Are you a fast typist or a great listener? Want the flexibility of staying at home and working from anywhere in the house without having to have a set schedule? Want to be a transcriber and work from home? Being a transcriber is basically its taking a given word or audio file and recording all of it down. There are several work at home companies that allow you do transcribe online at home.
- Transcribe Me
This online company offers opportunities to make money by transcribing audio files. The audio files are usually short in length and are to be typed out into text as you listen to the audio’s content. You can apply for open spots by visiting Transcribe Me’s website. Requirements when you apply will be information about yourself and your educational background. You will also need to be tested on your typing proficiency. Then you’ll have to take and pass a test to be hired.
You also must be able to understand English and have the ability of typing fast, these will give you a better chance in getting hired. You’ll also need a computer that is up to date with high quality headsets and reliable fast/stable internet connection. A Paypal account is needed for payments that will be made to you after you have completed work.
Payment is done on a weekly basis.
Transcribe Me pays about twenty dollars per an audio hour, which means that you only earn this amount after you have converted audio files that add up to that hour. Take note that an audio hour it is not the same as a normal one hour time period.
Rev is another company looking for transcribers. You don’t have to have much experience to be hired, but the applicants will be required to take a test and pass before being offered a job. Although the testing is not complicated, but it makes you understand how to follow instructions. The testing consists of a grammar and writing test. Before starting work at REV, you must take the transcription exam as well to see how proficient you are.
The requirements for Working for Rev you will need have fast typing skills, a reliable fast internet connection to download the audio files to listen to, and to convert into text, and of course a high quality headset.
Payment at Rev is not standard but you can make good money if you are committed to it. For an audio minute, expected pay is ranges from $0.50 – $0.65. This is roughly $30 for an audio hour.
Scribie is company that offers freelance transcription jobs for anyone wanting to work at home. As with the other two companies listed you’ll be allowed to listen to information on audio files and type them out to text and get paid for it.
Scribie pays its transcribers $10 for every audio hour they manage to complete a task successfully. Once work is completed and a good amount is accumulated, Scribie will pay you via Paypal.
These are the main requirements to help you get started doing work at home transcribing:
- A computer that’s up to date
- Fast and reliable internet
- Good quality headphones
- Good English Proficiency
- Fast typing skills