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Ever thought of selling items on other eBay sites but dona speaka da lingo?
It’s easy on eBay.com and ebay.au etc as I am informed that English is widely spoken there. But what about elsewhere? One of the knock on effects of the current exchange rates is the GBP to Euro exchange rate which is very advantageous to buyers in the euro zone. This opens up the opportunity to sell on other European sites. If you have a HOT selling product in the UK it will often sell well in other parts of the world. Only problem they do not speak English. You can get your listing translated, there are plenty of programs and website on the internet that will translate you copy into the most commonly spoken languages. Some are very good some not so, I always use Google translate to answer questions sent to me in foreign languages (I also used it for the title of this post). It is often good enough for this purpose but I would not use it to translate my sales copy.
You will need to make the sales copy on a foreign site as professional as it looks on an English language site. Now the services of a professional translator make sound like an expensive option…. But there are other solutions. Try using www.elance.com this is a service that allows e-services to be put out to tender. It works by letting you post a job and people will bid to for the job, it’s a bit like eBay in reverse, the bids often reduce in cost. You can check out each bidder’s satisfaction rating and see sample of their work before agreeing a price for the translation. Use the translation to list on the foreign websites
If you have lots of sales copy to translate get this done as one job as it will work out cheaper, some translators work on a fixed fee for every hundred words. Elance have many different services so it’s worth checking out the website and having a look at what’s on offer. As an alternative there is a UK website called www.studentgems.com that also offer a much wider range of services including translation, drop by the website its well worth a look you may see some ideas or services you can use in the future.
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