5 Places to Find Transcription Jobs great for BeginnersNov 04, 2022
If you’re interested in remote work with a flexible schedule then transcription work could be perfect for you. In our post Work From Home Transcription Job Guide for Beginners, we discussed the basics of transcription. Today we’re going to discuss transcription a little further and tell you where you can find work to start bringing home a paycheck.
Let’s make that money, honey.
What is transcription?
Transcription is simply taking audio and transcribing it into words in a word document for others to read.
But isn’t their software that does this?
We all know software isn’t 100% while people transcribing means more and better accuracy.
What equipment will you need?
Transcription Software - Express Scribe FREE
Transcription Foot Pedal - Infinity USB Digital Foot Pedal is a great one that we suggest. Headphones - These are especially helpful for low quality audio
3 Types of Transcription
General - Usually contains Podcasts, youtube videos, etc.
Legal - Pays more but needs certification or education to get into this type of work. You can easily start in general transcription and move into Legal once you gain more experience.
Medical - Usually requires a lot of experience and a certification. The career path in medical transcription is in high demand and pays great.
Starting with general transcription will truly help prepare you to jump in either the legal or medical side.
What is the transcription process?
The company will send you a file via email, Google Drive or Drop Box. You will listen to this file and transcribe the audio to a written word document. A lot of times these files are USUALLY time sensitive and normally require a 24 hour turnaround time.
Where can I find transcription jobs?
TranscribeMe! - Normally pays $15-22 per audio hour. They normally do not require experience and availability fluctuates. Sometimes they hire in masses and sometimes there is a wait. I suggest applying to every job they have because this will gain you experience and the more experience you get, the better you get.
GMR - Only hires within the United States. Pay is within $42-70 per audio hour. Jobs are usually on the higher end. GMR transcription is one of the higher paying companies that does not require experience but they do require you to have a foot pedal and Microsoft Office upon applying. There is a probationary period where you will need to work 2 to 4 hours of transcription work before you can start being paid.
Rev.com - $18-66 per hour audio file. Rev has clients like Amazon, Facebook and so many more. Once you’re accepted you can search through the hundreds of jobs that are posted daily.
UpWork - Here you can find freelance transcription jobs, some of which can become long-term work. This is one of the best places to find clients and gain experience!
Audio Transcription Center - You can earn up to $60 per audio hour for English and $150 for foreign language transcription. Audio Transcription Center pays weekly by check. Most of the customers Audio Transcription Center takes on are education and history based. ATC does require 75 wpm typing and this job is usually great for teachers or those who are interested in history.
As your skillset improves, you can earn more and take on more clients! Interested in learning more? Check out our post on Work From Home Transcription Guide for Beginners!