Are You a Translator?

Yes, you have read it right. I am interested to know are You a Translator?
How are you managing translation activities?

This is how I used to do when I started my translation career.

I used to search for jobs in news papers, journals, local libraries, write letters to any and everybody who had some connection with language related jobs. It was tiring. Payments were low. Hours of back-breaking efforts resulted in money not adequate to support even a moderate lifestyle.