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In a translation job, you get paid to translate articles, web content, brochures, e-books, and video. Most companies devoted to translation jobs contain current job listings for translations in all languages that allow you to work from home or work on a part time basis.

Elance  
Web site matching freelance professionals to jobs.
Web site matching freelance professionals to company contract jobs.
Odesk  
Web site matching freelance professionals to jobs.
ProZ  
Web site offering translation services by freelancers and agencies.
TranslationDirectory.com is a portal for translators and translation services clients that includes an online directory for freelance translation jobs as well as access to a database of translation agencies.
Web site connecting freelance translators to translation agencies.

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Translate your way to an income

According to data from the 2000 U.S. Census, about 47 million people in the U.S. speak a language other than English at home. As a result, private companies as well as federal and state government agencies are incented to use translators to effectively communicate with these non-English speaking residents.

The average freelance translator working full time in the U.S. earns more than $50,000 a year, according to a recent American Translators Association compensation survey.

Gaining experience with clients and credibility are key to a translator’s success. To gain credibility as a translator or interpreter, you may consider getting proof of language proficiency through a certified test conducted by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

One option for translators is the translation of documents. The American Translators Association, a professional group with nearly 10,000 members, offers a certification program for document translation. Another option for translators is telephone interpreting. For instance, telephone interpreters take 911 emergency calls when someone’s life is in danger.

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