Do you think you could watch a video, and transcribe the audio track from it?
If so, you may be interested in Rev.com, an online video captioning site which allows you to work from home, and pays you from $.50-$.75 per audio video minute.
The company is in San Francisco, and is a recent startup, with online workers as well as staff at the office.
It actually offers video and audio transcription services, captioning and subtitling videos, and translation.
It works similarly to the company I wrote about a while ago that pays you to subtitle movies and TV shows.
It charges customers $1 per minute for transcription and captioning, and splits this with you.
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One of the selling points of Rev.com is that it is a new breed of provider, providing a high tech platform to help you work with speed and accuracy.
What will I learn?
How Much Can You Make Doing Video Captioning?
If you’re new to transcribing audio, you may be wondering how much you can earn, given a wage of $.50 per recorded minute.
Rev.com says that you can earn between $240 and $1000+ per month, obviously depending on how much time you allot to the task.
I have seen people talk about it on online forums and one mentioned he was making around $1500 a month doing video captioning part time from home.
On top of this, you can also get bonuses for good work and for how much you have completed.
You can get your wages paid into PayPal weekly.
Rev.com is quite prepared to accept people with no experience in captioning or transcription, though they do ask that you take a test when you apply to work for them.
You obviously need to speak correct English, and know something about grammar in order to provide the quality of work that they want.
How to Apply
If you’re interested in this opportunity, then the website, Rev.com, gives a short guide to what the expectations are, and you can apply online at the same time.
Here is the link: https://www.rev.com/freelancers/captions
When you apply you are given a short test, and then offered a video transcription test which they say will take two or three hours. It usually takes several days to a week before you will hear back.
Provided this work is satisfactory, you will be accepted and are able to start working whenever you wish.
You can choose exactly when you want to work, and for how long – anything from one hour to full-time employment.
If you’re in the San Francisco area, the company offers great benefits for staff, including such features as optional stand-up desks, events such as bowling, ski trips, and happy hours.
You can choose to come into the office or stay at home, or even work from a local coffee shop.
There are also traditional benefits such as a 401(k) plan, and equity plans.
While you may not have considered transcription before to make money, provided you can type at a reasonable speed it’s an interesting way to make extra money, particularly as the videos which you caption are said to be entertaining and humorous.
It’s worth a look to see how you find the test, and whether it is something that you could take on as a part-time or full-time job.