Making Money Online with Foreign Language Translation

translationDo you need a financial motivation to start learning a foreign language?

While it’s not usually a person’s primary factor when deciding whether or not they want to start speaking another language, there is actually a large and growing job market for individuals who can speak multiple languages well.

What are those jobs you might ask? Translation.

Benefits of Translation Jobs Online

There are, of course, many different types of translation jobs available, ranging from in-house government and business translators (think Nicole Kidman in The Interpreter) but my personal favorite is actually to get online translation gigs.

Online translation jobs are not only fairly well paid if you are truly fluent in both languages, but they’re also extremely flexible.

There aren’t many positions that allow you to set your own schedule and work from the comfort of your own home! In most industries, making money online is extremely difficult, but not so here!

For example, if you are fluent in Spanish, suggests that English-Spanish translations are one of the best ways to earn extra money from home

Read the article here:, or see their list of trabajos por internet for more information.

What To Know

Before you go off and decide to start your career change, you need to know a little bit more about what you’re getting into.

Perhaps the most important point to realize is that in order to be successful, you’re going to need to have absolute fluency in the language. That doesn’t mean simple conversational or business fluency, but near native, professional fluency.

You’ll be given a variety of tests before you’re awarded any job, and to pass them, you’re usually allowed only 1-2 mistakes, if any!

That means that getting into the business can have its challenges, but once you do and start to have a little bit of experience, then you’ll be well on your way to having an in demand job that you can take with you to any part of the world, for the rest of your life!

How’s that for motivation to invest in some language classes?