Ai-Media Review: Legit or Scam

Ai-Media is a company that offers live captioning, transcriptions, and closed captioning services. The company hires freelance captioners or transcribers to work for them. Currently, they are only hiring people who live in the United States, the United Kingdom and in Australia. The job of live captioning is very similar to transcribing an audio tape. However, with live or closed captioning, you’ll be working with videos or movies and typing the spoken text at the bottom of the screen. The company will provide you with all the tools you need to do this job and they have a 4 to 6-hour training class which you must take in order to start.

How Does it Work?

  1. The company is hiring native English speakers who are proficient in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  2. You must apply for the job from the company and fill out the application. If there isn’t any job opening at the time the company will have you send them your CV to keep on file. When the company has a job opening they will contact you.
  3. When you complete the application, the company will do a background check on you. This is standard for anyone they hire.
  4. The main skills a captioner should have a good command of the English language both colloquially and formally.
  5. You’ll need to be able to type the spoken word using the software provided for you so that the captions you type flow smoothly from one screen to another.
  6. You need a computer with an internet connection in order to do this job.
  7. The software only works on a Windows machine. You can use a MAC as long as you can install Windows on the machine.
  8. You will need to use the Chrome browser to work with the software correctly.


  1. In order to understand how the software works and what your job will be, the company has you go through a training class.
  2. The class is 4 to 6 hours long.
  3. This is a fast-paced class that will teach you how to use the software, how to sync up your captions with the videos, and how to use the respeaking software to have your voice turned into the caption file.
  4. The course is not paid and you’ll need to pass this class before you can begin working with this company.


  1. One of the captioning techniques you’ll be working with is respeaking.
  2. The captions will be produced through a voice recognition technology. Here you’ll be using a special software that will capture your voice and produce a text document.
  3. You will be listening to an audio source such as a video, live event, or even a telephone conversation.
  4. You will be speaking into a microphone and repeating exactly what you’ve heard. You will add the punctuation and sound effects as you speak.
  5. The microphone is connected to a special voice recognition software that will transfer your voice to a test or caption file.
  6. You will see the text appear on the screen as you are talking.
  7. After the transcript of the audio has been completed, it is your job to correct any problems and regulate the text that was typed on the screen.
  8. The text needs to be in sync with the video’s audio in order to be correct and produce the caption file.
  9. You will also do live events that you’ll listen to a broadcast via Wi-Fi and see the viewer’s device in real time. This works the same way as the capture, recording does for videos. When the captions are done and displayed on the screen, you’ll need to edit the files and make sure they sync up with the video.


  1. You will be using a stenotype machine to type in shorthand commands to produce the transcript.
  2. You will be listening to the audio tape and use shorthand commands to record the spoken words. This can be from a video, live broadcast, or even a phone conversation. You will need to type in the shorthand commands for each work, punctuation, and sound you hear on the recording.
  3. The machine is linked to your computer and will receive the captioned words in real time. You’ll be able to see the shorthand words appear on the screen as you are typing them into the machine.


  1. The company also offers transcribing jobs that you can do.
  2. As a transcriber, you’ll be listening to the audio tapes and creating a text document.

How Much Can You Earn?

  1. Each job pays a different price.
  2. Depending on the length of the video or the audio file you are working on.
  3. According to the site, you can make $27 to $42 per video hour. Just keep in mind this isn’t your pay rate for the number of hours you work on the video or audio file.
  4. Each video hour will normally take you around 3 hours to complete the job.
  5. This includes your typing time, editing time, research and replay time you spend on the video or audio file.

How Are You Paid?

  1. The company pays every two weeks.
  2. The money you earn is sent to your PayPal account.


This is a legitimate company to work for. If you have any transcribing experience this is an excellent job to apply for. The company does transcribe of audio tapes and also captioning for movies, video files, live broadcasts and more. You will need to take a training class through the company that isn’t paid. In your training, they will teach you how to use the different equipment and what is expected from you. The company will perform a background check on you before you are able to work with them. You will be working as a freelance typist and the company will supply you with the work.


