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We are looking to engage with experienced home-based transcribers.

As a remote worker you will enjoy competitive rates and benefit from having no set work hours or schedules. You will have the flexibility to schedule your hours to fit your lifestyle and to work around your career and family demands. You have the freedom to choose when and how much you would like to work.

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We have vacancies for employed transcribers to work within our inclusive and skilled team at our secure site in Exeter. You will be completing essential and confidential transcription work by typing, editing and proof reading interviews from audio recordings to provide our clients with an accurate record of everything that was said.

  • Live within commuting distance of Exeter
  • Be able to pass security clearance DBS and SC or to the level required by our clients
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Appen is looking for experienced home-based transcribers who are specialists in transcribing full and intelligent verbatim interviews experienced in working with a diverse range of material and regional accents to work from anywhere in UK on an employed basis

  • Transcription experience
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  • As an employee Appen will supply all your equipment for home working

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Due to high volumes of work we are looking for experienced UK-based freelance note takers to join our team

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Transcription Jobs UK

Transcribing is a fantastic way to make a few extra £££s online working from home. There are some basic requirements, but it's a job that you could start doing today in most cases.

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There are plenty of ways of making money from home these days but if you’ve never thought of transcribing then you should really put it at the top of your list!  Online transcription jobs have a huge demand and pay very well once you get your proficiency up.

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Can I make money typing from home?  The short answer is, yes, and here's how...

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So let’s break down what you need to start, how to find transcription jobs in the UK, and who are the best companies to work for right now.

What is Transcribing?

First, let’s get to grips with what transcription actually is.  Simply put it is the act of typing out a recorded piece of audio, word for word.  You listen to a piece of audio or watch a video and copy down each word that is said. That’s it.

There are a few different types of transcription, each of which requires a different level of skills and experience and sometimes different equipment (don’t worry we’ll break all of this down for you later).

General Transcription

This is your basic transcription, taking a piece of audio and typing up what is said.  This can cover a wide range of formats; lectures, conference calls, speeches, phone calls, dictation, videos, podcasts.  The list is pretty endless.

They also cover a broad range of topics, from business and marketing to media and academia.  

Medical Transcription

This is a specialised practice that requires specific training and qualification.  It involves transcribing doctor's and nurse’s dictations and transcribing them to patients’ records.

Realtime transcription

Working from home you will mostly be working from pre-recorded audio, but there are real-time transcription jobs that require you to transcribe on the fly.  Subtitles for live TV, for example, require live transcriptions as there are no pre-planned scripts or pre-recordings.  These often pay more but require far more experience and typing speed of 200 wpm.

For our purposes here, looking for home typist jobs in the UK, we’ll focus on general transcriptions jobs as these have few to no barriers to entry, and can be done in your own time.

What are the basic skills you need?

There are a few basic skills that you will need to succeed as a transcriber:

Fast and Accurate Typing   - In many instances, agencies offering transcription work are looking for people who can type between 65-80 words per minute  (wpm) and a 98% accuracy.  (for reference real-time transcription you’ll need to be able to type between 180-220 words per minute.)

This might sound like a lot, but you may surprise yourself at how quickly you can type, and if you’re not quite at that speed yet, with a little practice I promise you it’s very achievable.

Good Language Skills  – the audio you get will vary in quality as well as the variety of accents you’re likely to come across.  You’ll need a good grasp of the English language to make sure there’s nothing you misinterpret.

Computer Skills  – You’ll also need a basic understanding of programs like Microsoft Word, and audio playback software like windows media player.

Discretion – There may be times when what you are transcribing is confidential audio.  In these situations, the company is trusting you not to share that information.

What Equipment do you need to start?

In most cases, all you need is a computer and an internet connection to get started working from home.  Headphones are a bonus as they help you focus on just the audio you are transcribing.

Some companies ask you to also have a pedal, which allows you to pause/play the audio using your foot.  This is great for speeding up your work, but not essential.

How Much can you Earn?

This is the big question, and the answer might surprise you.

Transcription work is usually paid per minute.  That’s per minute of audio, not per minute of your time.

On average you can earn between 40p-80p per audio minute.  This means, depending on how quickly you can type, you could earn as much as £16 per hour.

