Do you want to work as a freelancer even after not having skills like graphic designing, website designing, video editing, photo editing, or digital marketing? This is the right article for you. In this article, I am going to give my review on Onehourtranslation (Blend). It is a platform where anybody can earn money by doing the translation work. Translation jobs are one of the easiest jobs in the world of freelancing. That’s why common freelancing websites always have a stampede behind such jobs. Platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, and Freelancer are not specific for translation but Onehourtranslation is one such freelancing platform where only translation jobs are found.
No investment is needed there to join Blend, it is free of cost platform. Read the article further to know, is OHT genuine or it is fake, how you can join OHT aka Blend, how can you get the jobs on it, and how can you get paid, everything I will tell in this article.
What is Onehourtranslation?
Onehourtranslation is an Israel-based translation company that was established in 2008. At this time it is no longer available. Because currently, it is known as BLEND. People also call it Blend Express and Get Blend, because of its logo and URL. The company has 6 business areas over the world. Due to being a multinational company, it supports 120 languages in the world and provides service to over 95% of languages used on the internet. Native languages are not available here like if someone wants to translate Bengali to Marathi then he should use the Google Translate tool.
Following is the list of services provided by BLEND:
- Fast translation
- Proofreading and editing
- Multilingual voice-over services
- Subtitle translation
- Transcription services
- Certified translation services
The main line of business of the company is translation thus it provides more services in translation like legal translation services certified, technical translation, marketing translation, financial translation, website translation, document translation, and business translation.
How does BLEND Express work?
This company has a unique way of working. Blend helps an organization to expand its business in other countries. Let’s understand with an example:
Suppose a German-originated company wants to do business in India. In order to do this, the company must have to do everything not in Hindi but at least in English. Because an exotic company wants to start a business in India, it must need to take permission from the Indian Government by presenting all the legal documents. Being a German company its document will be in the German language and the Indian Government doesn’t understand the German language so there is a need of translating the document.
In order to run a business in India not only documents but also their website should be in English, they will need to do marketing of their products in English if possible in Hindi too. So that we the people of India will be able to understand what they are doing exactly. We will be able to check the information on their website and order online. To implement this all German company need to hire a translation company. Being a nominated translation company Blend will be hired. After that, the entire translation work of the business will be offered to the certified users by Blend on itself.
This is how BLEND deal with other companies and gives the chance to the people to work for MNCs by their side.
Is Onehourtranslation real or fake?
As you know Onehourtranslation is BLEND itself and it is trusted by many MNCs like Amazon, AliExpress, Shell Oil Company, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Xerox, AVON, Zoho, 3M, Allianz, HSBC, IKEA, HP, Pepsico, Deloitte, Facebook, Microsoft, Payoneer, Avery Dennison, McCANN, Wenger, Xiaomi, iHerb, and Subway. The name of these companies is written on the website because they have truly worked with Blend. Therefore these are called trusted with Blend. It is a Google-verified company. You might not know Google verified companies probably are not fake. Its page is available on Wikipedia too including all the related information about it.
Don’t go for it only because I am telling you, there are thousands of people who are already working on Blend and earning as well.
What is the price of translation on Blend?
Don’t be under the illusion that if there is a genuine business, then the price will be low. No, it is not like that, there is more pricing than the market. Since it is a specialized translation service provider, it pays more attention to the quality of translation, which other freelancing websites such as Fiverr, and Upwork do not provide. All types of jobs are put on these websites and any person can work by placing a bid. Meaning any person who does not know anything about translation can get the work and finish by translating online.
On the other hand, there are only dedicated people on Blend Express who are certified and specialize in translation. These expert people do not use tools for translation, they do this work manually and they take more care about grammar. If talking in short they do work honestly with 100% transparency. Therefore their pricing is higher than others. This is why Blend Express has got huge success in its business.
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How to join as a translator on One Hour Translation?
The first step of joining OneHourTranslation is to create an account on it. If you are a translator and want to do translation work then you must select yourself as a translator at the time of registration otherwise you can create your account as a customer too.
How to create an account on Blend?
- Go to the registration page of BlendExpress.
- Make sure you are registering as a translator. For that, you can see the indicator at the top left corner of the website.
- Look at the screenshot, the same information you will have to enter on your side, then click on the Sign Up button.
- A new page will be open. There you have to enter any two of your native languages like Hindi, Marathi, and Bengali.
- Below enter the pair of translation languages in which you want to translate. You can add several pairs by using Add button.
- Below it, select the language if you are ready to do transcription also.
- Transcription means listening to a recorded audio clip and typing exactly what you hear.
- Now select your expertise in order to apply for an Expert Translator status.
- On the next page, you need to upload your Resume (Prefered for translator), ID document, and relevant certificate if you have one.
- The next page will ask you for your photo and a short bio.
- Now you have to select whether you are a translator or transcriptor or you can select both. Below it, the list of software will be shown, select those on which you have worked before.
You have successfully submitted your profile with your resume. Now the expert team of Onehourtranslation will review your application and after 2-3 days of registration, your translator status will become Active. Once you get activated, you will start receiving notifications regarding the jobs which you are fit for.
What payment options are available on Blend (OHT)?
People have a question before earning i.e. how do I get paid or what payment options are available then I want to tell those that there are payment options available like PayPal, Payoneer, and wire transfer. Maybe there are some other payment options also but I don’t know what are exactly those. But you would not find the option to get paid on the website anywhere. Because Blend does not show the payment options until you complete the earning of $20 and the same is the minimum threshold to withdraw the money on Blend.
My recommendation is to use PayPal. It may charge a few fees but it is trusted by millions of people even I have also good experience with it.
How do you get jobs on OHT (Blend)?
Have you ever worked as a freelancer? That freelancing websites are truly genuine and the people who worked on them are also genuine. You might know the scenario of these platforms. Once you got a good rating, people come to you.
To join Blend completely you have to pass an online exam which is conducted on their website after account creation. But you will get the chance to give the exam until new recruitment.
Being Blend is a genuine company it has limited work to do. And here translators work as employees of the company, therefore limited slots of employees are available here. If your status is showing pending in your dashboard, then understand that currently, they do not need translators for your languages. But don’t worry, new recruitment keeps coming out here. Once the new recruitment is out, you will be invited for the examination.
After giving the exam you need to do a top in the exam so that you will be considered for further processing. Toppers will get the certificate from Blend on the behalf of their performance in the exam. And after getting certified you will start receiving work and getting paid for it too.