DIY Freelancer, Freelancing

My Words about “La Giornata del Traduttore”

Attending conferences always awakes something in me that most translators need to run their business, maintain their clientele and go out in the search for leads. La Giornata del Traduttore (Pisa, October 2015) was a positive stimulus to leave the everyday routine of “chair + computer + translate-all-day”. It helped me think business again, but also go a bit further and analyse how I can use what I have learned about marketing and business to improve my translating skills. And as in most social events, it offered me the chance to meet new colleagues and do valuable networking.

DIY Freelancer, Freelancing, Homing Words Bio

Building a Website – On Your Own! Tips and Steps

Building a website for your freelance translation business can only be beneficial and bring rewards! A website can help you have a virtual place where you can direct your clients, collaborators and colleagues. It’s also useful to have a more personalised way to introduce yourself and what you do (other than via LinkedIn, for example). If you add a blog, you have the chance to share your thoughts on the profession, write for your clients, share useful tips or work experiences with colleagues, etc. What’s more, if you decide to build it on your own, you’ll learn about web design and thus you’ll be the one who manages the site later on, which will definitely save you a good deal of money on the creation and maintenance of the website. And what’s more important, you’ll acquire a new skill that will always be an asset for you and your business. In this post, you will find some tips and steps that may help you create a website for your translation business. And hopefully, I’ll inspire you to build one on your own!

DIY Freelancer, Freelancing

5 Plugins to Improve Your Webpage

I already mentioned that the Homing Words site was my own creation, and I’m really happy with the result :). However, there’s always room for improvement. Also, I must admit that web design can be so captivating that every time I visit this site, I see something I want to enhance. Therefore, to continue in the mood of do it yourself, this blog post provides a list of 5 plugins that were useful for me to empower my webpage and that can be helpful for you as well.

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Creating a Logo – Tips & Steps

Why a logo? It’s true that not everyone needs one. However, in my case, I wanted an image that would symbolise my business and remind my existing and prospect clients of what I do and who I am. Hence this post about the logo design as part of the Homing Words bio. I also leave you some tips that are useful to create a cover and profile picture for Facebook, and a header and theme for Twitter. I am interested in web and graphic design, thus, as with the development of my web page, I continue in the mood of do it yourself, with professional assessment for the important stuff. You will find a summary of the steps I followed for the creation of the logo at the end of this blog post.