Tigerfish Transcribing Review: Legit or Scam

Tigerfish Transcribing is a company that transcribes audio tapes into readable text. The company is always looking for transcribers to join and if you live in the United States and are 18 years of age or older you can join this company. You don’t need any previous experience transcribing audio tapes in order to apply for the company. Like all transcribing companies, there will be a test for you to take before you can be hired. The company requires that you have a phone they can contact you on. Furthermore, you’ll need your own computer and a high-speed internet connection. After you’ve been hired the company requires that you buy a program to do the work with.

How Does It Work?

  1. You must live in the United States in order to apply to this company.
  2. The company requires that you are 18 years of age or older in order to apply for a job.
  3. You will need to own your own computer in order to work at home for this company.
  4. You’re required to have a high-speed internet connection in order to download the orders and send them back to the company once they are completed.
  5. Before you decide to take the test the company will have you download their styling guide. The guide will tell you how they expect the documents formatted. In order to take the test and past the test it will be necessary for you to study this guide and understand the format the company uses.
  6. There are 3 audio files that you must download from the website and transcribe for the company during the test.
  7. Each audio file is around 5 minutes long and must be formatted according to the document that you downloaded.
  8. When you’ve completed the test it will be sent back to the company in an email.
  9. When sending in the files, you’ll need to send in an essay about yourself, select the subjects you are familiar with, and how many hours a week you want to work.
  10. The company is also interested in which days each week you can work and the time of the day you’re available.
  11. Once the test has been completed, you’ll need to fill out the application form for the company.
  12. The company will require you to tell them how long it took you to transcribe each of the audio files.
  13. If you pass the test the company will notify you.l
  14. At this time you’ll be required to purchase a good headset and foot pedal to use for the job.
  15. The company also requires that you purchase Start Stop’s Power Play for Windows media to do the transcribing jobs with. The program cost is $250 for the software.
  16. The total application process may take up to 3 weeks before you hear back from the company.

How Much Can You Earn?

  1. The company doesn’t pay by audio minutes but will pay by how many words you transcribe for each audio tape.
  2. You will earn $0.005 for each word you transcribe.
  3. As a new transcriber, it will take you around 20 to 30 minutes to transcribe an audio tape of 1000 words. Therefore, you’ll earn $5 for the work that is completed.
  4. As you get familiar with the job it is possible to earn a higher rate of pay because it will take less time to transcribe the jobs.
  5. The company isn’t disclosing how they pay you for the work that you do. Therefore, it is hard to say if you are paid monthly, weekly, or even bi-weekly. Furthermore, they don’t even indicate if they pay you through a direct deposit or your PayPal account.l


This is a legitimate company to work for at home as a transcriber. The application process is simple and requires you to download and transcribe 3 different audio tapes. You’ll need to fill out the application and send the company an essay about yourself. Once you’re hired the company requires you to purchase a piece of software that you’ll use to transcribe the audio tapes with on your home computer. The software cost between $200 to $250 dollars depending on where you purchase the program. This can be quite difficult for a person who is just starting out and doesn’t have a budget to purchase the program so they can work. Just keep this in mind if you want to work for this company.


GMR Transcription Review – Legit or Scam

GMR Transcription is an American company with offices in California, Georgia, New York, and Florida. Their corporate office is located in California The company is always looking for people who can transcribe English and Spanish voice tapes. If you’d like to apply for a job here it is recommended that you are a skilled typist. Joining the company doesn’t require that you have any previous transcribing skills, however, they do offer their client a 99% accuracy to maintain their high standards. The company hires transcribers for Engish and Spanis. Furthermore, they are always looking for people to translate Spanis documents.

How To Apply:

  1. The company only accepts an application from their website. They don’t allow anyone to phone the company to apply for a job.
  2. On the website the application process is quite simple, you’ll need to supply your name, address, phone number, email address, indicate if you are willing to take a test, check the type of work you’re looking for, if it is English or Spanis, add your additional skills, your highest level of education, how many years you’ve done transcribing, and let them know if you won Start/Stop equipment and software.
  3. Upload your application to the website.
  4. Once the company receives your application, an email will be sent to you.
  5. The email will contain an attached zip file of a test tape that you must complete and upload to the company.