For more difficult jobs the pay can be more, and if you are doing real-time transcription then this could as much as £50 per hour.

Do you need Formal Training?

For general transcription, no, there is no formal training that you need to go through. Practice and self-improvement are always a good idea, though, and the faster you type the more money you can make.

There are ways to test and improve your skills before you even start which will give you the best chance of succeeding.  Here are some links to help you get started:

Practice transcribing from audio  - with different accents and levels of difficulty. You can take a practice transcribing from audio here .

Test your typing speed  – how many words per minute can you reach.  I had a lot of fun trying to beat my top number here .

Practice entrance test   (audio)   – some companies require you to pass a test to join.  There's a sample test transcribing audio for you to practice with here .

Practice entrance test (copy)  – same as above but copying written text rather than audio.  There's a sample test transcribing copy for you to practice with here .

Where and How to Start?

How to find transcription jobs in the UK? Now that you’ve got to grips with what transcribing is, and you’ve had fun practicing your typing skills, let’s get into the nitty-gritty. 

The good news is, we’ve taken the hard work out of looking for you and listed some of our favourite companies hiring in the UK below.

They’re listed based on entry criteria and difficulty.  So first up are the entry-level companies for those with absolutely no experience, and then we scale up from there.

Way with Words


This is a great company to start with.  They provide training for those that have never done transcription work before, and the potential to scale your earning as you get better is great too!

Requirements:   No previous experience necessary! Training is given if necessary.

English as a first language

Your own computer

Up to date antivirus software

Can use Microsoft Word

Pay: $0.45 - $1.73 per audio minute

How to apply: Simply sign up and then work through their training and assessments

Our thoughts: Great company for first-timers.  Can set your own hours.  The better and faster you get, the more you’ll make!


They’re an American company so they pay in dollars but they do hire from the UK.  They also provide short audio clips (10 mins or less) which are great for new transcribers.  You can control the amount you work and they have no minimum time requirements from you.

Requirements:   Good communication skills

Proficient in spoken/written English

Excellent comprehension of American/British/Australian/Indian accents

Pay: $5 - $25 per audio hour

$5 bonus for every 3 hours completed

Paid via paypal

How to apply: Online test

Our thoughts: Great company to start with.  Short audio clips.  No particular time commitment.  They also have a log of practice and test resources before you start.

Transcribe Me


They are similar to Scribie.  They’re based in the UD but hire from anywhere as long as your English is good enough.  They provide short clips to work on (often 5 mins or under) and they don’t require any specific time commitments.  So you can control when and how much you work.

Requirements:  Your own computer

Additional training given

Pay: $15 - $22 per audio hour

Paid via PayPal

How to apply: Simply sign up with just an English test.

Our thoughts: Flexible working and delivery times.  Very reputable company.  Perfect for a bit of extra income.

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They have a lovely ethos and they are keen for you to enjoy and get something out of the work too.  Solid rates of pay and not the most difficult requirements to join.

Requirements:  65 wpm

English GCSE grade C or above

Fast internet service

Based in the UK

They will provide transcription software

Pay: From 45p per audio minute.  Est £6.75 - £9 per hour

How to apply: Fill in an application

Pass initial tests

Additional training then given

They do have a practice test you can take before applying

Our thoughts : Great reputation. Friendly company with family focus approach. They don’t have the fastest typing requirement either so another great one to start with.

McGowan Transcribe + Translate

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One of the leading companies in the UK for transcriptions.  Because of this, they are looking for experience.

Requirements:    Must be able to transcribe 90 mins of audio 4 days per week.

DBS certificate

Pay: Varies but very competitive

How to apply: Phase 1 – Fill in an application form, complete a 5-minute transcription test

Phase 2 – Work on live files (you will be paid) to test whether you are a good fit

Our thoughts : Flexible working and delivery times.  Very reputable company.  Perfect for a bit of extra income.

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Take1 Transcriptions

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Transcription work in TV working on shows for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky.  Something a bit different from all the others.  But they are looking for people with a lot more experience.

