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~ Put all your eggs in one basket — and watch that basket! Mark Twain – The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson

I am an empire

Having one’s own little business empire can really give you a sense of pride. Not being at somebody else’s beck and call can certainly have its advantages, especially if you’re an organized and motivated professional. But just one word of warning to all of you young & budding translators and freelancers; don’t go putting all of your eggs in one basket – the bottom may just fall out!

I decided to write this post today in order to give a little advice to any of you out there who are just starting out as freelance worker; whether it be in language training, translating, in fact any kind of freelancing.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

If you are lucky enough to get plenty of work right from the outset you will be counting your lucky stars. If all of that work comes in from one place then even better; you will be rubbing your hands together all the way to the bank and not giving a worry to tomorrow’s bread & butter. One word of warning to the wise – watch that the basket doesn’t have a hole in it! Remember if your one true & loyal collaborator goes down you do too! continue reading

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