Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Online Interpreter Job Wanted


Found this online and I thought: 
 "Oh please oh please I wish that was me interpreting on Google's Hangouts."
 But down here the internet speed is still a few years behind the rest of you and at what we pay, it's still doesn't have an upload speed that could sustain interpreting yet. Someday...but until then what kind of work can a person do living away from the country of their birth?


Here in Nicaragua I've come across a few different things and I'm ready to share them with those of you considering the move down here. You want to live down here, but you're afraid to make a move and be completely dependent on your savings. Makes sense. We've been taught to 'count the cost.' Only a crazy person moves away from their current job without a plan.

*See a picture of what crazy looks like here.

The three options you have were discussed in a previous post here but I wanted to add a few more personal details on the things I've found out doing a little more digging.

Teaching English - You can teach English online via various online agencies. The most popular is Open English. Something to be considered however is that there are a number of Universities that will permit you to work on a part-time basis. If you don't feel comfortable with a standardized curriculum don't sweat it, often the conversational classes need the most help. They are always looking for native speakers to help the locals gain mastery.

What if you've got other skills? Have you considered a virtual job?
There are more options than I have time to discuss so I'll just send you right to the source.

Here are a couple I've heard good things about:

In summary, here's how they work: 

You fill out a profile. You select your fields of interest. You bid for jobs. That's it! If someone likes you and your bid they'll offer you an interview and then make you a job offer. Once the offer has been accepted you've got yourself a job. The kinds of jobs they offer can be anything from a one time thing to steady work indefinitely.

Does it only matter how much you make? There are sites that offer all services for one set price. That way there's no confusion about how much someone is expecting to get or willing to pay. If that's the case check out these sites:


I have a job on Odesk and I like it a lot so far. The pay is good and will sustain me down here for awhile. I'd like get a couple more hours but we're talking an average of 5 hours a week at the most and I can pioneer down here indefinitely!

Moving to where the need is greater, not looking so bad after all, is it?

Want more on this subject? Check out the links below:

Supporting Yourself As A Need Greater - The Mad Adventures of Zach & Robynn

S:-)


18 comments:

  1. Shelina, that is so cool! I've thought about doing something like that for a while but I didn't know how to get started. Especially since there are so many "work at home scams" out there. Thanks for the great ideas. (P.S. thank you also for putting a link to my blog on your page :)

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    1. My pleasure! People have been asking me this since day one. I'm just finally getting around to doing it myself.

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  2. Hey Shelina.. The Universities you mentioned are in Nicaragua? You just show up and say 'here I am'?

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    1. No. I would recommend that you speak to some locals who are already employed at a university for help. They'll also most likely be able to refer you since you don't have residency or anything.

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  3. There are also freelancer.com and guru.com which are like Odesk, but if you have absolutely no qualifications whatsoever, mturk.com and clickworker.com are really good. They pay a few cents for a few seconds of work, but if you can be fast at it, you can make around 6 bucks an hour, which is definitely enough to support yourself. Even better- it's completely on your schedule.

    I think I might write a post about this too, I'll reference you.
    zachnrobynn.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome stuff! Thanks for the additional tips. When you do your post I'll link it back here so my people can find it too.

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  4. Neat! I've looked into sites like fiverr and mturk.com before but they just never seemed to be work the time and effort for the amount of pay received. But i never considered the fact that a dollar stretches a lot farther in countries like Nicaragua. These are great suggestions that i'll definitely look into once I finalize plans to move to Paraguay. Btw i also applied with a company called ispeakuspeak.com that helps people learning english with their pronunciation. Seemed pretty promising but they have sooo many applicants and they only hire from one short academic season to the next. Thanks lots for the additonal suggestions.

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  5. Hello! I've been reading through your blog, and I'd like to thank you for sharing your experience. As I search for a place to serve Nicaragua is now at the top of my list! I've read your entry about tips, but I'm wondering if you'd be willing to share a post about the cost

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    1. You're not the first to ask me this. I'm going to post something on this theme as soon as I can get it together.

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  6. Thank you also if you'd prefer to email me, my address is Jasjobro@gmail.com

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  7. Congratulations on your new job Shelina, i'm happy you can stay here as a pionner indefinetely, take care! Kisses PS: I hope u had a great time at your Circuit Assembly.

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    1. It was great! I'll post pictures as soon as I find some. Forgot my camera, sorry.

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  8. Wow, great suggestions, Shelina. I'm reposting this on my own blog hope you don't mind; I'll just direct everyone here. Thanks!

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  9. Great suggestions on alternatives to the internet. Need Greater services teaches us very quickly not to assume on services.

    My wife and I are looking at for round two in Need Greater services, and I'm going in more exposed in my savings is stacking up SAFER bonds that pay us a monthly income. Thus, I won't be as dependent on an internet connection the next time around ...

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    1. Good point and so glad you mentioned it. Internet is a luxury and not a right.

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  10. Translator job is a very good earning way online. You need to be good in at least two languages. It gives you freedom and satisfaction with your work. Check here for some good online translator opportunities...
    Translator Jobs

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    1. Interesting you should mention that link. I did some research and found that all of the links they use are related to a 'Real Translator Jobs' and 'Real Writer Jobs' etc, a site known for scam. For more information on what they do and don't provide check out this link to http://scamxposer.com/scam-review/real-translator-jobs/ and an article written by David Harris. Friends, please be careful when looking and applying for online work, especially if they require money in advance!

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