eleonorang I'm not a big fan of marketing or sales or business. Sometimes I just want to be a translator. You know, allow myself to dive head first into the pristine waters of my creativity and lose myself in my work.
But, alas, this is now how it works, does it?
The firs thing I do in the morning is make sure all my clients are taken care of. Since many of them in Europe, I often wake up to dozens of emails with new projects, questions, comments, etc. Once this is taken care of, I normally switch to translation projects on hand.
If time allows I'll check out Slack and this forum, as well as TOM for new stories, comments, discussions. But I'm really strict here. I don't allow myself to spend more than 10 minutes on those side activities. Current projects and clients always come first.
If I don't have a project today, I might undertake some bigger marketing and sales tasks, like prospecting or writing blog posts or developing The Open Mic
This is pretty much how any of my days go.
Of course, sometimes I decide to take a break and just play video games all day long (I got a good justification, tough, as a video game localization specialist, I have to play video games, right?)
Anyway, how do you handle those tasks @eleonorang?
P.S.: @halagamal, @taniamartins, @pupo1981, @kiradyhr, @owlet, @karamvaleri, @leilasgaib - feel free to chime in, guys!