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I know you all think Rev is a waste of time, but…

I’ve made $60 using Rev in the past two days as a rookie and plan to that earn about the same or more in just one day today as a Revver. Here are my tips to those who don’t know, on how to be a slavescriber on Rev.
So yes, if you’re somewhat financially stable and don’t have a lot of free time, then Rev sucks. However, if you’re in need of some cash, like yesterday, have a free day, and don’t have the time to go through the process of getting a part time job and waiting for your first check, Rev is the way to go.
Addressing the problems with Rev, it is annoying sifting through the garbage audio files, with heavy accents that sounds like it was recorded with a potato. It’s nice that I’m able to preview the files before claiming them. If the audio is clear in most of it, I claim it because there’s no limit on how many times you can use the inaudible time stamp, at least not that I’m aware of.
I wish there were more options to adjust the audio, but I make do with what’s available. I usually slow down the audio. This helps with my typing keeping up with their pace of speech and I’m able to decipher some hard to understand words more clearly in slower audio. Often times, the phrase or word I couldn’t understand initially is repeated again and more clearer later in the file. Woohoo! Context clues? Utilize google too. Just type what you think you heard and the subject of the audio, such as “self sheeting flex core welding” will come up the more accurate “self shielding flux core welding.” Thank Darwin for google.
If you’re a slow typer, then yes, transcription sucks and takes a long time. At 40-60 wpm, depending how tired my little ‘ol claws are, it takes me 2 1/2 hours to transcribe 50 minute audio, using my tips and tricks. As a rookie, that’s about $20, so like $8 an hour?!?! POOPYCOCK! But as I said, I’m a broke butt and I gots to make my coins somehow that I need right now.
Finally, make sure you keep up your metrics. I’ve found that Rev has some annoyingly tough graders. If you have a few errors, then your formatting grade or accuracy score goes down a whole point or two. Proofreading is important. I didn’t proofread a couple of my transcripts and it showed, although I think it’s stupid to negate a point or two all because of a few small errors out of a whole 50 minute document. Just proofread to keep your metrics up, and make more money because if your metrics drop below their standards of even a rookie, you’re out. You can get demoted, in which case you have lower paying, trash jobs offered to you.
I’ve considered camming, selling undergarments, flipping, stripping and phone sex operating. Desperate times call for desperate measures, unfortunately, and the little part time job I have right now is not keeping me afloat.
I’ve also made about $50 on Prolific in two weeks last month. I got really lucky and I guess I met the demographic requirements to qualify for mad surveys, but now it’s dry. I only got three surveys in two weeks. T-T but luckily this last sexy survey I did pays £7.50, that’s like $9.90 US BANDS. Yezz baby!
I’m basically just posting this to share my experience and give hope to those of y’all who broke just like me and strapped for cash just like me or may be in the future. I’d like to never ever bee in financial trouble like this ever again, but ju’know. Life is a beautiful woman, but sometimes she get a little spiteful.
PS ya gyal is still broke, but hopefully not for long!

14 thoughts on “I know you all think Rev is a waste of time, but…

  1. I’m not quite sure of the rules for posting here. Tried looking in the FAQ post. Just thought I’d share my experience. Am I supposed to share proof of my earnings on here?

    1. Generally, yes. Although Rev is more well known and from what I can tell you don’t have a referral link on there, so it’s not a big deal I suppose.

       

      A little tip: Making a huge block of text like that makes it difficult to read. Most people will just skip over it because of that. I’ll be honest, I didn’t read more than the first couple sentences and a glance through the rest, but from what I’ve read on /r/WorkOnline, most people say it’s a waste of time simply because:

      1. They’re known to fire people at random (even when showing your metrics are just fine).

      2. They have a history of not paying people.

      3. Their minimum wage can get pretty low if you don’t get good audio (although, for /r/beermoney it’s not a bad rate.)

      4. They pay less than the competition.

      5. It’s not stable work (once again, not an issue for /r/beermoney, but Rev is more /r/WorkOnline anyways)

      6. You get punished for doing the harder work (fired, not paid, etc for trying to do the tasks no one wants)

      7. Sometimes they dock you on things that are right according to the guidelines.

      Most people I’ve seen that say Rev is good later turn around and say they hate it. It seems to be one of those things that seems great… until you start having issues.

      1. Sorry about that. Our use my phone to type all of that and I thought I had formatted it properly, but obviously not. Once I get to my PC I’ll fix it. Thank you for the heads up on them being jerks. I’ll keep that in mind when they decide to dispose of me. For now, imma just try and get what I can from them for the time being. I’ve heard of 3Play Media and do plan on applying to them because I’ve heard it’s significantly less time, less work and more money over there. I just needed money right now, and knew I’d have to wait a couple days and go through a process before I can start editing on 3Play Media. That’s time that at the moment, I don’t have. I’ll be sure to post of /r/WorkOnline next time for things like this.

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      2. Curious, what’s the competition for rev? I was looking to make something to afford MH:World and I was considering rev until I read your comment.

        1. There are a lot of sites that do transcription. I don’t do transcription, so I can’t say which sites are good or bad, but you can find more info over on /r/WorkOnline

    2. So I have a question, why dont you find a bf to buy you stuff or a sugar daddy? You mentioned camming so you must be at least a little hot

      1. I did try that, and it’s not for me. I was only on Seeking Arrangements for three days though, so maybe if I gave it more time. I also don’t want to have sex with a sugar daddy, and it’s rare to find ones that are fine with that.
        I not really into that whole thing though. I’d rather not rely on a significant other to take care of me, even if it is an arrangement.

  2. I also wanted to work for rev but couldn’t get accepted. I’m sure I did pretty good on the test but I guess they just weren’t hiring.

  3. I don’t disagree that if you’re a quick typist and have free time, Rev can made a bit of side income, but they keep dropping the pay/min lower and lower lately. It sucks because I don’t mind doing transcription there, just not at dirt cheap pay rates.

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