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Poll: Have you received translation work through LinkedIn?
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Aug 29, 2020

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Teresa Borges
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No Aug 29, 2020

I haven’t received translation work through LinkedIn. I have been thinking of cancelling my membership, though taking part in two groups (Translation Agencies – Good, Bad, and Cheap + Unacceptable Translation Rates Naming and Shaming Group) has been quite useful.

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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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Other Aug 29, 2020

Not sure yet.
Incidentally, for the first time ever, an agency contacted me this past week for potential translation work through LinkedIn.
Enquiries through my website usually stem from searches in proz.com, but I don't have any link to my LinkedIn profile here. So I am not sure how the agency found me. I will ask them if I ever get work, but I suspect it's because we have something in common in our respective profiles.
I should know shortly whether I am shortlisted. If not,
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Not sure yet.
Incidentally, for the first time ever, an agency contacted me this past week for potential translation work through LinkedIn.
Enquiries through my website usually stem from searches in proz.com, but I don't have any link to my LinkedIn profile here. So I am not sure how the agency found me. I will ask them if I ever get work, but I suspect it's because we have something in common in our respective profiles.
I should know shortly whether I am shortlisted. If not, they will have made a mistake, of course.

Philippe
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Greg Strider
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One of my best projects, actually. Aug 29, 2020

It's definitely not a common occurrence, but one of the most exciting projects I've ever worked on came to me through LinkedIn, so I can't really complain.

 

Aline Amorim  Identity Verified
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Other Aug 29, 2020

I have received proposals for partner of LPSs to link my posts to their social media.

Paloma Bueno
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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No Aug 29, 2020

The very few people who I've heard stating they did are paying users of LinkedIn. I don't think non-paying users can consider LinkedIn but another social media platform.

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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
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Not through LinkedIn Aug 29, 2020

But through FB

 

Hedwig Spitzer  Identity Verified
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No, but Aug 29, 2020

Some clients checked my profile before sending me work, so it helped.

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Edith van der Have
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Absolutely! Aug 29, 2020

It's my biggest direct client generator, mostly through active acquisition. I earn thousands of euros per year working for clients whom I found (or who found me) on LinkedIn

 

Paloma Bueno  Identity Verified
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Sim, é onde mais recebo propostas de clientes! Aug 29, 2020

Para mim, é o melhor lugar para captação de clientes, sem dúvidas!

 

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not on LinkedIn Aug 29, 2020

I'm not on LinkedIn and have never really considered joining.
My husband joined and has had nothing at all.
He is not a paying member, so maybe that also counts.

[Edited at 2020-08-29 19:27 GMT]


 

Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
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Yes Aug 29, 2020

I have had a few enquiries via my Linkedin profile over the years and one of those ended up becoming a semi-regular client.

 

Lara Garau  Identity Verified
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Scams Aug 29, 2020

No, but I received offers from scammers.

Nikolay Novitskiy
 

Liena Vijupe  Identity Verified
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Other Aug 30, 2020

Probably, but I'm not sure. I have certainly been contacted for potential jobs through LinkedIn, but I don't remember if any of that has resulted in actual work.
Sometimes clients also check my profile on various platforms or send me work years after the initial contact, so it's hard to tell where exactly did it come from.


 

Tom in London
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What? Aug 30, 2020

Edith van der Have wrote:

It's my biggest direct client generator, mostly through active acquisition. I earn thousands of euros per year working for clients whom I found (or who found me) on LinkedIn


Please explain how.


 
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