How easy the test is depends on who you ask. I had no issues passing both Rev's captioning and transcription tests but I also had done a lot of transcription work beforehand. However, I've also seen a lot of people say that they failed both tests. If you do have any transcription experience, it will certainly give you a leg up. However, I'm not saying it's necessary. You can absolutely pass both tests without prior knowledge. However, you will have to pay extra attention to the instructions and the tests will probably take you quite a bit longer.
The odds of you making that kind of money are highly unlikely doing captioning, transcription or even both together because Rev pays very poorly for transcription and captioning work. Average earnings are around $240-$245 a month for both positions, according to Rev. Rev is the kind of work where people go to either get some experience or to hold as a side egg and check in with when they have down time from their main work. If you're already experienced and want to do transcription, there are better paying places out there.
Post by California Blue on Nov 5, 2017 1:30:37 GMT
Thanks! I personally have no transcription exp & the last time I took a typing test, I typed 70 WPM, if that's even good enough for this job. I know the quicker, the better.
Also as w/ all these jobs, I know we either try it & see OR not. There is usually a mix of good & bad reviews...unless it's just downright bad all around.
Someone on GlassDoor just last week said:
"The pay per video minute is low. You need to be focused and fast at typing, or really good at scooping up easy projects out of the queue, if you want to average minimum wage or better. I don't find it hard to make an extra $100 in a week doing this, but if you wanted to make a living wage be prepared to type your fingers to the bone and not be as selective with your jobs."
You're welcome. That review is pretty much on point, as far as I'm concerned. Although if you don't have transcription experience, I honestly don't see you even making $100 a week with them, at least not at first. The "easy" projects that they mentioned are pretty much non-existent and if any do come up, they're snapped up very quickly. Also, newbies aren't even allowed to see all of the jobs that are available. When you first start, you're called a Rookie and all of your work is rated by quality control. You have to do a certain amount of projects (I forgot how many) and get a certain feedback score on each one before your rank moves up to Revver. Then, you'll then have access to a pool with more work and "slightly" higher paid projects. But even then, the pay still sucks.
Also since you haven't done it before, here's something you may not know. Even at 70 wpm, you're likely to be frustrated with how long it's going to take you to finish projects in the beginning. The average rate of transcription for someone just starting is 4-5 times the audio length. Meaning if you get audio that's 3 minutes long, it can take you 12-15 minutes to transcribe it. Rev pays per audio minute and let's say they're paying $.50 per audio minute for this one. Even if you can get it done in the 12 minutes, it still took you 12 minutes to only earn $1.50. By the way, $.50 isn't a number I pulled out of thin air. Some of their projects pay even less per audio minute than that. But like I said, it's an ok place to use just to get transcription experience and move on to better paying places.
Thanks so much for the rest of the info. Over this past weekend, I decided NOT to continue to try out for this...too much trouble! Thanks again though for helping me definitely not regret my decision!
If you know of any better transcription jobs that don't really need exp, please let me know or PM me. I've been thinking about trying to break into transcription.
I signed up with Rev earlier in the year and I had never done any transcription before either. I made about $60 my first week but it worked out to about $2/hr for me. So think about that... the handful of jobs I did took me around 30 hours to complete. I do a few short jobs here and there just for extra cash, but I think transcription just isn't for me. The places that don't require experience, from what I've seen myself, pay around the same per audio minute as Rev or less. You might try TranscribeMe.com, which says that their jobs are short but they pay about .33 per audio minute. This site pacteraremote.com/ has a temporary transcription job that pays $10/hr per transcribing hour, but there's a non-paid study and testing period before you can get on the project.
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