Need options for replication for beginners? General transcription is something you can make money from at home that doesn’t always require experience or education to get started, although I recommend learning what you’re doing before you start.

However, it will take some time to learn to do the job quickly and efficiently because it is not as easy as people think it will be at first.

If you’re not familiar with it, transcription basically involves listening to an audio file and typing what you hear. Below, we’ve shared with you a few ways to get started in transcription as a complete beginner!

Transcription Facts

  • Work may not be steady, so spread yourself out and work for just one company if you don’t think you’ll have enough to keep you busy.
  • Companies that hire freshers often don’t pay as well as companies that require experience, so the money you make may just be extra cash.
  • The companies listed below require you to take an aptitude test before they accept you for work, just to measure your ability to follow instructions and your typing speed.

Transcript for Beginners

1. Quicktate

Quicktate is one of the largest companies offering transcription for beginners, and one of the most respected. Paid 1/4 to 1/2 cent per transcribed word and paid twice a month via PayPal.

You have to take a test when you sign up and if you do well you have to come back at the end. Also, due to the sensitive nature of some files, Quicktate will perform a background check on you before hiring you. The cost for this is $15.

2. Author

Scribie, formerly known as Call Graph, is another option. However, they are one of the lowest paying companies on this list, offering just $10 per audio hour.

When you apply, you must take a transcription test before you are “in.” Scribie pays via Paypal and you only need $1 in your account to cash out, which makes me think it could be a good site when you need some extra cash in a pinch.

3. Transcriptomy

Many of my readers use this site regularly (when work is available). They pay $20 an audio hour and are easy to sign up for. Take a short test that is automatically graded (the test is easy) and if you pass with enough accuracy, you’re in the system and can start transcribing.

You just upload a very short eight to ten second audio file and they get paid every week via Paypal.

Transcription is also one of the many weekly paying jobs you can do from home.

4. AccuTran Global

AccuTran Global is a legitimate transcription company that will hire freshers, although you will need to pass a skills test first.

You work based on a schedule they provide for you and you let them know when you are available on a weekly basis. Most of the work involves transcribing financial conference calls.

They pay up to $0.005/word for beginning transcribers on basic audio and $0.0066/word for difficult or exotic audio done by senior transcribers. Monthly by paycheck or wire transfer. They are open to the US and Canada.

5. Rev

Rev has been around for a few years now and is known for hiring newbies, although their skills test that you have to take initially can be difficult to pass. According to the site, some transcribers are able to earn over $200 monthly, making it an option for extra cash.

They also offer video captioning work.

6. Tigerfish

Tigerfish is another well-known transcription company that will consider hiring newbies, and they’ve been around for a long time.

They pay 3 to 4 cents per line and require you to download and transcribe some audio files as a test, which involves downloading Express Scribe software (free).

7. Daily transcript

This company claims that they are always on the lookout for skilled or novice copywriters.

You can work full or part time for this company, and they prefer if you can be “on call” as assignments come and go. They are not able to guarantee that you will get a certain amount of work per week. They require a resume and a transcription test is mandatory for all applicants.

8. Freelance sites

Amazon mTurk And Upwork are some other freelance sites to use for work. Please note that finding transcription work on these sites is not a guarantee and the rate at which you will work will vary depending on the client.

Amazon MTurk offers a great way to “practice” transcription without actually applying to a specific company. If you have an account, you can try some simple transcription hits there just to get a feel for how it works.

Speechink A requester on MTurk often puts up transcription HITs. You can also just type “transcription” into MTurk’s search bar to find other companies with transcription HITs.

Keep in mind that some of these requesters will ask you to take a short, simple test or ask you to request a qualification from them before you try to work for them.

70 more flexible general transcription jobs work at home

Simple transcription is basically listening to audio files, typing what you hear, and getting paid for it. Do you want to work at home as a general transcriber but don’t know where to start? If so, I have some great options for you Common Transcript E-Books. It’s only $5!

In this book, you will find links 70 companies Offering general transcription work at home jobs. In addition to links to apply to work for these companies, you’ll find answers to many of your burning questions about transcription, such as:

  • How much do transcribers make?
  • Where can I actually learn to transcribe?
  • What equipment do I need to be able to work at home as a transcriber?
  • Am I really cut out for transcription?
  • How easy/difficult is it to replicate?
  • And more!

Each job listing also has a brief summary of what relevant information I could find (payment, which countries it might be open in, etc.).

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