12. Work as a Freelance Translator
This option isn’t for those who took a couple of years of German back in high school and then forgot it. Being a translator is hard work and is so mentally draining that many live translators can only work for 20 to 30 minutes in a sitting.
But if you are fluent in two languages, translating can be pretty lucrative work, especially if you know a language that is considered rare or specialized. Many different online platforms specialize in connecting translators with people and organizations that need something to be translated. If you’re an entry-level translator and know a common language like Spanish, you might make it closer to $10 an hour. But an experienced translator in a rare language can earn upwards of $50 an hour. This is an in-demand skill to learn if you are unemployed.