Are you a stay-at-home mom or a retired professional? Do you want to make extra income? If you have answered any of the above questions as Yes, then the TrascribeMe review is for you.
Let’s get on with the review –
Recently one of my friend had just fleetingly mentioned TranscribeMe and it stuck in my mind. It is one of the transcribing websites that pay you for minor transcription jobs. If you know basic English and grammar, then you are good to earn a few extra bucks.
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What Is TranscribeMe?
As mentioned earlier, transcribeMe is one of the work-from-home opportunities specially for English speaking personnel. TranscribeMe was discovered on September 1st by Greg Feerer and current CEO Alexei Dunayev. It is headquartered in San Francisco. It is a transcription crowdsourcing website that pays people to listen to audio files and type down what they hear, which is basically what transcription is all about.
The company provides fast and low-cost transcription services. Through its voice-to-text platform, users can obtain a written record of a speech, debate, or discussion.
It supports the following languages –
- English (US and all Commonwealth accents)
- Spanish (European and Latin American)
- Portuguese (European and Brazilian dialects)
- Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese dialects)
- Japanese, German, French, Italian
Registrar: 1API GmbH
Registered On: 2009-03-31
Expires On: 2019-03-31
Updated On: 2018-05-22
This is about the basic introduction about TranscribeMe. Lets see how to setup a account and start earning.
How Does TranscribeMe Work?
This website pays you for transcription work. once you join and get accepted you can start working immediately. Initially, when you log in you will notice all the audio files available for transcription. Further, you don’t need to transcribe the whole file, as it will be split into portions and divided among the members. All you need to do is click on the files, which are around 10 seconds, listen and transcribe the audio.
Later, review your transcription and then submit. Once all the pieces have been transcribed, The platform will join them together and pass it through a Quality Assurance stage. Once the whole process is approved, it will be sent to the client.
Finally, you can earn per audio hour paid in your account. However, the money can be withdrawn through your PayPal account.
Basically, the company thinks that doing short transcription work instead of a long one is quick and easier to do. Moreover, This makes it more flexible for you to work on the transcription work.
Create Account with TranscribeMe
Creating an account is a bit hectic on the TranscribeMe, if you ask me.
The main catch here is to register as a Transcriptionist. There are two different registration process – one for client and one for Transcriptionist. Make sure to follow the exact signup form or else the account might get banned. Creating an account is fairly easy. Once you have verified the email, login to TranscribeMe account.
Once you register online on the website, you have to pass a test for payments to flow in.
A list of available exams are listed. To start transcribing, one has to clear basic exams in their selected languages. After clearing exams, basic transcription jobs are available. As and when you give exams, higher level of jobs will be made open to your account.
If you fail the tests, you do have 3 attempts to clear the test. That’s a relief. Once you clear the entrance exam, then there is no looking back.
How much does TranscribeMe Pay?
The platform Pays $20.00 an audio hour for a newbie. Moreover, if you are experienced you can earn up to $50.00 an audio hour. Payments are made securely via PayPal.
As every platform has its advantages, TranscribeMe comes with its pros and cons. Let us check them.
- Low minimum requirements – Only laptop and stable internet connection.
- Freedom to work your time.
- Less to no experience required.
- Jobs are not always available.
- Compensation rate.
- Less pay for the jobs.
- Exams can be hectic for few.
TranscribeMe is not a scam, it is 100% legit. It’s a good source for extra income. If you’re looking to make real money working part time or full time, This is the best platform.
After all this there will be some basic questions in your mind. Isn’t it? I’ll list some of them.
No experience is required to become a TranscribeMe account holder. The only criteria they judge you on is on the exams. Even without prior experience, you can easily work and earn online.
For the initial few days, basic transcribing jobs will be available. With experience and advancement in exams, you can become a proofreader, editor or QA.
The platform pays $15 for basic transcribing projects. Weekly payouts are done through Paypal and the minimum amount for payout is $20.
There are editors or reviewers to check your work and suggest changes. In case the work is not up to their standards, there are chances that your work may be rejected. In that scenario, you not get paid. There is a silver lining here. Transcribe allows 30% of error ceiling before rejecting your work. SO minor mistakes like spelling mistake, formatting are ignored.