Daily Life

Happy International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day was originally called International Working Women’s Day, which is celebrated every 8th of March of every year.  It commemorates the movement for women’s rights.  This is a global day whereas all women celebrate the:

Social, Economic, Cultural and Political Achievements of ALL WOMAN!

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This year we are asking all woman to #beboldforchange and on this day: “On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement, and activism, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment” – UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres

We, woman, are like superheroes! Many of us work from home, at home, or a corporate office and many of us our day NEVER end.  Especially those of us who have a husband and children.  When we are done working, we come home to work some more, i.e., cooking, cleaning, washing, bathing our kids, homework, etc… So, on this special day, I ask everyone to say #thankyoumom #thankyouwife #thankyousister #thankyoufriend for being who we are and going above and beyond to help those who need help, to help our children, our husbands, our friends!

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Entrepreneurship

"Day in the Life of an Interpreter"

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Entrepreneur Interpreter

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Are you like many who are bilingual and would like to start a career in Interpreting, but don’t know how?

  1. What are the hours of an interpreter?
  2. What type of settings?
  3. Is this Freelance or Employee?
  4. Is it professional, casual?
  5. How do you find jobs as an interpreter?
  6. How long does it take to become a professional interpreter?

Some of the many questions that I’m asked on a daily basis…

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Now, the question I ask you – are you ready to become “Self Employed, Freelancer, Entrepreneur?…

Becoming a “Professional Interpreter” doesn’t happen overnight!  It takes a lot of hard work, training, skill building, dedication, etc…

TRUST ME!!!

I’ve been doing this for over 16+years and every day I learn something new!

Don’t get me wrong this industry is very rewarding, but also very challenging, but it has its perks!

For me, I love the flexibility, the challenges, the experiences, enjoy working and meeting people, love to travel, love the rewards that come with it!

  1. I pick and chose which hours/days I want to work
  2. I’m skilled in all settings #medical #legal #conferences #investigations #hospitality #generalbusiness #state #county #federal and much, much more!!!
  3. I do Freelancing work, although there are many employment jobs who hire in-house interpreters
  4. It’s a professional job!
  5. Many ways, methods to find jobs as an interpreter
  6. It all depends on your skills, qualifications and basic experience

Find out more about this wonderful industry TODAY!

Visit me TODAY FOR YOUR ONLINE TRAINING

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Entrepreneurship

Is Freelancing for You???

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Start Your own Business

Are you interested in being your Own Boss?

Have you considered Freelancing?

Tired of working for others?

Well, you are now my best bud 🙂  Great Job in wanting to be successful!

As you may already know, you can be successful in anything you do, as long as you work hard, you are dedicated, you have passion, you have motivation…But here are some things to ponder:
Pros:
  • You decide when you want to work
  • You decide what jobs to take
  • You decide how many hours to work
  • You decide how much you want to make
  • You can do the work that you love
  • You may earn more than what you currently earn
  • You are your own boss
Cons:
  • Your work may not be consistent
  • You may have to work 50+ hours per week
  • Your life can and will be mixed with your personal life
  • Waiting 30+ days to get paid
  • You will NOT have benefits, health insurance, etc…
  • You will have to wear many hats; accounting, administrator, sales and marketing, publisher, content writer, etc…
  • You will NOT be able to earn any cash until you actually find work and you may not receive your first payment for 60 days…
So just like anything you decide to do, you have to be serious, dedicated and NEVER GIVE UP!!! It will all pay off and the rewards will be GREAT!!!
I started my business 16+ years ago from the ground up, with no help but my husband and my kids.  I made mistakes, I got frustrated, I got discouraged, it was stressful and painful, but I’m very thankful that I NEVER GAVE UP and kept on going…
Let me tell you, that #freelancing WILL GIVE YOU a lot of beneficial benefits that a normal job will not and a life that you will enjoy and love along with your family!
You will have the freedom to work whenever, from wherever you want.  I myself have been able to travel with my kids and husband and in my downtime, I’m still able to do #translations as long as I have WiFi

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The best thing about being #selfemployed #freelancer #entrepreneur is that you can start your #business TODAY!!!  Remember: you will be working for yourself, you will be making money for you and your family and not someone else’s!

