Freelance translators are used to starting up their business and running it all on their own, and are usually doing a good job with it too. But once you reach a certain point, you find that you spend more time on marketing and administration and less time on income generating work and have less free time. To me, the work-life balance is very important and part of the reason I started freelancing. My family comes first, then my work. However, I would not be happy if I did not have a thriving business to occupy my brain and energy with. This is when I come to the point of this blog post. I cannot do all the work myself, and still have a happy balance in life.
How do you do to not end up working on your own? Here are some of my suggestions:
Do you have any other ideas on connecting and collaborating? Please share! With this I wish you a happy summer. I will focus on step no. 4 for a month, mixed with some of the other steps. I will go to Sweden with my family, to spend time with my family and friends there, immerse ourselves in the Swedish language and culture and hopefully also meet some colleagues.