Webinar on websites for translators

On 11th May, I’ll be giving a webinar with James Ward, digital coach,* on the subject of websites for translators. We will talk about the benefits of having your own site and how to plan its content and structure to achieve your marketing goals. Then, on 13th May, Sarah Dillon and Bianca Marsden will give three demonstrations of low-cost do-it-yourself website builders, followed by a discussion panel.
Click on the links to register and if there’s anything you’d like me to talk about, please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments!
*If he ever makes it back from Thailand…

By | 2010-04-19T17:01:27+00:00 April 19th, 2010|Translator's tools|5 Comments

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Celine
I am Céline Graciet, a freelance English to French translator. Since 2003 I’ve been writing on all sorts of areas linked to translation and the life of a translator.

5 Comments

  1. Linda April 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Just one burning question – does any business come to you through your website?

  2. céline April 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Roughly 90% of my income comes from contacts made via this website (directly or indirectly).

  3. Corinne McKay April 21, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Celine, these webinars look great! I will post a link on my blog. Personally I get *a lot* of inquiries via my website, especially for people looking for someone local.

  4. céline April 21, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks Corinne! I only got around yesterday to listening to the latest podcast on http://speakingoftranslation.com/ and it answered a lot of questions I had – so thanks again!

  5. Stefano Lodola February 28, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Having a website is a must!
    Freelance translation is an interesting case of industry where most of clients are reached or retained online and yet freelance service providers don’t invest in online presence.
    One reason is lack of IT skills, especially for literary translators.
    Those who lament poor results of their websites also admit that they made them by themselves using free tools. It’s likely that such a website actually works against its owner.
    Another reason is the lack of market orientation typical of the small shop owner who waits for jobs to come to them.
    Those who are against having a website either started their profession before the coming of the Internet or are still struggling to start. In any case they’re missing clients.
    One could argue that he/she’s already enough jobs, but having a website would still give access to better-paid jobs.
    I also get jobs through Proz. But I also want to be found by those who don’t know what Proz is and to look professional and established in the eyes of visitors, including those who found me on Proz.

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