It is indeed a daunting world to step into if you have not worked in the industry of freelance, startup, or online translating before. It’s not the most comfortable niche for you to get into, and it definitely can have its setbacks. How does one market their peculiar skill set, and how does one find a job? How do I find people to hire me more than once? How long will it take for me to get my business up and running, providing that I want to make my freelance translation firm? These are all excellent questions, and undoubtedly ones that need to be answered.
So you may be wondering how organizational skills can factor into this. It is complicated to make a standardized routine for yourself when you first get into the world of freelance translation. More often than not, you will end up finding yourself accidentally waking up later than you would typically like, or even finishing early due to a lack of work ethic, or what have you. You can also suffer from a lack of focus and concentration.
One of the best parts of an online stay at home job such as freelance translation is the rates and the hours. If you want to work a 12 hour day, one, two, or three times a week, you can! You can do this so that you can take off extra days here and there without breaking the bank. This is especially useful if you are working a part-time job as well. Having hours that are not only flexible but are also able to be dictated by you indeed do come in handy when it comes to being able to work more and therefore pay the bills more efficiently.
Therefore, it is essential to keep a structured work day and lifestyle. How does one get this concentrated, focused, and structured day, though? That’s what I am here to answer. The number one tip that I can give you to is to carefully structure your day. You want to have a balanced day full of steady and focused work, in addition to some pleasure activities and breaks that are spiced up in between. In addition to this, you can also get up earlier and go to bed earlier. This has two very positive effects.
The first is that you start your work at a better time, making you feel better, be more focused, and enjoy the day more. You are also less tired and have a more structured day. In addition to this, going to bed early can leave you prosperously full of energy for the next day, so that you can get up soon to start your workday.
It is essential in this business that your days, and therefore your necessary and valuable time, is equal parts hardworking as it is balanced. You may be an overachiever, but you don’t want to spend so much time working that you do not have time to talk to your friends and family. Good luck!