Who is this Training For?

If you want to earn a Full-time living as a Freelance Translator, this course is for you.

Translation skills are increasing in demand with increasing globalization. At the same time, people are scared of entering the translation market due to AI, not realizing that it doesn’t affect demand at all. In other words, there will be more opportunities with less competition over the next few years.

Now, you can tap into this opportunity, work on your own schedule, and earn an income from anywhere. And No, you do NOT need a degree in translation.

“Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me and others, your ability to systematically organize your courses, and your openness and willingness to share YOUR experience! This is the most valuable thing that I got from your courses! I wish you the best, my teacher! ”

It is time to unlock the doors to a fulfilling and profitable freelance translation career!


How to Be a Successful Freelance Translator

In just 30 days, you'll have an automated system for getting translation work, completing top-quality translations, and getting paid well for them. This Training is based on step-by-step Walk-throughs, so you can get started as quickly as possible.

Learn In The Way That Works Best For You

We offer three options so you can choose the level of instruction and support that fits your needs:


    Access to the Full Course

    You get access to the full course & all downloadables. Your access never expires and as the course is updated you will receive all updates. You can take the entire course at your own pace.

  • "You're All Set!"

    Full Course Plus Resume/Online Profile Critique

    You get Everything from Basic Version PLUS: A Critique/Rewrite of your Resume (CV), of your LinkedIn Profile and of your ProZ.com page.

  • 1-on-1

    Everything from the PRO Course plus Personal Consultation

    You get access to everything from the YAS Course PLUS: a monthly 1-on-1 consultation for a full year.

Choose What to Invest in Your Career

Don't delay! Enroll now in How to Be a Successful Freelance Translator and start securing your first clients within days.

“Fantastic course with a lot of valuable information! A must for any aspiring freelance translator!”

“This course covers every aspect of translation that a beginner to the industry should know . I have no prior experience in translation and wanted knowledge and information that could guide me in understanding this industry. I find this course comprehensive and insightful dealing with the nuances of the translation business . The tips and guidance that I came across will hopefully help me in embarking on this new path in my professional life. ”

Isn't A.I. a problem?

In short, No.

Check out the back of my Business Card here to see why:

A Sneak Peek At The Building Blocks of Your Success

    1. Day one: Resume, Photo and Specializations

    2. Day two: Your website

    3. Which Languages Should You Translate Into?

    4. Extras for your Resume

    1. Freelance websites (1 hour max per website)

    2. Signing up for Upwork: a Walk-through

    3. Translation Websites 1: A Proz.com Walk-through

    4. Translation Websites 2 (1 hour max per website)

    5. Translation agencies (1 hour max per agency)

    6. How do Kudoz Points Help?

    7. Update: Not sure how to start? Here are the first 5 steps I recommend

    8. A bit more in depth about Translation Tests

    1. Pricing

    2. Working for Free

    3. Some Strategies for Starting Out

    4. Sample Application Letter

    5. 3 Strategies for Sales Emails

    1. Active Marketing

    2. Passive Marketing

    3. Some General Marketing Strategies

    4. Using LinkedIn for Marketing

    5. Job alerts

    6. Another way to Find Clients?

    7. Update: An easy way to apply to agencies that are currently hiring

    8. Where to find Translation jobs

    1. Getting Paid

    2. Invoices

    3. Invoice Template

    4. Not Getting Paid - My Personal Example

How to be a Successful Freelance Translator: Masterclass

  • $97.00
  • 59 lessons

Learn From a Trusted Guide & Mentor

Hi, I'm Robert!

I'm originally from Switzerland 🇨🇭, I served as Treasurer for the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters (CATI), was a member of the board for the Swiss Association of Charlotte, and I've been involved with Freelance translation for over a decade, both as a translator as well as an agency.

I've been a featured speaker at ATA-sponsored events, ProZ.com's Annual conference, as well as the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters Annual Conference.

I started off working in banking in Switzerland, and then I received a Master’s degree (M.P.A.) from Cornell University in Finance. After this, however, I set out to build a career as a Freelance Translator and gradually set up my own Translation Agency, Lugano Translations.

