Jump to content

New member - translator


serayagami
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone!

I have decided to join Fiverr and use my skills but I feel really low thinking about how I might not even get one gig. Any tips for me?

Any tips for me?

Welcome

Just type “how to get orders” in the search bar above and read through the results.

The search bar is your friend!

Also check out: https://forum.fiverr.com/c/Fiverr-Tips/tips-for-sellers for hundreds of tips on how to get orders.

You will find all the tips you need in the above. Enjoy the forum. 🙂

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Any tips for me?

Welcome

Just type “how to get orders” in the search bar above and read through the results.

The search bar is your friend!

Also check out: https://forum.fiverr.com/c/Fiverr-Tips/tips-for-sellers for hundreds of tips on how to get orders.

You will find all the tips you need in the above. Enjoy the forum. 🙂

Thank you very much!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome! I’m also a new translator on fiverr! Maybe we could sjare experiences? I have just completed my first order, but I dont have any more waiting for me. Buyer said he might need more work done, but "only " recieved a 4 star rating from him in “service as described” but no comment about what was “missing” but I hope he will come back. I’ve shared my gig on linkedin not sure it that helps, and to increase my income I also transcribe but it takes so much longer than translating and pays less

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It would be better to show an example of translation rather than a screenshot of Rukia. It’s cute, but not professional. Something better would be:

Translator
Hon’yaku-sha
翻訳者

(^ Google, so apologies if wrong.) If you want to use a scene from an anime or manga, show a side-by-side of an actual translation.

Consider taking the Fiverr Skills Test from your profile for English and the one for translating. It’ll give you credibility if anyone checks.

Your gig descriptions need to clearly differentiate what perks are part of which package. (If a buyer is confused and there are other options, they’re more likely go to those other options, rather than take the time to puzzle out what you’re offering.)(The first sentence in every gig should echo its title, to reaffirm what you’re offering to do.)

One thing that confuses me is that you’re offering your translation ‘per word’. Japanese is crazy concise in ‘characters’ while audio is sometimes the opposite. It might be better to offer one gig to translate text and a separate gig for audio translations. (Hiragana are NOT equivalent to the English alphabet, so it might be a good idea to clarify what you mean by ‘words’ in a FAQ.)

Have you perchance watched the “Let’s Mosey: A Slow Translation Of Final Fantasy VII” short-series on YouTube?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

It would be better to show an example of translation rather than a screenshot of Rukia. It’s cute, but not professional. Something better would be:

Translator

Hon’yaku-sha

翻訳者

(^ Google, so apologies if wrong.) If you want to use a scene from an anime or manga, show a side-by-side of an actual translation.

Consider taking the Fiverr Skills Test from your profile for English and the one for translating. It’ll give you credibility if anyone checks.

Your gig descriptions need to clearly differentiate what perks are part of which package. (If a buyer is confused and there are other options, they’re more likely go to those other options, rather than take the time to puzzle out what you’re offering.)(The first sentence in every gig should echo its title, to reaffirm what you’re offering to do.)

One thing that confuses me is that you’re offering your translation ‘per word’. Japanese is crazy concise in ‘characters’ while audio is sometimes the opposite. It might be better to offer one gig to translate text and a separate gig for audio translations. (Hiragana are NOT equivalent to the English alphabet, so it might be a good idea to clarify what you mean by ‘words’ in a FAQ.)

Have you perchance watched the “Let’s Mosey: A Slow Translation Of Final Fantasy VII” short-series on YouTube?

Thank you so much for the detailed reply and suggestions and sorry for the late reply!

  • I will change the gig photo, it was very randomly chosen because I just couldn’t think what should be shown for a translator gig.
  • Tests are a great idea as you said, will give them a shot.
  • I still am figuring out how to make different packages, it’s kinda tricky for me to wrap around my head considering what I am trying to offer here. I will rethink on that.
  • I will find a better way to charge translation since as you mentioned, Japanese is better off measured in characters than words. I also went through the video you mentioned. It was a discussion based on “direct translation” vs “liberal translation” and also how the letters between the languages vary. Thank you for recommending that.

I am slowly getting into Fiverr and learning it so I will probably take time since I have a day job as of now. But by the time I get into it completely, I will make sure all of your points are taken care of.

Thank you so much again for your time and help! :hugs:

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you so much for the detailed reply and suggestions and sorry for the late reply!

  • I will change the gig photo, it was very randomly chosen because I just couldn’t think what should be shown for a translator gig.
  • Tests are a great idea as you said, will give them a shot.
  • I still am figuring out how to make different packages, it’s kinda tricky for me to wrap around my head considering what I am trying to offer here. I will rethink on that.
  • I will find a better way to charge translation since as you mentioned, Japanese is better off measured in characters than words. I also went through the video you mentioned. It was a discussion based on “direct translation” vs “liberal translation” and also how the letters between the languages vary. Thank you for recommending that.

I am slowly getting into Fiverr and learning it so I will probably take time since I have a day job as of now. But by the time I get into it completely, I will make sure all of your points are taken care of.

Thank you so much again for your time and help! :hugs:

Much better image, but could still benefit by being translated in the same picture.

For more resources, see (RRD) at the end of this post.

Introduction– This is not a list on how to make gigs. This is for gigs that are already made that are under-performing, need an overhaul, or just need somewhere to start for self-evaluation. It does contain a few general-information bits, and can help during gig creation, but that is neither the focus nor the intent. For more information on any of the following sections or points, please see ‘Other Resources’ under (RRD) at the end of this post. Sections: (TCT) Title, Category, and Tags (DE…
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...