I have been translating for more than 10 years now.I do it alongside my Job in Technology.
In my opinion , translation is a form of art. you will grasp this concept if you read a book with two different translations,one will move you and the other will make you hate the book.
I first started translating as a hobby but eventually it became a Joyful part of my life.
I started to do some volunteer work for TED. i translated some of the TED Talks that were interesting to me.
and the rest is history.