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Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-06-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By workathomebum
That can be so frustrating. This is the reason I...

That can be so frustrating. This is the reason I often just put inaudible tags in as soon as I get an unknown term the first time around because often times it gets clarified later or you figure it...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-06-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By workathomebum
It's more typical to work your way up to becoming...

It's more typical to work your way up to becoming a proofreader. I wouldn't expect a lot of companies to hire someone straight to proofing.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-04-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,209
Posted By workathomebum
transcription companies that are easy to work for

Are there any transcription companies like casting words where all you have to do is a simple assessment and you can easily get to work and work as much or little as you want? There's a lot of...
Forum: Telecommuting 01-04-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By workathomebum
Yeah, for a couple that refused to go through,...

Yeah, for a couple that refused to go through, but I have yet to get a response. Does anyone work for Boost and knows what's going on?
Forum: Telecommuting 01-04-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By workathomebum
What is up with Boost Media's Website?

Does anyone else work for Boost? Everytime I log in I get to do a few ads and then every submission takes forever (with the 'submitting' hourglass-type screen) and times out. Sometime's I'll get a...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 11-02-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By workathomebum
Not exactly pleasant, lol, but it's not painful...

Not exactly pleasant, lol, but it's not painful or anything for the most part. Just a little uncomfortable. It takes maybe 40-60 min for the actual donation process (depending on the amount they're...
Forum: Coders 11-02-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By workathomebum
This was over a month ago so I don't know if...

This was over a month ago so I don't know if they're still hiring.
Forum: Coders 11-02-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By workathomebum
I ended up doing a little research and what...

I ended up doing a little research and what little I did found seems to indicate that the company is indeed legit, and one of their headquarters in is India (the other is in California), which...
Forum: Telecommuting 11-02-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,520
Posted By workathomebum
The position I was hired for is also seasonal...

The position I was hired for is also seasonal with the opportunity to become permanent when it ends. I'm hoping that's what happens with me and I can keep working here as long as I want when this...
Forum: Telecommuting 10-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,520
Posted By workathomebum
Can someone clarify the entire hire process...

Can someone clarify the entire hire process please? I read over this and a few other threads but most are quite a bit older and seem to have a more complicated process than they have now.

1....
Forum: Telecommuting 09-25-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,999
Posted By workathomebum
Does any one have any recs for non-sales-based...

Does any one have any recs for non-sales-based positions?
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 09-24-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By workathomebum
I just want to vent!

This morning I worked on a terrible assignment for the company I work for. It wasn't anywhere remotely worth the pay rate, so I did part of it and sent the other chunk back for some other person to...
Forum: Telecommuting 09-24-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,999
Posted By workathomebum
Non-Sales Phone Jobs for those Without Experience

Can you guys list some reliable phone-jobs that are NOT sales-based, but anything else that is done over the phone, that hire beginners or that are easy to get hired by without much experience? I...
Forum: Telecommuting 09-23-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By workathomebum
Use CL ONLY.. I repeat ONLY.. for live, in-person...

Use CL ONLY.. I repeat ONLY.. for live, in-person jobs. Like if a local restaurant is hiring, or a clinic or hospital.

Anything that says "work from home" or "make money" or anything that sounds...
Forum: Telecommuting 09-23-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By workathomebum
You'd have to be more specific regarding your...

You'd have to be more specific regarding your medical skills. There are some remote nursing positions on various job websites like indeed, like taking emergency calls, but not much else as far as I...
Forum: Telecommuting 09-23-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By workathomebum
I haven't worked for QT but I remember checking...

I haven't worked for QT but I remember checking them out and seem to remember they pay $10 per audio/video hr, at least to start. Can't verify that's accurate though so you should do some research to...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 09-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By workathomebum
If your computer/ operating system is the biggest...

If your computer/ operating system is the biggest thing holding you back, I would suggest you invest in something now that will be able to pay your bills in the long run!! You can get some new brand...
Forum: Fitness/Weight Loss Support 09-23-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By workathomebum
Something I heard a long, long time ago-- one...

Something I heard a long, long time ago-- one hour is only 4% of your day. This was, of course, aimed at getting you to exercise an hour every day. But less than that is an even smaller chunk of your...
Forum: Fitness/Weight Loss Support 09-23-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By workathomebum
I never did W30 and don't remember the...

I never did W30 and don't remember the stipulations (I know it eliminates a bunch, including my precious nightshade tomatoes!). But I wanted to congratulate you on it! I know W30 is kind of a strict...
Forum: Fitness/Weight Loss Support 09-23-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,498
Posted By workathomebum
Since you posted this in the diet forum-- are you...

Since you posted this in the diet forum-- are you eating enough fat and protein? Hair falling out due to dieting is caused by malnutrition.. no shampoo will help you. You might just not be eating...
Forum: Question of the Week 09-23-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,947
Posted By workathomebum
It is what it is-- don't remember who said it or...

