An introvert’s secret – the perfect side hustle for every wallflower

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Are you an introvert looking for the perfect side hustle, or maybe even a great full-time job? Search no more, my nonconformist gorgeous friend! I’ll tell you my secret if you’re interested.

Being an introvert doesn’t mean you can’t have the possibility of making some extra money, or even a great income if you want.

First things first: Let me tell you a little bit about me

As an introvert myself, I found that some sort of jobs are not for me. I don’t like direct sales, face to face or on the phone. I can’t even begin to tell you about phone jobs!

If you ever had one, you know what I mean, and if you never, ever did: Lucky you! It’s uncomfortable, especially when I have to deal with “explosive”, or overly excited people.

Since we moved away from home, I knew I needed to find another job. Unfortunately for me, the only jobs that are available in our new location are seasonal jobs, in sales, bars, pubs, and clubs. Most of them are not even available until season starts!

That’s why I dedicated myself to finding the perfect job from home. There was no other way. I used to work as a data entry computer operator at a multinational, in the logistics department ( soul-sucking job, but paid the bills).

I had human interactions on a daily basis – sometimes too much! :), but it was okay for me after a while. It got comfortable, especially because I had a great boss and a nice working environment, with a few bad apples here and there, but eh, what can you do?

But enough about me, this is about helping you!

If you’re like me, a nice wallflower who just wants to live on her/his own terms, now it’s the time to be happy! My many, many searches for a good job opportunity for misfits like myself, I finally found something actually worth it that I want to share with you today.

Have you ever heard of transcribing? Yeah, I know it sounds strange. My first reaction was: what the hell is that? Is that a real job? What qualifications do you need for it?

The answer my gorgeous is: Yes, it is real. There are companies out there that actually pay you to listen and watch videos and write it all down for them, and one of them is our main focus today, called Go Transcript.

What is Go Transcript?

GoTranscript is a professional transcription company, founded in 2005 in Edinburgh (UK). Their team has nearly 2,000 professional transcriptionists, proofreaders and Customer Support Executives.

They started out in 2006, with only 37 transcriptionists and 15 proofreaders, but grew over time to the big numbers they have today.

What I love about them is that they offer quality work to their clients. We, as transcriptionists, are being evaluated and graded after every job we do, so that we can improve our skills constantly.

What do you have to do? What do you need to know?

You don’t need any certification or qualifications for this job. They don’t ask for your degree, they ask for professionalism and quality work. Though, You must have good typing skills and great hearing.

Basically, you have to listen and type. As simple as that, but, you must pay attention to the job requirements. Some of them are very easy to make, with little effort, but some can get harder, in the sense that you have to time stamp while transcribing, or stuff like that.

The jobs are usually short. Most jobs are 10 and 5 minutes short, but from time to time you find even shorter ones.

How much time can you work?

It’s a freelancing gig, so you’re not bound to the desk 8 hours per day from 9 to 5. This is another thing that I love about it, besides the fact that I have no stressful interaction with clients and other people.

You get an email every time new jobs are posted and you can start working on them right away. You decide how much you work and how much money you make.

Also, every job has an allocated time for you to finish it, like 4 hours for a 10-minute recording, for example, but you may ask for extended time if you need to.


How much money can you make?

It totally depends on you and how much you actually work. Every job has a price, and you can make as little as a few cents per day to 200$ per week, or even more. Some people make about 1000$ per month doing this.

I personally made less, because I only worked about 4 hours per day, but I like it.

How do you get paid?

They generate payments every Friday, and you can collect them through direct deposit in your bank account or PayPal. All you need to do is to log in to your account and request your payment, and the money will be transferred to you.

Note that if you chose PayPal as your method if you don’t want to pay the transaction fee, the minimum amount you need for the transfer is 50$.

How do you join?

This was my favorite part, even though I surely found it strange. I applied to other sites that offer the same jobs, and they were so complicated and still got nothing.

Here, all you need is to register and choose to work. Then, you will be given a file to transcribe, as your job interview. Of course, they offer instructions and guides so that you can do it properly.

After you finish that, you submit it and wait about 1 to 5 days for an answer. I got my answer in 4 days from the moment I applied.

Why do I recommend it?

I would never try to shove something I don’t believe in or use myself down on anyone’s throat. I tested it, I saw it works, I had to share it with others as well.

Gorgeous introvert, hopefully, I inspired you to give Go Transcript a try! 

Our question for you is: What other jobs for introverts do you know?


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