Taking The Test:

  1. The zip file contains instructions for taking the test.
  2. During the test, the company won’t answer any of your questions.
  3. You are expected to be able to read the instruction and follow the directions.
  4. If you have an issue, it is up to you to troubleshoot these problems and find your own solution.
  5. If you try and contact the company before submitting your test, you’ll be disqualified and your application denied.
  6. Your test and application will be denied if you submit an incomplete test or don’t follow the template they provide for you.
  7. The test must be completed and submitted back to the company within 3 days otherwise your application is rejected.
  8. It normally takes 2 weeks for the company to review your test and send you an email.
  9. If you don’t hear back from the company it means that they aren’t interested in hiring you and there was a problem with your test.
  10. The audio table that is sent to you arrives in the form of a zip file, The file must be opened in order to play the tape. The company suggests that you unzip the file with PeaZip. This is a free program and can be downloaded online.

How Many Hours Can You Work?

  1. If you’re hired by the company they require you to do 4 hours of audio tape transcribing each month.
  2. You can work more hours if you desire and the company is always looking for people who want to transcribe tapes. They have plenty of work available if you’re interested.

Does The Company Have a Trial Period?

  1. As a new transcriber, you’ll be required to transcribe 120 minutes of audio tapes for free.
  2. During your trial period, you’ll be graded on your performance if you complete the job on time, and the accurac6y of you’re the file you’ve transcribed.
  3. If you pass your trial period, you’ll move on to a paid position.
  4. The paid position allows you to pick and choose the types of files you’d like to work on.

How Much Does the Company Pay?

  1. The company won’t discuss any type of payment openly unless you’ve passed the test and the trial period.
  2. Your pay is based on the quality of the tape, the number of minutes, and the overall job.
  3. You’ll see the description of the job, what it details, and how much you’ll be paid for completing this job.
  4. You are free to pick and choose the jobs that you’d like to complete.
  5. There are no indications of how the company pays you. This will be discussed privately with you once you’ve passed your trial

What Do Others Say About This Company?

  1. People are happy to work here and the company always has worked for them.
  2. People who work for this company enjoy the fact that each job you take has a sliding pay schedule. The company lets you know the difficulty of the audio tape and your pay before you accept the job.
  3. The company offers a higher pay rate than other transcription companies.
  4. People are always satisfied because the company pays on time.
  5. The hours are flexible and you can pick and choose the hours you want to work. The company only requires you to do 4 hours of audio tapes each month.


This is a legitimate company to work for and they are always looking for people to transcribe English and Spanis audio tapes. Furthermore, they need people who can translate Spanish documents or tapes. You are only required to transcribe 4 hours of audio tapes each month, but you have the opportunity to work as many hours a month as you wish. There is always work with this company and they don’t have any complaints about paying you for your work. Just keep in mind the first two hours of audio tapes that you transcribe won’t be paid. This is your trial period and once you pass the trial period you’ll be paid for your work. If you’re interested in the job, just visit their website and apply for a position. Complete the test and submit it to the company. If you pas the test the company will be in touch with you within two weeks.




Acusis Medical Transcription Review – Legit or Scam

Acusis is a medical transcriber company that is located in the United States, India, and the Philippines. The company hires people to transcribe medical documents for hospitals and doctors. The company has two different positions you can apply for. You can either join the company as a Medical Transcriber or as a Medical Coder. The majority of positions available with the company are home-based, however, they do have a few medical coding positions available in certain states or offices.

How Does it Work?

  1. The company hires full-time or part-time people to work at home transcribing medical tapes.
  2. You’ll find the steps necessary to apply for the position with the company. Review the steps and at the end of the page click on the link marked “Apply”.
  3. After applying for the position the recruiter from Acusis will send you instruction within 24 hours to your email address.
  4. You’ll be taking a test that lasts 150 to 180 minutes.
  5. They require that you complete the test within 5 business days after receiving the email.
  6. Click on the link provided in the email and start the test.
  7. The test will test your ability to transcribe two to three multispecialty reports.
  8. You must receive an accuracy score of 96% or greater on each test you take in order to be qualified and hired by the company.
  9. During the test the company allows you to use any reference material you need to complete the test.
  10. After the test is completed the company will send you your results within 3 days. You’ll receive an email concerning your test scores.
  11. If you’ve passed the test the email will give you directions and access details about selecting your Acusis presentations.
  12. At this time you can select the account/shift training and convey your preference online.
  13. At this point, you’ll move on to the interview stage.
  14. You’ll be contacted by Acusis HR department to set up your interview and preliminary screening.
  15. Once you’ve passed the interview a job offer will be discussed with you.
  16. The paperwork will be sent to you and HR can guide you through the new hire paperwork if you have any problems filling it out.
  17. Once the paperwork has been submitted the company will send you their proprietary software, updated spell checker, and internal communication tools.
  18. The final step is to go through the training with the help of your trainer.