It is what it is-- don't remember who said it or where I heard it, but it makes me accept things as they are whenever I think of it. I'm sure everyone I know is sick of hearing it because I say it...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 09-23-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By workathomebum
I mostly use FB to follow bands I like and...

I mostly use FB to follow bands I like and certain sources of information, like Business Insider, Psychology today, the local library etc. So my opinion might be a little skewed from the average FB...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 09-23-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By workathomebum
I started out spending most of the day,...

I started out spending most of the day, literally, working, or browsing/applying for new jobs. spend hours on transcription, mostly for practice, that ended up paying mere dollars for hours-- but it...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 09-23-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By workathomebum
All the clicking (as well as survey) companies I...

All the clicking (as well as survey) companies I signed up for a while back when I wet my feet with a lot of different things turned out to be a gigantic waste of time. I'm sure there's some out...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 09-23-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By workathomebum
Freakingredhead, I would recommend looking around...

Freakingredhead, I would recommend looking around for some more tasking sites since that seems to be where you have the most experience. There are plenty. Like someone else mentioned, check the...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 09-23-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By workathomebum
Donating Plasm for Money (in USA)

Hey guys. For those that are struggling with finances and looking for any ways to make even a little bit extra, I wanted to offer another idea besides selling your things/doing chores for...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-23-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,681
Posted By workathomebum
Thefreelanceelf, what is the pay like per word or...

Thefreelanceelf, what is the pay like per word or article?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,404
Posted By workathomebum
Just a word of advice-- don't expect to be able...

Just a word of advice-- don't expect to be able to start work right away with CC. Their hire process is a real pain.
Forum: Telecommuting 09-23-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,257
Posted By workathomebum
Microworkers is the only micro-tasking website...

Microworkers is the only micro-tasking website worth your time, in my experience, although I have never tried the biggest one - Mturk.

For regular tasks, there's: fiverr, odesk, taskrabbit,...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-23-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By workathomebum
Have you tried searching the web for sample...

Have you tried searching the web for sample resumes for your specific field?
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,352
Posted By workathomebum
I'd say that's a sweet deal because I'd just play...

I'd say that's a sweet deal because I'd just play Tetwin in the meantime!
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 86,760
Posted By workathomebum
Kevin, I totally get where you're coming from. I...

Kevin, I totally get where you're coming from. I took the test a second time and failed part 2 again. And this is after I got some actual transcription experience and felt very confident about my...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-22-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,402
Posted By workathomebum
Shesabsolutelyamazing, I recommend Textbroker....

Shesabsolutelyamazing, I recommend Textbroker. There's a few other companies that are easy to get accepted to (ie just with a sample article you wrote), but they pay less and the work is often...
Forum: Coders 09-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,147
Posted By workathomebum
I know this thread is a few months old, but I'd...

I know this thread is a few months old, but I'd say if anyone is in a similar situation you should check your local community colleges to see if they offer billing/coding programs as well. I don't...
Forum: Coders 09-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,711
Posted By workathomebum
Nadine, do you know anyone at all who might be...

Nadine, do you know anyone at all who might be able to get you an 'in'? Medical billing is one of those fields where it's often more who you know, not what you know. Companies are reluctant to hire...
Forum: Coders 09-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By workathomebum
RecordFlow

Does anybody know anything about or have experience with this company? They seem legit but there isn't much information out there about them. I completed an application and they asked me to complete...
Forum: Telecommuting 08-27-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By workathomebum
Transcribe Me's test is hard. The audio quality...

Transcribe Me's test is hard. The audio quality is excellent (at least in the test) and I referred to their rules and double and triple checked everything, but failed one of their tests or one...
Forum: Virtual Assistants 07-25-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By workathomebum
Thanks, Jen. Any one else?

Thanks, Jen. Any one else?
Forum: Telecommuting 07-21-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
Posted By workathomebum
Here's a list of companies that hire home-based...

Here's a list of companies that hire home-based workers:
Work From Home: The Top 100 Companies Offering Flexible Jobs In 2014 - Forbes...
Forum: Telecommuting 07-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By workathomebum
Hi jabbi. If you want to try your hand at...

Hi jabbi. If you want to try your hand at freelance writing you might want to try writing-specific websites such as textbroker, iwriter, zerys, writersdomain, writer access, etc. Some require a...
Forum: Virtual Assistants 07-21-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By workathomebum
I'd like your opinion on various tasking and virtual assistant companies

Hi! I'm in the process of setting up a virtual assistant/tasking company. I'd like to get your opinions on the things you like and don't like about the companies you've worked for (you don't have to...
Forum: Telecommuting 07-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,938
Posted By workathomebum
Casting Words - no available jobs question

I've been transcribing on Casting Words for a few days now and so far there have always been a bunch of pieces to choose from. Yesterday I got low scores on everything I did because I didn't leave...
Forum: Telecommuting 07-14-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,558
Posted By workathomebum
Rapidworkers - Don't waste your time!!

So I'm new to the online task websites and still looking around trying to find the best opportunities. (I'm also new here. hi!)

One of the websites I signed up for is Rapidworkers and it is...
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