Question Should I translate seriously again?

Discussion in 'Translator's Corner' started by Chamber, Dec 22, 2017.

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Should I do sponsored chapters again?

  1. Yes

    81.1%
  2. No

    18.9%
  1. Chamber

    Chamber Mecha Translator

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    Hello, Chamber here.

    Originally, I was going to quit pause translating until after my military service period was finished.

    However, as some of you may know, I resumed translating - 'As a hobby' this time (without receiving proper payment)

    But now... it looks like I won't be going to military service for a LONG time (Why? there's a queue, apparently... Military service is compulsory... but you can't go anytime you want. Srsly, wth is this...)

    So comes my question. Should I translate "seriously" again? (As in, do sponsored chapters, put up cancerous ads, and patreon?) (Setting up patreon and ads is a bother, so I won't do that for the time being).

    I can handle the workload, sure. (I mean, I once did 24 chapters per week thanks to sponsors...)

    Also, I'll be needing more editors, one for each series (One Man Army / God of Music), So there will be 2 editors working on 1 series. That is, "IF" I translate seriously again. (Requirement for GoM editor: You have to be in possession of Microsoft word 2016)

    I know, you're going to say stuff like, "you should decide for yourself, not go with majority vote", but I'd like community feedback anyway.

    PS. one 'no' vote, is from me... so it doesn't count
     
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  2. Raneday

    Raneday Well-Known Member

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    The more translator there are the happier us(readers) would be :p


    especially on KN ones
     
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    Ryuubii Well-Known Member

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    If you need the money, why not?
     
  4. Shance

    Shance 『Trying to evade the wall in the front』『Failing』

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    Bean Well-Known Member

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    Heimdallr [I-don't-know-what-to-write-here]

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    :blobparty::blobparty::blobparty:i loved GoM btw it seems the poll is pretty obvious
     
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    do it! do it!
     
  8. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*SIMP*Comedian

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    If you use WordAds by Wordpress, setting up ads becomes easy: just pushing a button
    Hopefully, you translate one of the novels I like

    PS WordAds pays peanuts though and cost $9 per month
     
  9. XD

    XD Well-Known Member

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    Nah; don’t make it into a job that stresses you. Go ahead and get sponsored chapters though; no one says that sponsored chapters MUST be paid up asap! Make your own rules.
     
  10. Chamber

    Chamber Mecha Translator

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    The thing is, I screwed up in setting up the website, and now WP wants me to pay in Czech currency....

    Yeah I know, I'm not going to do unlimited sponsored chapters this time, just a fixed amount of sponsored chapters per week.
     
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    apricotsoda Shy Shy Shy

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    let me thank in advance to the person who will donate $100 and above in one go like in EER translation days :blob_grin::blob_grin:
     
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    So... I'm somewhat biased.

    But yeah it sounds like a great plan! :)
     
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    Digix Owl-sama Follower

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    kfahad 『The Lurker Beast』『Beast fallen』

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    No too. xD
    I don't like the novel.
     
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    If you can afford to (timewise) please do so... I'm a big fan of GoM. It's one of my reliever novels.
     
  17. MangoGuy

    MangoGuy Rambling Mango

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    As far as I see, you selected no. So I will select no.
     
  18. TiggerBane

    TiggerBane Always asleep yep yep yep| Canidae lover

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    Lets do some math for Chambers speed. 24/7*365.25=1252.3 chapters a year on average is Chambers speed at max assuming for EER this means that from my limited sample that chamber can do 24 chapters of 2400 words avg a week which comes out to 8.2 thousand words a day. :eek: a chapter of OMA is roughly 2k words and GoM is 3K words so you should keep current speed and scale your chapter support around your own data for the number of words in EER 5k wrds is limit IMO so that you can still have fun.:coffee:
     
  19. Echoes

    Echoes 【Wandering Monk】

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    Well, i am waiting One Man Army update everyday.
    So i vote Yes!!

    Where is your previous editor btw? KKS, he called?
     
  20. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*SIMP*Comedian

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    Haha I am worse I got blacklisted by the entire company because of a chargeback.
    In retrospect only use Automattic products as a last result