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How To Be A Freelance Translator
5.0( 7 REVIEWS )
3h 45m

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

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3h 45m


I run a translation agency, travel, and drink coffee. And I love languages.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • 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.

What you’ll learn: 

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


  • 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.


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?

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

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
Section 2 - Pre-Game
Day one: Resume, Photo And Specializations 00:00:00
Day Two: Your Website 00:00:00
Section 3 - Setting Up Your Accounts
Freelance Websites (1 Hour Max Per Website) 00:00:00
Signing Up For Upwork: A Walk-Through 00:00:00
Translation Websites 1: A Walk-Through 00:00:00
Translation Websites 2 (1 Hour Max Per Website) 00:00:00
Translation Agencies (1 Hour Max Per Agency) 00:00:00
Section 4 - Starting Strategy
Pricing 00:00:00
Some Strategies For Starting Out 00:00:00
Section 5 - Marketing
Active Marketing 00:00:00
Passive Marketing 00:00:00
Some General Marketing Strategies 00:00:00
Using Linkedin For Marketing 00:00:00
Section 6 - Getting Paid: What To Do After You Are Assigned A Job
Getting Paid 00:00:00
Getting Paid – Invoices 00:00:00
Section 7 - Tips And Tricks
Tips And Tricks – Intro 00:00:00
Tips 1 – OCR 00:00:00
Tips 2 – Time Management 00:00:00
Tips 3 – Shares, Commissions, Rush Jobs 00:00:00
Tips 4 – Apps I Recommend 00:00:00
Tips 5 – Support System 00:00:00
Tips 6 – CAT Tools 00:00:00
Tips 7 – Glossary And Translation Tips 00:00:00
Tips 8 – 80/20 Analysis 00:00:00
Tips 9 – Book Recommendations 00:00:00

Course Review


7 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Learned so much!


    I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this course but I’m super satisfied! It was really thorough and didn’t feel boring at all. I genuinely feel like I’ve learned ways to save time and work smarter. Definitely recommend taking it if you’re just starting out as a freelancer!

  2. Anonymous



    I would recommend this course to any freelance translator. I learnt a lot and right after finishing it I began to put in practice all the lessons, tips and tricks. From now on I will be in a much better position as a translator.

  3. Anonymous

    excellent course full of useful tips


    recommended for new or perspective freelance translators

  4. Anonymous

    practical and concise


    Being totally new to freelancing, I have found this course useful and easy to follow. I appreciated all the useful, practical tips on the business part of our job and the personal recommendations from the author. Many thanks.

  5. Anonymous
    Gyongyver Farkas February 1, 2021 at 16:56 PM

    How to be a successful translatot


    The course gives practical advice about having a freelance translation agency, where to look for clients, how to do the search, and many other useful tips, tricks, and advice, from time management to how to get paid, I enjoyed the course and found it very helpful.

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