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101+ Best Online Transcription Jobs: Easily Make $12+/hr

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Transcription jobs are one of the hundreds of ways to make an okay living online.

And if you’re looking to treat it like a side hustle and make a few dollars a week or even as a full-time job, I wanted to share some awesome companies online that are willing to hire you, even with limited experience.

As there are A LOT of transcription companies online, both good and bad, I went ahead and did the dirty work for you, exposing only the best so that you don’t waste your time.

And YES, even if you’re a beginner, a lot of these companies are willing to hire you as long as you can pass the screening test, a test that usually tests your typing speeds, spelling knowledge and accuracy.

Let’s dig in.

How Much Can I Make?  Can I Earn $35 an Hour?

Of course, before I waste your time, let’s get down to the real reason you’re considering an online transcription job — making money.

And how much you make will greatly depend on which company you sign up for as, just like in the real-world, one retailer will pay differently than the next.

As you can imagine, the faster you are at typing, the more you’re going to make, so, of course, your WPM (words per minute) will be crucial.  As will your accuracy.  Experts also recommend you invest in a good foot pedal to increase your efficiency to make rewinding, fast-forwarding and pausing much easier.

But with all of these transcription companies, most of them have one thing in common — they will pay you either by the file size, usually by the number of audio minutes, or in some cases, they may pay you by the word.

Again, as all of these companies are different, I will explain what the company pays in the company profiles below, but in the end, plan on making $200 to $350 per month if you’re fast and efficient enough and apply with one of the companies noted below and just a few hours a week.  However, it could be a lot more, if you were to do it full-time and considered yourself an expert.

As almost all of these companies pay per audio hour, the industry standard is said to allow four minutes to transcribe every minute of audio, but of course, this can greatly vary depending on your efficiency.

So if you’re paid $15 per audio hour, you’re probably going to make $3.75 ($15/4) for the hour.

I just point this out because some people get caught up in the “audio hour” numbers, thinking that’s what they will make per hour.

Again, this isn’t the case, so if you keep this in mind, you won’t be surprised when your first paycheck comes.

In each company profile below, I will tell you what you should expect to be paid with that transcription company.

Do I Need Experience?

Some have the misconception that you need a college degree and some kind of formal training or a certification to start working for a transcription company.

This isn’t the case!

Yes, while some companies may ask for some experience and even references, many will simply ask that you take a screening test before they hire you, which usually entails a simple spelling/grammar test as well as a typing test to analyze your speeds as I already mentioned.

If you’re able to pass, then the company won’t care about your past.

And if you’re nervous about these tests, that’s okay.

Consider practicing with this free GoTranscript.com test or test your speeds with TypingTest.com.  These tests are 100% free and let you know where you stand.

Generally, as long as you can type 50 to 75+ WPM with 99% accuracy and you’re a native English speaker, then I’m happy to say you will qualify for almost all of the companies I talk about in this post.


PRO TIP:  Consider taking a transcription course on Udemy.com.  Almost all courses cost less than $15 and include HOURS of lessons to help tweak your transcription skills.   DON’T pay $300+ for courses you see online.  They ARE NOT worth it, trust me.


What Equipment Do I Need?

All companies do vary in the equipment required.

For example, some may require you to download their special software, whereas another company may ask that you have a pair of good headphones.

But to be safe, this is the equipment you should highly consider to succeed:

As long as you have all of the equipment mentioned above, you shouldn’t have a problem qualifying for a job.  But as I mentioned, you may need to download specialized software, but again, this is highly dependent on the company you plan on working for.  They will let you know before they hire you.

101+ Best Online Transcription Jobs From Home

I don’t have much experience in the transcription world, but my parents have been in the business for more than 30 years, well before the Internet even started to take off.

With a lot of my parent’s employees quitting and often working with online companies, I went ahead and talked with them as well as did some research online to see which legit companies others recommend.

In my research from exploring SO many websites, here were the 101+ online transcription companies I could recommend, listed in alphabetical order:

AccuTran Global

While AccuTran Global prefers experienced workers, they do encourage entry-level applicants to apply as well.

So regardless of your experience level, you will just need to prove yourself during the audio and the questionnaire test as you will need to pass in order to get hired by the company.

