Ever wanted to be a translator but didn’t know where to start? The translation industry is getting big day by day and it is bringing in a huge number of opportunities.
In this article, we will discuss a similar website called Proz which can help you be a freelance translator and make money. We will discuss the following topics in this article:
What is Proz?
Proz is a translation and transcription marketplace where you can perform a variety of services and earn money.
Unlike other work marketplaces like Upwork, Fiverr, etc, Proz specifically focuses on translation and other related services. It has a huge network of service providers and hence it is easy to get jobs.
The demand here is much higher than the total number of workers. You shouldn’t be surprised to be approached by an employer just after a few days of registration.
Many people will leave the site after seeing the membership option but trust me it’s not what you think. You can also get a lot of work with the free option.
If you are a seasoned professional and are confident enough to do a lot of work then you can go for the proz premium memberships which will have a lot of advantages over the free plan.
The details of which you can find in the below image:
Registration Process with Important Profile Settings
Employers don’t like incomplete profiles and hence it is very important that you complete your profile after registration.
Let us look into the important fields which you should definitely give some more time to fill:
1. Account type: Choose a freelance translator/interpreter from the many available options.
2. Native Language: You can provide your mother tongue as the native language. There will be no change in opportunities with that. Work is available for almost all languages.
3. Languages: This is one of the most important fields. You should choose as many languages you know here. The more you know, the more the chances of getting work.
Make sure you add all the services you can provide for the language you select. Providing below an example of the same:
4. Services: On the basis of this field, you are going to get all the work. Make sure you add all the services you can perform. Similar to languages, the more services you can provide the more work you will get.
How to get jobs at Proz?
Getting a job is the most important thing in any work hub. In proz, you can get work in 2 ways:
1. By applying to jobs manually: This can be done under the browse jobs section and applied to all the relevant jobs. The more jobs you apply for, the higher will be the chance to get.
There will be days when work might not be available at all but you should keep applying whenever you see a new posting.
2. By getting approached by employers: This can only be achieved if you have completed your profile.
There will be many languages where the number of workers will be very less and in those cases, employers will start approaching workers. I have been approached by many of them.
The best part is you can provide your own rate and if it is competent enough in most cases they will agree. You will receive emails whenever an employer approaches you. Providing an example in the below image:
If you would like to see a video tutorial, then you can check the video below:
Note: The video is in Hindi
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