Transcribing for 3 Play Media
Since I like typing and I’m always looking for additional work at home opportunities, when I heard that 3 Play Media was looking for people who were willing to do transcription work and there was the potential to earn up to $12 an hour, I quickly signed up. I figured I had nothing to lose.
3 Play Media has some pretty specific requirements about who can and can’t do transcription work for them. Their basic requirements state that you need to have good computer knowledge, be able to type a minimum of 75 words per minute with accuracy, and have a college degree. Your command of the English language needs to be very strong. Right now the company is only interested in hiring US citizens, most likely for tax purposes.
The best news is that 3 Play Media is indeed a legit source of income. I’ve been very pleased with the amount of money I’ve earned while doing transcription work for them and they’ve never failed to pay me on time. For most of the work I’ve done I felt the pay scale was very fair. According to their website, it’s possible to earn up to $25 per hour but I wouldn’t count on making that much. You’d have to type incredibly fast and find lots of easy projects.
Another thing I really like about doing transcription work for 3 Play Media is that there's a wonderful variety of work available. I never have to worry about getting bored because I’ve been transcribing the same thing over and over again. Plus, most of the work has been really easy. More often than not, I’ve found myself not transcribing something directly, but actually editing something that someone else had transcribed.
I’ve noticed two things about 3 Play Media that trouble me. The first is that while many of the transcription jobs are very easy and can be completed quickly, there are some that take forever to complete. Carefully reading through the project details helps, but even so I’ve found myself spending an enormous amount of time on a project I thought I could complete quickly. When this happens, the pay really isn’t worthwhile.
The biggest problem with 3 Play Media right now is that there isn’t much consistency with regards to the amount of work available. Sometimes I can find enough to keep me typing all day long, and than there are weeks when there isn’t a single project available.
If you meet the qualifications, I think you should take the time to join this program. It’s a great way to supplement your income. Just don’t make it your main source of revenue. Have something else lined up for those times when there isn’t any transcription work available.