75% of Americans only speak their mother tongue. This makes the other 25% an asset.
If you’re in the 25% who know more than one language and can speak and write it fluently, then you can make money online easily.
With the rise of real-time internet video streaming technology, there came a new kind of job. The remote job. Pair this new technology with people who can speak more than one language fluently and you have the best and most flexible translation service the world has ever seen.
Where do you find online translation jobs? Well, right here. Keep scrolling to find see.
1. Translate Media
Want a chance to work in multiple sectors? Looking for a Swiss-German translation job? Contact Translate Media.
If you want a chance to work in retail, marketing, travel, tech, or finance, you’ll get a chance here. They’ve worked with big brands like Diageo, L’Oreal, and Ralph Lauren.
2. Apple At-Home Advisors
Even if you don’t know a second language, this could be a great work-from-home job. Knowing a second language is only a boon in a position like an Apple IT support person.
If you already have experience in tech support, you could possibly jump directly to At Home Team Manager. Even if you don’t have much experience, you could work your way up from an advisor position that makes at least $30,000 a year starting salary.
3. Asurion Call Center
Asurion is a device insurance company. right now, if you speak Spanish or French, they’ll likely hire you.
Remember, this is a device insurance company. You might be dealing with distraught customers. If you think you can handle bawling mothers whose child just dunked their $900 iPhone in the toilet, then go right ahead and apply.
4. Connections Academy
This is less of a translation job and more of a teaching job. If you have a BA in education and know German, French, or Spanish, check out Connections Academy. They’re a K-12 online school available in various states.
Remember, you must be a certified teacher to get a job with them.
5. Enterprise Holdings Call Center
Do you want to make $1.50 more per hour than the guy who only speaks English? Try getting a job at Enterprise Holdings in their remote call center.
They own Alamo, National, and Enterprise rent-a-car agencies. They’re looking for people who speak French and English to deal with customers in the U.S. and Canada.
6. Cruise.com Call Center
Do you love to go cruising on the ocean? Looking for some steep discounts? Why not try working for Cruise.com.
This cruise selling service is looking for Spanish-speaking agents to help provide customer service to their users. If you don’t get the typical customer service role, you could always apply to their sales position.
You can send your resume over to email@example.com.
7. LiveOps Call Center
This Santa Clara, CA company outsources call-center support to clients. They only use U.S.-based agents who work from home.
This is an independent contractor position so you may not receive benefits. Their advanced sales agent can make $19 an hour.
They’re looking for people who are bilingual and can speak French or Spanish or both.
To work with them, you’ll need a quiet room, a dedicated landline, a corded phone with a corded headset. You’ll need to work from a Window’s-based computer (sorry Apple-lovers) and the connection must be wired to the modem (Cat-5 cables are cheap).
The company does not pay for or maintain any of these.
Are you looking to translate copy, proofread in another language, or do voice-overs in another language? WorldLingo is hiring for any of these positions.
You’ll need to be certified by the Professional Translation Association and have a university degree.
9. Working Solutions
This company does call center and data entry work for clients. Entry pay is $7.20, but you could be making up to $30/hour if you have experience.
You will be doing order processing, customer service, reservations, market research, and tech support. You’ll need to complete a two-part online test.
Once you complete the test, you’ll be notified when a project hits the cue.
This job isn’t limited to people who know Spanish or French like so many others. Do you speak Portuguese, German, Greek, Japanese or even Tagalog? Working Solutions might hire you.
If you’re from outside the U.S. don’t fear. There might be a job here.
10. Translators Cafe
This is an older site that’s set up more like a forum. While it looks more like something made by a teenager in the early aughts (I think I built a site similar to this when I was in high school), it’s full of opportunities.
This is not a job, but a job board. You bid on jobs just like in Upwork. You can find lists of translation agencies here as well.
Are you looking to do voice translations? Telelanguage only has a 3/5 on Indeed.com and it seems like some languages only get so much traffic and you might not make much. But you can try them out.
12. Rosetta Stone
As one of the most popular online language courses out there, you might not realize this is an opportunity for translators. But if you can translate a language, you can likely teach it.
While they prefer Spanish and English speakers, Quicktate also translates French, German, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Farsi, and Japanese. You’ll be transcribing short audio files. What kinds? Mostly voicemails and dictated notes.
You’ll get a quarter-cent per word for the work. If you do medical translation, you’ll get double that rate.
If you work for Quicktate, you can pick up work from iDictate as well.