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Translation Services | English to Spanish and viceversa. Advice needed.

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by marcelomusza, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. marcelomusza

    marcelomusza Junior Member

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    Hi guys,
    I am interested in starting a translation service to sell here and other Freelance websites. As I am a native Spanish speaker, I see that there are many jobs of this kind, so it is enough motivation to get started, and I have good writing skills to use in my advantage.

    My question now is, what should be my initial pricing system as a "starter"? I will create a free giveaway soon to get in touch with people so I make a name for myself, but when I start selling the service, I really have no idea how to price my efforts. I saw a different range of prices from other writers, so it is difficult to find the correct number.

    By translating articles to Spanish I will cover as well SEO and keywords in my native language, that I can gather myself if the client doesn't have a clue to what keywords to target. Should this increase my overall pricing as well?

    I hope you can give me an idea about how to price my services, any ideas and tips will be much appreciated!
    Kind regards.
    Marcelo
     
  2. marcelomusza

    marcelomusza Junior Member

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    A small bit of a bump :)
     
  3. agente808

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    Your initial writing prices really have to reflect where you are selling your services and your competition. You may charge more on odesk than fiverr, for example. You will just need to see what others are charging and price yourself similarly.

    If you do seo and keyword research you do need to increase your prices a little, as it will take a bit more of your time.
     
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    i would say 7$ per article.