Requirements :  Experience required

Available 20 hours per week

Good knowledge of current affairs

Fast internet connection

Pay: Starting at 40p per audio min.  Rising to 60-80p per audio min

How to apply : Send in your CV

Complete basic spelling and grammar test

Our thoughts: Working on some very interesting TV projects.  Something a bit different.  Ideal for faster typers

UK Transcription


They specialise in audio interview transcriptions.  seeking transcribers for an immediate start. They offer some of the best rates in the industry, interesting subject matter, and total autonomy over your workload.

Requirements:     75 wpm

UK bank account

Excellent English

Bonus points for including IHRTHJDH in your application subject line! (genuinely)

Pay: Very competitive

Copy typing and audio typing tests after application

Paid trial files after that

Our thoughts: Flexible working and delivery times.  We like their sense of humour!

Pagesix Transcription Service


Home-based audio transcribers that post jobs for you to search through rather than sent directly.

Requirements:  70 wpm

Live in the UK

English as first language

Flexible availability

Pay: Competitive

How to apply: Initial Online spelling and grammar test

Then audio typing test

Our thoughts: Flexible working.  Well established company with a good amount of work

Freelance Transcription Services

Joining a transcription agency is not the only way to make money typing from home.  You could also offer up your transcription services on freelancer sites. This way the clients come directly to you, and you could potentially make a little more in the long run by cutting out the middle agency taking its cut.  

Note: It will take time to grow a client base and you may very well have to start charging much lower fees.


Fiverr is one of the largest freelancer websites online offering everything from copywriting and transcription to animation, editing, and social media management.

It is a fairly simple process joining and setting up a fiverr account, and it’s free to join too, though they do take a 20% cut of every sale you make.

Once you have your profile you then create a ‘gig’, which is basically a service you are offering at a price you set.

Customers searching for transcription work can then see your gig and hire you to do the work.

There are a lot of great articles and youtube videos about the best way to set up a fiverr profile if this is a route that interests you.  Or you could jump on over to skillshare and sign up for a free trial - they have courses on everything on there! 

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Upwork is another massive online freelancer site, though it actually works the opposite way to Fiverr.

You set up your profile, but instead of customers finding you, they post their requirements and you bid for the work.

Again there are an awful lot of very good guides on how to make the best of Upwork out there.

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Home-based Typing Jobs From Home: Work with us!

Tom Ryder

  • 24 Jul 2017

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Transcription Jobs From Home UK

Accuro is the UK’s leading provider of outsourced transcription services.  We work with many professional firms, primarily in the medical , legal and insurance sectors, to produce high-quality transcripts of their dictation.

Why Are We Hiring Transcribers?

Due to continued growth, we are now embarking on a period of recruitment to add to our panel of home-based, self-employed transcribers. If you have secretarial experience in the above sectors and are looking for an additional income to supplement your employment, or want to work in a fully self-employed capacity, typing from home, we want to hear from you.

What Do I Need To Type From Home?

Transcribers are required to have quick and accurate typing skills, strong industry knowledge, terminology and a good understanding of grammar. You must also be based in the UK to be a home-based typist for Accuro. 

Why Type From Home For Accuro?

Transcription from home for Accuro is completely flexible. Home-based transcribers are free to work as much or as little as they choose.  Plan your transcription work around your family life, jobs and other commitments, leaving you in charge. 

We also offer great earning potential for those who can type extremely quickly and accurately!

Apply To Type From Home Today

With our client base increasing rapidly, this is a great time to join Accuro’s panel.  Are you Interested? To find out more and submit your up-to-date CV, visit the Transcribe For Us section of our website, or click the link: http://www.accuro.co.uk/transcribe-for-us/-

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These 15 Websites Actually Pay You To Type Online (Up To $50/hour)

Online social media jobs that pay $30/hour, no experience necessary, availability to start this week, no experience required, make $25-$35 testing new apps, just need access to phone/tablet, completely remote, 5+ hours per week available.

Are you looking to get paid to type?

If you’re a fast and accurate typer, you can use those skills to make money with a data entry or live chat job.

While these jobs aren’t normally the highest paying , they are readily available and can still pay up to $25 an hour.

My current three favorite methods for getting paid to type however, are these three.

  • Writing social media posts.
  • Writing app reviews
  •  Live chat support

Still looking for more options? No worries we have 15 more below.

