Scribie Review: Home Based Audio Transcription Jobs

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Scribie Review: Home Based Audio Transcription JobsIf you are a keen remote job seeker, you must know by now how popular home based transcription jobs are.

Whether it is legal transcription, general or medical transcription, you have many work-from-home companies that hire for home-based roles.

Today, I want to share more information about one of the Transcription companies that is particularly great if you are a beginner in Transcription work.

Scribie.

 

A little about the company

Scribie is into Transcription business since 2008 and has been recruiting remote transcribers to work on audio files. The company was founded by Rajiv Poddar to give high-quality transcription services recruiting online transcribers.

They focus mainly on general audio transcription. The best part about this company is, they hire both beginners and experienced transcribers, provided you pass the transcription test.

 

What is the work like?

You will be listening to audio files and converting them into text (audio transcription). The files are usually short, around 6 minutes or less. The type of transcription is general.

You can log in and choose the files you want to work on. The work is purely based on first come first serve basis. Whichever file you choose, you need to complete transcribing it within 2 hours, and you can work only on one file at a time.

 

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What are the requirements to apply?

You need to have a good understanding of English, punctuation and grammar. A verified PayPal account is required for payments purposes, as they hire in different countries.

A good working laptop with internet connection and headphones is also necessary.

 

What is the application process like?

First, you need to apply online through their website. You need to confirm your email address, and subsequently, you will get a waitlist number.

You will get a test invitation to your registered email address, and you need to create an account in Scribie and take the test. You can choose to take the test from the available files. You have to listen, transcribe and submit the file.

Once the file is reviewed and passed, you get certified as a Transcriber. You also get paid for the test file.

If you fail the test, they give you ten chances to reattempt the test.

 

How much does Scribie pay?

The pay is around $0.5 to $2.00 for a 6-minute file, which comes to $5 to $20 per audio hour. They only pay you by the audio hour and not by the time spent.

 

What are the working hours?

You can work as much or as little as you want. You also have the flexibility to choose your work, instead of files getting assigned to you. Though there are no set hours for work, if you take up a transcription assignment you need to finish it within 2 hours.

 

How do you get paid?

The payment is through PayPal, so you need to have a verified PayPal account. You can request money to be paid within one business day, which makes the payments  faster.

 

Is it open worldwide?

They do hire transcribers worldwide; they have around 23,000 freelance transcribers working for them globally. In fact, here is a list of the freelance transcribers all over the world working for Scribie.

 

Pros

Getting a transcription job as a beginner is hard, and Scribie hires beginners. This could be a right place to start if you are just starting out.

The application process is pretty simple and straightforward.

You can also earn through a referral with Scribie.

 

Cons

You are on a waitlist, and it’s not sure when you get invited for the transcription test.

The workflow might not be continuous so taking up this opportunity as a full-time job is not a good idea.

 

Reviews about Scribie

This company has a rating of 2.8 on Glassdoor.

Some of the complaints people have are the low pay and poor quality audio files.

Though the pay is quite low for an experienced transcriber, if you want to test your skills as a beginner, this might be a good choice for you to get some work experience.

The fact that they hire all over the world is also another plus, and according to me, not many companies hire worldwide.

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About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work at home mom of two beautiful princesses and working from home was always my choice to be around my family and make a good income.Read more...

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2 thoughts on “Scribie Review: Home Based Audio Transcription Jobs”

  1. The major con for me with Scribie is the pay. $5 per audio hour is so low, even for beginners, considering how much work transcription can be. I’m not sure why they lowered their rate from $10 to 5. What I like is their practice transcription files.

    1. Hi Sheeroh,

      I agree, the pay is low but the practice files and open to global applicants is a plus.

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