What Are the Qualifications?

  1. The company is looking for people who have 3 years experience working in the medical field and transcribing medical tapes from various dictators.
  2. You must be proficient in MS-Word.
  3. Must have internet research skills and excellent grammar skills.
  4. Have experience using various dictators to transcribe various documents.
  5. You’ll need your own PC with 1GB or more of RAM, Microsoft Office version 2003 or newer, and an up to date virus scanner installed on your computer.
  6. The software won’t support satellite user, therefore, you’ll need a cable or DSL internet connection.
  7. The company requires that you have a USB foot pedal of your own to use when working on the different jobs.
  8. Each person who is hired by Acusis will receive a word expander. The company gives you “As You Type”  free of charge.

What Type of Training Do You Receive?

  1. Your training will involve the Acusis policy overview of the company.
  2. You’ll be introduced to the Acusis transcription platform.
  3. How to utilize Acusis resources.
  4. They provide account training.
  5. You’ll learn about the Acusis websites.
  6. The training includes the communication tools and the HIPAA compliance rules.

Does the Company Offer Benefits?

  1. The company offers everyone a competitive benefits package when hired.
  2. Full-time employees have the options to select health, vision, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance benefits.
  3. Every full-time and part-time employee are eligible for the company’s 401K and PTO benefits.

How Much Are You Paid?

  1. The company doesn’t post the pay rate online but instead will discuss this with you once you’re hired.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. Each person is paid through a direct deposit to their bank account.
  2. It doesn’t state if the company pays once or twice a month.


This is a legitimate company to work for. The company opened their offices in India in 2001 and later expanded to the United States and the Philippines The company offers full-time and part-time work as a medical transcriber. Each person that is hired by the company will work from home transcribing different types of medical documents. The company has a wonderful benefits package for full-time employees and offers a few benefits if you chose to work part-time. This is a great work-at-home opportunity if you are looking for a company that offers work at home programs.



TranscribeMe Review – Legit or Scam

TranscribeMe is a web-based service provider that is located in Berkeley, CA. The company provides a service that will transcribe any audio content into highly accurate text. The company transcribes tapes that are single or multi-speakers. Furthermore, the company offers their service to transcribe tapes in multiple languages. The company offers transcribing services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, German, French, and Italian. The company hires transcriber’s worldwide and currently has over 30,000 crowd-sourced transcribers working for them. If you’ve never done this type of work before and would like an opportunity to try, then this is the perfect company for you. They are always looking for new people to join their team and don’t require any previous experience to join.

How Does It Work?

  1. In order to apply to the company, you must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. The company looks for people who have a high school diploma or a GED.
  3. You’ll need to fill in the online application to apply for the job.
  4. The company requires you to take a grammar test and a transcribing test before you start working. You’ll be asked to transcribe a few audio files during the test.
  5. You don’t need to live in the United States to apply for this job. The company hires transcribers worldwide.
  6. However, you’ll need a strong command of the English language in order to do this job. Many of the tapes that you’ll transcribe are in English. However, the company does transcribe tapes in other languages.
  7. You’ll also need to have strong grammar skills and be able to recognize American English accents and speech. The same holds true for all the languages that TranscribeMe supports.
  8. According to the website the company offers a training program for you. If you pass the training program, you’ll be hired to work for the company.
  9. A decent typing speed with no errors is a benefit when working for this company.
  10. If you fail the test the first time, the company allows you to take the test again. You’ll need to wait 24 hours before taking the test a second time.

What Experience or Skills Are Needed?

