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Become a TranscriptionistHello!

Welcome to Transcription Hub Pros!

It’s so nice to connect with you!

I’m Virginia Nakitari, founder of this amazing site.

If you are ready to jump-start your transcription career, then you are at the right place.

The main purpose of this blog is to share with you top-of the-line transcription tips, hiring companies and amazing resources that that will transform you into a fully-fledged transcription expert.

I will openly share with you what has worked for me and helped me become a successful transcriptionist.

So, hold my hand and let’s take this walk together.

What is general transcription?

General transcription, in simple terms, is listening to audio recordings or watching videos and typing out what you hear in Microsoft Word document.

Who is this for?

Anyone with good English skills, has attention detail, can type faster and is able to sit for longer hours is fit to do this job.

Read:  Want to Improve Your Typing Speed? Follow These 5 Awesome Tips

Which equipment/tools do I need?

  •     A good working computer
  •     A pair of headsets (Noise-cancelling headsets are the best)
  •     Fast internet connection
  •     Microsoft Word installed
  •     Express Scribe
  •     Foot pedal (Optional)

Read: Effective Transcription Equipments/Softwares That Make Your Work Easier

Which skills are required?

  •     Listening skills
  •     Good typing skills
  •     Good grammar
  •     Research skills

Read: Four Must-Have Skills For An Effective General Transcriptionist

What type of recorded files will I be working on?

  •     Lectures
  •     Speeches
  •     Interviews
  •     Meetings
  •     Seminars
  •     Webinars
  •     Podcasts
  •     Conference calls
  •     Focus group discussions
  •     Market research
  •     Sermons
  •     YouTube videos, etc.

How long will it take before I start earning?

The amount of time it takes before you start seeing earnings will depend solely on you. Some people start earning within 2 weeks of working. These are fast learners who grasp information quickly and are committed to the process. If you are slow and do it haphazardly it will take you longer.

I’m Ready to Get Started. Where Are the Companies?

I have a huge list of transcription companies that you can apply to and start earning as soon as possible.

Great Transcription Companies for Newbies

Top 10 Transcription Companies Hiring Newbies Worldwide

3 Hot Transcription Companies Hiring Worldwide

List of 30 Stunning Transcription Companies Hiring Now

Stuck at the application process? No problem

How to Open a Transcription Account and Pass the Test

Looking for Medical Transcription Companies Instead? We got you covered!

Medical Transcription Companies Hiring Now

Need More Resources?

Sure thing!

Everything You Need to Know About Time Stamps

How to Set Up Express Scribe Ready for Transcription

Need Certification?

No problem. Check out Transcribe Anywhere ecourse. They have a Free 7-Day Mini Course. If you decide to take the full course, you will get a Certificate of Completion.

Let’s Connect!

Love what you see? Have a question? Feel free to contact me or connect with me:

Facebook:  TranscriptionHubPros

Google+:  VirginiaNakitari

Twitter:  VirginiaNakitar

Happy Transcribing!



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13 thoughts on “New? Start Here

  1. Rob

    What do you consider a full time income? I’ve been typing since the 90’s and I’m considering this type of work, but so far everything I’ve looked at for payment seems pretty low. For example, I was reading another one of your articles that mentioned a company that pays $10.00 an audio hour. Clearly it’s going to take longer than an hour to transcribe an hour worth of audio. If it took double the amount of time you’re making $5.00 an hour. That is less than minimum hourly wage in the U.S.A. Nice price for the client but not so good for the transcriber.

    I’m curious as to how much someone could make working eight hours a day five days a week with average skills. For instance, what could someone expect to be able to make with 80 WPM typing skills, 90 WPM, 100 et cetera. Is there even enough work from the companies you list to support a full time weekly work schedule?

    1. Virginia Nakitari Post author

      Hello Rob,

      Well, I cannot give a specific amount as the full time income because what I consider full time in Kenya might not be full time in the United States. As for the sites/companies, the one you referred to and some others that I mentioned are companies meant for newbies. People with a typing speed of at least 40WPM. I even specify this in the title of the post. With your typing speed and the skills that you have you should be working for companies like GRM Transcription, Net Transcripts, Landmark Associates etc. These are sites that have been in the field for a long time and are looking for professional and experienced transcriptionists. Alternatively, we have a site like that pays between $30 to $50 per audio hour. You can get your feet wet with that kind of work before you move onto better and greener pastures.

  2. Francoise


    Thanks for the useful info on your website. I’ve worked as a PA and digital transcriptionist for many years but never tried working from home. I’m just not that up on the technical side of how these sites work ….. do I need to buy my own transcription kit to work for etc or just headphones?

    Thanks for any help.

    Kind regards

    Francoise Aylett

    1. Virginia Nakitari Post author

      Hello Francoise,

      Welcome to Transcription Hub Pros. Yes. You will have to buy a few
      things here and there before you get started. You will need a computer
      either a laptop or desktop with enough RAM for saving documents. A
      pair of good headsets and a faster internet connection. If you
      subscribe to my free newsletter I share my ebook containing what you
      will need to acquire before you start working from home. If you need
      further assistance, do not hesitate to let me know.

  3. Peter Simiyu

    Hello Miss Nakitari,

    I have been looking out for these online freelance stuff to no avail.
    I have had to sit for numerous tests where I get confirmation that I have passed,but work is not forthcoming.Internet with a high speed of about 8mbs,uninterrupted is available.
    I have almost every gadget at my disposal,I feel wasted.Please help.

    1. Virginia Nakitari Post author

      Hello Peter,

      Nice to connect with you. Well, first you need to decide what you want to do. We have many fields online like transcription, article writing, graphic design, SEO etc. Out of these choose one that interests you. Just because others are doing transcription doesn’t mean it’s for you too. Maybe this could be the problem you are having. Hope that helps. Regards.

  4. Lorraine

    Hello Virginia, I have been transcribing dictation for 14 years and have purchased two domains to secure my name for my business. However, the more I read the more convinced I am that I need some training to perfect my skills. I type 72 words per minute on a good day. Since researching this viable means of working from home I have been practicing my typing. I am fully aware that typing is not the only skill required to become an excellent transcriptionist. I have sent you my email address in order to receive your Free Transcription ebook and as of this moment it has not arrived in my messages. Could you please check to see when I could expect it? Thank you…

  5. Ivy

    Hey Virginia, i am interested in transcribing, however am a newbie, i would like subscribe to your newsletter and if i could get my hands on your free eBook, i would really be greatful.


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