Being your own boss takes very little investment a lot of things you can do yourself; online marketing, email marketing, flyers, etc…

You will decide who you want to work with when you want to work and how much you want to make!  Remember: being self-employed, freelancer, an entrepreneur is not easy!!!

So, if you want an easy option then this is not for you!

Ask me how to start your own business and on your way to being your own boss!

 

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Entrepreneurship

Interpreter Training & Skills Development

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By Faviola Valencia

Have you ever wondered, if your “bilingual employee, staff interpreter” speaks, understands and is actually interpreting or saying everything you say “word for word”?

“Just because you speak a second language , it doesn’t make you a Professional Interpreter”

I guess that’s the million dollar question, that many of you are asking yourselves now? 🤔😊

Many employers think that using a “Bilingual” staff member in their business is going to SAVE them $$…but let me tell you that is so far from the TRUTH!

 

A Bilingual person maybe able to help you and your customers communicate basic things…”How’s your day, what are you doing, what do you have plan, what are your tasks, basic things”…

 

However, if your conduction an employee evaluation, employee meeting, benefits meetings, client/attorney meeting, medical evaluation, etc you will need the services of a Professional AND Experienced Interpreter.

Many companies, employers, businesses think that just because a person is “bilingual”, they are competent to provide Professional Interpreting services?

 

That is so NOT TRUE! Don’t put your Business at Risk (to SAVE MONEY) in the long run it will end up costing you 1000s of dollars, if you don’t hire/contract an experienced professional.

In order to be a Professional Interpreter, NOT ONLY do you need to be Fluent in both the Source language but also the Target language, but more importantly you need to know:

  • What it takes; Basic Interpreting Skills
  • What to do; Roles and Functions 
  • And your Responsibilities
  • And so much more; Ethics, Standards and Protocols, etc

That is why I’ve made it my Mission since the inception of my Business to be the difference…

 

I am different because I Love What I Do, I take pride in What I offer, but more importantly I want to Help Break the Language Barrier in Communication and provide Top-Notch services (the way my daddy taught me!)

 

So, if you have in-house bilingual staff and want to use them as “interpreters” I invite you to check out my Interpreter Training to help you and your staff, employees and potential interpreters  get trained, and become a Professional Bilingual In-house Interpreter.

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Want to Learn What It Takes to Become a Professional Interpreter?

Want to Start Your Career as a Professional Interpreter?

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Entrepreneurship

New BRAND more SERVICES

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After working as a Corporation under Hispanic Services Interpreters in early 2000 and ONLY catering to the Hispanic Community I decided in 2005 to re-brand and change my name to International Language Interpreters, Inc dba IL Interpreters and expanding my services and offering over 100 languages worldwide.

Things were booming, jobs were created (hired 8+ full-time employees), trained and contracted hundreds and thousands of interpreters, everyone was working, things were GREAT, the business was great and then…!

S*** happens!

In 2006/2007 unbeknownst to me (not knowing) that the economy was on the verge of collapsing my business started to suffer!

There were budget cuts, not being paid by insurance companies, or general businesses, businesses closing, etc.  And, at the time, unfortunately, 90% of my business was with the State, County and Insurance Companies! I had made the mistake that I said I would NEVER make “put all my eggs in 1 basket”.

So, despite the decrease in payments and work I tried and tried to keep up float to make ends meet, to make things right, but just like many businesses I, unfortunately, was unable to continue because I wasn’t being paid, the business slowed down and I since I didn’t have investors, angel investors, and no longer had equity in my home things got to the point that we were literally “robbing Peter to pay Paul”; we had to lay off 8 Full-Time employees and; we could no longer pay our bills, my interpreters, my health started to diminish,  interpreters started to bash me, and to make matters worse, I was dealing with a bad pregnancy, my son in a body cast (due to femur fracture, my father slowly dying of Glioblastoma, almost losing my home, and to make it worse, I was still recovering from an auto accident and unfortunately I made the decision to shut down my business!

