looking for online transcription job need some opinions

Discussion in 'Work at Home Moms' started by ontheroadwife, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. ontheroadwife

    ontheroadwife New Member

    My husband recently started a job were he is switching locations every now and then and so I am looking to do some online transcription I have looked at Tigerfish and GMR wondering if anyone can tell me any information about these two if they are real or scams anything would be a huge help I want to do some type of data entry/ transcription but don't have any experience with transcription but do with data entry but not online. If anyone knows of any places I should look into that would also be appreciated [​IMG]
  2. mmaatt

    mmaatt New Member

    Find a website with a jobs at home search. Then when you find a opportunity check it out with the better business bureau. Hope that helps!
  3. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    You might want to check out the wahm.com forum as there a ton of folks over there that do this kind of thing and they are helpful. Good luck![​IMG]
  4. frosties1

    frosties1 New Member

    I haven't done transcription work, but when i come across a new opportunity, i type the name of the opportunity along with 'scam' and check the first few pages on Google search. It is definitely worth the hassle and waste of time if it really is a scam.
  5. Xcriber

    Xcriber New Member

    GMR has chosen not to hire me, and the reasons they provide are simply not true. They claim that my practice transcription was unacceptable, stating that I "misheard words" and did not use their template. Indeed, I did use their template, carefully following each instruction included with their template and accompanying style guide. As for "misheard words", I would be interested to know what they are.

    You see, although the quality of their practice audio was quite poor, in the course of researching names contained therein (standard practice for a professional transcriptionist), I was delighted to find online a video of the conference from which apparently GMR extracted the audio file they then provided to me. The audio portion of the video was crystal clear. After several careful reviews of this online version of the audio along with an additional several careful reviews of GMR's, I am convinced that the transcription sample I returned to them contained exactly zero mistakes.

    Zero mistakes.

    In addition, upon hearing the website version of this audio, I became convinced that GMR recorded their version externally from the website, adding noise and distortions externally, as could anyone with an internet connection and external recorder. I found this rather discomforting when contrasted with my extensive prior experience providing transcription for other, established, reputable companies. Companies for whom I have worked and still work always have a legitimate practice file, recorded in the field and provided by a client with the client's permission. As the recording provided by GMR does not sound to be original, I wonder whether the institution from which this audio was extracted is even GMR's client at all. My guess is no.

    I do not know the real reason why GMR failed to hire me, but I am glad they did. I wish to avoid contact with an unscrupulous or at least unreliable business. GMR provided blatantly false information to justify their decision. I do not know if this was simply a careless error or willful deception, but it is unnecessary and unacceptable in any case. Better that they had provided no justification rather than false justification, or even to not have contacted me at all.

    I most certainly will not reapply to GMR in 90 days or at any time in the future. I do not want to work for them under any circumstances, nor would I hire them to provide any services. GMR not only insulted my professionalism, they also wasted my time. Don't let them waste yours.
  6. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    Why not try to do affiliate programs. You might be able to make a good amount of money if you find good programs to promote and a good mentor that will show you the way.
  7. gloria14r

    gloria14r New Member

    If it is general transcription that you choose, to work from home, then i 'd say that you need atleast 2+ years of experience in the same field and very good at english grammar and spellings and also must have good listening skills.

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