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A FEW WORDS ABOUT VIRGINIA
I’m the founder of VTranslations Professional Languages Services Agency in Athens, and I created the first Mentoring Program for translators in Greece in 2016.
Since 2016, I’ve helped hundreds of freelance translators worldwide attract international clients and rapidly build their profitable business through my 1:1 Mentoring Program.
What led me to start mentoring translators?
Too many translators who are good and love their craft fail to develop a thriving business that allows them to do their best work. But I know that financial freedom is possible through freelance translation.
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I had tried a couple of things to improve my profile and posted things with a certain frequency. I didn't get many results though, and was starting to think that LinkedIn just wasn't working for my niche. However, Virginia has been able to give me some very good suggestions, we had a very creative 1.1 session and the group dynamic was brilliant to hold me accountable and stick to the weekly tasks. After implementing the things we were seeing in the course I immediately started to get some results and have actually been able to find new clients with actual projects while the program was still going on. So I'd definitely recommend the ULPS.
More than three! 1. Lots of input to improve my profile. 2. I was a bit reluctant to pay for Sales Navigator because I have many expenses and not much income, but I can see it is really useful. I hope it pays off soon. 3. Lots of ideas for content that are easier to implement than the ones I usually think of. 4. Learning to use automation tools helps a lot to run the first stage of prospecting automatically, it saves a lot of time. 5. Although I still have to work on it, the importance of changing your mindset.
I turned to Virginia's Programme because, in spite of my 15+ year experience in translation, I lacked the confidence to target my ideal clients. The Programme helps you define your target market and delve deeper into your ideal client's needs and pains. This will provide you with a powerful tool to address your target clients with the right messages. I would definitely recommend Virginia's mentorship if you want to take your translation business to the next levee whether you are a beginner or an experienced translator.
ULPS was extremely useful for my business: not only it boosted my network, but also made me reach many potential clients that I could have never reached in person in a so short period of time! I absolutely recommend it: Virginia is the perfect mentor to show all the details and solve any doubts! A unique experience that has changed my path! Words can't describe how thankful I am.
I highly recommend it because if you implement the strategy and contact a certain number of prospects per day, you will see results.
Thanks to the mentoring program I had a process to follow and took action to take my translation business to the next level. As a starting out translator, I had many questions. I got direct feedback on the texts I wrote, Virginia will tell you everything that you should change and give you ideas on how to improve your profile. The mentoring program is quite time-consuming when you take it seriously, but it has been a true game changer for me. Being successfull requires many business skills that are never taught in university. Thanks to Virigina, I got a huge step further and know what I want to do next.
During the ULPS, I discovered the value of having a mentor and weekly accountability - it's worth the investment. Doors will start to open for you as you are guided in a meaningful way by Virginia's amazing mentoring skills and in-depth knowledge of our industry. LinkedIn doesn't seem so scary any more, now, and I realised how useful a tool it will prove to be.
Do you need a support group to revamp your Linkedln profile and the way you think about and use Linkedln? Virginia provides a kind and positive environment where we move step-by-step with weekly goals. We ask questions, exchange ideas and stories on the dedicated Facebook group and support each other along the way. I've made terrific progress in such a short period, highly recommended!
I had been looking for a comprehensive client acquisition program, more specifically using Linkedln. I knew that I wanted to grow my business and that it was possible, but I felt like I lacked the tools and knowledge of specific prospecting methods. This is what Virginia and the ULPS offered. I entered the program with no clear path and left with a concrete strategy to follow. Thank you, Virginia!
Virginia is for sure the best mentor I could ever had. Being always friendly and self- confident, fully-available, rich in details & very competent, she had led me to reach my goals! I am absolutely satisfied and I will continue regularly to follow her method. I felt really supported and encouraged to follow my ideal clients, and I have already gained some of them! Take action, do not wait!
Virginia has all the necessary skills and passion to help you get where you want, but you need to work hard and be dedicated all along the way.
At a certain point in their professional path, many translators reach a limit, where they have to either continue to chase any odd job, hoping to make ends meet, or scale up and expand their work. Most of us simply don't know how to do that, and this is where Virginia comes in.
