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Here’s how to become a professional transcriber and work from home

According to a 2018 study, remote work will become one of the major business trends in 2019, and it is expected to become the standard mode of working for Generation Z, who are tipped to make up 36 per centof the global workforce by 2020. 

Remote working has been a rising trend and demand is felt by employers and employees alike. For businesses, employing remote workers means less overhead costs such as office equipment, phones, and Internet connections.

Additionally, the widespread use of the internet means that remote workers can work from anywhere in the world – so, companies are not restricted to hiring from their local talent pools.

The benefits of remote working do not just extend to businesses, with 90 per cent of workers who have chosen to work remotely saying that they will continue this method of working for the rest of their professional lives. A study of over 1,900 remote workers showed that flexibility, more time with family, and the ability to travel were the top three reasons why they chose to work from their location of choice, and not make the daily commute to the office.

There are a number of jobs which can be done remotely, and they range from everything from mobile app developer, to copywriter, or transcriber.

GoTranscript is a human-driven transcription service provider that employs nearly 20,000 remote staff from around the globe, and is able to translate audio files into more than 30 languages. Thanks to its team and the accuracy of the human ear, it also boasts accuracy rates of between 99-100 per cent. It pays up-to $0.60 for each minute of audio and video transcribed, and employees are paid weekly via their PayPal account.

Becoming a GoTranscript professional is easy, and all that a potential employee needs is a GoTranscript user account.


To begin the process, candidates need to register on the GoTranscript website where they will be guided to an assessment test.


In order to gain access to the assessment, the candidate will then need to download the GoTranscript guidelines, read through it, then take a short 14-question test about the style-guide. 

STEP 3: 

After successfully completing the style-guide questionnaire, the candidate will then be redirected to a transcription task that they are expected to complete in under three minutes. They will then be notified by GoTranscript within two weeks regarding whether they have successfully passed the test.

In addition to being full-time remote work for some, transcription also presents an opportunity for those seeking part-time employment such as students.

If the predictions in the rise in remote workers come to fruition, it is most likely that businesses will begin adding the ever-growing number of remote working jobs that exist at present.