A lot of the available work is very difficult audio, which decreases your words per minute drastically, resulting in pretty low hourly rate. Also, I've had projects graded improperly. The corrections made to my project were far worse than my errors. It was eventually corrected, but I had to go through several people with my complaints.
Imagine doing 3hrs of work for 4 dollars, ridiculous right?
This job is long, tedious, and sometimes painful. It will literally have my stomach in knots. They pay you by the minutes of the video and not for how long it will take to transcribe that video. A 5 min video can easily take over 2hrs which you will only make appx $2.40.
You can work endlessly on projects to make merely pennies on the dollar. The grading system is a joke. If the grader has had a bad day then you could potentially lose your job due to a bad grade.you could make more money shoveling doo doo somewhere the you could transcribing for this Joke of a company. Do yourself a favor and stay far away from the nonsense and headache that comes along with this.
I can log in whenever I want and pick any assignment which is good. But the pay for this is absurdly low. I could mow my neighbor's lawn and make more in 2 hours than I could working at Rev.com.
That said, I do appreciate the flexibility. But I wished they would pay a decent wage.
I work for Rev and average about $100 a week, which is not bad if you take into account the fact that I live in South Africa with the exchange rate and all. I think the problem is that people get impatient and just grab whatever job that pop ups, and this gets them into trouble. Don’t the bad audio jobs, there are enough good ones out there, you just have to take your time previewing files.
This company doesn’t care in the slightest about their employees. Under paid as heck for too much work. Hard to get in touch with them especially when it comes to my finances but when I finally did they were the least organized people in this whole world. They’ll tell you one thing then flip it completely to save their own behinds. Horrible company and horrible people making the horrible company even worse.
Rev is a easy to navigate, transcription/caption service that offers the ability to choose when you want to work or don't on as little as a whim. They also offer a generous time frame for changing your mind on the jobs you take. The quality control is on point though it's a lilttle rough to meet the standards as a newbie. Read the newbie threads in the forums before jumping in.
$0.30-0.50 to start per audio minute. $O.40-$1.00 (barely audible audio) if you get a metric of 4.5 or higher. When you first start, your metric average is decided by the number of jobs you do so if you score anything less than 5/5, their automatic marking system will close your account. Most of the audio you can not understand or hear due to background noise, multiple speakers, or thick accents.
You set your own hours, choose which horrible audio you want to stressfully transcribe
If the ability to work from home trumps literally everything else, then this job may just be worth it for you. You have to work late nights, starting midnight to get any workable jobs, because during the day, the site is so flooded with people that any jobs left over are completely inaudible. The work is extremely tedious and takes forever, even if you are a quick typist. For a 20 minute video you can expect to work 4-6 hours, and pay is per job. I don't think I've ever made anything more than $5 an hour. The grades you get as a beginner are wildly inconsistent and they expect complete perfection without compensating for it. Just an absolute waste of time and effort, it will never be worth because the money is just so bad.
Complete choice in the jobs you take, expect low pay out per job but quick turn around. All jobs done are rated for accuracy in spellings, correct words, and subtitle timing. Unfortunately if you have any issues with your review and submit for a re-assessment you are immediately taken off their list of reviewers.
I loved the discretion in this job. The pay is completely project based. You accept projects when you want to, complete them by their deadline, and your pay is submitted to Paypal. Easy Peasy. However, I worked with them happily for two years before I had a situation where my metrics dropped. They dropped me like a hot potato without any time for improvement and very little notice. And, little did I know, if you are dropped for a decrease in metrics, you have a LIFE TIME ban from working there again. No chance to reapply ever.
Schedule and pay discretion
Instant termination if metrics drop, with no chance to re-apply.
The work and pay are not equal. But you do get paid every week. And you can choose which jobs you choose, however it is difficult to get a job you want before someone else. Also they have a grading system that is unfair.
You get paid the more hours you put in, but as you start out you would work 3 hurs for $5.00. And it takes a long time to move up in the hierarchy. A work schedule could not get more relaxed (it is freelance), but this also has potential to bring about issues.
This is a good job for someone that just needs something to do or a side job, but it does not pay that well.
The grading sometimes seems pretty arbitrary and that is a down side because that determines whether you can get promoted in order to get paid more.
Some tasks/videos are really short less than an hour, but it will take hours to get it completed. Rev does not pay for your time and research. I had a video that I did and I had to Google names of people in the play in order to get the correct spelling. I also had to Google a lot of previous work people did because it was referenced in the video, but I needed to make sure I spelling the work correctly. Some were in different languages.
I currently still work for Rev, but haven't been on in months because I felt discourage after all the time I put into videos and received an email letting me know that I am doing well, but if I do not keep up a certain metric, then I would automatically be let go.
If you do this occasionally to make some grocery money or small change, and you don't EVER mess up or make a tiny mistake, you might be able to be content as a captioner.
Even a 10 minute video can take a few hours to caption (people talk a lot faster than you think they do, especially in interviews), which means you are really only paid a few bucks an hour to do this.
In addition, the grading system is hard to predict, and different graders will rate you differently. Where one grader will give you a pass on formatting, another will dock you for it, which makes it impossible to learn what the correct format really is.
Make two or more mistakes, it's very possible your account will be cancelled.
Aaaaand, I literally just got an email while writing this review that stated my metrics had fallen .03 percent below the standards (the grader marked me down for something that was never marked down in the past), and my account was deactivated.
I really, really DID like working for Rev.com. I could work from anywhere, and at my own pace. My goal would be $20/day. At 78wpm it would take me about 2.5-3 hours.
But then I got an email saying that California passed some state law for contract workers, and Rev.com could not or did not want to comply with it. So all workers in California got their accounts deactivated. The end.