Freelancers have been saying for a long time that they offer companies flexibility and savings, and it seems that the recession and a prolonged "jobless recovery" have shown this to be true. The following article refers to data for the UK, but it could be just as applicable to the US. Mid-size and large companies, it seems, are finally changing their perceptions of freelancers and independent contractors and recognizing the value we bring:
REL Translations experienced its third quarter of explosive growth in 2013, recording record year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter revenue growth. We continued to add new clients during the quarter and have kept up our marketing efforts, both on the ground and through social media and through search engine optimization, to ensure ongoing expansion of our client network.
We are very excited about the launch of our Facebook community page, Capital Region Cultural Oasis. On September 18 we launched this page as a means of thanking all of the local small businesses that support REL Translations through passive marketing. Capital Region Cultural Oasis helps these businesses to build their social media audience and promote their products/services for free, demonstrating the power of reciprocal marketing, especially for small businesses.
You can view our community page at http://www.facebook.com/capitalculturaloasis. You can also access it directly by clicking on the "Capital Region Cultural Oasis" tab under "What's New" here on the RELTranslations.com website.
About Rachel's blog, Turkish Dynamite!:
I love absolutely everything about language, and languages: learning and studying them, their evolution and history, their anthropological significance…linguistics and language acquisition…proto-languages, ancient languages, modern languages…. And so this blog is not only about translation, the translation industry and business but also about all those things and so much more. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!