Mike Donlin

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Gaining confidence with outsourcers

For language freelancers looking to attract new clients and outsourcing work online, building trust is crucial. With many professionals to choose from on freelancing platforms, outsourcers want to feel confident they are hiring someone reliable and skilled.

Here are some key ways to establish trustworthiness right from the start:

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Freelancers help during holiday and vacation seasons

Today is Good Friday, part of the Easter observance in many locations and a long holiday weekend in others. Holidays and vacations see language companies facing a familiar challenge: maintaining productivity and meeting deadlines with limited resources.

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Filter unwanted job posters on ProZ.com

Would you like to unsubscribe from specific company job notifications? ProZ.com offers the option to filter job posters by profile, Blue Board number and Blue Board score.

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How do I get a credential verified at ProZ.com?

Language-related credentials reported by ProZ.com members may be verified. These credentials are shown in the professional profile, some pools, and might be used to restrict job postings.

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Getting attention from freelancers at ProZ.com

Are you capturing the interest of the best language professionals at ProZ.com? Recruiters are actively seeking out the most sought-after experts in rare languages, those with expertise, certifications and a proven track record of excellence.

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Cantonese and Mandarin linguists, be sure your languages are setup for searches

If you are providing language services in Cantonese or Mandarin, please be sure your profile at ProZ.com reflects your working languages as expected. Outsourcers for interpreting opportunities have suggested high demand in Cantonese and Mandarin. To be found at ProZ.com, be sure your profile is complete.

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How to increase views on your business page

The business page makes it easier to connect businesses with their employees and for those employees to share business identification, membership and act on behalf of a business at ProZ.com.  Profiles are for people (freelancers and employees), while these pages can show information about the business. 

Business pages have been showcased in the Translation Company & agency directory, added to employee profiles, and have been linked other places on the site.

How can your business increase views to its business page? 

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The $100 audit : Checking how you get paid

Freelancers receive payments from different companies, using different payment systems and many times that can involve different ways of transmitting the money. When you are paid, it is important to receive as much of your money as possible in a timely fashion.

To make sure payouts are meeting your needs, I suggest trying the $100 audit.


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Save hours, unload bulk payments to freelancers to ProZ*Pay



Using freelancers for language jobs can help save time and make language service companies more efficient. Paying freelancers from around the world is not efficient. The international banking systme is complex with many obstacles and individual needs for specific language professionals.

Imagine if the time to onboard and pay those same freelancers were eliminated.

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Venmo added as withdrawal option for ProZ*Pay

ProZ*Pay has added Venmo as a withdrawal option for your payouts in ProZ*Pay. So now, when it comes to getting paid as a language professional, you have even more choices. If you want to set up Venmo as your preferred payout method, simply head over to your ProZ*Pay account and make the update.

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Virtual conference for remote interpreters schedule for Tuesday, March 28



Join interpreters and language enthusiasts at the ProZ.com Virtual Conference for Remote Interpreters on Tuesday, March 28. The event is free of charge and will be broadcast through ProZ.com/tv. View the event page for event times in your location.
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CSV files for ProZ*Pay payroll

For language companies with large or small payrolls, if your payroll data can be formatted or entered into a spreadsheet, it is easy to share with ProZ*Pay. This gets your payment instructions out to your payees, and makes freelancers happy in minutes.

When you have a large amount of data in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or another spreadsheet format, an easy way to share it is to export it as a CSV (Comma-Separated Values) file and then share the output file with ProZ*Pay.

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Getting a personal assistant to help you find freelance work

As a language freelancer, juggling client acquisition while completing your work can be challenging. You may find yourself juggling multiple projects and clients, leaving little time to do your own business development - searching for new opportunities. 

To keep you on track and chasing every great opportunity, get someone to do it for you.
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Explain the difference between a translator and an interpreter

We asked the popular artificial intelligence tool for the answer.

A translator and an interpreter are both language professionals who facilitate communication between people who speak different languages. However, they do so in different ways and in different settings.

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Good money habits for freelancers

As a freelancer, you know that managing your money can be a tough task. You may not have an employer to help out with benefits like vacation time and health insurance. It's up to you to make sure you're saving enough for retirement and investing in ways that will grow your nest egg over time.

Here are some money habits that can help any freelancer stay financially secure:

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