Now, if you do get hired, those who have worked with the company note there are busy seasons and dry seasons, so don’t expect full-time work in this regard.

And since the company is highly regarded online, don’t be surprised if the company is currently pausing application submissions.  While I was writing this guide, for instance, the company wasn’t taking any applications for another two weeks.

All who are hired are considered independent contractors, with work only available during certain parts of the day.

Average Rate:  $0.0005 to $0.0066 per word (bonuses available)
When am I paid?  Once a month (on 15th) via check or direct deposit
Glassdoor Rating:  4.1/5



Allegis Transcription

Allegis Transcription receives around 150,000 verbatim-style pages each month, specializing in all types of businesses and needs your help!

If you’re looking for an ongoing freelance transcription job, Allegis offers a variety of job opportunities, including entry-level, legal and even experienced.

All positions are independent contractor positions, allowing you to work from home at hours convenient to you, but the company does ask for the following:

  • Able to train for 2-3 weeks, up to 2-3 hours a day
  • Provide responsive communication with team
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Respond well to feedback
  • Minimum 75 WPM
  • Excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills
  • Tech-savvy
  • Compatible foot pedal
  • United States-based

And from what I did read from those who did apply, the interview process, as well as the training you go through, is quite tough as the demands seem to be quite demanding.  The application process was very long as well.  Those who were successful in becoming a contractor just recommended you had enough time available to meet your goals.

Serving some of the largest insurance providers, Allegis has been in business for 20 years.

To learn more about the company and to apply, visit AllegisTranscription.com.

Average Rate:  $12-$14+ per hour but depends on your speed  (said to pay by the page rather than audio hour)
When am I paid?  Weekly via check or direct deposit
Glassdoor Rating:  4.1/5

Appenscribe

Appenscribe is an online transcription company that hires transcribers worldwide, making it a nice choice for those who live outside of the United States.

And to be considered, you need to be at least 18 years old, have a high-speed internet connection, a high-quality headset and a foot pedal.

If you qualify, Appenscribe asks that you fill out a basic form with your personal information, followed by taking a small transcription test to see if you qualify for the job.  The entire process shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.

Now, as one downfall, at least from what I heard from members, is that work isn’t always available like a lot of these companies, so don’t be bummed if you log in for the first time and see no work available.

Since you’re considered an independent contractor with all of these companies, I highly recommend you sign up for as many as possible since you won’t be working the typical 9-5 shift.

Average Rate:  $0.005 per word, but this will vary on contractor
When am I paid?  Every two weeks via Paypal
Glassdoor Rating:  3.5/5

Athreon

Athreon offers speech-to-text services for varying industries, and while they do hire transcriptionists, they are very selective in who they do hire.

The company offers a consistent workflow, both challenging and rewarding, all of which can be done in the convenience of your own home.

If interested in applying, Athreon does ask that you have at least two years of experience and an excellent understanding of the English language.

Unlike a lot of these jobs that give you the freedom to work as you please, from my research, it appears that you do have to work at least five days a week, transcribing at least 200 lines a day.

For more information on job opportunities, refer to the company’s official career page.

Average Rate:  Reported $12 per hour average (unconfirmed from a third-party source)
When am I paid?  Weekly via Paypal
Glassdoor Rating:  4.3/5

Babbletype

Founded in 2009, Babbletype is always looking for talented transcriptionists who are willing to be focused on satisfaction just like the company is.

To start working, all that they require is a computer, solid Internet connection, headphones and a peaceful work environment.  They also ask that you’re a native English speaker, reliable and can deliver accurate work.

Operating on a daily assignment schedule, Babbletype lets you sign up for assignments every day at 4 p.m. EST, with assignments due 24 hours later.

If you’re thinking about applying, you can learn more about the company and apply at Babbletype.com.

Average Rate:  $0.40 – $0.60 per audio minute depending on the type
When am I paid?  Weekly via Paypal
Glassdoor Rating:  2.2/5

Birch Creek Communications

Right now, Birch Creek Communications has openings in their transcription department for highly qualified corporate transcriptionists and encourage you to apply.

All positions are considered Independent Contractor (IC) positions, allowing you to accept jobs with the company whenever you please.  However, do keep in mind that work is only available during certain times of the week, usually Monday through Friday and no work is guaranteed.

