Get Started with CrowdSurf!


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CrowdSurf is a dedicated community of freelance transcriptionists working to create video captions for deaf, hard of hearing and second language viewers.

We offer short transcription tasks, available day and night, so that you can work anytime, anywhere! It’s free to sign-up, you’ll be paid instantly, and we offer several opportunities for growth and promotion.

CrowdSurf needs your help to transcribe online media, join us today!


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CrowdSurf uses Upwork to hire and pay all CrowdSurf freelancers. It’s easy to get started.

1. Go to and create your account and Freelancer Profile.
2. The Upwork team will review your profile. This typically takes less than 24 hours. If there’s an issue, they will email you.
3. Set up your Payment Method, you can choose from Direct Deposit, Paypal, and more!

Need more help? See the full Upwork Profile Guide here.


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Upwork uses an Apply, Counter-Offer, and Hire process to connect freelancers with employers like CrowdSurf. This process usually takes 2-3 business days.

1. Search for CrowdSurf  in Upwork.
2. Apply to the CrowdSurf Freelance English Transcriber Job Ad.
3. Accept our Counter-Offer, take our brief transcription assessment and we’ll guide you through the rest of the steps to get hired!

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Once you’ve been hired, just follow the instructions in your email. All of your work will be available on the CrowdSurfWork platform.

What are the benefits of becoming a CrowdSurf Freelancer?

1. Easy tasks. Most transcription tasks are very easy.
2. Work on your own schedule. If you have a free few minutes throughout the day, use them.
3. Make a difference! Your transcript makes videos accessible to deaf and hard of hearing viewers!

This is just the beginning!  If you’re interested in making online media accessible an enjoyable by all, sign up today!

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Still have questions?  Learn more here!