A translator can become a successful translator through luck, hard work or maybe with both. Maybe this combination includes right connection or other external factors. In fact, this is a combination of all these.
It is Possible But Not Much Easy Process
People who start a business on their own have some knowledge and they understand that this is not an easy process. People who make their business successful are those who do not care about nice things and understand that a lot of hard work and time will be required to achieve success. When successful freelancers are questioned how they did it, people either do not believe on the sacrifices they made or they think this is not the thing they are prepared for in order to live financially secure and debt free life.
What are the Advantages?
No doubt, some translators have advantages over others. Some already are connected with industries which are important for their career. Some live in the area where there is high demand of language combination. Some receive financial help and others a do not.
Translators who make their own business and want it to be successful need to work long hours and seek opportunities for work including finding quality clients. You can do this via many ways including cold-calling agencies, calling and emailing people, doing volunteer translations, starting a blog and much more. Do not forget to thank those persons who help you out through all the process.
How to Achieve Success?
There are some steps you need to take for a successful business:
These are general guidelines, and your career may evolve different lines that depend on your skills, preferences and personal conditions. A certain business acumen and experience are the things that are important for a successful career.