She has insightful, hands-on, deeply personalized advice about every step a translator needs to take in order to climb to the next level of their career and forever forget about the insecurities of the freelancer's work, but instead have a steady workflow in areas that they actually enjoy. Virginia's detailed, no-nonsense approach, combined with the ample free materials she shares on her channels, open new horizons and offer an abundance of priceless knowledge for her mentees. I personally couldn't be happier that I was given a chance to receive her guidance and learn how to take the next step in my translator's career.
The support from Virginia was great because, as everything in life there are ups and downs and as a starting out translator you can get quite demotivated but she helped me by emphasising my strengths and professionalism. She also gave lots of tips on how to reply to clients, both agencies and companies. The group support was also amazing because you get to have all the tips and experiences of other translators. Overall, as a starting out translator I really enjoyed the programme; I cannot expect results overnight but at least I have a method to create my own success over time.
If you are ready to grow and learn to market your services to your ideal clients, this program will teach you step-by-step how to do that. You will leave with the mindset and a suite of tools to succeed. Yes, it is an investment, but you will leave taking action. Without action, you (and your business!) cannot grow. The group is challenging and encouraging, and one of » the best things about this program. And * even though the mentoring takes place in a group, the coaching and advice is tailored to your specific situation and goals.
If you are fumbling in the dark, you're willing to tackle the market and its challenges but you don’t know where to start or how to value your services, this is the programme you need!
I would definitively recommend it, if they want to get to the next level - to get clear where they are headed, what they actually want and to go for it with a step-by-step process, that helps you along the way.
The FBTF is truly the best thing I could have ever done to start my translation career. I had the opportunity to learn from someone as experienced as Virginia and the rest of the participants. To me, the most valuable thing about the program was how I felt that Virginia really wanted me to succeed. She was to help me with whatever I needed whenever I needed it, and she always willing to share her own experience and knowledge. Learning from the tips and advice from experienced and an expert in marketing for translators like Virginia is priceless
I loved that the course was relatively short (only 4 sessions) but very concise and practical it's great idea to have the teaching module beginning of the week, and then follow with session couple days later. I appreciate the fact that virginia shared her screen to teach about the search options and also discussed the process she applies when looking for and contacting the clients. There are many courses about ll, but virginia's course is tailored specifically to translators and this is a great added value, because it focuses on their needs and perspective.
The course is mainly aimed at people who have no experience for linkedin. If that is you, this will be interested, but as soon as you know how to use the search filters, maybe you won't learn that many new things. Yet, this course is interesting to take, because virginia also explains how to define your target audience and how that can contribute to expanding your network on linkedin.
This program is specifically thought for language professionals, you'll have the opportunity to get to know linkedin, if you don't use it yet, and to optimise your sales management through linkedin. It's an effective investment of time, you'll realise how much you could have done with an optimised linkedin profile. This course rewires a lot of self-analysis of your current business situation. It's worth it!
FBTF was a real challenge, but it helped me to go out from my comfort zone in this particular period (due to Covid) of my professional career. "if you see all grey, move the elephant": that's what I did with FBTF. It changed completely my mindset thanks to Virginia's attitude and competence: I owe all my successes to her method! I have no words to say thank you, Virginia. Of course I would recommend the programme to anybody who would like to scale up! I wish I had this opportunity before, but that's life...better late than never! Now I have all the right tips and tricks to follow my dreams!
Virginia knows very well what you want to get, as she is a translator as well, but she knows very well what your clients want to know from you. She doesn't give you the fish, she is teaching you to fish. Of course, the final results will depend on you, but I like people who make you go the extra mile, because otherwise you don't improve. And there's always room for improvement! I recommend signing up for this course, but first you need to be very sure of what you want.
It's very well structured in the 4 modules, with enough time in between to digest and work on the information provided. Anyone who is looking to have a better understanding of linkedin should take this course as it is very straight forward.
You should join this course because you will learn how to use your linkedin account to contact and attract new potential clients.
A straightforward and well- presented method for translators on how to make the most of linkedin's features to find prospective clients and improve your profile visibility
This course is completely recommended because after doing it you can already start getting useful network connections. It is practical and full of useful advices.
Are you finding it hard to engage with your prospective clients on linkedin? Then virginias' "The ultimate linkedin prospecting system for language professionals" course is the go-to source for you. In just four weeks you will learn to identify your ica, optimise your linkedin profile according to your niche and prospective clients, search, find and engage with your ica and, lastly, build your network and find and apply to the right jobs.
