If you already know what Flitto is, but want to find your way around the platform, then this Flitto Guide is for you. So, here we help you with the basics. If you have arrived at this site just by chance and do not know what Flitto is, then click here. Through this link, you’ll learn about an easy way to earn a few bucks online doing translations.
In this post, we will show you how to open an account with Flitto. We will also show you the different sections that compose the platform. You’ll also discover the Twitter accounts included in Flitto. Also we’ll explain how to register as a Professional Translator.
Opening an account with Flitto is easy. Hence you simply have to go to their home page (Flitto.com) and click on the white padlock in a circle in the upper right corner. You can sign up using your email, Facebook, or Twitter account. Once you have signed up, a confirmation message lands in your inbox. You must open your email and click on the link. By doing this, you activate your Flitto account.
Languages available on Flitto
To start translating, you must choose a pair of languages. There are, at the time this post is being written, 18 languages available on Flitto. These languages are:
European languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Middle east languages: Arabic, and Turkish.
Asian languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Thai, Hindi.
Once you have chosen at least a pair of languages, you must answer a simple test, for each pair. In this test, Flitto asks you to do five translations. For each one you must choose the correct translation among 4 options (A, B, C, and D options). In order to pass the test, you must have three correct out of five. It is very easy to get approved because the translations you must do are simple. If you have an intermediate level of the language, you’ll pass with no difficulty.
Having your pair of languages approved, you can start doing translations. Therefore, we will now guide you thru the tabs you will find in the main menu in Flitto. These tabs are Crowdsources, 1.1 Pro Translation, and Discovery. We are going to give a brief description of each one of them:
Here is where other users that need translations submit their requests. Consequently translation gets crowdsourced. Each translator sends a translation.
Users can submit requests in text form, image, or audio file. There also is an option called “Real-time image”. In it, the requester submits an image and translators return an instant translation.
This menu has three submenus: Home, Translate, and Guide. For those of you wanting to work as translators, you should go to Translate. Usually requested translations are short, in this section. In our experience using the platform, three to four paragraphs are the longest. The longer the text, the higher the payment. Many translators send their proposed translations. But only one gets selected. Hence only one receives payment.
1.1 Pro Translation
In this section, users contact specific translators for their requests. Likewise, this menu has three submenus: Services, Translator and Guide.
Those of you that want to receive translation work, need to be Flitto Pro Translators. You reach this status after passing the Flitto tests.
To take Flitto exams, go to sub-menu Translator on the 1.1 Pro Translation tab and follow the steps.
The test consists of 2 translations of about 400 words each. Consequently, Flitto evaluates your work. And after a couple of days, sends you an email approving or disapproving. On the other hand, if you don’t pass the test, you have to wait six months to present it again.
This has two submenus: Social Translation and Contents Translation.
In the Social Translation, the sub-menu has many Twitter accounts. For example, these involve News and Television Broadcasting Companies, Organizations, Sports, and Politics. You can also find Magazines, TV Series, Movies and Games. Even Artists, Actors, Actresses, Singers, and TV presenters are on the list. And Influential people have their spot too.
Back in 2017, you could translate tweets and get paid for them. You searched for the Twitter accounts you liked. Follow them, and then translated the tweets you wanted. Accordingly, most of the big Twitter accounts out there are in Flitto. But Flitto no longer pays for translating tweets.
The requisite for a Twitter account to be on the platform is to have more than 100,000 followers. Therefore, chances are that many Twitter accounts you like are on Flitto. And if one with more than 100,000 followers is not, you can suggest its inclusion voting for it. If other users also vote for it, and Flitto approves, it’s included.
Up to this date, some Twitter accounts included on the platform are:
Twitter accounts related to News and Television Broadcasting Companies
ABC News, Al Jazeera English, BBC Breaking News, BBC News (World), BBC Science News, CBSNews, CNN, CNN Breaking News, CNN International, FoxNews, New York Times, World Science, News The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Voice of America, TIME, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Yahoo!
Twitter accounts related to some other Companies and Organizations
Adidas, Air Asia, Airbnb, Airbus, Amway, Android, BMW, Coca-Cola, Dior, Facebook, Google, McDonald’s, Microsoft, NASA, Nike, Pepsi, Samsung Mobile, TED Talks, UNICEF, UnitedNations, and ZARA Official.