In business for more than 13 years, the company asks that you send in a resume, including your experience and work history, as well as your availability and the type of internet connection you currently have.  Other questions need to be answered as well, all of which can be found here.

And if the company likes what they hear, they will then ask you to complete a test project to see how well you can do, a similar process to most of the companies I list here.

As I mention below, the pay rate with Birch Creek greatly depends on how well you do with particular tasks, with accuracy and turnaround time greatly affecting your rate.

For more information about the job, visit the official Birch Creek HR page.

Average Rate:  $0.40 to $1.75 per audio minute (rates depend on the job, turnaround time and quality of work)
When am I paid?  Weekly
Glassdoor Rating:  2.2/5

CastingWords

If you’re familiar with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mturk), you can find a lot of work there via this company, but if you have no idea what I’m talking about, that’s okay because you can work with the company directly as well.

To start working with CastingWords, they do ask that you’re at least 18 years old, live in one of their supported countries and have a Paypal account.

Unlike a lot of the companies I about to talk about, CastingWords does not require you to take a test to start, but you will be limited until you start submitting work to get graded.  Per the FAQ, a test may be assigned, but it will be dependent upon your profile.

In short, the higher your grade, the more you can get paid.  So, for example, work that’s graded a nine will get a total of 3.0 times the base pay amount, whereas a grade 0-4 is discarded and will not get paid.  You can read more about the payment process via the FAQ.

Once you’re able to access the dashboard, you will see exactly what the average pay is for each job before you start, but again, this is the average pay and will increase or decrease based on your graded performance.

Average Rate:  Up to $1 per audio minute  (the pay depends on the type of job you do, what level you reached, and your grade)
When am I paid?  Transfer every Friday via Paypal
Glassdoor Rating:  3.6/5



Crowdsurf

In the past, Crowdsurf work could be found on Amazon Mechanical Turk, but nowadays, they work via the Work Market, all of which you can find out more about via the company’s main website, CrowdSurfWork.com.

To join the Crowdsurf group, you will first be asked to review the guidelines, followed by taking a brief assessment to join the group.

Then, if you pass the assessment, they will create you an account and you can start working right away.  This can take up to 72 hours.

Crowdsurf states most tasks are easy and you’re able to work on your own schedule, even if it’s a few minutes a day!

Average Rate:  About $0.10 for every 30 seconds of audio (very low for industry standards)
When am I paid?  Deposited into your Work Market account after you submit a task, in which you can then request immediately
Glassdoor Rating:  2.2/5

Daily Transcription

Daily Transcription offers transcription services to corporate, entertainment, legal industries and academic institutions.

And the company currently has flexible at-home transcription openings, allowing you to work wherever and whenever you like.

Said to pay higher rates than its competitors, such as Rev and Scribie, Daily Transcription offers training, feedback and even coaching to help you learn from the best.

While they do not guarantee a specific amount, most of their top transcriptionists, as per the official website, are said to make as much as $950 a week.

To get started, click on a position of interest on the official website, pass a Skills Assessment Test and then take the Transcription test to see if you qualify.  The company asks that you can type at least 50 WPM, have excellent listening skills and a strong understanding of the English language.

If you think you’re up to the job, you can read more about the company and the process via their FAQ.

Average Rate:  Starting rates at $0.75 per audio minute
When am I paid?  Weekly by check ONLY
Glassdoor Rating:  3.4/5

Dictate Express

Dictate Express focuses on legal transcription and is currently looking for transcriptions who have at least two years of experience.

If interested, here’s what they are looking for:

  • Live in the United States
  • Above average spelling/grammatical skills
  • Audio player with foot pedal
  • Computer with Windows 7 or newer
  • Ability to read and follow directions accurately

If interested, the company does encourage you to apply, and as part of the company’s screening process, they will ask you to pass four short tests.

Average Rate:  $0.65 per character line
When am I paid?  Weekly via direct deposit
Glassdoor Rating:  3.8/5

Focus Forward

Accepting both English and Spanish applicants, Focus Forward is always looking for help, and I see their help wanted ads quite often on Craigslist.

