Teresa I'm just awful at promoting myself ?
Don't be so hard on yourself, @Teresa! At least you take some time to socialize with other translators. That's also a self-promotion of sorts. ?
Teresa I haven't even built my web page, yet, I keep putting it off...
When you put things off for too long I think what could really help if someone could help you accountable. Someone who could say: "No website? No more cookies for you, young lady." ?
Teresa I really wish that all I had to do was translate as, well, I'm supposed to be a translator, but as I love all the pros of being a freelancer, I have to embrace the cons too... that's the price of freedom, I guess!
Yep, freedom is quite costly these days. This is why many newcomers struggle so much because they thought it will be all about freedom and that they'll just do nothing and sit in their pajamas all day long and work will land magically on their lap. Sadly, this is not how the story goes. Freelancing means working 10 times harder than at your regular 9-5. Often without any visible results of your efforts during very long periods of time.