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Time to get paid: Who pays payment processing fees for freelancers?

October 16, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, business membership, payments, ProZ*Pay

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When outsourcers and service providers connect via ProZ.com, neither side is charged any commissions or fees. However, to make payments for work provided there is always a cost to getting money from one party to another. They are commonly referred to as payment processing fees.

So who pays these fees?

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Join ProZ.com for International Translation Day virtual event.

September 29, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in training, translation events, events, ProZTV, interpreting

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ProZ.com celebrates International Translation Day with two full days of online sessions, panel discussions, live Q&As, live chat, and more.



Join this free virtual event at 10:00 AM GMT on September 29  and 30 to enjoy:

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How freelance translators get paid in USD using Wise (formerly Transferwise), PayPal, Payoneer, Skrill and more

September 7, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in translator, payments, payoneer, PayPal, ProZ*Pay

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What is the ground floor in your career?

August 24, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, profile, ProZ.com, facebook

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Note: The following post appears in the Translators & Interpreters facebook group from the group admin Andrew Morris.

Look around any major world city and you’ll see plenty of high-rise buildings, of varying shapes and sizes. But however hard you look, you’re unlikely to spot a single building that has no ground floor – an edifice that just hovers in the sky.
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Some reasons for gaps between work completion and payout

August 13, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, payments, invoicing, ProZ*Pay

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You have completed the work for your client. All aspects of the project have been submitted as requested. You have sent an invoice for your services. However, the client has not started your payout from the work. Why not?

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Commenting in forums brings attention to your profile

August 11, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, profile, ProZ.com, education

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For years, ProZ.com's translation industry forums have been a place for open discussion on topics related to translation, interpreting and localization. The topics are always an interesting read, they are often entertaining, worthy of hours of your time for education, and an opportunity to engage with the world's largest community of language professionals.

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Getting payout your way, choosing your payment methods as a freelancer

August 4, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, payments, ProZ.com, ProZ*Pay

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When agreeing to work with a client, it is important to discuss or understand the employer's process for sending out payroll. Is there one unified method or outside service used for sending payments? Are there multiple ways to receive your money? Can this company pay you in your country?

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How to make a good first impression on your new client

August 2, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translator, jobs, clients

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Most online freelancers will never meet their clients in real life, which is why it is crucial to understand how to make a good first impression on a new client without ever leaving home. Here are some tips on making a good first impression on your new client.

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Best time to send an email for more freelancer business

July 23, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, jobs

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As a freelancer, personal business development is key to improving your business model and increasing your client load. However, with the past year's restrictions on in-person meetings, it can be harder to pitch your services when you don't get to speak with someone face to face.

So, how can you entice prospective clients?



Email, of course. Unfortunately, getting someone to open, let alone read, your email can be challenging. You need to utilize high-quality email practices, and here is how you do it.

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How to answer job posts at ProZ.com

June 18, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, jobs, clients

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How do I answer job offers at ProZ.com? That question came up in the ProZ.com Facebook group recently and I'm borrowing the well-crafted answer from Lu Leszinsky to include on this blog.



Highlights:
1. Browse jobs that interest you
2. Confirm you meet quoting requirements
3. Click on submit quote

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4 things a freelancer should do before a vacation

June 15, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translator, vacation

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As a freelancer, one of many benefits is the freedom that it allows. However, at one point or another, most freelancers fall into the trap of overworking themselves and feeling unable to take a vacation. The numerous benefits of taking time off have been well documented: relaxing, connecting with family, and giving ourselves that much-needed mental break. If you want to go on vacation but don't know where to start,  try taking these four steps.

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Asking for public client feedback

May 25, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translator, Blue Board

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How often do you look at reviews before doing or buying something? Most of the time, right? Nearly everyone will investigate a business or product before making a purchase, including your freelance language services. Public feedback inspires trust via its transparency.

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What is transcreation? Find out in podcast with Nina Sattler-Hovdar

May 19, 2021 / by Mike Donlin

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ProZ.com head of training Paul Urwin discusses "Transcreation Essentials" in the latest episode of the ProZ.com podcast. Urwin interviews Nina Sattler-Hovdar, one of the best know global transcreators, and creator of ProZ.com Spotlight Training course "Learn how to get started and prosper in transcreation".

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Include your logo on freelancer invoices

May 17, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, membership, jobs, invoicing, ProZ.com membership

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Did you know that you can include a logo on invoices sent through ProZ.com? Adding a logo to the invoice is one way to personalize this ProZ.com membership tool for your needs.

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Is your email inbox a to do list?

May 5, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer

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Is your email inbox kept as a to-do list? Often, people leave “to-do” emails in their inbox until they are completed. After completion, the email is categorized or deleted, thus removing it from the inbox.


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