The average rate for an English transcriptionist is $10 per 15 minutes, but Spanish transcriptionist can make much more, up to $37.50 per 15 minutes!

While the company does prefer to hire transcriptionists with experience, you can take the screening test to see if you qualify.

No resume is required, but do keep in mind that if you fail the test, you cannot take it again.

Average Rate:  $10 per 15 minutes of audio
When am I paid?  Twice a month via direct deposit
Glassdoor Rating:  2.5/5

GMR Transcription

GMR Transcription offers a variety of topics to transcribe, including business, academics, legal and so much more, with no experience necessary to get started.

Always hiring, if you want to apply with GMR Transcription, they simply ask you to fill out a simple application, followed by completing a short test after submission.

And if you pass, you will be contacted within two weeks to start working.

As an independent contractor, you can work whenever you please, but they do ask you submit at least four hours of audio each month to stay active.

To learn more about the job and to apply, you can fill out an application here.

Average Rate:  $0.70 to $1.25 per audio minute (based on your turnaround time, number of speakers and audio quality)
When am I paid?  Weekly
Glassdoor Rating:  4.6/5


MUST READ:  Jump-Start Your Work at Home General Transcription Career, an AWESOME and AFFORDABLE e-book, written by Lisa Mills, teaches you everything you need to know to start your medical transcription career online.  As a fair warning, this book isn’t recommended for those looking to make minimum wage!


GoTranscript

Even though GoTranscript is a British-based company, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider them as they do accept applicants from around the globe.

GoTranscript pays every Friday, and like most of these online transcription companies, you will need to pass a test in order to be hired.  However, from what I did read, the test seems to be one of the hardest as they will give you a very poor audio file with a non-native English speaker to really test you.

But don’t worry, even if you don’t pass, you can re-test a few days later.

GoTranscript lets you work from the comfort of your own home, allowing you to work as much or as little as you want.  You are truly free to work as you please.

Average Rate:  Up to $0.60 per audio minute.
When am I paid?  Every Friday, either via Paypal or Payoneer
Glassdoor Rating:  4.1/5

Landmark Associates

Landmark Associates prefers transcriptionists with experience; however, you can still apply, but you need to pass the skills test, much like many of the companies I listed here.

The company has been around since 1987, primarily specializing in panel discussions and focus groups, and much of the work you do will fall in this category.  They do not specialize in medical.

Once you complete the test transcript, the company asks for more information, such as your previous experience, a list of client’s you worked with and the number of minutes you can work.

To learn more about the hiring process and what they need from you, visit thelai.com.

Average Rate:  Based on the length of the audio
When am I paid?  Twice monthly via direct deposit
Glassdoor Rating:  2.7/5

mTurk

mTurk is unique in a way because you’re not really working with a company, per se.  Rather, you can skim through the job listings and pick and choose the transcription jobs you want.

Now, here’s the thing about mTurk if you’re unfamiliar with it.

For one, if you complete a job, a requester can deny your submission and you don’t get paid for your time, which makes it quite frustrating.  Most of the time, they won’t provide an explanation.

And secondly, it’s hard to know who’s actually legit on the website as a lot of “newbie” companies come along and may not be reputable.  The job could sound great, but again, you won’t get paid for your work.

Yes, mTurk can be a great way to make money on the side, especially when you know of the good “HITs” on the website.   Plus, it’s a great way to just log in and work as you please.  There’s truly no boss breathing over your shoulder, which is great.

And while I would love to explain it right now, it would take me far too long as to how it works.  I will save that for a future blog post.

For now, I recommend these ebooks or a simple search such as “How does mTurk work?” to find an in-depth guide that could you out more.

Net Transcripts

In business since 1988, Net Transcripts offers transcription services for a variety of industries, including law enforcement, government agencies, general business companies and many more.

And if you’re interested in working with them, they are looking for experienced transcriptionists with a good command of the English language.

As they have a Law Enforcer transcriptionist position as well, they ask that you have experience in law enforcement if interested in this position.

If you do apply, it appears they have both full- and part-time positions available, with the company asking when you’re able to work throughout the week.

For more information, visit the official career page to apply.