  1. You won’t need any previous transcribing experience to join the company.
  2. The only skill the company requires is your English grammar skills.
  3. This is very important to have strong English grammar skills to work for this company.

What Equipment Do You Need?

  1. You’ll need your own desktop or laptop computer.
  2. It is a good idea to have Windows 7 or higher installed on your device.
  3. You’ll also need to install Chrome on your computer.
  4. Finally, you’ll need an internet connection in order to do the work.
  5. You will find it easier to transcribe audio tapes if you have a good headset and a foot pedal. The headset will help to cut down on the background noise when listening to the audio tapes and the foot pedal will make it easier to start and stop the audio tapes. This isn’t a requirement, however, after working with audio tapes for a long period of time, you’ll find out it helps to have this equipment to use.

How Many Hours Can You Work?

  1. The company isn’t strict on how many hours you work each day or week.
  2. As long as there is work available, you are free to choose full-time or part-time work.

How Much Does the Company Pay?

  1. The company pays $20 for each audio hour transcribed. This works out to $0.33 per audio minute.
  2. You’re only paid on the audio tape minutes and not how long it has taken you to transcribe this tape.
  3. The company pays a higher rate on different projects and transcribing tapes in another language.
  4. The company does pay bonuses to the transcribers who don’t make errors and turn in quality work.

What Type of Opportunities Does the Company Offer?

  1. The company will promote transcribers to Quality Assurance agents once they’ve proved their skills as a transcriber. You’ll need to submit quality transcriptions to the company that contains no mistakes. This will take time to prove your skills, but as long as you keep submitting quality work to the company, they’ll ask you to become a Quality Assurance agent.
  2. There are also other jobs available for special projects teams and captioning transcription teams.
  3. These positions offer a higher rate of pay than their standard transcription jobs offer.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. Every Tuesday the company pays their transcribers.
  2. You’ll need a $10 balance in your account before you can request payment.
  3. The company sends out payments through PayPal.


This is a legitimate company to work for and they pay their transcribers on a weekly basis. Furthermore, this is a great opportunity to learn to transcribe because the company doesn’t require you to have any transcribing experience. If you’ve always wanted to try this type of work here is your chance. As long as you are 18 years old, have a high school diploma, and an understanding of the English language then you can apply for this position. The rate per hour is $20 for each audio hour you transcribe. Just keep in mind you won’t earn $20 an hour transcribing audio tapes. It will take time to transcribe each tape and submit your work to the company for approval.




AccuTransGlobal Review – Legit or Scam

AccuTransGlobal is a full-service Canadian company who hires transcribers, voice writers, and real-time stenographers. The company is always looking for people who have experience in these fields and can work independently at home. In order to work for the company, you’ll need to take a transcription test when you apply. This will determine if the company hires you as an employee or as an independent contractor. The company hires transcribers that live in the US, UK, and Canada.

How Does it Work?

  1. AccuTranGlobal hires transcribers that can type 75 WPM accurately.
  2. You’ll need to have excellent communication and listening skills.
  3. The company needs people who can meet the strict scheduling requirements and work a set number of hours each day.
  4. You’ll also need your own computer with an internet connection.
  5. It is recommended that you have a high-end headset and foot pedal to make the job easier. Most people who have been transcribing for several years should already have these tools available.
  6. When applying for a position at the company, you’ll need to download a word document to fill out. The document contains the full outline of the position, your basic information, work history, and a questionnaire for you to fill out.
  7. The company will contact you to take a test.
  8. Once you’ve completed and passed the test, the company contacts you to move forward with the application process.
  9. However, if you fail to pass the test, the company won’t contact you again.

Work Availability:

  1. The company has a peak season for transcribers. This means that certain months of the year, you’ll find it difficult to get work from this company.
  2. The company won’t guarantee that you’ll have work during June, September or December.
  3. The majority of the work available is from 8 AM to 1:30 PM Eastern Time and 4 PM to 7:30 PM Eastern Time. You’ll need to work at least 3 hours a day during these times.
  4. Each person is required to work on Thursday because it is the company’s busiest day of the week.
  5. Most of the work that is available is on Tuesday to Friday in the morning.
  6. The company can ask you to help out at any time if the workload is excessive and they have many deadlines to meet.
  7. It is important to let the company know your availability when you’re hired. This gives you a chance to be contacted for more work.
  8. AccuTransGlobal has a peak season for their workers. You’ll find work from:
    1. January 20th to March 15th
    2. April 20th to May 20th
    3. July 20th to August 20th
    4. October 20th to November 20th 

How Much Do You Earn?

