Overall, it was a very good year for me. Some very good things happened in my life and business:
1. I reached my target monthly income.
2. I took part in organizing the world record attempt for the longest webinar. I had a fabulous time!
3. I made some new friends and met some new clients.
4. I added a new type of service for my clients: now I can also help them with blogging. I also write articles about Russian culture and traditions.
5. The number of readers of this blog doubled! Wow. I feel honored. Thank you. You are the best!
6. I finally changed the domain name of this blog. Yay! Thank you, Google, for simplifying the process :)
7. I held 6 webinars and hosted over 15 of them.
8. Besides all these conferences and webinars, I completed over 100 translation and editing projects.
9. Together with other respected colleagues I became a co-author of the book "Diversification in the language industry" written by Nicole Y. Adams. The book is now available at Amazon.
I am very thankful for everything. Can't wait to see what the next year will bring :)
What do I want to achieve next year?
1. I want to double my income.
2. I want the number of my readers to grow at least twice.
3. I want to publish (probably self-publish) my first book. It's going to be in Russian, for Russian freelancers.
4. There's one thing I didn't do this year: I didn't become a member of any professional association. For some reason, I just forgot about it. Granted, I had a lot to do this year. But that's one of the things I really should look into in 2014.
5. Also, I almost killed myself working too much. That was one of the main reasons why I had to leave Sharp End Training and limit my other activities besides translation and editing. Now I strictly observe my work-life balance and make sure I don't work too much. I want to continue this practice of observing the good balance next year. So in order to grow my income I need to learn to work smarter, not harder.
Here are 10 most popular posts in my blog in 2013:
- 13 essential things to do in order to succeed as a freelancer;
- How do you stay healthy and fit? Interview with Valeria Aliperta;
- Top #language and #xl8 tweets in October 2013;
- Being a healthy freelancer: your eyesight matters;
- 15 interesting facts about the English language;
- How do you stay healthy and fit? Interview with Sara Colombo;
- Guest post: 4 effective ways to deal with the translation of PDF files;
- New interview series start: How do you stay healthy and fit?
- Olesya Zaytseva shares 5 lessons she learned about translation expertise;
- Top #language and #xl8 tweets in September 2013
Happy 2014 to you! Hope next year will bring you even more joy than 2013!