Twitter accounts related to sports
Aaron Ramsey, AC Milan, Andrea Pirlo, Arsenal FC, Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea FC, Cristiano Ronaldo, FC Barcelona, FIFA, Jose Bautista, Kaka, Manchester United, Mohamed Salah, Real Madrid C.F., Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney.
Twitter accounts related to politics
Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, Donald J. Trump, FLOTUS (First Lady of The United States), Hillary Clinton and POTUS (President of The United States).
Twitter accounts related to Education
BBC Learning English, Duolingo, and History In Pictures.
Twitter accounts related to Magazines, TV Series, Movies, and Games
Animal Planet, Brainy Quote, DC Comics, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter Film, Internet Movie Database, League Of Legends, Marvel, National Geographic, Pokemon, Pokémon GO, Pretty Little Liars, Science Channel, TechCrunch, Trip Advisor, Vogue Magazine and Warner Bros Pictures.
Twitter accounts related to Artists, Singers, TV presenters, Influential people, Actors, and Actresses
Adam Levine, Adele, Alexander Ludwig, Ariana Grande, Avril Lavigne, Barbara Palvin, Beyoncé, Bill Gates, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Chris Evans, Chrissy Costanza, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, Ellen DeGeneres, Emma Watson, J.K. Rowling, Jason Mraz, Jessica Alba, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Leonardo Dicaprio, Malala Yousafzai, Mariah Carey, Maroon 5, Miranda Kerr, One Direction, Oprah Winfrey, Paris Hilton, Paulo Coelho, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Shakira, Taylor Swift, and Tom Cruise.
These Twitter accounts are only a few of the total listed on Flitto. This list doesn’t even represent 5% of all the Twitter accounts on the platform.
The other sub-menu inside Discovery is Contents Translation. This is an online magazine. Here, Flitto publishes content about its platform. They also write about a variety of other social subjects, not related to Flitto.
Content here is largely based on images with one or two sentences of text on each image. Flitto requires users to translate these texts. And accordingly pays for their translation. A post can normally contain between ten and thirty images with its related texts. Content here is indeed easy to read and engaging. The variety of content makes it easy to find interesting topics. Thus there will always be posts that will catch your attention.
There is a special tab in the main menu that becomes active once in a while. It is the Event tab. Hence this section is only opened temporarily. Flitto will notify you when an event starts.
There are two classes of events. In one, Flitto askes you to translate individual sentences. In the other, you will be required to record your voice reading individual sentences. Events pay ten times better than translations in Discovery so keep an eye open for them. Events, still pay up to this day.
We hope you have found this basic guide about Flitto useful. If you have any comments or questions feel free to share them in the box below.
This is my first time hearing about Flitto. I didn’t even know that there was a platform that offers translation to other platforms like social media accounts. Even though I might not be vast is so many languages, I think this was quite a good read. I have a friend though that translates in a company, she might want to take this job as a side hustle. Can she offer to translate more than two languages and do they pay?
Hi John. Yeah, from my own experience using Flitto, they do pay those that work with them. And yes, your friend can translate more than one language on the platform.
There’s a company that’s offering a similar product or service online but unfortunately, it’s just a front for their pyramid scheme. A friend on Facebook has invited me to register with the online company, they offer the same except that people are being asked a huge some of money just to become members. Once a person become a member, you will have access to online language tutorials including American English, French language and Italian language. I haven’t tried yet their tutorials because the fees that are being asked are way beyond what I can afford. Fortunately, I find this website, Fitto, which I think is a better alternative.
Hi Gomer. Flitto doesn’t have tutorials nor training. But it doesn’t charge it’s members to join.
They offer translation jobs and they pay you once you complete them.
Thank you for sharing this Flitto guide. I was researching something related to translating between Spanish and English when I came across your guide. Thank you for explaining what Flitto is.
I will have to set up an account. It seems like it could be an relatively easy and interesting way to earn a little bit of money. Especially if I am already translating some things. It would also be nice to make money translating things that I am already reading.
This was good information. Thank you!
Hi Sondra. Yeah, it would be nice to have you on board on Flitto. It’s a cool platform. All the best.
Hi, this sounds like a nice way of earning an extra income just by speaking or being able to translate other languages Unfortunately my french or Spanish are basic at best but I would use this service from the customer side as I often require translations with areas of my business when dealing with European suppliers. Thanks for the read.
Hey, Dan, thanks for stopping by and I’m happy to hear this platform would be something you would use. Have a great day!