  1. Most documents that you transcribe will pay you $0.005 per word.
  2. A 500-word transcription will pay you $2.50 for the document.
  3. However, you can earn up to $0.066 per word on special projects. This pay is normally for complicated or foreign transcriptions. The company normally offers this work to their experienced transcribers.
  4. On jobs that involve non-English speaking calls, the company pays you a 20 percent bonus.
  5. You can also earn a 20 percent bonus if you work on a call that has many technical, technology or science terms to transcribe.
  6. The company will reimburse your training cost if you earn $200 within the first six months of joining the company.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. The company pays all transcribers on the 15th of the month.
  2. You’re paid for the work you did the previous month.
  3. You may request a check or wire transfer of your funds.


This is a legitimate company to work for. They pay their transcribers on the 15th of each month. However, this company won’t hire inexperienced transcribers and they are looking for people who have done this work in the past. Unfortunately, this company doesn’t have work year round and the work they offer is seasonal. You’ll need to be available during the company’s peak hours and be able to work at least 3 hours a day. AccuTransGlobal offers a decent pay for your work and they pay you per word instead of an audio minute. If you’re looking for a job to help fill in the gaps or earn a little extra money this is a decent company to work for.



Daily Transcription Review – Legit or Scam

Daily Transcription is a site that hires freelancers to transcribe audio tapes. The company works mostly with the entertainment industry transcribing their audio tapes. However, the company also works with corporate clients and the legal industries. To work for this company you don’t need any prior experience transcribing audio tapes. What is excellent about this company is that they offer transcription jobs in over 30 languages. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who speaks a second language and can successfully transcribe the tapes in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Dutch, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, Persian, Tagalog, Japanese, and Korean.

What Does The Company Look For?

  1. Many of the jobs the company does are for the entertainment industry. Therefore, these jobs have a fast turn around time and their clients expect daily deliveries from the company. That means you must be a motivated individual that can work without supervision and meet deadlines.
  2. The company looks for individuals who are committed to perfection and can follow directions.
  3. The company needs professional or novice transcribers that can work as a 1099 contract worker.
  4. The company works on an on-call/as-needed basis. Therefore, you might receive a call in the morning to complete a job by the afternoon.

How to Join:

  1. You’ll go to the site and fill in the application form.
  2. The company requests your full name, email address, where you live, how you heard about them.
  3. Furthermore, you to be 18 years of age or older to fill in the application.
  4. Unfortunately, the company seems to only hire people who live in Canada or the US.
  5. You’ll need to attach your resume to the application and send this to the company.
  6. After submitting your application, the site redirects you to the testing platform.
  7. You’re required to complete a transcription test that accompanies your application.
  8. Once the application and test are completed the company is sent your completed application.
  9. The company will review your application, resume and test. Afterward, they’ll get in contact with you by email.

How Does the Company Work?

  1. Once your application has been approved, you’ll be put on the list of freelance transcribers the company can contact.
  2. The company doesn’t have work for you daily.
  3. However, you’ll receive work from the company when they have a job for you.
  4. Once a job comes in and they need your services, the company will contact you to complete the job.
  5. After the completion of the job, you’ll need to submit the job to be evaluated and approved.
  6. Once your job has been approved the funds are deposited into your account.
  7. The amount you’re paid for each job varies. However, the company pays a fair rate to their transcribers.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. Transcribers are paid every two weeks for the work they’ve completed.
  2. The company pays you through PayPal.


This is a legitimate company to work for. The company hires a freelancer to transcribe audio tapes to text documents. Most of the company’s clients come from the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, this isn’t a stable job position and there could be weeks on end that you don’t get called for work. The company works on an on-call/as-needed basis. So when they have work for you, you’ll be notified by email or a phone call. Therefore, you can’t rely on this job for a full-time position to earn money online. However, you can use this job for a passive income and earn a little extra money when they have work for you.