If you’re ready to turn your typing skills into cash, you should check out these top sites where you get paid just to type.

Sites that Pay You to Type

1.WriteApps 2. Aberdeen 2. MicroWorkers 3. Quicktate 4. SpeakWrite 5. TranscribeMe! 6. Accutran Global 7. Xerox 8. SigTrack 9. Lionbridge 10. mTurk 11. Babbletype 12. Casting Words 13. ClickWorker 14. WeLocalize 15. Rev.com

1. WriteAppReviews

Write apps is my favorite way to get paid to type for two reasons.

First and foremost it’s fun.

Second it can make more money than most of the others.

WriteApps reviews mobile apps.

Since hundreds of apps go live every day, they hire you to do this for them.

All you do is download the app, play with it for a bit, then write about your experience.

You get to review all kinds of fun apps and can make good money still.

You can sign up for WriteAppReviews here.

1. Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a company that offers closed captioning, subtitling, and translation services to broadcasting companies.

To do this, Aberdeen hires and pays people to type these up for them.

Captioners must be able to type at least 180 WPM and caption in real-time. To work as a captioner, you must also have real-time captioning software, three phone lines, and backup internet.

Aberdeen has a fully remote position for real-time broadcast captioners and on-site positions for Junior Closed Captioners. The on-site positions come with competitive pay and a 401k option.

  • Hourly Pay: Not Listed
  • Hours : Sunday – Monday, 4 pm to 2 am

2. MicroWorkers

Microworkers.com is a site that allows users to register and complete jobs for money. These jobs are usually on the smaller side (hence the name “Microworkers”) and can include jobs where you get paid to type.

Typical typing jobs you’ll find on Microworkers include collecting data and entering it into spreadsheets, translating robot commands to natural conversation, and transcription.

I found an older Reddit thread where users were discussing MicroWorkers strategy and pay. Unfortunately, it looked like the average pay was in the $5-$7 per hour range. Payment will vary, though, depending on the jobs you take, your skill level, and how quick you are.

  • Hourly Pay: All jobs pay a different amount 
  • Hours: Flexible

3. Quicktate

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Quicktate hires contractors to transcribe phone calls, videos, and audio clips for their clients. 

These contractors get paid to type exactly what they hear.

To qualify to work with Quicktate, you’ll need to pass a test to demonstrate your typing abilities. If you pass the quiz, you’ll also need to pass a background check. (There’s a $20 fee for the background check.)

  • Hourly Pay: Pay ranges from $0.0025 – $0.0050 per word

4. SpeakWrite

SpeakWrite hires contractors to transcribe audio from police departments, law offices, protective services, and more.

To qualify as a transcriptionist with SpeakWrite, you need to accurately type at least 60 words per minute. You’ll also need a Windows-based PC, Microsoft Word, and a foot pedal.

The application process consists of passing a quiz and completing training.

  • Hourly Pay: Pay is $0.0050 per word
  • Hours: Flexible, at least 15 scheduled hours per month

5. TranscribeMe!


TranscribeMe! Hires contractors to transcribe short, 2-4 minute audio clips. They also claim to offer some of the highest pay in the industry and 100% flexible jobs.

To qualify, you’ll need to have a computer, access to stable internet, and be able to pass their entrance exam. You do not need to have special equipment or prior experience.

  • Hourly Pay: $15-$22 per audio hour 
  • Hours : Flexible

(Note: audio hour is the amount you earn for transcribing one hour of audio – your actual pay will come out to much less.)

6. Accutran Global

Accutran Global hires experienced contractors to help with the transcription of conference calls from professions including medical, legal, financial, and more.

This company currently hires State Board Levels CARTs. Besides this certification, you’ll also need voice writing software and equipment, Windows 10, and a quality pair of headphones.

  • Hourly Pay: Pay is based on the length of the conference call, starting at $75 for up to an hour conference call
  • Hours: Not specified


Xerox has a virtual office program in which they hire qualified military spouses and veterans to work from home. One of the work-at-home jobs they offer is data entry and verification.

To find a job you’re interested in, you’ll need to use their website’s job search feature. (Data entry jobs are not always available.)

