Podcast - Marketing Tips for Translators


We translators read and write a lot for work and don’t have much time or energy left at the end of the day to read all the business and marketing wisdom we want to. I solved this by finding some marketing and business podcasts I enjoyed, and listening to them while I was driving, hiking, walking the dog…you get the picture. It’s a great way to consume the information without compromising my client work.

But I could only find one podcast out there that focused on translators.

So I started Marketing Tips for Translators.

Over the last 5 years, it’s been my privilege and pleasure to host some incredible names in the translation business and bring theirs and my own knowledge to you. And they’ve all had 2 things in common:

1. They believe passionately that freelance translators can market themselves to success.

2. They want to help you do that.

Sounds pretty great, right? Take advantage of this free resource by subscribing to the podcast in one of the following ways:

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Here’s what some of my listeners say about the podcast:


"The best marketing voice for translators today, keep up the good work Tess." – Valeria Id


"Finally there’s a podcast that directly applies to my work, with concrete and helpful information that I can actually use while building my translation business. Wonderful job!" – J Carter


"Tons of useful information for any translator working on their own. How to promote you services, how to find good clients, how to deal with complaints and so many more. Tess always asks her guests for specifics, like how exactly they do this thing or that, and it’s very helpful, in a practical way. I can actually apply their advice to practice after listening to the podcast. Also, Tess always invites great professionals so every guest is worth listening to. I recommend this awesome podcast to every translator!" – Alyona A


"Ever since I started listening to this podcast my enthusiasm for a career in translation has grown exponentially. Here you'll listen to excellent tips from successful and seasoned translators. The episodes are 40 to 45 minutes long, just the right time to listen to while you are doing menial tasks at home. This is the highlight of my day. I admire Tess Whitty for all her dedication in putting this together and especially for sharing it with other language professionals. Highly recommended!" – Marco Diaz

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