Stay at home parents, students and people, who are interested in working from home get on the Internet every day in search for latest opportunities. All members of our editorial team are using world wide web to make their living and share their thoughts and experience on this website.
Today it is my turn to share what I have come up with recently. I am a bachelor in linguistics and speak four languages fluently, so taking up online translation job seems to be a superb idea for me. If you are fluent in several languages and would like to earn money with your linguistic skill, then please go on reading this post.
This online job position is open to US residents only, check out the “further reading” section for related opportunities.
What is Gengo.com?
Gengo, previously known as MyGengo, is an Internet company dealing with various kinds of translation services. Recently they went over the significant restructuring and now provide even more job opportunities for translators.
If you are a US resident fluent in such languages as Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Swedish (the list of languages is constantly growing) and would like to turn your knowledge into cash, then you should definitely consider applying to work for Gengo.com.
Applying for an online translator position
Before getting access to available translation jobs at Gengo.com you are to go through a registration process and a fluency check. These won’t take a lot of your time but accuracy is a crucial part here.
Once accepted to work for this translation company, you will gain access to available translation tasks. It should be note that every translator is assigned a special status and this status distinguishes the amount of money he/she is getting paid. Currently the rates are:
– Standard level: $.03 per word/$.018 per character;
– Pro level: $.08 per word/$.048 per character;
– Proofread level: $.04 per word/$.024 per character.
Payments are processed twice a month and translators are expected to place a request six days before the official payment date. All money is paid via PayPal and translators are responsible for paying transaction fees (this doesn’t seem fair to me).
Gengo went through a range of changes recently and things could have changed in the way they treat their employees. But from what we read about this previous experience, they are paying their workers on time and provide a lot of translation tasks. The only downside of this company is that the rates could be higher.
Proz.com is an online community for translators, where they can communicate, share educational materials and find web-based jobs.
Ubiqus.com helps translators and transcribers, who are new to Internet business, to find real job leads and start earning money.
Roundup and final thoughts
All in all, if you are a US resident seeking for an opportunity to earn extra money online in your free time, then taking up some translation jobs at Gengo.com may be one of the best options for you. Feel free to discuss this opportunity in the comment section below and subscribe to our newsfeed for other exciting opps.