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I came across an excellent article on prices and costs over at Ferris Translations this week, and I wanted to share it with you: Dumping costs? What?!? Posted on February 10, 2014 by Michael Ferris Within the language industry, like any industry, there are also translators and language service providers that offer dumping prices. What are dumping prices? These are prices that are considered “unfair” to the competition because …

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Eigentlich wollte ich diese Woche über meine ersten Schritte als Dozentin berichten, aber dann kam dieser Blog-Beitrag der Kollegin Ricarda Essrich auf meinen Bildschirm, und den muss ich einfach verbreiten! Ein weiterer Beweis für die sinkende Moral gegenüber Freiberuflern und die Ahnungslosigkeit leider nicht nur der Auftraggeber, sondern auch der Übersetzer…. das ist mehr als traurig! Aber jeder lese und urteile selbst: Odesk – das Abzockerportal für Freiberufler 26. …

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I have written a few times about pricing and discounts lately, and how the tendency is to go down with prices especially when times are tough, even if only temporarily. Now this article by Paul Sulzberger published on The translation business has been making the rounds in the translator community, proposing a completely different approach to falling prices – namely to raise them?! It is kind of long, but …

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After my confession a few weeks ago – and receiving some quite encouraging responses from you, thanks again so much! –, I have received one larger and a few small jobs, but still nothing steady, the way it used to be before “the slump”.  I also had the opportunity to speak with one of my agency clients about the slow start of my business year. It was quite enlightening …

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Seen here I know, I’m not the first one to write about this, but in my opinion we cannot stress it enough, especially to customers!  And hopefully, this will also help you sort the good from the bad, meaning: help you find the customers worth keeping, because they understand how quality, deadlines and price interact, and that good quality has its price and takes time. Have any of you …

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Here’s a good post from the Small Business Blog by BizLaunch on how to figure out what prices to quote customers. The original post can be found here. Small business owners should quote services using ‘good, fast or cheap’ matrix Afraid to stand up to that pushy customer and risk losing the job, many entrepreneurs agree to supply their wonderful services for an unrealistic mix of money, quality and …

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