The Word Point Review: Using The Word Point for Business


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This article was written by Ashley Kornee, a blogger and freelance writer, now working on The Word Point as a Content Manager.
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Translation needs have become more and more essential, as businesses establish a more global presence.

From e-commerce sites that want to move into global markets to corporate and financial enterprises that are establishing presences in foreign countries, there are translation needs. These are localization of websites, marketing materials, employee manuals, contracts, legal documents, reports, etc.

Businesses have a choice. They can recruit, screen, and ultimately employ locals who may or may not be fully qualified. Or they can contract with an established and reputable translation service.

There are a number of factors involved in determining the quality of a translation service. Such as the types of services offered, the expertise of translators that are hired, quality control of projects, number of languages offered, and, of course client feedback and pricing.

With these factors in mind, we have prepared a review of The Word Point. That’s a translation service that has been in the industry for many years. The results of our review efforts are summarized below.

Services Offered

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The Word Point provides translations for personal and business needs. But our focus is on the services it offers to businesses.

From startups to large enterprises, The Word Point offers a full array of services to include translation of all types of business documents. Add to that certified translator services when required, proofreading of already-translated documents, and localization of websites, apps, and other content that companies need to appeal to a foreign market.

Categories of services (levels and options) provide lots of choices for businesses. They can choose basic, professional, and premium levels.

The service administrators generally recommend the professional level of translation for business communication documents, website localization, and marketing materials. And the premium level for contracts, agreements, and other legal or highly technical pieces. The basic level is really for personal translations that do not have any legal or business purposes.

Quality of Translators

This is the key to any translation service’s ability to produce quality of work.

Fortunately, The Word Point has a rigorous recruitment, screening and hiring process.

  • There is verification of the translator’s background, education, and prior translation experience, including examples of work. The Word Point only hires translators with proven track records.
  • Every applicant must translate a piece provided by the company. That piece is then evaluated by the quality control team for accuracy, attention to detail, and social/cultural awareness.
  • All translators must be native speakers of the target language of the projects they are assigned. This ensures that expressions, idioms, and vocabulary is fully appropriate.

We believe this is the best approach to employment of translators, and the company is to be commended for its comprehensive screening process.

Languages

This is another factor in a translation service that has been in business for a while. It has had the growth plan to continually increase the number of languages and dialects of languages that are in demand now and will be in the future.

Effective translation services do the research. They are able to forecast what will be necessary in the future. Then work toward finding translators in those target languages.

The Word Point currently supports about 100 languages, but its repertoire is continually growing.

As people in developing nations gain Internet access and become part of a more global society, there will be need for business translations into those languages.

We like the fact that new languages are continually added to Word Point services. This is also an ongoing goal of the company. It is positioning itself for full relevancy in the years to come.

Personalization

One of the unique features of The Word Point is its commitment to personalization.

When a business professional places an order for translation work, the company focuses on the translation content, the timeline, and, of course the original and target languages. Depending on all of this, a translator is assigned. A professional who has expertise in the content area and who is a native speaker of the target language.

Once a translator has been assigned, the client and that translator begin discussion and conversation. So that there are no mis-understandings of order details and expectations.

This communication is really vital for a successful outcome, so the company is commended for committing to direct conversation.

And here you can check out for yourself how the experience with the service looks like:

Pricing

There are no surprises here. The Word Point publishes its prices. Once an order is placed, the client is provided a price that is set.

The only time a cost may change is if the client changes the order and adds additional elements. Prices can begin as low as $0.04 a word. They graduate upwards dependent upon the type and level of selection and the urgency of the deadline.

Quality Control

In order to ensure that clients get the quality and accuracy they expect, all translation orders are reviewed by another qualified translator after they are completed.

Another set of eyes on the same piece of writing will guarantee that the client gets the very best translation that can be produced. Any error in detail will be found and fixed.

Document Formats

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Another big plus for the Word Point is its flexibility of formats that it receives and produces. These include Word, PDF, TXT, XLS, SML and HTML. Clients can submit content in any format and request any format in return.

Another great feature of this company is that it is fully capable of providing video and audio translations, in addition to text content.

Conclusion

There are many professional translations services out there. There’s a lot to choose from, on the part of business professionals who have a need for a global reach in a variety circumstances.

As we evaluate and compare these services, The Word Point receives a top spot in our assessment. The factors that are critical for successful outcomes for clients are all present in the policies, operations, and procedures of this company. It has clearly spent a number of years refining its business model to provide the quality that business professionals need and expect. 

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How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money

How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money - Interview with R.J. Weiss from TheWaystoWealth.com

This is an interview-style post with R.J. Weiss from The Ways to Wealth.

Hey R.J. What’s your background and what do you do?

I blog about all things personal finance at The Ways to Wealth.

Before I went full-time into blogging, I spent ten years in the financial services industry. Specifically, helping families buy the right type of life insurance.