Average Rate:  Reports of $10 an hour average
When am I paid?  Twice monthly via direct deposit
Glassdoor Rating:  3.9/5

Quicktate

Quicktate helps transcribe a variety of files, ranging from voicemail messages to medical files, legal files, conference calls and so much more.  Some files may be as little as two minutes, whereas longer files can be several hours long, giving you a great variety of files to choose from if you were to get hired.

If interested, the company requires all contractors to meet the following requirements to be considered as a candidate:

  • Extensive spelling and punctuation knowledge
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Experience as a transcriptionist
  • Have your own equipment
  • Honest
  • No convictions of a felony (have to pay $15 for background check)

As part of the hiring process, Quicktate will ask that you take a typing quiz for the exact language you’re interested in as well as a test to ensure you understand Quicktate’s requirements.  They also ask for a few references from people you are not related to.

And depending on how well you scored, you may be able to offer your services to their sister company, iDictate.

All hirees are independent contractors, simply meaning you can work any time you want.

To learn more about the hiring process and the company, you can do so here.

Average Rate:  1/4 cent per word
When am I paid?  Every Monday via Paypal
Glassdoor Rating:  2.2/5



Rev

Rev is huge in the online transcription industry, and aside from transcription jobs, you can also apply to be a captioner, subtitlers and/or translator.

To start working, applying is free and all the company asks is that you take a grammar and transcription test to see if you’re approved.  After you take it, the company will let you know within 48 hours if you’re approved.

If you are approved, congrats!

You can then choose from hundreds of jobs, with the average transcription job paying $0.36 to $0.65 per audio minute, according to the company’s main website.  Freelancers who work with Rev says that rate often equates to about $5 to $12 per hour of work.

Reve pays weekly to your Paypal account and says the average freelancer with the company earns $245 a month.  Not much, but hey, it’s great side hustle money from home.

Average Rate:  $0.36 to $0.65 per audio minute.
When am I paid?  Once a week via Paypal
Glassdoor Rating:  4.5/5

Scribie

To become a transcriber with Scribie, you will be asked to submit an application, take an online test, and if approved, you can start earning up to $25 per audio hour.  Now don’t confuse audio hour with an “hour” because it will take you much longer than an hour to transcribe 60 minutes worth of audio if that makes sense.

As for requirements, Scribie asks for the following:

  • Good comprehension of English
  • Ability to interpret conversations
  • Ability to identify mistakes
  • Verified Paypal account
  • Computer with reliable internet connection
  • Headphone/headset
  • Latest web browser

All work is home-based, allowing you to work whenever you want and choose the files you want to work on, with most files transcribed less than 10 minutes a piece.   The company never assigns files, so you can get to work as you please.

The company also notes that transcribers can work their way up the job ladder, with promotions available for reviewers and proofreaders, offering you the opportunity to even more.  For example, those who are promoted to the highest tier, Transcription, Reviews, Proofreading and QC, can earn an average of $700 to $1,000 a month.

As I write this, Scribie has more than 26,000 certified transcribers, with more than three million minutes transcribed.

To learn more in depth about this company, refer to this introduction guide, courtesy of Scribie.com.

Average Rate:  $5 to $25 per audio hour, with monthly bonuses available.  The company says that if you focus on transcription only, you can expect to make about $200 a month.
When am I paid?  Withdraw funds at any time via Paypal
Glassdoor Rating:  1.8/5

SpeakWrite

Right now, SpeakWrite is accepting applications for experienced legal, general and Spanish transcriptionists.

And according to the company, they complete more than one MILLION transcription jobs every year, with the top earners making more than $3,000+ a month.

Serving more than 65,000 clients, SpeakWrite lets you enjoy the flexibility of working from home, all while setting your own hours, letting you balance your work/family life.

If you are interested, SpeakWrite does ask that you type at least 60 WPM with 90% accuracy (you can take a free test on their website) and be fluent in English.  They also ask that you have at least 1+ year of transcription and word processing experience in an official environment as well as agree to a background check.

And if you do apply, it can take up to 30 days to hear back.

To learn more about the hiring process and requirements, you can do so here.

Average Rate:  .005¢ – .006¢ per word
When am I paid?  Twice a month, either via direct deposit or check
Glassdoor Rating:  2.8/5

Speechpad

Speechpad provides services for captioning video, including subtitles and closed captions and is always hiring freelance transcriptionists.

