How Kenyans can earn decent income from their homes during COVID-19 period

By Clive Njagua | Wednesday, Apr 29th 2020 at 09:05
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Many Kenyans are at home with nowhere to go and nothing to do. The coronavirus has greatly affected our work-force.

Hopefully, this text will help anyone who wants to earn while working at home. If an extra Sh8,000 a week can sort you out, then this is for you.

The method of earning is called Transcription.

(At the bottom, you will find an E-book that will guide you on opening your own account and start working immediately)

 Before I can illustrate how to make money with Transcription, I would like to bring it to your attention that this is not a get rich quick scheme. You will have to put in some effort to get a decent income. Now, let's get down to how you can actually make this kind of money through Transcription.

First, what is Transcription?

Transcription is basically the conversion of audio to text format by typing it out to word or text format.

You get paid to Transcribe interviews, meetings, and focus groups according to some guidelines given by the network you are working for.

Companies hire transcriptionists on a regular basis to transfer their digital copy into written documents.

Once a company hires you, they give you a transcription account. Transcription accounts are networks/platforms where clients and transcribers are connected. Basically, when a client needs his or her audio transcribed, they go to a network, post a job, and now transcribers in the network can see the various audios available.

There are two types of transcription accounts.

1. Accounts like Rev account, Focus Forward, and verbit. With this type of account, you only need to do a test, and after you pass, you get access to their worklist. An account like these means you'll be getting to have access to jobs 24/7 whenever you log in to your account. You can work whenever you want, wherever. The accounts have dashboards with many jobs. When you log in, you just choose audio and do it

2. The second type of account is a bidding account. With this one, it’s a platform filled with many clients who need their audios transcribed.

So, a client posts a job, and you give a proposal on your terms for the job, and if the client likes it, you get the job, and if you do a good one, that client is yours to keep.

I recommend having Account number 1 since there are always jobs, and those are the accounts I will show you how to open in the free E-book at the end of this article.

Below is an example of such a company

As you can see above, there are many audios that need transcribing. Jobs are always there 24/7 except late December.

The average pay of a transcriber is Sh8,000 to Sh15,000 weekly, depending on where you're getting your audios. This is because one is paid an average of Sh2,200 to Sh3,500 to transcribe an audio hour, which takes you on average 8 hours to finish.

Hence, an average of Sh2,200 per day depending on your effort.

Most of the above companies pay weekly as you can see below.


For you to start transcribing and getting paid, you will have to apply for an account that involves a short test of fewer than 10 minutes. If you are accepted, you get access to jobs on a regular basis.

If you believe this is for you, you have to know that there some tips and tricks you have to do to get approval in the accounts.

Success, and remember to stay home, stay safe.

Here is the link to the downloadable E-Book;

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