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I’ve been working as a freelance translator for almost 3 years now… We all know how hard it is right? Well at least I do!
Maybe the reason why I keep on struggling to find new clients is because I am not only a translator!
Yeah life is tough, and I knew from the begining that I would not be able to make a living out of my passion during the first years. Which is why I’m having a “back up job”.
It doesn’t matter what I do, thing is it allows me to get money while I’m trying to find new clients and projects. But (yeah it always shows up) it also keeps me from getting the best out of translation. I mean I work seven hours a day which is not what we call hard working, but still it doesn’t help me getting the most out of what I could do with my clients. Especially when these seven hours are splitted in half during the day. It leaves like 2 hours a day to get to work and do my best. And even though I do do my best, seems like it’s not enough.
My clients usually require me for some kind of translation that needs to be done in the next 12/24 hours. God I hate those deadlines!
So yeah friends of mine told me I should be patient and still go hard, but I’m pretty impatient.
Will it pay in the end? Will I finally find a way to keep two jobs even if one of them is really interesting? I guess Mr. Future will tell me…later.
Anyway, just wanted to know if any of you guys have ever been through this? If so I’ll be more than glad to hear from you 😉