  • Hourly Pay: Varies
  • Hours: Varies – Part Time to Full Time

8. SigTrack

SigTrack occasionally hires contractors to help input voter registration information into their database.

To qualify, you must be a United States resident, have Windows 10 or higher, MACOS 10.13 or higher, and reliable internet.

This is one of the more legit jobs where you get paid to type because you are working for the government.

Getting signed on tends to be a little harder because of the secure nature of the information.

  • Hourly Pay: Depends upon speed and accuracy

9. Lionbridge

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Lionbridge hires contractors to fill many work-at-home jobs, including their online data analyst positions. Online data analysts research and verify information.

To qualify for a position that pays you to type, you will need to pass an entrance exam.

Pay is said to be around $12-$14 per hour with hours up to 20 per week.

  • Hourly Pay: Not listed
  • Hours: Flexible, up to 20 hours per week

mTurk is a company run by Amazon that pays its users for completing tasks called “HITs.” HIT stands for Human Intelligence Task and is a small virtual task that needs to be completed by a human.

Many different HITs are available on mTurk, with some of the most popular being categorization research and data entry,  image processing, and data verification. The pay at mTurk varies by job, but since most jobs are small, the payment is also small.

The good thing about mTurk is you can work when you want, as much as you want. So, if your regular work has dried up, you can use mTurk as a backup for now.

I browsed some Reddit threads to see what avid mTurk workers were making, and it seems like $6-$12 is the norm, with workers occasionally (not consistently) earning up to $20/hr.

  • Hourly Pay: Varies by task and your speed

11. Babbletype


Babblytype hires freelancers to transcribe documents used for market research projects. Because Babblytype values accuracy so much, they’re only willing to work with transcribers who are committed and focused.

To become a transcriber for Babbletype, you’ll have to watch their introduction video, take a transcribing test, complete an assessment, and then make it past the interview.

Candidates must be able to work at least one hour per day, four days per week. Sometimes there are bulk loads of work, and transcribers are expected to help complete it.

  • Hourly Pay: depends upon your speed and accuracy
  • Hours: 1 hour per day, four days per week

12. Casting Words

Casting Words hires freelancers to transcribe all kinds of audio and video clips. These freelancers get paid to type everything they see and hear. Signing up is very easy, and they don’t seem to have as many requirements as the other sites. In fact, if you’re over 18 and live in a supported country, you’re pretty much good to go. 

Some users will receive short assessments they have to take after filling out their profiles.

The pay you receive depends on your rating. If your work is rated a 0-4, your job will be rejected, and you won’t receive payment. Work rated a 5 gets the base pay for the job, and everything above a 5 qualifies for extra pay.

  • Hourly Pay: 0.085 – $1.00 per audio minute
  • Hours : 100% Flexible

13. ClickWorker


Clickworker is very similar to mTurk. This company hires workers to complete micro-tasks, including correcting text, verifying data, and categorizing data.

The main benefit of Clickworker is that it has an app. So, if you’re looking for work you can do off of your phone, this is about as good as it gets.

  • Hourly Pay: Dependent on the job

14. WeLocalize

If you’re looking for a unique or fun way to get paid to type, you’ll like this company. WeLocalize hires freelancers to transcribe song lyrics. 

To qualify, you must be fluent in English, able to transcribe 50 songs per week and have the ability to understand song lyrics and jargon. You must also sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Pay is rumored to be $4 per song. This means if you’re an accurate transcriber, you could earn a decent hourly wage through this company.

  • Hourly Pay : Per song, hourly pay depends on your skill and speed
  • Hours: Flexible, but must transcribe at least 50 songs per week

15. Rev.com


Rev.com is one of the most popular sites that pay freelancers for typing-based jobs. Rev has two job openings for typists: transcriber and captioner.

Rev pays transcribers $0.30 – $1.10 per audio/video minute, and pays captioners $0.54-$1.10 per audio/video minute. Work is completely flexible. You can pick up jobs whenever you want.

To get started, you’ll need to sign up, take an English and grammar quiz, and then submit a sample of your work. If approved, you’ll start working right away.

  • Hourly Pay: Varies; pay is $0.30-$1.10 per audio/video minute

Top Questions About Online Typing and Data Entry Jobs

How much money can i expect to earn typing online.

