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5 reasons why translators should have knowledge on SEO

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When you are a translator, you learn about many different things due to the translations we do. But sometimes, when we are creating our website or blog, we are not aware of a key element that can help us to drive traffic to our blog or attract clients: SEO. I wrote a post some time ago about a basic introduction of SEO for translators (you can read it here).

So here you have 5 reasons of why translators should develop some knowledge on SEO.

The terrible twos

The terrible twos is a stage in which toddlers begin to be more independent, restless and sometimes, for their parents, this phase can sometimes be quite hard. This is why this stage is called “the terrible twos”. In my case, I am not a mom, but this is my second year working as a freelance translator in the UK, and like some parents with two-year-olds babies, at some stages, it has been a tough year.

Last month, my business turned two years old, after a first year full of learning, accomplishments and failures (you can read here my thoughts on my first year as a freelance translator in the UK).

After that first year, I had quite a lot of work (which was amazing), with so many good opportunities, I and learned a lot, I had my ups downs (but, who hasn’t?) and I was determined to keep growing as a professional. So, just like parents who had survived the first year of their babies, I thought things will start to calm down (although I knew I had to keep learning a lot and falling), but nothing could be further from the truth.

How I started my business from scratch

If you are thinking about starting your own business but you don’t have any idea where to start, I am going to tell you something: I felt the same way. But don’t panic! I am going to tell you about my experience and how I started my business from scratch.

When I started to think about going freelance and starting my translation business I felt very lost; I didn’t know where to begin, what I had to do, if I had to find a part-time job during the first two years (that was the amount of time I gave to myself to start running my business), etc. I knew a lot about translation and languages but nothing about business! And I had no job at that moment.

Travelling and freelancing

Today I want to reflect on travelling and a freelance career: is it possible? How can we coordinate both without losing money/projects/clients? If you want to know more… keep reading!

One of my passions is travelling. I love discovering new cities, countries, people, food and in other words… new cultures! But one of the things I was most concerned of at the beginning of my freelance career was if travelling and running my business as a freelance translator were compatible.

Today I want you to give you some tips on how to coordinate a freelance career (in my case as a freelance translator) and travelling.

5 marketing ideas for small businesses

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Every beginning is hard, especially for small business or freelancers. And if we talk about money, it becomes even harder. We invest a lot of time and, depending on the business, a lot of money too. But, nowadays, thanks to the Internet, we can find great free tools online that can help small business and freelancers.

So today I bring you 5 marketing ideas that every small business and freelancer can implement online and for FREE

The importance of translation in tourism

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Hello everyone and welcome to another post of the Be Global Translations’ blog! We are already in May… Can you believe it? This year is going so fast!

Although it is supposed to be in springtime, in the UK (especially in Scotland) it is still freezing! So I can’t help thinking on summer and the holidays, going to the beach…

And thinking on that and looking to the flights and hotels to book for this summer holidays I realised that there are many companies in the tourist industry which do not have their websites translated to other languages… And yes, I am including hotels.

So I wanted to write this post to make companies in this sector aware of the importance of translation of their texts and how this may have in their benefits.

Telephone Interpreting and what it gives me.

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Hello everyone! I hope you had a good start of February! First of all, a massive thank you for the great reception my last entry had!

In the blog I have always talked about translation, sometimes focused on other topics such as business or marketing, but translation after all.

Today I want to talk about Interpreting, more specifically, about Telephone Interpreting and what gives me personally in return.

4 reasons to translate your marketing materials

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Hello everyone and Happy New Year! (It may be a bit late, but I haven’t post a blog since last year!)

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and good start of the year! And for those of you who live in Spain, I hope the Three Wise Men brought you a lot of presents!

One of the last entries was about New Year’s Proposals, and I am sure that many of you, who have a business, want to make those proposals real. Today I bring you a proposal for those of you who have an international business but do not translate their marketing materials.

About marketing and translation: 4 blogs to read

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Hello everyone!

One more Tuesday, here you have the new entry of Be Global Translations’ blog! I hope you enjoyed the last entry about the Language Show Live, an event for those language professionals and lovers. If you missed it, you can read it here.

Today’s post is about marketing and translation. As I said before and as most of you probably know, being a freelance translator is being an enterprise, a business, a company, whatever you may call it. And as a business, we all need to do some marketing activities to promote our services and ourselves.