Making money online in Ethiopia is getting easier and harder simultaneously. It is easier because it has a minimal entry barrier, low startup cost (or no cost at all), and low competition. It is getting harder because some accesses are restricted (for example internet service in Ethiopia is one of the most expensive in the world) and if you don’t decide and start it today, obviously tomorrow is expensive.
As per our introduction read it here (Our introduction for the blog “how to make money online in Ethiopia?”) the first way of making money online in Ethiopia is by providing services to international customers. These services could be designing, web development, social media management, translating, typing and so on.
Making money by providing translation service in Ethiopia
Did you know that you could earn money by translating languages? Yes! You can earn money by translating foreign languages to your local language (Amharic). There are plenty of platforms, which could help you make money by translating. However, I would like to introduce you to one-hour translation service.
One hour translation service (https://www.onehourtranslation.com) is American Based company providing traditional human translation service for clients. Most of translation projects consume one hour to deliver and that is why the name is called One Hour Translation.
How to start translate and earn real money
As usual, you need to sign up using a working email. Go to google and search for one hour translation. Click on the search result and on their home page you will see a pop up and there is text saying “if you are a translator click here”. Just click on that, fill all the necessary forms and join.
Just before that…
After you fill necessary forms and join 15,000 translators, you are required to submit your preferred language (which you are supposed to translate into) and the language one hour translation expects you to translate. After that they will provide you exam. It is aimed to check whether you can translate or not. Before you enter to exam, make sure you are well prepared to take it. Because once you are in, you cannot leave the exam, and if you do so, they will automatically reject your application.
How much will I get from it?
Once your application is approved and start you translation project, you will see balances on your account. The amount of money you get depends on a lot of facts. For example it depends on
- project’s word count,
- language pair,
- the specific type of material (Expertise)
- customer’s status within the site,
- customer’s MyTeam preferences
- translator’s quality rating
- translator’s relative rank
- translator’s working record with OHT
- response time
However based on our calculations and statistics, the starting pay for a project, which takes an hour to complete, is $12. If you are dedicated and make 30 translation projects per month you are about to make $360 per month.
How can I withdraw my earnings?
The final goal of your effort is to get your money into your pocket and one hour translation is one of trusted companies to make your payment on the promised time. They follow net+30 payment method (you will get paid at the end of the following month). In order to receive your money you need to have a payoneer account. If you don’t have a payoneer account click here and learn how to have one.
If you are dedicated, well trained translator and have an access to internet service, you are going to make $500 per month. But don’t forget they are enough smart to catch you if you tried to fraud them with artificial translations (i.e. google translator).
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