small steps and enjoying the journey makes all the difference between putting off the 'must do marketing' dread and doing the things you need to do to get better clients or different types of work.
Let me take you off the beaten track on regular expeditions and grow your business with mini adventures. If you want the same satisfaction and enjoyment from the business and marketing side of things as you get from your quest for the perfect turn of phrase in your translations, then I invite you to join The Expedition Group.
Banish the guilt at continually putting aside your marketing, following up that quotation you sent (how?) and not knowing what to do next. Instead, accept your next mission and take the suggested next step on your journey to better business habits.