Data entry, general transcription
Users of Scribie upload audio files of phone calls, interviews, podcasts, videos, webinars, dictation, etc., to be transcribed by the company’s global team of freelance transcriptionists.
Types of Work-at-Home Opportunities at Scribie:
How Scribie Works:
After being accepted as a transcriber, you can login and select any files, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Assignments must be submitted within the 2-hours turnaround time window (though 1-hour extension is permitted).
All work is graded on a 5-point scale, with 5 being excellent and 1 poor. After 10 transcripts with an average grade above 2.75, you may be promoted as a reviewer. To be promoted to self-reviewer after 10 review submissions with an average grade above 3.25. As a self-reviewer you can select the same file for transcription and review, effectively doubling your payment rate. If your average grade falls below 2.75, you will not be able to select any assignments, but you can still accrue referral and affiliate commissions.
Pay and Benefits:
All Scribie’s transcribers, reviewers and proofreaders are hired as independent contractors. This means there are no benefits and no guarantee of minimum wage. Read more about how and what data entry companies pay.
Payment is $10 per audio hour for transcribers and reviewers. Audio hour means the minutes of the actual recorded audio, not the time it takes to review or transcribe it. So, one 6-minute segment is worth $1. Scribie says the average time it takes for one 6-minute audio file is 18 minutes, making the average hourly rate just over $3/hour. However, there is a $10 bonus, paid monthly, for every 3 audio hours submitted and there are opportunities for commissions based on referrals of customers and other transcribers.
Payment is through PayPal account only. Payments for completed and reviewed work are immediately credited to your Scribie account and can be transferred to your PayPal account at any time, though there is a penalty for withdrawing from an account with less than $30.
Qualifications and Requirements:
The main qualification for this work-at-home job is acceptably transcribing a test file. In order to do that you will need a fast typing speed, good listening and comprehension skills in English, including American, British, Australian and Indian accented English.
As an independent contractor you will have to supply your own equipment and supplies. You will need a computer, Internet connection, headset, Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser, and the latest version of Adobe Flash Player . Downloading the free software ExpressScribe or other transcription software is helpful.
A verified PayPal account (linked to a bank account or credit card) is required for payment. Because it uses PayPal only for payment, it can only hire those in supported by Paypal. Other than that there are no residency requirements. Scribie uses transcribers from around the world with the most coming from (in order) United States, Philippines, India, Canada and United Kingdom.
Applying to Scribie:
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