Transcription is a business service which converts speech (either live or recorded) into a written or electronic text document. (Before 1970, transcription was a difficult job, as secretaries had to write down the speech as they heard it using advanced skills, like shorthand )(WIKIPEDIA).
Basically, transcription is listening to audio or video files and typing what you hear.
For beginners, transcription jobs are the best work at home jobs that are constantly available. Because you don’t need the experience to work on some platforms, you can work and upgrade your skills to qualify for higher-paying jobs.
Once you sign up you will have to take a transcriber exam, where you have to listen to short audio and transcribe it. once completion is successful you will be accepted into the program and can start earning immediately.
You will need a desktop, laptop and headsets for this job. Some platforms have apps where you can work using your phone although feedback by apps is mostly negative.
This week we share the best transcription Platforms that accept Africans or are rather available to workers worldwide.
This is a very well-known platform for beginners and newbies in the industry. Signing up is quite easy but the tests aren’t easy to qualify you will need 100%. We all fail sometimes so don’t lose hope if you fail. You must keep trying until you get in because once you do the pay is great and the jobs come in plenty.
As said before, you will, of course, need to do a few 4-minute transcriptions tests for approval to work. (To pass and understand what is required, please read the instruction handbook before the test).Once approved log on to their work hub and pick audios to transcribe.
Audios range between 10 seconds to a minute. You must be fluent in English, have good English grammar and punctuation skills.
Payment is issued once a week through PayPal once you have around 20$ in your account.
Click the link below to sign up directly.
Known as one of the best platforms for both newcomers and old hands.
Signing up process with Scribie is almost the same as others above and payments are by PayPal.Note, you can withdraw as low a 1$ making it one of the sites that can translate into cash daily.
As usual, you will have to do some tests to be approved. If by any chance you fail please take time to redo as per their feedback and try until accepted.
This is a great way to earn because of the flexibility to choose when and what you want to work on and a possibility to cash out daily.
Sign up here for membership
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The Scotland based platform employs over 20,000 online workers worldwide. They boast of high-end clients like Netflix and BBC.
Application is the same as the above platforms whereby you will have have to attempt and pass an assessment test before approval and access to jobs.
You need no prior experience but your English must be good because some speakers on the audios/videos have strong accents. Therefore it is important to understand and transcribe as accurately as you can.
Working hours are flexible hence you can choose your projects and hours, therefore, enabling you to set your own working schedules.
Payments are processed weekly via Paypal and Payoneer and earning is said to be approximately $150 a week.
Join using the link below to start working with GoTranscript!
Probably the easiest work-from-home transcription platforms on the list to get into. All you need to do is sign up and do the assessment test. Once approved you are ready to start selecting files to tackle.
The website is easy to navigate. You can preview and select jobs from the queue and work as much or as little as you want, whenever you want.
Payment is once a week via PayPal.
Apply to Castingwords using the link below.
One of the most preferred Transcprition sites in the market. They are currently looking for Transcriptionists worldwide. Like all others, you have to do a test and wait for approval to begin working.
It may take a couple of days to get a response but whats good is that they accept both newbies and pros. So you may have to be patient and keep re-doing the test if you fail as there is a chance to get approval after you have corrected your mistakes.Verbit pays transcribers $0.30 per audio minute and payments are processed every two weeks via PayPal.I found this gem on https://techmoneymama.com/ one of my favourite blogs about freelance working opportunities.
To find out more go to http://www.verbit.ai
You can also join a QA forum on Facebook to get more information about this platform.
To find out more go to https://app.qa-world.com/
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