No, it’s not worth it. In an age where most people are turning to the Internet for jobs, TranscribeMe! fails to provide any reassurance.
Let’s just put it this way. The company expects you to provide exceptional, high-quality transcriptions; however, in return, they’ll pay you around $0.05 for an hour’s worth of work.
Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself. Screenshot below.
Duration is audio clip length. Time Spent, and this is an important one, is how long it took me to transcribe that audio clip. For a 4-minute audio clip, I spent over an hour transcribing it.
How much did I earn? Less than a dollar.
Oh, and the reason why you see $0.00 is due to the Quality Assurance (QA) representative who felt the need to edit my transcription after I completed it. Well, he or she initially found no flaw with my work, but for whatever reason decided on the following day to change his or her mind. Long story short, that job which had taken me over an hour to complete was ultimately rejected. Thus I lost my precious $0.80.
I don’t understand why any qualified individual would subject himself or herself to this kind of torture.
Admittedly, the dashboard interface is beautiful and simple to use, but it appears impossible for anyone to earn a decent living from doing only this. Even if one were to do this in combination with other online jobs, I don’t see why TranscribeMe would still be worth it.
Think about it. If you could make at least $10 an hour doing another job online, why in God’s name would you even bother wasting four hours transcribing audio clips for $2.50?
Don’t waste your time by taking the preliminary exams either. TranscribeMe, on the whole, is a scam.