At the time I was sad, disappointed, hurt, I went through a bad depression, I was so miserable, in pain, just suffering so much due to all these horrible circumstances, but…I #nevergiveup

After a few years of major struggles and the closing of the Corporation and going through all the devastating events – years later the economy started to pick up and it started to get better!

Now, during this time frame, I didn’t stop #hustling I continued to do what I love; “Interpreting and Translation, Training, and Coaching” and was ready to #BossUpandRise

So for the last couple of years, I continued to provide services in both English<>Spanish.  I continued to receive calls from some of my loyal customers (and those that survived the crash) requesting services and for “other languages and services”, but I decided I would NOT provide these services any longer, so to avoid these calls and since I had made the decision to no longer offer services in “Other Languages” in 2014.

So, I decided to Re-Brand Myself, so that I could just reflect my own personal services in my own language.

So, here I am providing services to my customers and adding these additional services to make up for the “other languages”, I’ve decided to include the following services in English <>Spanish.

These services include but are NOT limited to:

  • Interpreting Services

  • Translation Services

  • Transcription Services

  • Over the Phone Interpreting Services

  • Virtual Administrative Bilingual Services

  • B2B Referral Marketing services

  • Referral Services for the Hispanic Community and Limited English Speakers

  • Training and Coaching for aspiring Interpreters and Entrepreneurs
  • Health and Beauty products through Herbalife #1 Healthy On the Go Meals…

I’ve also been working very hard to provide you with an easy to use website specific to your service needs “All In One”.

I’ve been working on my website for over 8 months and I’ve finally completed the site!

Please visit the links for information regarding my services and this wonderful industry, products, and services. I will continue to post articles, information relevant to Elite Services 4 You Products and Services and the language service industry.

Hope you enjoy my site and stay tuned for more information, news, and updates…Happy 2016!!!

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Who am I? Faviola Valencia – Aranda Business Coach, Spanish Interpreter, and Business Coach

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Hello my name is Faviola Valencia – Aranda,

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Who am I? About Me?

I’m the owner of (Elite Services 4 You) I’m a Professional Freelance Spanish Interpreter, Translator, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Administrative Assistant, and B2B Marketing service provider.

I have a background of over 15+ years of experience working in several different executives, administrative and office positions, including construction, restaurants, hospitality, warehouse, law firms, real estate, sales and marketing, and general businesses.
I was born in beautiful Uruapan Michoacan Mexico. I was brought to this country at the early age of 3 or 4 and spent most of my life in San Jose, Ca. We had the opportunity to move to Beautiful Sacramento Ca and we have lived here since 1996.
I’ve been happily married for over 25 years and have 4 beautiful and wonderful school-aged boys and baby girl.  I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, camping, researching and I love to work!
For the past 25+ years, I’ve been assisting friends, family and small businesses “bridge the gap in communication”.
Background: I started working at a very young, helped run my fathers Upholstery business, then became the Office Manager of a New Construction Clean up company, then we decided to move to Sacramento in 2000.
By 2000, I decided to put my Vision and Mission into play and became the Founder, President / CEO of one of the largest Interpreting and Translation Corporations in the Sacramento area.
I’ve recently partnered with Prestige, a reputable Legal Marketing, and Focus Group organization while continuing to help small and large businesses with all there administration and marketing business needs.
I take great pride in what I do and I put 110% efforts into a successful business. For over 15 years I’ve been continuously attending webinars, local seminars, and obtaining certifications to improve and broaden my services in order to meet my customer’s needs.
Being Self Employed / Entrepreneur allows me to work part-time or full-time, to set my own schedule, and to take charge of my work, as well as taking care of my business as a Mom and Wife, which is very important to me.  I am extremely dependable, reliable, friendly and always eager to learn, and motivated to get the job done right the first time – NO EXCEPTIONS!
I’m always looking into ways to improve myself and learn more about each industry, so I enjoy researching, taking new classes, going to seminars in order to enhance my work capabilities and skills so that my clients can get the best Virtual Assistant in the market.  
If you are looking for a dedicated, professional, responsible bilingual and excellent Language Service Provider, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Assistant, B2B Legal Marketing service provider – look no more, I’m here to assist you!

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