During my time with a full-time job, I’ve always had different side hustles going on. From freelance writing, Amazon FBA, conversion rate optimization, to website design — there were many projects I pursued outside of work.

How did you start your career in finance?

I got started in finance straight out of college working for my the family insurance business. As I love the financial planning side of things, I choose to specialize in life insurance planning. This led me down the path to obtaining the CFP® Certification.

What made you start blogging?

The Ways to Wealth, which I started in 2016, has been my 5th blog.

The others mostly fizzled out most due to a lack of interest. But, in 2009 I started a personal finance blog called GenYWealth.com (no longer around) that had some success.

The idea GenYwealth.com was to write about what I was learning about studying to take the CFP®. The blog was, by all means, a success. I was able to gain valuable knowledge, pass the CFP® exam, earn some extra money and build up a good community.

I then took this knowledge and started a business blog, which allowed the insurance agency I was working for to generate leads.

I started The Ways to Wealth because my passion is personal finance–from investing to travel hacking, I love the challenge of optimizing my finances.

How was The Ways to Wealth born?

I didn’t have much of a plan for starting The Ways to Wealth when I purchased the domain name.

I was actually thinking it would be a niche site, which was inspired by Pat Flynn’s niche site duel. Then, I came across the income reports of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and wisely changed direction to a more traditional blog.

This change came about 6-months after starting to blog.  I did a timeline of the site in one of my income reports.

What worked best when trying to grow the site?

I had a decent knowledge of SEO. So at first, I started growing the site with email outreach. One of the first posts I had about best investing books of all time, had about 15 links to it.

This was nice to start with but was quite slow to build up, as it can take a while to earn Google’s trust.

The big turning point came when I started to understand Pinterest. I spent a few frustrating weeks on the platform, then it finally started paying dividends.

I went from about 100 sessions a day to 1,000, which was huge for me at the time.

How did you get to 3 million monthly viewers on Pinterest?

the ways to wealth pinterest 3 million monthly views

I lay out my Pinterest strategy here. But at the core the idea is to:

1) Write high-quality content that Pinners want to click through, read, and share.

2) Pin to my own and high-quality group boards, with a keyword-rich description.

3) Continue to Pin my best pins across my own boards/group boards, ruthlessly eliminating Pins that don’t perform well.

One thing to keep in mind is impressions don’t mean much on Pinterest. What counts are clicks to your website. So, you want to design not for impressions but clicks.

What aspects of the online business are you outsourcing or automating and how?

The first thing I outsourced was Pinterest design. I’ll design about 30-40 pins a month, so this was big time saver for me.

Of course, it took some work to get going. At first, I hired 5 or so people on Fiverr. I found one decent designer but the work quality deteriorated over time.

I then went to Upwork and posted a job for a  graphic designer. I found a great team down in Argentina, who I’m very happy with.

I’m currently experimenting with working with a ghostwriter. A few of my latest posts have been transcribed from my recording, with the ghostwriter making sense of it all.

I can compile about 3 posts in 90 minutes, then take another 90 or so minutes to prepare them. Saving me around 3-4 hours per post this way.

What’s your main income stream and why do you think it works for you?

My main source of income for the blog is affiliate revenue. It works because the partners I do have are high-quality businesses, who deliver value and solve real problems. This makes it easy to naturally link to such a partner.

When did you start making more than $10K/month and what was the turning point?

My first month over $10K was in January of 2018. In December of 2017, income was around $3,000 and in July of 2017 around $500. So, it was definitely a jump.

What happened then in January?

First, personal finance is at its peak interest in January.

Second, I had multiple Pins go viral.

Third, in November I started driving traffic via Facebook to the site. So, in January I could take campaigns I’d been fine-tuning for a few weeks and scale them.

How do you balance work and family life?

I have a routine I stick to Monday through Friday.

When inside of my designated working hours, I work. When outside of these hours, I’m not.

This is a lot easier said than done. But the thing important for me is not to take work everywhere I go. This means I don’t have any apps on my phone that are work-related (email, analytics, etc..)

What are you 3 best finance tips for newbies?

  • Focus on your savings rate. How much you save is the most important decision you’ll make.
  • Small incremental improvements add up over time. My favorite example is increasing your savings rate 1% every quarter, means you’ll be saving 20% of your income in just 5 years.
  • Study happiness. Become a student on how to increase your level of happiness. The natural result is you’ll want less overtime, making the game of personal finance a lot easier to win.

What books, blogs or podcasts help you stay motivated along the way of growing an online business?

I read a fair amount to keep fresh ideas in my head.

My favorite podcast is The Tim Ferriss Show.

Two blogs I enjoy reading are:

Farnam Street
Barking up the Wrong Tree

And as far as books. I try to read one a week. A few books I would recommend to online entrepreneurs would be:

Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

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