Develop your skills to find new direct clients

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As a translator, finding direct clients is crucial for your professional growth and success. While there are various avenues to explore, it's important to have a clear strategy in place to connect with the right clients directly. In this blog post, we will outline five essential steps that will help you navigate the process of finding direct clients in 2023 and delve deeper into the first step.

The five steps

✓ Find out who your ideal client is
✓ Know what your ideal clients need
✓ Help them know what your brand is all about
✓ Decide where to look for clients
✓ Pick 2 to 3 marketing mediums and tactics you enjoy using

Step 1: find out who your ideal client is

To effectively find direct clients, it's essential to identify and understand your ideal client profile. Start by analyzing your expertise and specialization within the translation industry. Consider your language pairs, subject matter expertise, and the industries you have experience in. Determine the types of clients you enjoy working with and who can benefit the most from your services.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What industries or sectors require translation services related to my expertise?
  • Which clients can value and benefit from my language skills and subject matter knowledge?
  • What are the specific demographics, preferences, and needs of my ideal clients?
  • What types of projects or content do I excel at translating?

By answering these questions, you'll gain clarity on your target audience and refine your marketing approach accordingly.

By understanding who your ideal client is, you can tailor your marketing strategies, messages, and content to resonate with their needs and position yourself as the go-to translator for their specific requirements.


Do you want to know about the other steps? 

Stay tuned for our upcoming course, "5 Steps to Find Direct Clients in 2023," on August 10, where we will dive deeper into each of the steps mentioned above, providing actionable strategies and insights to help you find and connect with direct clients effectively.

You will receive tips on the marketing methods that seem to work best and use them (warm email prospecting, LinkedIn, Website, and Twitter). This is a hands-on workshop, and you will receive a worksheet and checklists to get you started, plus get a chance to get all your questions answered.

Finding direct clients as a translator requires a strategic approach and a deep understanding of your ideal client profile. By investing time in identifying your target audience, understanding their needs, and positioning yourself as a valuable resource, you can enhance your chances of connecting with direct clients in 2023. Stay tuned for our upcoming course, where we will guide you through the entire process, equipping you with the tools and knowledge to thrive in your translation business.


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Topics: training, clients, Training

Angela Luana Zalazar Aguirre

Written by Angela Luana Zalazar Aguirre

Luana is a member of's Training, Tools, and Events Team.

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