I often hear people talk about their interest in investing but they are always stymied by their lack of money to invest. Does this mean that we should just keep dreaming about investing? Nope, nope, nope. You can have a side hustle where you can get money to invest. A side hustle is very unlikely to make you rich but you can add this income to the money you set aside for investing.
I know that the sooner I invest and the more I invest , the better off you’ll be. That’s why I’ve been looking at online side hustles that I can do without interfering from my main job. I’ve spent quite a lot of time researching possible side jobs and I’ve decided to try transcription work.This suits me as I can choose the project I want to work with and how long or how often I want to work.
I have signed up to Rev, A company that offers transcriptionists work on a per project basis. I have read both good and bad things about this company. I still decided to have a go at it, because I want to find out for myself whether this will work for me or not.
I will blog about the signing up process and will let you know how it goes.
Step 1: Signing up
It is very easy to sign up. Jut give them your name and email address and you’re good to go.
Part 1: Grammar Test
They will give you a grammar test which will test your knowledge of basic grammar such as punctuation, capitalization and word choice. It was easy, but you have to be careful because some sentences look correct but if you look closely, there’s no punctuation so it is actually wrong. Read all the choices even if you think the first one is correct. Take your time, don’t rush and most of all review your answers before submitting.
Part 2: Trial
There is a short tutorial where you read around 9 slides to learn how to use their transcription software. They will also give you guidelines on how transcribe properly. In my case, I got an audio file 2 minutes and 33 seconds long about Boeing and NASA. It took me about 20 minutes to transcribe the whole thing. The software takes a bit of getting used to but once you get the hang of it, it is very easy to use. The topic is not that difficult and the speakers were quite easy to understand. I had to google some technical terms but I think it went well (touch wood).
After you submit your sample transcription, you will get an email informing you that it could take up to a week to process your application. I really hope I pass because if not, this will end up to be a very short how to series.
Update coming soon…