Are you looking for flexible translation work? Are you fluent in more than one language? Are you a fast and accurate typist who can meet deadlines? Then VerbalizeIt might be a work-at-home opportunity for you!
What Exactly is VerbalizeIt?
VerbalizeIt is a company that offers cloud-based transcription and translation services in 150 languages, 140 countries, and 50 industries worldwide. As the world of business becomes more global, companies are reaching out more and more to translators to introduce their brands to consumers worldwide.
Good news! You don't have to live in the United States to work there.
Clients come to VerbalizeIt looking for quality transcribers and translators to interpret their message. When a client comes to VerabalizeIt, he/she will:
- upload the file.
- get a quote.
- accept the quote.
- be assigned a translator.
- have the document reviewed twice.
- have the file delivered.
You job will be to deliver that high-quality transcription and translation into the desired language.
What Are the Computer Requirements for Workers at VerbalizeIt?
The computer requirements will be mentioned after testing and training, but for the most part they are the basic:
- an updated computer and laptop
- antivirus and malware software
- an online thesaurus
- an online dictionary
- an online second language dictionary
- connection to any similar spelling/grammar checker
- Microsoft office with Word and Excel installed
What is Testing/Training Like at VerbalizeIt?
Training will begin after testing. Only the top 10% of testers will make the cut. Training will be set and you can pick what is flexible for your schedule.
How Do Translators Perform Their Job at VerbalizeIt?
Once you have been selected to work there and once you have passed the necessary training, you will use your verified, valid email address to receive work notifications. First, you have to mark yourself as “ready” in their system. Then upon receiving notifications, you have the right to accept or reject work as it comes in. However, the faster you can respond to the requests, the better chance you have of becoming the first translator to respond. As you take on more requests and receive good feedback, you will have the ability to earn badges letting clients know of your standing.
Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee at VerbalizeIt?
At VerbalizeIt you are an independent contractor and responsible for your own taxes. Should you make over $600 a year, you will be sent a 1099 Income Tax Form.
What Are the Hours and Pay at VerbalizeIt?
The hours are actually flexible and for the most part can be done on your schedule as long as deadlines are met.
What is the Pay and When is Payday at VerbalizeIt?
The pay will be commensurate with your work experience. Pay is on the 15th and 30th of every month via PayPal. While it doesn’t state how much you will make, you can view what the client pays and perhaps estimate how much of a cut VerbalizeIt will take.
What Do Others Think of VerbalizeIt?
Unfortunately, I did not find very many positive reviews on VerbalizeIt. Now, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t those out there enjoying the job and the money. Sometimes it’s only the bad reviews that get published. Here is the latest Glassdoor review.
How Can an Interested Applicant Apply to VerbalizeIt?
Go to the Become a Translator link on their website. Just follow the online application instructions and testing there.
Good luck to all who apply, and please feel free to comment below if you have any experience with the company you'd like to share.
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