This is my personal QA World Review and Guide.
QA World is another website or company that you can apply for. This website lets its workers earn money by transcribing calls.
I found this website while I was in the search for jobs online. Basically, this article would contain information about QA World based on my experience when I worked for this website.
Table of Contents:
- what is a transcriptionist;
- who are the clients of transcriptionist;
- what is QA World;
- is QA World Scam or Legit;
- how to sign up on QA World;
- my tips as a QA World transcriber and;
Disclaimer:Please note, any recommendations and/or conclusions are strictly opinions and may not to apply to, or agree with, all persons or situations.
What is Transcriptionist?
A transcriptionist is a person (typist) who would listen to recorded or live audio files and converts them into text. Basically, the typist would need to type whatever he is hearing from the recorded audio file. But there are rules and/or formats that should be followed, and these would vary for every transcription industry and/or website.
Who are the Clients of Transcriptionist?
There are many companies such as car dealership companies that record every incoming or outgoing call in their company for quality purposes. Other companies such as medical industries would also record a dictation of a healthcare professional for report purposes.
Although these companies have different types of transcription needs or purposes, these companies are similar in terms of what they do with the recorded audio. That is, they hire someone to transcribe the recordings or would pay a transcription website to do the job.
Frequently Asked Questions About QA World
What is QA World?
– QA World is one of the many websites that hire people to transcribe calls from their clients.
Do they accept applicants from any country?
– Yes, I am from the Philippines and I was able to get in.
Do they require transcription experience?
– No, I was accepted even though I don’t have prior experience in transcription.
Do they offer a flexible time of transcribing?
– Yes, you can work anytime you want.
How much do they pay?
– They pay $0.20 per audio minute.
What is their payment gateway?
– QA World pays weekly via PayPal.
How much can I earn from the site?
– It depends. The company indicates that an average transcriber earns around $130 per week, while the highest-paid transcribers make around $375 per week.
Can I use my Smartphone?
– Unfortunately, no. You should use a laptop or a PC.
Can I work even if I am not a fast typist?
– Being a fast typist is an advantage in this type of job. But I was able to work for this company even if I am not. So, yes.
Do I have to be proficient in English?
– You don’t have to be very good at English, but you need to know the basic rules in grammar.
Is QA World Scam?
Definitely not! I have tried the website and I was able to receive a payment from them. Although I stopped working for them, I read on the members’ forum (on slack) that transcribers are still getting paid.
|My first Payment from QA World|
Now, if you are interested in becoming a call transcriber, you should try to apply for this company.
How to sign up on QA World?
Be sure to follow the steps below if you are going to apply as a QA World Transcriptionist.
- Go to their Facebook Page.
Search Facebook for QA World’s Page and browse their post to find the link of the application site. Just click the link and you will be redirected to their registration platform.
Okay, so I tried searching google and you can directly sign up here.
- Fill in your Information
The website will ask you some information such as your name and email address.
After that, you will receive a prompt that your application was received.
- Check your Email
Open the email you used to sign up. You should receive an email from QA World containing a link for the next step. Click the link and you will be redirected to another platform.
- Do the QA World Transcription Test
You will be given a 1-minute audio that you need to transcribe. Just listen and type the words you hear in the transcription box below the audio. Be sure to check your transcription before you click the submit button.
You will be prompted if your transcription was successfully submitted.
- Check your Email again.
After a few minutes of submitting, you will receive another email that contains a link for the next step.
You will also receive an email stating that you are invited to join Slack – serves as a community for QA World transcribers. You can do this later.
- Sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement
When you click the link that is sent to your email, you will be brought to a site where you need to read and accept QA World’s NDA.
- Pass the Transcriber Quiz
Once you passed the privacy quiz, you will be given another list of rules. You should read and keep attention to every detail because there’s a set of questions that you need to pass.
You will be notified when you passed the last quiz.
- Input your PayPal Address
Before you will begin working, you need to provide them your PayPal address. It is where they will send your earnings.
- Score at least 3 on your First call or QA World Test or Quiz
You will be given a list of calls that you can choose from. You should choose a call that is clear enough and that you can finish. It is very important that you score at least 3 on that call because if not, you won’t be able to transcribe other calls.
You will receive an email from the site if you passed. But if not, they will give you another chance to prove yourself.
In any website that I tried and give a review, I always give some tips for new applicants.
QA World TIPS:
First, read and fully understand the QA World transcription guidelines and QA World FAQ. If you have any questions about the site or about a call, you can just email QA World or ask other members in the slack community.
Second, improve your typing speed and accuracy. When you are listening to a call, you should simultaneously and accurately type what you are hearing.
Third, choose a call that is easy for you to transcribe especially on the QA World Test or Quiz. There are calls that have gibberish or choppy audio, you can either skip it and choose something better or report it.
Fourth, use a headset or headphones. You shouldn’t listen to a call directly from your laptop’s speaker. Spend some of your money to buy a functional headset. Trust me, it really helps.
Fifth, proofread your transcription before submitting it. You won’t be able to edit a transcription that you already submitted.
Sixth, the most important is that you need to have a rating of at least 3 on every call. The website won’t pay you for a call that has a rating or score of less than 3.
QA World is a reputable company.
The website provides tests and quizzes to identify if a person is qualified for the job. It also implements rules and agreements that an applicant needs to agree with. Violation of these rules can result to removal from the platform.
The company accepts applicants from any country. It offers a flexible schedule and pays weekly via PayPal. Moreover, the website doesn’t require prior experience in transcription.
This job is perfect to earn extra money and one can also treat it as his/her main source of income if he/she will spend time and effort.