This course is great for you if you want to find your perfect client online. It guides you step by step through the process of defining your client, your brand and your offer and then helps you to use all of this on linkedin. Virginia really knows exactly what she is talking about and expresses herself clearly so it's easy to follow along. I also really liked that she was happy to celebrate the participants' first (small) successes!
I would recommend this course to any fellow translator or language professional who wants to effectively use linkedin to do business (and not only to showcase their achievements or work experience), since this training helps you to explicitly identify your best and most desirable potential clients, clearly define and go through a marketing strategy, and not leave everything (I.E. Your career) to chance.
I would recommend this course to any fellow translator or language professional who wants to effectively use linkedin to do business (and not onlyif you want to learn how to use linkedin to get direct clients, you should definitely check out virginia's course. You'll have to work from the very first week and you'll see results. In addition, virginia's very friendly and professional and will answer all your ouestions. To showcase their achievements or work experience), since this training helps you to explicitly identify your best and most desirable potential clients, clearly define and go through a marketing strategy, and not leave everything (I.E. Your career) to chance.
The ultimate linkedin prospecting system for language professionals is packed with useful advice and exercises which help you to choose your target markets, set goals for your business and optimize your profile for your target clients. On top of thati you get messaging and evaluation templates which you can tailor to approach potential clients effectively and measure your success. Virginia gives you all the information you need to start using linkedin as an effective tool to gain clients - you just need to take action! She also has a positive attitude and is happy to answer questions..
It gives you the means to revamp or build your professional linkedin profile and to understand how the portal works and how you can contact people and get visible to the world.
I have really enjoyed "The ultimate linkedin prospecting system for language professionals" program. It is a 360-degree training course in how to optimise and utilize linkedin to generate more income and connect with high-value clients.
This course will give you everything you need to get started and skyrocket your linkedin prospecting strategy in a ridiculously short time
Virginia is very nice and willing to help. I thank her for sharing her experience with us and giving so many useful tips that can be put into practice immediately.
Virginia's "Starting out as a Translator" challenge has really given me so much confidence in my own abilities as a Translator and has now shown me how to enter the big wide world of business.
Virginia was incredibly engaging and gave us a lot of useful tips. Her challenge was really inspiring and helped me to clear some aspects of my buseness up.
I'm really thankful for the excellent job Virginia is doing. She is a successful Translator, as well as a passionate mentor. Her advices go straight to the point and i can tell honestly that i'm sure of the more than positive results of Virginia's mentoring activity, both for the mentees and for Virginia, as a person and as a professional.
Thanks again for your work, patience and kindness, it really is precious when starting out!
Virginia's challenge was very useful and detailed. She gave us many tips and worksheets to work on every week's task, and her Q&A session was always interesting and full of concrete pieces of advice. Virginia gave us many more ideas to work on and this also helped me improve everything i already had, like my CV and my Cover Letter, but also my linkedin profile.
I would totally recommend this challenge and Virginia's mentoring program to everyone who is trying to succeed in our industry!
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– The challenges of our times have critically changed and affected different aspects of our business, economic and social life. Would you like to highlight the ways these challenges have impacted your business and what kind of new collaborations are created as a result of the unprecedented health crisis?
– In which ways the use of new and advanced technologies, teleconferencing and remote working have shaped the new era in multilingual translation and language services? Please give us an idea on global trends in translation and technology and how high quality standards in your field are met?
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Virginia Katsimpiri, PhDc, is a certified translator & business strategist with over 15 years of experience. Holding an ΜA in translation and an executive MBA in client acquisition strategies, she has helped hundreds of freelance translators & interpreters worldwide attract international clients and rapidly build their profitable business through her mentoring programs.
Virginia is the creator of the Fully Booked Translator Formula & the Ultimate LinkedIn Prospecting System, the first comprehensive, results-oriented Business Mentoring Programs for Language Professionals. She is also the founder of the Ask Your Mentor Anything initiative; a virtual live show where she and other experts discuss translation business-related issues on a weekly basis. Virginia teaches translator mentoring methods and provides seminars, webinars and eBooks such as “60 Ways To Get Clients As a Translator”. She gives talks at the biggest international conferences of the industry and has appeared in numerous online publications, podcasts and marketing shows. Currently Virginia studies translators/interpreters’ business performance at a PhD level and runs two businesses: www.vtranslations.gr & www.vmentoring.com.
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