And if you’re interested, they do ask for the following requirements:

  • Fluent in the English language
  • Solid grammar/punctuation skills
  • Type at least 40 WPM with 100% accuracy
  • Detail oriented
  • Good listening skills

Said to be one of the highest paid at-home transcription jobs, I did read that experienced transcriptionists can make up to $50+ per assignment.   The staff seems to be very welcoming and supportive as well.

As a good company to consider if you’re looking to kickstart your career or even gain experience, Speechpad should be one to consider.

You can learn more about the job description here.

Average Rate:  $0.25 to $1 per audio minute (depends on the type of job)
When am I paid?  Weekly
Glassdoor Rating:  4.1/5

3PlayMedia

3PlayMedia seems to always be on the lookout for an English transcript editor.

And as a transcript editor, you will be responsible for transcribing recorded audio and editing it using the company’s proprietary Internet-based software application.

To be considered a good candidate, the company asks for the following:

  • Excellent written skills
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Experience with word processing
  • Ability to type 75+ WPM
  • Proficiency in internet research and references
  • Must be 18+ years old
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel

If you meet the requirements and do apply, 3PlayMedia will ask you to take and pass a series of proficiency tests to demonstrate your transcription skills before being considered.

To learn more about the position and to apply, visit 3PlayMedia.com.

Average Rate:  $10 to $20 per hour
When am I paid?  T
Glassdoor Rating:  3.7/5

Transcript Divas

Transcript Divas is always looking for transcriptionists who want to work from home, but they do mention on their website that they receive up to 15 applications a week, making it quite the competitive gig.

If you think you have what it takes, the company encourages you to fill out their application.

And if approved, you will hear back from the Human Resources department.

Average Rate:  Reported average $11 to $18 /hour
When am I paid?  Weekly
Glassdoor Rating:  3.7/5


MUST READ:  Jump-Start Your Work at Home General Transcription Career, an AWESOME and AFFORDABLE e-book, written by Lisa Mills, teaches you everything you need to know to start your medical transcription career online.  As a fair warning, this book isn’t recommended for those looking to make minimum wage!


TranscribeMe!

TranscribeMe! is open to all experience levels, including newbies to the industry!

With minimal equipment requirements (18+ old and fluent in English) and no special software needed, it’s pretty straightforward:  just listen to an audio file and type what you hear.  And from the looks of it, most audio files can range anywhere from as little as a few seconds to more than a minute, with most files being very brief overall.

To get hired, however, you will need to take a special exam, all of which the company will provide you with a study guide before you take it.  So it is very important that you study as much as you can as you will be quizzed on the guide since it pertains to specific TranscribeMe!-specific questions, in addition to your spelling/grammar.  They will also require you to transcribe two small audio files as well.

Now, if you fail, the company will require you wait six months before you can take it again, so I can’t stress it enough — study for the test!

While the pay tends to be on the lower end in comparison to the rest of these companies, TranscribeMe! could be one to consider if you’re just starting out as, again, they aren’t too strict in their hiring process.

Average Rate:  Base rate is set at $15 per AUDIO hour
When am I paid?  Payment once a week via Paypal (able to cash out once you reach $20)
Glassdoor Rating:  3.7/5

Transcription Express

Founded in 1995, Transcription Express is looking for at-home transcriptionists who fit their culture and can help uphold their core beliefs.

Specializing in verbatim interview style transcription for large corporations, the company processes more than 18,000 transcripts a month with over 190 subcontractors.

If interested, the company is looking for the following:

  • Dedicate a minimum of 3 hours per day/5 days a week
  • Type at least 60 WPM with 90% accuracy
  • Native English speaker
  • Computer (Windows 7 or greater) with a reliable Internet connection
  • Digital foot pedal and stereo headset

Potential applicants must complete the online Vendor Qualification Program and submit to a background check.  You will also have to take four skills tests to be considered as well.

For more information, visit TranscriptionExpress.com.

Average Rate:  Depends on speed (company stated $600-$1,600/month)
When am I paid?  Unknown
Glassdoor Rating:  4.2/5

Ubiqus

Work at home with Ubiqus as a freelance transcriptionist contractor, with all jobs tailored to your schedule.

