How To Be A Freelance Translator

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This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of being a successful freelance translator.

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This course teaches you how to use your language abilities to work for yourself. You will learn how to earn a living on your own terms, so you can work on projects of your choosing, and can still be available for life’s moments.

Learn How To Earn A Living Working Independently Through Freelance Translation.

  • Use your knowledge of languages to earn money
  • Learn how to become an independent translation professional
  • Find out how to work both yourself and for translation agencies, so you can get the best of both worlds
  • Become familiar with what agencies and clients look for, so you can be better positioned to get hired by them

Learn to view your second language as a second degree

Your second language truly is worth just as much as another university degree. It is a skill that is in high demand, and that can earn you more money and a more comfortable life. This course aims to help you use this skill to its full potential.

This course covers the preparation, how to be discovered by clients, as well as the translation process and, obviously, getting paid. Do you know where to find clients? How do you discern the useful clients from the wastes of time? How can you make sure they pick you as a translator? How will you get paid, and get paid on time? How can you avoid working for a pittance?

Content Overview

This course is structured to serve as reference material, so as your career progresses, you will probably want to go back for refreshers, so to see how various steps can apply to your new situation.

Most of this course will be taught via videos, with some written notes and explanations for those wishing to go further in depth.

By the end of this course, you will be able to use your knowledge of languages to earn your own money online. You will know what is important in working for yourself, how to make yourself employable to new clients, and how to retain them once they have chosen you.

The world is becoming increasingly global, while jobs are less and less secure, and the Internet is, by now, near universal. Combine all these factors, and you have a perfect storm of opportunity for people who speak more than one language.

You’ve learned your language, and this course concentrates on what to do next, so you can use your abilities to choose jobs and clients that interest you.

What are the requirements?

  • This course is not limited to any specific language (although it is taught in English). It also doesn’t teach you how to translate. Rather, it teaches you how to use translation to earn a living.

What will I learn?

  • Use your language and translation skills to earn a living working for yourself!
  • Earn a living through freelance translation

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for people who speak or can write in another language and would like to earn extra money, work from home, or work on their own terms.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to be a successful freelance translator.

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Course Curriculum

Course Sections


Day one: Resume, Photo And Specializations

Day Two: Your Website

Freelance Websites (1 Hour Max Per Website)

Signing Up For Upwork: A Walk-Through

Translation Websites 1: A Walk-Through

Translation Websites 2 (1 Hour Max Per Website)

Translation Agencies (1 Hour Max Per Agency)


Some Strategies For Starting Out

Active Marketing

Passive Marketing

Some General Marketing Strategies

Using Linkedin For Marketing

Getting Paid

Getting Paid – Invoices

Tips And Tricks – Intro

Tips 1 – OCR

Tips 2 – Time Management

Tips 3 – Shares, Commissions, Rush Jobs

Tips 4 – Apps I Recommend

Tips 5 – Support System

Tips 6 – CAT Tools

Tips 7 – Glossary And Translation Tips

Tips 8 – 80/20 Analysis

Tips 9 – Book Recommendations


1 student review
  1. Eleanor Guest says:

    Very useful course
    I signed up to this course as I am freshly embarking on a new career as a freelancer in French to English translation. Being completely new to the game and unsure about where to start, I found this to be a really helpful and detailed account of how to get launched. The tutor provides a comprehensive set of guidelines and it’s particularly useful as it’s all communicated from the perspective of an already established translator. I am now looking forward to starting my own translating business. This course certainly came along at the right time!