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CrowdSurf Freelancer

$0.03-$0.20 per media minute

Do you enjoy writing and reading? Are you looking to make a little extra cash on the side or maybe you are a student who needs flexible work? We want to work with you!

3 Steps To Get Started

We’re always hiring new transcribers to turn audio into text! Work from home on your own schedule and at your own pace. You’re paid per task, so the more you work, the more you earn. Start with basic transcription, then earn promotions to higher paying tasks. Follow our 3 simple steps below to get started.

1. Sign-Up On Work Market

CrowdSurf uses Work Market to hire and pay all CrowdSurf freelancers. You’ll join CrowdSurf via Work Market, and work with us on our private editing platform, the CrowdSurfWork platform. It’s easy to get started.

2. Join CrowdSurf

Work Market uses recruitment groups to connect you with employers offering freelance work. Once your Work Market account is set up, apply to join CrowdSurf as a new CrowdSurf transcriber, review the guidelines, and take a brief assessment to join the CrowdSurf group.

3. Start CrowdSurfing

Once you’ve passed the assessment, we will create a new account for you on the CrowdSurfWork platform. When your account is ready we will send login instructions to your Work Market email.


  • Must have a PC or Mac.
  • Internet Connection.
  • Basic typing skills needed.
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Great listening skills.
  • *Familiarization with software tutorials a plus.
  • *Pass the transcription assessment
  • *Have a valid US or Canada ID

Reliable Pay:

  • Pay depends on level of proficiency and amount of work completed.
  • Work ranges from 5 seconds to 30 seconds for each audio clip.
  • Payment ranges from $0.03-$0.20 per media minute plus additional bonus rates.

About CrowdSurf

We are pleased you would like to learn more about CrowdSurf. We take pride in providing on-demand transcription and captioning services that make online media more accessible and enjoyable for deaf and hard of hearing as well as second language users. We process a variety of online media (ranging from exclusive interviews to popular cartoons) and we need your help to create clean verbatim transcripts! Try it out!

We work with thousands of independent freelancers with little or no previous transcription experience to provide 99% accurate transcripts and video captions. We provide all of the training and support you need to get started earning money from home.

Our Mission

The CrowdSurf Mission is to solve media challenges for the deaf, hard of hearing and second language viewers.

Our focus is to build a community of optimistic and thoughtful community of freelancer transcribers to create online media that is enjoyed by all.

“For the Crowd, By the Crowd”