1. It’s in the language baby: Make sure your language skills are nothing less than stellar! Read books, listen to songs, watch movies, talk. Stay updated with idioms, colloquialisms, and industry-specific terminology.
  2. Specialize & Diversify: Identify a niche you would like to specialize in but:  remain versatile. Specialization sets you apart, while diversifying your skills widens your opportunities.
  3. CPD for the win! Invest in Professional Development by enrolling in translation courses, attending workshops, and participating in webinars. You will find more details & translation tips in the course.
  4. Build a Robust Portfolio: Showcase your skills with a comprehensive portfolio. Include diverse projects, and consider offering services at discounted rates initially to build your portfolio and garner testimonials. It’s not only an online presence but you need to have some reviews to start appearing in searches etc.
  5. Network Strategically: Connect with professionals through physical events and online platforms. A strong professional network can lead to collaborations, referrals, as well as a deeper understanding of market demands.

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