Learn About Typing Jobs from Home Plus Get a List of 43 Companies that Hire Home Based Typists
Are you a fast and accurate typist? If so, there are jobs that can use your skills. Here are a few typing jobs plus information on what’s required and how to get hired.
What Kind of Typing Jobs are There?
There are a number ways you can get paid to type. Here are a few:
- Data Entry
- Court Reporting (Scopist)
- Virtual Support
Skills Required for Typing Jobs
Some work from home typing jobs don’t require experience, but most require that you type fast and accurately. Some have a set minimum typing speed, and many will ask you take a typing test. If you’re not sure how fast and accurate you are, you can take a free typing test online. You can Google “free typing test” or try a site like TypingTest.com.
Pay for Typing Jobs
Many factors go into how much typists get paid. In general, the pay is usually around $10 to $15 per hour, however, that goes up with experience and quality. It is possible to earn as much as $75 per hour if you’re really fast (i.e. 180 to 220 wpm). Further, some types of typing jobs require additional skills, such as medical transcription or translation, that often leads to higher pay.
Pay isn’t always per hour (although in general the per hour rate will equate to what was mentioned above), but instead by word, keystroke or audio minute, which means the faster you type, the more you can get paid.
Note that most of these jobs are contract, meaning the companies don’t withhold your taxes. Don’t be afraid of this type of work though because it can offer some benefits that include more tax deductions that can lower you tax liability.
Work Schedule For Typing from Home
Work schedules in home based typing can vary. Some companies will ask for a regular schedule, but often, since it is contract work, you can work when you want as long as you get the work completed on time. Some positions ask specifically for evening work.
Equipment Needed for Online Typing Work
Needed equipment for typing jobs from home may vary slightly depending on the job and the company. Some of the common tools required include:
- Computer with high speed Internet
- Real-time Captioning soft-ware
- Audio Playback
- Digital Foot Pedal
- Word processing software
Where to Find Typing Jobs from Home
Below find a list of companies that hire people do typing from home.
Data Entry Jobs
Other jobs that require typing skills.
The jobs listed above are more about administrative or business support. However, there are other jobs that need fast and accurate typing including:
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