What does a translation cost?
It is a general belief of people that the more something costs, the better it will be and it is mostly true for a lot of things.
12:54 27 August 2019
But there is also a question to consider that whether something expensive is really of a good quality or we think it is because we have spent so much money on it? There isn’t any good way to find the answer to this question. What we can do, however, is to get rid of the belief that we have to spend more to get more. Quality costs more, surely but how much more, that is the question.
Each time you need something, a product or a service, it is better to compare specs of different options before deciding to go away with the expensive option. Sometimes, there are similar options available but one costs more simply because of its brand name. There are brands that can sell a simple shirt for $500 dollar because it has their tag. But when you can find a similar shirt for $50, why would you waste that much money on it just to get one with the name of a brand? A great example of this is the world of smartphones. Apple devices cost a lot, whether they are iPhones or MacBook. Samsung has also followed suit by increasing their smartphones’ prices and giving Apple a tough competition.
But there are many options available that don’t cost as much as an iPhone or a Note phone and yet still have pretty good features. People, however, don’t want to quit using their favorite company’s smartphone, not only because of the features, but also because of what it represents and that is their status. Although money is getting harder and harder to earn, we still like to do things to appear better than everyone else. We buy iPhones not because we like their cameras but because they are a status symbol in the modern world.
When inflation hits everybody, they will want better options. They will want cheaper phones and affordable services. The sad thing is that the options were always there, we just never paid any attention out of our love for the expensive and shiny things. When it comes to services, we have to make wise choices because it is not about status, but quality. If you pay a huge sum and still don’t get quality work, all that money will do you no good.
In the world of translation, quality means everything. Sure, you can use the silly translations from Google when you are talking to your friends, but when you have to submit a translation to a government body, you can’t take that risk. A little mistake can cause a big trouble for you and that’s why you have to adjust your priorities and focus only on quality. As far as the translation prices are concerned, you need to keep in mind that they don’t work like everything else. Extra charges don’t mean high-quality work. In fact, it can very well mean the opposite.
Companies who have been in the field for a long time don’t need to charge you a lot to provide you quality work. All of their staff is qualified and experienced and they have a lot of clients that they want to keep happy. These companies care about their clients because without them, they are nothing. That’s why they focus on providing accurate translations at affordable rates. They don’t need to charge a ton to earn money when they have hundreds of clients. All they have to do is keep providing quality work to their customers and they will never have to look for work ever again.