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Work From Home Transcribing for Rev

Transcription is something that I always thought you had to have specialized training to do. To work from home transcribing for Rev you don’t need any prior experience. I had never transcribed anything in my life before applying to do work from home transcribing for Rev. The closest I’ve ever come to doing transcription work is checking the voicemail at work and taking a message. So, you don’t need any prior experience, just a good set of listening ears, and a decent typing speed.

What is Transcription Work?

Some of you may not even be familiar with what transcription work is, I know I wasn’t before I started. Simply put, transcription work involves hearing audio and typing out what you hear. For example, if you were told to transcribe a voicemail you would listen to the voicemail and type out everything the person says from beginning to end.

What is Rev?

Rev is a company that hires freelancers like you, and I to transcribe audio for their clients. Rev does the work of finding the clients for you, and provides a platform for you to perform the work that these clients need to have completed. 

Who can work from home transcribing for Rev?

Anyone can apply to work from home transcribing for Rev. No previous transcription experience is necessary. If you have an average typing speed of at least 40 wpm and have the ability to pay close attention to detail, you could work from home transcribing for Rev.

What type of equipment do you need?

Rev provides a platform on their website for you to use when transcribing audio. So, essentially all you need is a computer with internet access, headphones, and a quiet work space. You will definitely need a quiet work space because sometimes the audio files you work on will be hard to hear or may be of bad quality.

If you want to use a foot pedal, which is a device that makes playing, fast forwarding, and rewinding audio quicker, you can plug in a USB digital foot pedal to your computer. However, a foot pedal is not required. 

Can you make your own schedule?

Yes. You can make your own schedule when you work from home transcribing for Rev. Just log into the Rev website any time of the day and check the job board for available jobs. From my experience thus far, more jobs are available on weekdays during normal work hours. So, if you are a stay at home mom or dad, for example, you may have access to more jobs. However, new jobs are continuously posted all of the time, so you can still find jobs at any time of the day. Also, the more transcription jobs you complete with a good grade on your work, allows more jobs to become available to you.

What type of audio will you work on?

So far in my experience there have been all types of audio files that needed transcribing. I have come across files in the technical field, round-table discussions, interviews, and classroom interactions, just to name a few. Some of the files have been very interesting, to the point where you almost forget you’re supposed to be transcribing and not just listening. Then there are some audio files that are boring as hell. 

One of the features that I like the most when I work from home transcribing for Rev, is that you can preview a file before you claim it. When you claim a file you’re agreeing to complete the work for that client. Rev also allows you a certain amount of time to unclaim a project if you change your mind.

I have unclaimed projects that started off easy to hear and then the further along I got into the audio it became very difficult to hear or understand. You can unclaim a project for several reasons in addition to not being able to hear the audio. You may come across audio that offends you, or uses language that you’re not comfortable with transcribing. As long as you unclaim a project in the designated window of time, there is no penalty against you.  

How much do you make to work from home transcribing for Rev?

When you work from home transcribing for Rev, earnings are determined per audio minute you transcribe. Let me clarify that it is not per minute it takes you to transcribe the audio, but per minute of actual audio. On the high end there are Rev freelancers that average $1500 per month, and on the low end average $240 per month.  Freelancers at Rev report earning on average $9.00/hr. This can vary depending on how long it takes you to transcribe audio. As you get the hang of it, you will become faster. Rev also provides training videos to help you, and there is also a Rev forum where users share tips, and tricks. 

Earnings are paid via PayPal every week. The work week runs from Sunday-Saturday and then you will be paid for that work on the following Monday. Your earnings will be automatically deposited in your PayPal account.

How do you apply to work from home transcribing for Rev?

Go here to start the application process. You should be prepared to take a transcription test. Again, no previous transcription experience is necessary. However, you will take a test where you will be presented with an audio file to transcribe. You will have access to Rev’s transcription guide that you will want to familiarize yourself with before taking the test. 

Pros

  • Make your own schedule
  • Work from the comfort of your home, or anywhere with internet
  • Paid weekly via PayPal
  • No specialized equipment needed
  • No experience necessary
  • Start today

Cons

  • Some audio may be hard to hear requiring more time to complete
  • Average pay on the lower end

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Brittany M

Before being blessed with the opportunity to be a SAHM my experience spans over 10 years in several occupations; administrative assistant, data entry, customer service representative, insurance agent, ad quality consultant for a Fortune 500 company, freelance writer, and blogger. My interests include content writing, social media management, authoring and illustrating the children's book "My Daddy is a Soldier" and content creator of this blog For All The Coins. I have my M.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University.

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