How to Set up A Translation Agency: The Complete Guide

Robert G, Translator/Freelancer/Traveler

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51 Lessons (2h 55m)
    • 1. 1a Intro 2

      3:41
    • 2. 1b Is this Course for You?

      8:30
    • 3. 2 What will Change?

      5:13
    • 4. 4a Company name

      1:25
    • 5. 4b Website Profiles

      1:02
    • 6. 4c Your own website

      1:10
    • 7. 4d Legal Entity

      0:57
    • 8. 4e Bank Account

      0:43
    • 9. 4f Business Cards

      1:17
    • 10. 4g Pre Game In house or Freelance?

      6:50
    • 11. 4h Pre Game Legalese

      3:26
    • 12. 4i Does this Sound like a Big Step?

      5:09
    • 13. 5 How to Find Translators

      0:30
    • 14. 6 Just in Time or Just in Case?

      2:16
    • 15. 7 Hire for a Specific Job

      2:19
    • 16. 7a Post Your Job

      14:04
    • 17. 7b Responses to Job post

      5:51
    • 18. 8 Hire for your Database

      4:06
    • 19. 9 Which do I recommend?

      2:21
    • 20. 10 How can you tell if the Translator is any good?

      3:37
    • 21. 11 Which should you find first?

      4:21
    • 22. 12 How to Find Clients (Section)

      0:40
    • 23. 13 How to Find Clients

      2:15
    • 24. 13b DON'T Contact current clients

      1:41
    • 25. 14a Personal Contacts

      2:11
    • 26. 14b Business Contacts

      0:54
    • 27. 14c Orgs and Events

      2:22
    • 28. 15a Google

      2:01
    • 29. 15b Cold Contacts

      1:34
    • 30. 16a How to Find Clients The Real World

      5:17
    • 31. 16b How to find new clients

      2:45
    • 32. 17 How to Find Clients Passive

      4:54
    • 33. 18 How to Keep Clients

      0:37
    • 34. 19a How to Keep Clients

      1:46
    • 35. 19b How to Keep Clients

      4:56
    • 36. 20 Once you Start Finding Success (Section)

      0:29
    • 37. 21 Once you Start Finding Success

      1:30
    • 38. 21b Once you start finding success

      2:05
    • 39. 22 Bonus (Section)

      0:37
    • 40. 23 Useful Exercise

      1:00
    • 41. 24 Useful exercise Result

      2:06
    • 42. 25 Some sample emails

      8:17
    • 43. 26 Using Linkedin for Marketing

      5:34
    • 44. 27 Become a Sponsor

      2:13
    • 45. 28 Interested in Delegating?

      1:35
    • 46. 29 Tip Don't Mix and Match!

      3:08
    • 47. 30 Pro Tip Send email from other email addresses

      2:09
    • 48. Bonus International Offices

      5:09
    • 49. Bonus Your name again

      4:32
    • 50. Bonus OCR walkthrough

      7:40
    • 51. My Rant Upwork Snafu

      13:54

About This Class

This Course will help you expand from just translation to running a full agency. Instead of just relying on one language in order to get business and clients, you can make full use of many languages in order to achieve full potential.

Learn How to Expand into an Agency so that:

  • You can Hire the Translators

  • You can be in Direct Contact with End Clients

  • You can become familiar with being the go-between, and facilitate workflow both ways

  • You can Manage the Projects in a Professional Manner

Content Overview

This course is structured to serve as reference material, so you can go through the whole course in around one week, but, as your agency progresses, you will probably want to go back for refreshers, so to see how various steps can apply to your new situation.

Most of this course will be taught via videos, with some written notes and explanations for those wishing to go further in depth.

By the end of this course, you will be able to use your knowledge to set up and run your own agency. You will understand what exactly you wish to achieve, how to find translators, how to find clients, and how to maintain the business running with both.

The world is becoming increasingly global, while jobs are less and less secure, and the Internet is, by now, near universal. Combine all these factors, and you have a perfect storm of opportunity for people who wish to set up their own translation agency!

Don't be limited by the number of hours you can work on a translation, or how much you can get paid per hour/per word! Set up a Translation Agency so You can have other Translators work for You!