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How to Get Paid: Ensuring That Your Freelance Clients Pay You for Your Work

September 8, 2022

Learn how to get paid on time and hassle free in your translation and interpreting business.

You’re in business as a freelancer to make money, but it’s up to you to ensure that clients pay you for your work. In this nuts-and-bolts webinar, we’ll discuss how to verify that a client is credit-worthy before you accept a project, when to require a deposit or full payment in advance, when you need a full written contract, and how to set the stage for a smooth payment process. We’ll also discuss what payment methods to accept and what factors (commissions, exchange rates, tax implications) to consider when choosing payment methods.

This webinar is for freelancers who work with agencies and/or direct clients, and the payment methods portion will focus on the US banking and tax systems.

You will learn how to:

  1. How to verify a client’s creditworthiness
  2. How to set the stage for a smooth payment process
  3. What payment methods to accept

About the Presenter

Corinne McKay is an ATA-certified French-to-English translator and a Colorado court-certified French interpreter. She has a Master of Conference Interpreting degree from Glendon College and is the author of How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, a business how-to guide with over 12,000 copies sold. She served as ATA president from 2017-2019.

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September 8, 2022
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Presenter(s): Corinne McKay
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenting Language(s): English
Level: All
ATA CEPs: 1.0

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