Before Caleb and I got married, we discussed many practical aspects of marriage, and one of those was sticking to a budget. That can be tough, since Caleb is self-employed and I am a homemaker. Money can be a little tight sometimes, so I like to do what I can to help out to make a little extra money. Specifically, I like to earn enough to pay for our groceries each month. That’s why I was so overjoyed when I found this side hustle that pays for our groceries.
Living a healthy lifestyle is one of our top priorities, which means healthy cooking is a must. But healthy food is expensive, and if you’re eating mostly meat and fresh fruits and vegetables, there’s not an option to coupon. I rely on sales at the grocery store and I’m wise with what I purchase, but I decided that if I could earn enough money to keep grocery shopping from making a dent in our budget, that would be the best solution. After a little bit of searching, I found a side hustle that allowed me to do this and was absolutely perfect for me!
If you think I’m going to enlighten you to the side hustle that is perfect for everyone, you should stop reading now. This works for me and my lifestyle, but it may not work for you. I read hundreds of those “perfect, easy, work-from-home, never-change-out-of-your-pajamas” posts before I realized that this would work for me! Let me encourage you; search it out and see if it works for you. If it does, that’s wonderful, but if it doesn’t, just keep looking!Looking for a #sidehustle to pay for your groceries? I've got one that might be perfect for you! Click To Tweet
A few years back, my mom connected me to a site called Rev. Rev is a transcription service. People like lawyers, businessmen, and researchers submit their recordings to Rev and transcriptionists like myself transcribe their recordings. If you’re a fast typist and can easily type as people talk, this might be a perfect fit for you!
When you apply for Rev, you will do a practice transcription or two, so you’ll know immediately if it’s right for you or not. They will review your transcriptions and get back to you within several days. If you’re accepted, you’ll be able to log in and begin working.
As a transciptionist, you log in to Rev and are shown all of the available projects. You can listen to these projects before you claim them, to check the quality of the audio and the speakers. Once you decide on a project, you claim it and are taken to the transcription editor. In the editor, you listen to the audio and transcribe it, just like you did when applying. You are able to adjust the volume, speed, and background noise of the audio. You can pause, rewind, and fast forward as needed. Once you’re finished, you submit the project and you’re sent back to the available projects screen.
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When you start at Rev, you’re a Rookie. As a Rookie, you get the lower paying and shorter jobs, and not as many jobs are available. After 60 minutes of successful transcriptions (which can be done in just a few days), you move up to the Revver level. Revvers receive 25% more per minute and they have access to longer jobs. After you reach 1200 minutes of successful transcriptions, you move up to the Revver+ level. Revvers+ have first dibs on transcriptions, which has really opened up doors for me to make good money at this.
Transcriptionists are paid per transcription minute. Jobs on Rev range between $0.40 and $0.65 per minute, and you’re able to choose the length of the projects that you want to take on. Depending on your level, you can earn anywhere from $50 to $500 a month (although there is no limit). Personally, I earn approximately $200 a month on Rev. I only work on weekdays and my goal is to make $10 a day. I work for about an hour each day, but if I have the time to do more, I can earn extra!
Most months, I earn enough to pay for our groceries. Some months are lower, if we’re out of town a lot or if I have other obligations, but every little bit counts! Rev has been such a blessing for us, and I’n so thankful that I’m able to help out in this little way and still blog, run our photography business, and take care of our home. If you’re interested in Rev, check it out here! It’s a great opportunity!Are you a fast typer? This could be the perfect job for you! #transcriptions Click To Tweet
Now it’s your turn. What side hustle helps you earn extra money? Have you tried Rev?