How to Make Money Translating Online

How to Make Money Translating Online

Are you bilingual or multilingual like me? I must say that, being born and/or growing up in a bilingual country has its advantages. If it is the case for you too, then you can leverage that to make some extra cash online.

Nowadays, with the power of the internet, it’s so much easier to get small (or big) gigs online doing all sorts of fun stuff. The possibilities of working from home are growing by the day, so why not get a little piece of that pie?

So, how to make money translating online?

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How to Make Money Translating Online?

In this post, I will provide a list of different translating jobs and websites that you could get started with. Some of them require experience or a degree, but most of them don’t.

One thing to keep in mind however, is that before you decide to apply for any of the websites below, make sure you are actually fluent in both languages you are planning to work with. Most companies will ask for a fluency test or a translation sample, so be ready!

how to make money translating online

Translating Jobs Online

And now, without further ado, here is the list.

Other Ways to Make Money Translating Online

Apart from the websites above that specialize mainly in translation, there are other platforms where you could offer your services as a translator. They are mainly freelancer platforms, so there tends to be quite a bit of competition. With that said, there are a lot of people making money on these platforms; whether as a way to make extra money, or as a full time job.

Here are a few:





Is it Worth your Time?

Well, that depends. Do you like languages and the idea of making a little extra money out of them? I really depends on how you view this. How much the translation jobs pay, and where you live are things to need to consider before you decide whether you want to be an online translator or not.

Also, as mentioned before, it’s not something that you can just start and get better at later. If you can’t speak the languages very fluently, it’s just not for you.


Translating online can be a great source of extra income, or even full time income if you decide to make it so. If you would like to learn more ways to make money online, check out this page.

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