Today I want to talk about networking.
As a freelance translator, I know how important it is to network with clients, colleagues, potential clients and more.
Nowadays, social media makes networking easier than let’s say ten years ago. But is this way of networking too impersonal? What about the good old fashion meeting in person?
I think that you can definitely learn more from a person if you meet in person, as opposed if you only chat on the different social media apps like Instagram, Facebook, etc.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that it cannot work. You can actually improve your networking skills by using social media options because most people are using them.
You just have to be careful about who you network with and who you trust enough with helping you.
In my case, I like to network with colleagues, especially with those who translate other language pairs, because then we can recommend each other to clients who need translations in either of our language pairs.
Also, it is great to network with influencers and with marketing and networking experts, who can help you out with tips and recommendations.
What kind of networking do you prefer? Are we becoming too impersonal in our approaches? Let me know what you think!