The work: In 2006, the global market for outsourced language services was almost $9 billion. If you speak a second language well enough
to translate documents from one language to another, there’s money to be made.
What you bring to the table: The ability to read, write and fluently speak more than one language. You can find plenty of work in Spanish, French and Chinese, but the more obscure the language, the higher the demand.
Expect to earn: $10 to $50 per hour
Sign on: Visit translatorsbase.com for a wide offering of gigs and an idea of what each job entails. A more direct route for go-getters: Contact the human resources department of a foreign company’s U.S. office to ask about opportunities.