Have questions?? Email me at: Course[AT]Luganotranslations[DOT]com

Robert Gebhardt

This Course dispenses with the theory and concentrates on the practical and actionable aspects

"Graduates from Translation and Interpretation programs come out with outstanding academic knowledge, but very little to no practical experience." - Maria Scheibengraf , 'The Ugly Reality of the Translation Industry'

Pick The Level of Investment in Your Career


Standard Course You're All Set! 1-on-1

🔹 Lifetime Access  ✅  ✅  ✅
🔹 Certificate upon completion
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🔹 Point by Point Guide  ✅  ✅  ✅
🔹 How to apply for jobs  ✅  ✅  ✅
🔹 Bespoke Strategies for getting hired  ✅  ✅  ✅
🔹 Invoicing, troubleshooting, etc.  ✅  ✅  ✅
🔹 Bonus Tips & tricks  ✅  ✅  ✅
🔹 Downloadable Templates  ✅  ✅  ✅
🔹 No Expiration Date  ✅  ✅  ✅
🔹 Continuous Updates  ✅  ✅  ✅
🔹 Self-Paced  ✅  ✅  ✅

🔹 A Critique/Rewrite of your Resume (CV)
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🔹 A Critique/Rewrite of your LinkedIn Profile
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🔹 A Critique/Rewrite of your Proz.com Profile
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🔹 1-on-1 calls. Once per month. 

🔹 Added to our Translator Database


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See what Other Students have to say about the Course here below

“The best translators course I've experienced so far. Although, I'm not a novice translator, I already can see that this course would have been an immense support when I had started out. As a professional translator I've learned a lot of those "tiny" details that make the big picture, ones that I've been missing while learning all by myself. Really useful links, useful hints and tips.”

“Thanks to Robert's program,  I was able to seamlessly jump from an in-house translator position to a freelance translator career geographically free. Shortly after signing up with him, I got my 1st English to French translation task. 1900 EUR for 12 days work. Guillaume Petit - https://www.proz.com/translator/3483889”

“I feel more confident now with all of these tools. It is hard to start doing something you feel capable for without any guidance. Thanks for this course!”

“Thanks, Robert. I am following all of your advice and it seems like they work faster than I thought. I have got a client who ask me to translate this website into French, a non-profit organization that needs me to translate a survey, and a few people who reached out to me for diverse reasons”

“I've been trying to become a professional translator for a while, but I didn't know where to start. Now, I feel like I have a chance competing with other professionals and actually make a living out of it. Robert, thank you so much for putting this course together, it is an amazing work!”

“Robert's course is just what the doctor ordered! ...  First-rate course, and I recommend it unhesitatingly for both novice and non-novice (I just made that word up!) alike.”

“"It was exactly what I was looking for because before the course I had a lot of information but no idea of how to get it organized. I feel more confident now. Muchas gracias. :D"”

“Hi Robert, thank you for this great course! I had never found so much useful information in a single online resource. I'm starting out as a translator and interpreter, I'll definitely put many of your tips into practice! :)”

“I have studied translation and worked on it at a firm in the past, but have stopped translating professionally for another job. Since translation is my real passion, I am trying to figure out a way to start translating again. Learning some the tricks of the trade of doing it as a freelancer is just what I need right now. I believe this course is a great tool to help me start translating again at a professional capacity.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for anyone who wants to use their second language to earn money. You don't need experience as a freelance translator to take this course. We walk you through ALL the steps needed.

  • What will I learn in this course?

    This course is the Masterclass. You will learn everything, from A to Z, in order to earn a living from Freelance Translation. From Set-up, to finding your first clients, to getting picked for the job, to invoicing/keeping clients/etc. etc. Plus plenty of tips and tricks!

  • How long is the course?

    The Course is self-paced, so take it at your own speed! It does, however, give suggested time frames for getting started, so you can schedule accordingly.

  • For how long will I have access to the course?

    Once you sign up, you will ALWAYS have access to the course, including any future updates!

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The course fee is minor compared to the potential upside.

And your earning potential is uncapped - top freelance translators regularly clear $10K+ per month. You can work anywhere in the world, make your own hours, and finally earn what you deserve. This course shows you how.

Jumpstart Your Income Stream

Whether you want comprehensive basics or priority mentorship, there's a package suited for you. Choose the investment that matches your learning needs and financial goals.

The doors to income freedom and work flexibility are opening – walk right in!

There are so many nitty-gritty details you won't find easily on blogs, advice columns or even other courses contained here that this course is an absolute must for those looking to start careers as freelance translators. - Anthony Rinna

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