Katalin Horvath McClure wrote:
Most translation work is done as "work for hire", in which case the translator has no intellectual property rights to the product.
The only case I know where royalties are possible is book translations, based on specific agreements with the author and/or the publisher. But I have never heard of getting royalties for website translations.
Exactly, unless you are going to translate a book that is going to be published. If you do not set your terms before handling such cases then your work shall be deemed to "work for hire" rule.