How to Get More Direct Language Jobs (in 3 Easy Steps)
At some point or another, nearly all translators and interpreters wake up to the fact that placing all your eggs in one basket or relying on a handful of agencies does not guarantee any long-term stability or professional fulfilment. One way to minimise your exposure to these risks is to expand your professional network by increasing your online presence. This can be achieved in three easy steps which can, in turn, lead to more language jobs from direct customers.
1. Create a Web Page
Whether we like it or not, we live in a digital age. Instead of going through a physical phone book, people and companies use search engines to find and purchase the goods and services they require. If they can’t find you online, they will surely find somebody else and use their services instead.
Professional bodies maintain databases of qualified translators and interpreters. For linguists, this is often the easiest way to start promoting their language services online. The main disadvantage is that the linguists have very little control over the content of their listings.
A more advanced option is to create your own website. However, don’t be fooled by adverts saying that you can create a professional website in minutes. The truth is that it does not take minutes…not even a few hours! It takes much longer and, in the end, the final result may still be fairly disappointing.
Luckily, there is a simple solution that does not take much time to implement. Linguist Directory can promote your language services online and comes with many premium features. You can easily create a professional page in only a few minutes and start receiving enquiries from new customers.
2. Improve Your Search Ranking
Although it’s great to have a web page, it is even better to have a web page that appears high up in search results. We often see nice websites belonging to individual linguists, however, the vast majority of them never generate enough traffic to make it to the top of search results.
While it can be fairly difficult to outrank big companies on your own, your odds may be much higher with an industry-dedicated website. Linguist Directory was designed to enable each member to promote their services individually while enjoying the boost provided by the whole language network. This will help you move ahead of the competition and receive more visits from potential customers.
If you are active online, this is a great opportunity for you to improve your online presence. We offer further search engine optimisation that can boost the performance of your performance even further.
3. Receive Email Enquiries
The vast majority of language enquiries posted on Linguist Directory come from private businesses and organisations. When a new request is submitted on the website, email notifications are sent to all relevant linguists. Linguists can reply directly to the client to confirm their availability. Other arrangements can be then made directly between the linguist and the client. This service is completely free of charge!
It takes only minutes to create a professional web page that can successfully promote your business and lead to a more stable income. So what are you waiting for?
Join us on this exciting journey!