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What is Rev?
Rev.com, founded on August 1, 2010, by Josh Breinlinger and Jason Chicola, is a transcription, translation, and caption service business that offers closed-caption and on-demand caption services for just $1 per minute.
It is based in San Francisco and has a client base of more than 100,000 clients worldwide and currently a database of 14,000 Freelance Transcriptionists, captioners, and translators.
Rev can deliver the most complex of transcriptions in 24 hours with 99% accuracy.
The company’s mission is to help more people gain the freedom to work from the comfort of their homes, and they believe that providing the quality service to their clients starts and ends with attracting the very best workers.
How does Rev work?
If you think you can convert an English audio file to a written document, add captions to videos or movies, or translate the texts into another language, then this may be for you.
You will need a laptop or desktop with speakers or headphones and an internet connection. You will need to be proficient in English, and it will be an advantage if you are fast and, above all, an accurate typist.
Transcriptionists also use a foot pedal. This will help you control audio or video playback, making audio transcription faster. But for now, if you’re just getting started, you don’t need to consider this.
Being patient will also help you. Audio files or videos can be challenging to understand, so you will have to listen to them multiple times before understanding.
What are the requirements to work for Rev?
There is no requirement for transcribers and captioners other than having a good understanding of the English language. They will get you to pass a test during the application process, but you don’t need any experience. They seem to be very quick to hire people and at least give them a try, which is good.
How do you earn money on Rev?
Rev provides recruitment work for transcription, captioning, subtitling, and translating with the ability to choose your own projects.
How much money can you make in Rev?
They pay between $0.30 and $3.00 per minute of audio/video, and they pay reliably through PayPal weekly.
Pros of working for Rev
- Most people say there is enough work available
- Can provide at least enough for part-time income
- The people who founded it were part of a previously successful independent company (UpWork)
- Rev generally has a set of jobs to choose from, with a rate that varies by difficulty.
- For many, Rev is a starting point for bigger and better things, and that’s fine.
Cons of working for Rev
- There is no warning on graphic content.
- They recently cut their minimum wages by $0.15 per audio minute
- It takes a long-time to receive a response from them after submitting their request.
How do I sign up to work for Rev?
To start, you will need to apply online. Expect to spend at least an hour applying.
What is the website for Rev?
Does Rev have an app?
Yes for both iOS and Android
We think this platform is a great way to earn some extra cash, and it’s a bit of fun if you claim projects that sound interesting and can be heard clearly.
You can earn up to $30 an hour just by writing down what you hear! And who doesn’t like some extra money for doing almost nothing!
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