There are more than 550 million Spanish speakers worldwide, and the U.S. is projected to have nearly 140 million Spanish speakers in the country by 2050. In the world today, there are about 20 Spanish-speaking countries, and soon the U.S. will become the largest of them all.
Thanks to the rapid advance of globalization, the demand for Spanish translation is only going to grow in the future, so if you can speak and write Spanish and English fluently, there’s a great VBO career path waiting for you!
Becoming a Spanish Translator VBO is fairly easy as there are few barriers to entry. While it may help to have a Bachelor’s degree or translating certification, neither are necessary. The most important thing is fluency in both English and Spanish. If you grew up in a bilingual household, or actually held on to what you learned during your high school Spanish classes — a feat the vast majority of us can’t claim — there’s a real opportunity here for you to launch a virtual career for yourself.
Translators can work in a variety of industries. The medical and judicial fields tend to have a great demand for Spanish translators. Businesses that operate in communities with large Spanish-speaking populations — places like Maywood, California; El Paso, Texas; and Haverstraw, New York — are also in need of Spanish translation. It’s important to understand that there is a difference between interpreters and translators. Interpreters generally deal with spoken word, while translators mainly handle written word. To work as a Spanish Translator VBO, you will need document-editing software like Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe InDesign. You will also need to be familiar with computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools and grammar checkers.
Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Spanish Translator VBO:
Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a Spanish Translator
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Spanish Translator for Business
Multinational Business Website Translator
We provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Spanish Translator. If you have questions about becoming a Spanish Translator, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!
Our research shows the hourly rate charged by Spanish Translator VBOs ranges from $15.00 to $40.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $25.00 to $35.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.
Trusted Translations is the leading Spanish translation blog. Posts are available both in English and Spanish. Whether you’re new to translating or have years of experience, Trusted Translations is committed to providing you with the latest tools and tips of the trade to ensure you deliver a quality service.
Speakt is a premier resource for translators of every variety. Their blog provides valuable information about the business end of translating. They post frequently and they also hire experienced translators to work with them.
Ran by two twin sisters, Translation Times gives great recommendations on how to run your freelance translation business. They provide details about rate negotiation, cancellation policy and other recommendations. It’s definitely a must-read for all translators.
Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales with virtually all lessons available for as low as $10.00.
Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused on design, business, tech, and more.
While the name implies that Copywriters just write, that couldn't be further from the truth. Copywriters do everything from research on current marketing trends, understanding client psychology, to finding quality stock images that complement their writing, and more. Unlike other writers such as novelists and journalists, Copywriters typically create copy for clients to promote their business.
Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Copywriter:
Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a copywriter
High-Converting Copywriter For Manufacturers of Medical Equipment
In the other tabs featuring Blogs and Courses, we provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Copywriter. If you have questions about becoming a Copywriter VBO, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!
As a copywriter, the research we did showed a range for the hourly rate from $45.00 to $105.00 per hour. The majority seemed to fall within the $55.00 - $85.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.
Direct Creative's blog is designed to help copywriters be the best they can. It offers a ton of great information on copywriting, including tips and help articles.
Success Works's blog provides powerful information on SEO-rich copywriting. It's easy to understand and great for beginners.
Doris & Bertie
Doris & Bertie's blog is a humorous take on copywriting for everyone. It's easy to follow and offers excellent writing tips.
Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales where with virtually all lessons as low as $10.00.
Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused design, business, tech, and more.