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Those who speak more than one language have a ready skill to turn into a part-time business. You can get work translating documents or as an interpreter over the phone or in person. Focus on an area you have some deeper knowledge in. For example, if you have a legal background, angle your business around translating legal documents.
First steps: Get a certificate proving your proficiency from the American Translators Assn. and/or the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Time needed: Translation work can be done from home on your own schedule, but be prepared to meet client deadlines.
Average sales: $21,541, based on Economic Census data.
How to Find Translation Work
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