At Ubiqus, transcriptionists transcribe audio files, format final transcripts with provided templates and/or time-stamp documents as required by project specifications.

And if you’re interested, a successful candidate will have the following skills, according to the official website’s hiring page:

  • Be a U.S. native speaker
  • 1.5+ years of experience  (if lacking, you need to explain why you’re a candidate)
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Strict adherence to deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Expertise with Microsoft Word

If you think you have what it takes to work with Ubiqus, then you can apply for a job and take the test at Ubiqus.com.

Average Rate:  0.00588 to 0.00695 per word (depends on transcription job)
When am I paid?  Payments every two weeks
Glassdoor Rating:  3.4/5

Verbal Ink

Verbal Ink is always looking for highly skilled English language transcriptionists and asks that you read this article which covers the detail in what they are looking for in a transcriptionist.

If interested, they do ask that you e-mail your resume with a cover letter attached to the email address provided here.  A cover letter is crucial as the company will not acknowledge your email if you don’t attach one.

Now, one complaint I did read is that many don’t hear back, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear anything for months to come.

And if you are considered, they will ask you to take a transcription skills test, which I did read was quite challenging.

While the company doesn’t state exactly what they are looking for, I would encourage you to apply only if you have verifiable experience.

After you’re hired, you will let them know in advance how much work you would like and they will try their best to accommodate you.  Nothing is guaranteed, however, as I did read that there are dry periods from time to time.

Average Rate:  Average of $0.85 per audio minute
When am I paid?  Weekly via check
Glassdoor Rating:  3.9/5



Voxtab

Voxtab is said to be an innovative brand, passionate about achieving ultimate client satisfaction and are looking for freelancers who can help carry this trend.

Whether you want to work full- or part-time, reviews from those who worked with them in the past stated there always seemed to be plenty of work and a lot of it was quite interesting.

If you can meet strict deadlines and like the idea of working from home, then you can fill out the application here.

Average Rate:  Average $22 hourly as per Glassdoor reviews (not confirmed by the company)
When am I paid?  Weekly
Glassdoor Rating:  3.3/5

Honorable Mention (Also Work From Home Opportunities)

The companies I mentioned above were quite popular on multiple third-party websites I checked out, and I tried to only include companies that had reviews on Glassdoor, which, in my eyes, meant they were big enough that they were looking for more help all of the time.  In short, it probably means you would have a great chance of getting hired if you met the company’s qualifications.

Now, if they didn’t have a Glassdoor rating, I assumed they didn’t have a large enough workforce, so it would probably be best to skip out on them, seeing they probably weren’t looking for help like the big-name companies were.  Even if they were, the job openings would probably be scarse throughout the year.

I know this isn’t true all of the time, so I wanted to include other companies that may be of interested.

Here, however, I will just list the company name, along with a link if you wanted more information.  Again, their job postings may be limited when you check them out.  Just keep this mind!

Medical Transcription Jobs Online Resources

Most of the companies I listed above are quite big and are almost always hiring throughout the year, but on occasions, there may be a smaller Mom and Pop shop that may need help from time to time.

Since listing all of these smaller companies would take ages, I highly recommend you check out the following resources and set up alerts if you’re looking for either a full-time, part-time or even a freelancing job.

When using these job searches, terms, such as “remote transcriptionist” or “at home transcriptionist” can often yield some decent results.

Here are some of the most popular FREE online job search boards I recommend:

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are HUNDREDS of companies who are willing to hire you, even if you don’t have any transcription experience.

But if you do, that’s even better as your chances greatly increase!

As long as you can type 50+ words per minute, pay attention to detail and can complete a project on time, then there’s no reason you can’t get hired by one of these companies.

In the end, I can only point you in the right direction as to which companies are hiring and highly encourage you to review the company in depth to see if it’s a good fit.  Be sure to research the amount of work being offered, what’s expected of you and most importantly, what you’re being paid.

And with the right research, I can promise you it’s not too hard to find an online transcription company that can earn you a few hundred dollars a month, maybe even more!

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Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. Working in the finance industry for more than a decade, allow me to share my thoughts! If you ever have questions, feel free to contact me via the contact page.

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