1.2 Checking if a Career in Translation is Right for You

Translation Career

A career as a freelance translator has many advantages. You can work remotely from anywhere in the world. What about living in a low cost-of life paradise island while working for top translation companies in New York and making some decent money? This is possible and many other advantages exist for someone working in the translation industry.

Main benefits from a career in translation as a freelancer:

  • You choose your work schedule
  • Work from anywhere in the world
  • Choose who you work for
  • Work as much (or as little) as you want
  • Learn new languages
  • Interact with different cultures
  • Flexible lifestyle
  • Decent compensation

This said, there are also challenges:

  • Demand for translation is inconsistent and difficult to predict
  • Only top professionals in the industry will make a six-figure salary
  • Some agencies will default on their payments to freelancer translators
  • You should be able to keep a financial cushion for those times when business is slow
  • Need to invest substantial amounts in technology and training
  • Pressure from the industry to decrease translator rates

Instructions to Follow

Or see index for the Ultimate Guide for Becoming a Freelance Translator

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