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Serving as a translator business idea

My respect to you for having the knowledge of more than one language. Make the most out of your talent by understanding about serving as a translator business idea here.

Our world is shrinking. We all know that. We are also aware of how globalization has added to the development of each and every nation. Whatever things we use in our day-to-day life have its roots in some other part of the globe. Globalization has undoubtedly brought progress but also few small challenges with it. It is the difference in culture and language of two countries. We cannot proceed in a business unless we exactly understand what the other person is demanding and also convey what we have to offer. Therefore, the requirement of a translator becomes crucial in such situations.

If you have done courses in foreign language/languages and wondering how to make use of it, this is for you. Serving as a translator is a profession that you can take and can provide your services to those businessmen who are planning to go global. You have to be good at translating both in written form and verbal form. It will depend on the nature of the business of the organization you choose to work for.  You may be required at meetings to do the translations between two parties to successfully close a deal. Or you might be required to translate reports, fact sheets, booklets or other business related documents.  You will be a highly dependable employee for the smooth running of the business.

When and how

Test and do the self-evaluation of your language skills. Take the help of someone expert if required for evaluating. Kindly understand that a mere superficial knowledge of a particular language won’t do. You are required to be fluent to execute such tasks properly. Whenever you gain the confidence of working professionally in this field, you are ready.

Search down on the internet to find out such vacancies. Submit your CV at the different job websites for the relevant job. Yes, you have to begin with doing jobs under others to become an experienced translator. Once you establish your name as a reliable translator, you can take work as per your choice. You can either work on the contract basis or get tie-ups with clients. If you have created a value for your name, you can demand a good sum of money for your services.

About the author


An MBA in HR and Marketing from AIMS Institute (Bangalore University), He heads digital business he has a rich experience that he has garnered from his previous organisations Including leading Banks, NBFCs & Genpact India. He is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Heavy Group of Companies.

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