Helping translators to do Better business-blog by a Bengali Translator
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photo credit Prakhar Points to Getting Jobs as a FreelancerBeing a fresher to freelancing can be very intimidating and daunting, especially when you are trying very hard and not being able to land up with any projects. The first and foremost thing that you must remember is that you are not alone over here. No one usually lands up with a silver spoon in their mouth. Every freelancer when they began did go through this phase.Here are few pointers that will help you in planning out the right approach that you need to adopt to help you out.1. As a fresher, you need to establish your credibility in the arena that you want to flourish in. You should remember that you are a newcomer in the sea of other freelancers and you should work towards measuring up to them.2. Start by creating a good C.V. that has up-to-date information regarding you. Add important keywords related to your work in the resume. Try to impress the person reading your C.V. by keeping it polished but be honest. Do not falsify your resume in any way because your lies are bound to come out later.3. Go looking for work. The advent of the internet has made it possible for you to find jobs on a global front. Check out the various websites offering freelancing work. You can start out initially by taking a free membership provided in many sites and then switch over to a premium membership later.4. You can even try some agencies that may be present in the city that you live in by cold calling.5. Never undersell yourself. If you believe that you can land up a job sooner or later stick to your estimates. Another alternative is that you can offer value added services such as proofreading, editing, etc within the quoted price.6. Check on ways and means to make your presence felt. There are many forums and activity boards on the websites that will be able to help you do so.7. Last and not the least, you need lots of patience. If you believe in yourself, it is only a matter of time when you will land up with that first job and many more to come.
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