How to Use Your Language Skills to Earn an Extra Income [Infographic] 61

How to Use Your Language Skills to Earn an Income [Infographic]

This is a guest post by Jessica Dais.

Looking for an easy way to make money? Being bilingual, or even just a proficient speaker of a single language, opens the door to numerous job opportunities you may not have realized.

There are dozens of ways you can earn some extra cash simply by putting your language skills to good use.

Here are some:

1. Be a tutor in your free time.

If you go to school or work part time and have some extra time in your schedule, tutoring language students is a great side job. Becoming fluent in another language doesn’t come easy to many people, and there are lots of parents out there looking for tutors to help their children learn faster.

Having trouble finding students in your local area? Consider becoming an online tutor to find even more students.

Most students desire tutoring sessions in the late afternoons or on weekends, so your availability during these times is a plus.

2. Translating.

Another way to make some money as a side job is offering translation services as a freelancer.

There are several online job boards that post openings in this field, such as Upwork. Do a quick job search to uncover opportunities to translate for international organizations and businesses near you.

Opportunities as a translator can range from working at conferences to simply helping translate a print publication to another language.

3. Scoring/Grading.

You can also put your language skills to use by helping score standardized language examinations.

Your local testing center will most likely be hiring graders in the month of May, so be on the lookout for this easy, seasonal opportunity that pays well.

4. Writing.

In addition to being a proficient language speaker, do you also have a creative side?

If you enjoy writing, consider becoming a freelance writer. You can either create your own personal blog page, or be a guest blogger for other websites.

Check out this bilingual blogger who makes money by reviewing well known products. Her site is available to read in both Spanish and English.

5. Leading Trips.

Although it’s a bigger commitment than the previous job opportunities listed, leading a trip to a foreign country is an exciting option for the adventurous person.

To find opportunities in this field, connect with a local college’s study abroad department, or a global volunteer organization.

Leadership skills are often required for this kind of job, so in addition to being bilingual, you should feel comfortable leading a group.

6. Teaching English.

Lastly, an easy job to get if you’re taking a gap year is teaching English abroad. To make it even easier for you, many English teaching abroad jobs don’t require previous experience.

Those who enjoy traveling and are fluent in English would be perfect for this position.

More information on these positions, and even more job opportunities for language lovers, are listed in the infographic below from TakeLessons

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As you can see, whether you speak English, Spanish, French, or any other language, there is a variety of both side jobs and full time careers available for you to consider.

So, there you have it! Now you know how being fluent in a language instantly qualifies you for a number of exciting jobs.

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Data Is Important to Your Business’s Operations: Keep It as Safe as It Is Accessible 4

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Computers have been able to move files between one another since the technology’s very early days. The first File Transfer Protocol (FTP) technology emerged in 1971. Back then, network administrators only needed to move data from one place to the next; security was not an issue. Furthermore, since the computers were probably in the same room, the data did not have very far to go.

Today, there are many ways to move data efficiently and safely over long distances. MOVEit by ipswitch is a good example. It’s very robust yet also very easy to use. It also has a number of audit trail and compliance features that really make it a useful program.

How do you know for sure whether Moveit or some other program is the right one for your business?

What is Secure File Transfer?

FTP still works very well when there is absolutely no need for security, but these instances are few and far between. Some of today’s most popular file transfer options are:

  • Secure File Transfer Protocol: As the name implies, SFTP is FTP plus encryption. The combination is very fast and prevents network eavesdropping. SCP (Secure Copy) is a closely related protocol.
  • Managed File Transfer: MFT is a much more complex option. In addition to file security, it adds a variety of audit, management, reliability, and other features.
  • Email Encryption: Instead of transferring the file as an attachment, a secure email sends a link. Then, the recipient can download the document from a secure site. Moreover, email encryption enables users to send very large files with little drama.
  • Hosting: Originally, file hosting services supported document collaboration and nothing else. Lately, security features have emerged as well, making network hosting a viable secure file transfer option.

All these methods rely on access control. Typically, that involves a username and password. Depending on the organization’s needs, the access control can be much tighter. Usually, this process involves an Identity and Access Management (IAM) system.

Some File Transfer Features

In its most basic form, secure file transfer relies on command line interfaces. This system is automated and not designed for user interface, so there are very few additional features. On the other hand, command line interfaces are very low-cost and allow organizations to maintain control over file security even if they use cloud providers.

SFTP is still the best option for most businesses, but SFTP by itself often falls short. Consider adding additional features like:

  • Auditing: Sometimes, auditing functions are available as an add-on. But organizations that also have compliance issues in this area, such as those that handle Personal Identifying Information (PII), may be better off with MFT.
  • Scheduling: This need is not as common but it’s still out there. Sometimes, users need to send documents at certain times of the day, usually to avoid bandwidth conflicts. Customers with scheduling needs almost always need MFT, because its systems are very robust.
  • Indirect Transfer: Only MFT allows users to send documents to an intermediary server when then forwards them to the recipients. The user and recipient are isolated from each other, and such transfers are easier to track.

Consider the options carefully before making a decision. Then, go with an established provider who stands by its products.