How to Charge For Transcription Services


If you feel like you are the sort of person that has a really good ear, suffice it to say that you could make a killing in the transcription industry. This is a kind of service that has become increasingly in demand after voice recordings have started to become rather popularized over the years. Transcription can involve things like writing down subtitles for a particular video based piece of content, but they can also be helpful if you like speaking your notes into a voice recorder and having someone or the other write them down.

Another way in which transcription can be used is in law enforcement. You see, police officers often interrogate witnesses as well as criminals alike, and they often record this. Some think that this recording is enough, but in spite of the fact that this is the case transcriptions need to be made as well so that the officers in question can read more about what they discussed with the subject of their interrogation at the end of the day.

It is important to note that the best way to charge for your transcription services is to charge per minute of audio. People that have not yet amassed a reasonable amount of transcription experience might be forced to charge around a dollar per minute, but this can very quickly go up to $1.5 per minute as well. Hence, a ten minute audio transcription can net you an easy 15 dollars which is a lot more than minimum wage. It’s easy to see why so many people want to work in this field given the high level of income it allows them to earn all in all.