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Are you a beginner looking for work-from-home jobs? Well, I was a beginner once and spent days searching for jobs on the internet. I came across many jobs before I became a blogger.
As a beginner, I was searching for jobs that did not require any experience or skills, as I had none at the time. Today I will be sharing one such job that met my expectations.
Transcription jobs do not require any experience or high degrees. However, there are some companies that require you to have some experience, and there are also some that train you before paying you for the job. The best part is that you can do this job remotely from your home or anywhere else.
Transcription jobs have flexible working hours, allowing you to work at your will; however, some companies require you to work for a fixed minimum number of hours.
What is a transcription job?
Transcribing means converting audio or video files into text form. You have to listen to what is being said and write down what you hear.
You will need a laptop or desktop computer with a good internet connection. The skills required are: you should know, typing, good knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. If your typing speed is good, you can make more money.
Three types of transcriptionist jobs.
Doctor’s transcriptionist: If you are a medical student or have some knowledge of medicine, then you can make money as a doctor’s transcriptionist. Typing doctor’s audio notes into text documents
Law transcriptionist: If you are studying law or have some knowledge of the legalities, then you can earn money transcribing audio of court proceedings, attorney arguments, and other legal activities.
Common transcriptionist: Transcribing interviews, Facebook, YouTube videos[subtitling], podcasts meetings, or phone calls.
Transcription work has boosted in the last few years due to the increase in videos on the internet, such as YouTube. Many platforms hire transcriptionists to transcribe YouTube videos. Every day, one billion hours of video are watched on YouTube. Vloggers want their videos transcribed to make them easier to watch, also known as subtitles.
10 of the best remote transcription jobs.
Whatever part of the world you live in, you just need to know good English and have a laptop with an internet connection to make money on this platform. At GoTranscript, you can get regular jobs and work at your will. You will get jobs transcribing police investigations or working on book research projects.
Transcription costs $0.60 per minute of audio. Even if you only work 4 hours per day, you will earn $144. You can get paid via PayPal.
Rev.com asks you to take a grammar test and submit a sample of your transcription. When you pass, you can get a good amount of work.
On rev.com, you can earn money by doing transcription, captioning, and subtitling for 170000 clients. It allows participants from all parts of the world. Here as well, you can work at your will.
Transcribing work is $0.30 to $1.10, and captioning work is $0.54 to $1.10. Payment is done weekly by PayPal.
WaywithWordsjobs, launched in 2002, provides transcription services to businesses all over the world. You don’t need any experience, but good English is necessary to get a job here. Before you join, you have to pass a transcription test and take their training.
Waywithwordsjobs has its presence in the following countries: South Africa, the United Kingdom, countries in the European Union; United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
This is a remote job with a flexible work schedule, and you can earn $0.45 to $1.79 per audio minute.
Scribie, one of the prominent platforms, has one good and one bad factor. The good is you don’t need experience to get a job here and the bad is the payscale is low.
Scribie provides two types of transcription services to its clients worldwide. AI generated and human-generated
They emphasize video transcription, podcast transcription, academic transcription, dissertation transcription, and legal transcription.
After you pass the short test, you can apply for the available jobs. But working for Scribie is no piece of cake, as they expect you to work with 99% accuracy. They mostly give the same assignment to multiple participants to ensure the accuracy of the work.
CastingWords is a very friendly platform to work on; no experience is required, but a short test is required to pass for the job. You can work at your will, as much or as little as you want. No time or task restrictions.
This company has plenty of work for transcribers and editors. However, you must be at least 18 years old and live in one of the countries where online casting is available.
CastingWords is one of my favorites, as it is very friendly and has plenty of work.
SpeechPad is one platform where there are numerous opportunities for role promotions and increments. They have excellent worker support and tools. They are more than happy to hire new transcriptionists, and the tasks are flexible.
You have to pass a transcription test and you are good to go.
There is no minimum threshold; you will be paid twice weekly. And can earn $0.25 to $2.50 per audio minute.
Once you pass the test you will be given training and you can start getting jobs.
It has a flexible work schedule with a pay of $15 to $22 per audio hour. You need to be 18 or older, have a PayPal account, and have a computer with an internet connection to start making money here.
Transcription Hub has a world-famous clientele like Walmart, the New York Times, Harvard University, and more.
The company is always hunting for freelance editors and transcribers.
To qualify at Transcription Hub, you have to go through an evaluation process. Once qualified, you can start the job. The work schedule is flexible; you can work as much or as little as you wish and get paid according to the work done.
Daily Transcription provides services to the entertainment, corporate, and legal industries.
To qualify for a job here, you need to pass the skills evaluation and transcription test. If you qualify for the job, you get training, reviews, and guidance from an experienced transcriptionist.
The work schedule is flexible; you can work at your will. The best thing about this company is that it has a higher pay scale than Rev.com, Scribie and other bigwigs in this field. If we believe reliable sources, there are people who are earning from $350 to $950 per week.
10. Accu Tran Global
Do you have a North American bank account? If you don’t, you will need one to make money at Accu Tran Global.
It’s a good place for beginners to join, as they always welcome new participants. Established in 2002, Accu Tran Global has an impressive reputation in the industry.
For qualification, you will need a CV and pass an English test. Once qualified, you will need basic equipment such as a laptop or a desktop with a good internet connection. You have to have some communication skills, accuracy, and time management skills.
If you think you possess the above requirements, you are all set to start making money here.
All the platforms mentioned on this list have great opportunities; some may look easy, and some may look difficult. But believe me, if you are determined to do something, nothing can stop you from succeeding.
That’s all I had to share in this post. If you have anything to ask or suggest, you can email me or contact me through the contact page. Thank you for reading.