KarenMontaldi I feel you @KarenMontaldi! I'd do the same things, if I could!
Sales are freaking hard, I also have almost no patience for outbound sales tactics (such as cold/warm emails). It's really discouraging when you have to hear people saying No on a daily basis.
This is why I focused on my online presence so much, so I could have people coming to me when they need my services as opposed to going around the block and asking if anyone needs a translator.
They also take so much time too! It's easily a full-time job in itself, and it seems like you just can't cut corners in sales or "do it a couple minutes per day" - that won't work.