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Earn a Living with Freelance Online Translator Services

Updated on November 8, 2011
consider monetizing your translator services
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freelancer online translation services can make you a great source of income

Although many of us are great with the gift of gab when it comes to writing content in our native language there are a few of us that have been blessed with that same gift in another language. If you speak a second language and can read and write it, you are on your way to making money. Freelance online translation is a wonderful work from home income opportunity.

Numerous people that are considering work from home or work at home prospects don’t consider online translation services. Online translation services as a business from home has several great benefits. There are little to no startup costs, you can generally set your own hours and the job certainly offers a lot of variety with the content that you will translate. From translation of technical journals to entire novels, you certainly won’t find this type of work dull or dreary. The pay isn’t too bad either. Many online translation providers can generally set their own charges. A good idea is verifying the going rate for different types of online translation by visiting job boards and third parties that connect employers and freelancers.

Translation services are also in great need at this time for a variety of reasons. The internet has made it possible for people all over the world to connect with one another. We are connecting with pictures, words and with this globalization of content the need for translators arises. Translators help us communicate with each other when words get in the way. Small business, educators, large companies and private parties will hire online translators to provide services.

When searching for job opportunities for your translation skills you can go a couple of different routes. There are job boards that will advertise for the needs of a translator services. Another option is building a website where you advertise your translator services for hire. There are different advantages and disadvantages for each whichever route you choose for your online translator services.

Job boards have several advantages that include;

· Controlling the amount of jobs you have at any one given time. you can select as few or many as you want

· Using a reputable service will generally mean that a client has been vetted. This means you are generally assured of the reputation of the person you are working with when a third party is used.

· You may have one or two jobs that could turn into something more permanent.

· There is consistency with work. You need money you seek out the job board and clients.

· The client is generally setting the price they are willing to pay for your services.

Job boards have several disadvantages that include;

· Some job boards or third parties will require a fee for their services that will reduce your earnings

· Job boards require a more formal submission process for hiring and obtaining a job

· More competition for a translation job

When you have your own website or advertise your services for hire there are also advantages and disadvantages.

Your own translator website advantages;

· You can choose the clients you want to work with. They are coming to you for hire

· you can set your own prices

Disadvantages of having your own website as an online translator;

· Your work may be feast or famine. You are not always guaranteed the amount of clients you will receive and when

· there are costs involved with a website such as paying for a web name and hosting services

· advertising and promoting your website and work to get clients in the door

Online translator services can be a lucrative way to earn a living in our current global economy. These are several benefits or advantages as well as disadvantages that can come along with the territory Consider starting your own work from home translation service. The startup costs are virtually none and if you are fortunate enough to know a second language why not monetize that skill?

this is a link to a wonderful website for freelance online translator jobs


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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great topic for a hub. This is not something I could take advantage of personally, but I know that it will be a great resource for others.

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      family2010 6 years ago

      Thanks a lot

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web


      this is a link to a wonderful website to get you started. i will update my hub to add this.

      thanks for your comments

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      family2010 6 years ago

      Thanks again for this informative hub, My original language is Arabic, so could you tell me what is the name of the web site of the URL link?

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      Katarzyna Silny 6 years ago from Poznan, Poland

      I really like your Hub. The topic of freelance translations is quite important to me since I'm planning to be a translator in future. It's good to think about few option before deciding on one.