10 Tips on How to Promote Your Interpretation Skills

(Last Updated On: May 22, 2018)

As a new freelance interpreter you need to keep promoting or marketing yourself in order to get work and become successful. 

10 ways for you to promote your interpretation skills

Set up a website -- Having a website to place in your email along with your signature, to direct your clients to, gives you a much greater professional air.

Brochures, flyers and mailings -- Have some flyers, brochures and mailings ready to go that you can send to any local companies who might require your services, and to other companies that you have targeted on your mailing list.

Local Advertising -- Whatever you specialize in interpreting services, concentrate on your potential clientele and zero in on them, both locally and as much a you can afford to outside of your area.

Take part in social media -- Create a Facebook or Twitter profile and remain active online. Reply to any inquiries promptly and considerately, and ask to guest post in prominent blogs.

Trade shows and network -- This isn't always easy, but it's really a must if you want to get your name out there. It's all about recognition and building up a loyal following.

Publish something -- Write something. Anything.  An ebook, an advice column, take to blogging at a consistent rate and your value as an interpreter will soar.

Contact agencies -- Possible clients simply won't know you exist if you don't do something to reach out first. Write a distinctive but not over long message to the agencies you select and also send your updated CV.

Join an interpreter's organization -- Belonging to such an organization will give you that aura of professionalism and experience that you need to convey.

Always have a business card on hand -- Be consistent about keeping a supply of business cards with you wherever you go, as you can meet a potential client at any time.

Begin marketing yourself immediately -- The only way to actually learn is from making mistakes. So keep trying until you find the method that works best for you. 

If you are looking to get more clients, you really need to promote your interpretation skills. With the internet being a common thing now, promoting yourself is a lot more easier than before. Applying the above tips, you will be able to effectively promote your interpretation skills and get more clients.

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