Do you have any questions about the site? Comment below.
Ms. KlawyNovember 26, 2019 at 10:11 AM
Do they have a minimum amount for payouts? like, do you have to meet a specific amount of earning before the cut off so you can be paid for that week? Thanks in advance.
JGNovember 26, 2019 at 1:12 PM
Hi Ms. Klawy. No. they don't have a minimum payment threshold. Thanks for visiting my site. 🙂
UnknownDecember 15, 2019 at 12:39 AM
Hi, how long have you been working with QA world? Im a newbie and I find it really really hard. 😭 I transcribed 1 call yesterday and I got a rate of 1 😁. I was confused really of their FAQ
UnknownDecember 15, 2019 at 12:41 AM
Can I reach you privately? Thank you in advance for your response!
JGDecember 15, 2019 at 10:44 AM
Hi, thanks for visiting our site. Oh, that's sad. I've been with them since June this year but I'm only doing it when I have nothing to do (I am a full time online freelancer, btw).
JGDecember 15, 2019 at 10:45 AM
Sure. Just message us on our Facebook Page. Thanks for reading our article.
UnknownDecember 16, 2019 at 7:03 AM
Thank you so much!
AnonymousJanuary 4, 2020 at 10:47 AM
Hello. I'm also a newbie and got my 1st call rated 1. I raged quit XD. But I tried again yesterday and today I finally got my first ever pass! So just keep on practicing, you'll get the hang of it 🙂
UnknownJanuary 23, 2020 at 7:17 AM
Hello, can you please send me a transcribed piece so that i know how it looks like when its done
UnknownJanuary 28, 2020 at 9:45 AM
Thanks for this elaborate explanation. I am about to get in, I will let you know how it goes. Thanks again
Lebron18January 31, 2020 at 12:54 PM
Hi, why can't I receive some calls??
UnknownFebruary 1, 2020 at 5:02 PM
I need you to assist
JGFebruary 3, 2020 at 2:47 PM
Hi, did you follow the instructions carefully?
JGFebruary 3, 2020 at 2:48 PM
Hi, how can I assist you?
JGFebruary 3, 2020 at 2:49 PM
I'm sorry. That's not possible. Just read and follow the guidelines and instructions carefully.
JGFebruary 3, 2020 at 2:49 PM
Hi! How was it?
UnknownFebruary 19, 2020 at 9:42 AM
Still no balance on my paypal. Last week calls are still not paid. Although it shows my earned money from last week. And my paypal is okay. I’m afraid I won’t receive my payments.
JGFebruary 22, 2020 at 2:42 AM
That's sad to hear. Have you tried asking or informing the QA Agents on Slack about this issue?
AnonymousFebruary 23, 2020 at 9:56 AM
I am planning to work at QA World as a full time transcriber. Do you think it is possible to earn $50 per day by doing so?
JGMarch 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Hey! I'm not sure about that. All I can say is that it depends on how fast you type, or how efficient you are in transcribing. But I haven't tried earning $50 a day on this platform. Their rate per minutes is too low.
UnknownApril 23, 2020 at 6:33 AM
Hey, do you have to pay any starting amount?
AnonymousApril 24, 2020 at 5:07 AM
Hi! I just become a transcriber today. But when I tried to start transcribing, no transcript is available to edit. Does it happen all the time? how will I know if there are transcripts available? Thank you
JGApril 26, 2020 at 10:19 AM
Hey! No, it's free to sign up. 🙂
JGApril 26, 2020 at 10:25 AM
Congrats for getting in!
That happens often. I would suggest to check the site regularly and once you see one, be quick to click the start button. Good luck!
UnknownMay 10, 2020 at 2:46 PM
Hello, I am really new to this and i already installed slack on my laptop, where do i go so i can get a job? Thank you
AnonymousJune 9, 2020 at 6:41 AM
hi, why does it say There are no calls at this time, please check back later?
JGJune 19, 2020 at 12:56 PM
Hi! It means there are no calls in queue. Either all calls are already in review by other call reviewers or the system does not have calls in the waiting.
JGJune 19, 2020 at 12:57 PM
Hi Slack is just a messaging platform used by QA World. Work is inside the website. Follow my steps above. 🙂
AnonymousJuly 25, 2020 at 12:56 PM
How long does it take for a transcript to be rated? All they say is you are still new so wait for you call to be reviewed before you can transcribe again
UnknownAugust 7, 2020 at 5:32 AM
GOOD DAY. I am a newbie in QAworld. I become a transcriber 3 days ago and still haven't received any transcripts to edit yet? Is it normal?or does it happen normally with new members?
UnknownOctober 27, 2020 at 4:51 PM
UnknownDecember 31, 2020 at 11:55 AM
hello guys, it always shows me "There are no calls at this time. Please check back later."
UnknownJanuary 4, 2021 at 12:12 PM
hello, what you do to get calls for transcription when there are no calls at all
AnonymousJanuary 15, 2021 at 2:15 PM
Hello do I need to fill up something for the payout ? or they will just send me my earnings?
UnknownJanuary 26, 2021 at 7:31 AM
i havent receive any payment from my first week balance
do i have to wait so long?
or is it just me?
UnknownFebruary 3, 2021 at 10:22 AM
Hi, I received an email from arlen and she's congratulate me for passing the transcription quiz.
AnonymousFebruary 8, 2021 at 5:46 AM
Hi, what is the difference in transcriber job and Quality analyst? it seems both are the same based on what i have red on other reviews.
AnonymousApril 23, 2021 at 2:39 AM
Is there a minimum age to be an analyst?