Online typing and data entry jobs are not high-paying. You can expect to earn anywhere from $6 to $12 per hour from most of the jobs on this list. More experienced transcribers with fast and accurate typing speeds may be able to earn more.

It’s essential to understand that the pay per audio or video minute will not be your hourly pay. 

Let’s say, for example, pay per audio minute is $1.00. It takes you 4 minutes to transcribe that one minute of audio. This makes your pay $0.25 per minute or the equivalent of $15 per hour.

Are These Jobs Only for Freelancers?

You can find data entry jobs that will hire you as a W-2 employee. However, most on this list won’t. (The exception is Xerox and Aberdeen.)

Most online typing jobs hire freelancers as independent contractors. This means you’ll receive a 1099 at the end of the year for income tax purposes and will be responsible for paying self-employment taxes. 

If you’re worried about the tax aspect of freelancing, consult an accountant. An accountant can advise you on how much money to hold back for taxes and how to send in and report self-employment taxes.

Can Students Apply for Work from Home Typing Jobs?

Yes. If you’re a college student and are looking for flexible work you can do anywhere, you can absolutely sign up for work from home typing jobs.

Most of these jobs only require you to be 18, a US resident, and an accurate typer. Other than that, you’ll need a Paypal account to receive payment.

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How Can I Earn More From Typing Jobs?

Since most typing or transcription jobs are paid per project, the best way to increase your income is to become a faster and more accurate typer. Luckily, the more practice you get, the more your typing skills will improve.

You can also look into transcription certification programs, but you need to be very selective when doing so. There are many scams, so be sure to check on the legitimacy of any company you sign up with.

Get Paid to Type: What You Should Know

If you want to get paid to type, there are many transcription and data entry jobs you can apply for. It’s good to remember, though, that these jobs aren’t always high-paying and may not be suitable as full-time income sources.

If you want to give these jobs a go, sign up for a few places so that you always have work available to you. This way, you can see if you’ll be able to pull in a liveable income on data entry jobs.

And remember, the faster and more accurate you type, the more money you’ll be able to earn.

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16 Best Places to Find Online Typing Jobs (Up to $45/hr)

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If you’re a fast typer and looking for a way to make money from home, typing may be a good option. There are lots of places you can find work-from-home typing jobs. Some focus on transcription and others are geared toward data entry.

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If you’re a fast typer and looking for a way to make money from home, typing may be a good option.

You can get paid to type or transcribe documents without a fancy degree or a ton of experience, and you can do it on your own schedule from wherever you live.

As long as you have a reliable computer, high-speed internet, and access to programs like Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel, you can earn some cash typing from home.

Work-from-home typing jobs are a good way to use a common skill to earn extra income for short or long-term financial goals.

Types of Online Typing Jobs

There are two primary types of online typing jobs. The first involves transcribing audio from dictation, phone calls, videos, lectures, and podcasts to text.

The second, data entry, requires you to take written information on forms, files, or applications and type them into computer databases.

While transcription jobs typically pay between $15 and $45 per hour, data entry jobs are in the $5 to $20 per hour range. A certification or training program could allow you to charge more for your transcription services.

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16 Places to Find Online Typing Jobs

You can find work-from-home typing jobs in a number of places. Some focus on transcription and others are geared toward data entry.

1. Clickworker

Clickworker  began in 2005 and distributes micro tasks in data entry and other fields to “Clickworkers” across the globe. If you become a Clickworker, you’ll work as an independent contractor and use your own equipment to complete data entry tasks.

While the amount you’ll earn on Clickworker depends on the type of project or task, you’ll know your pay rate before you begin. You’ll receive payment via PayPal every week or month.

2. Lionbridge Smart Crowd

For over 20 years, Lionbridge Smart Crowd has offered work-from-home opportunities to people from around the world. To sign up, you’ll need to provide details on your education, language skills, and areas of expertise. Once accepted, you’ll receive tasks related to your skillset.

You’ll work as an independent contractor to complete transcription or data entry jobs , and you’ll receive payment once a month. The rate for each task is based on the expected productivity to complete it.

3. AccuTran Global

Established in 2002 AccuTran Global , provides transcription services to clients worldwide. The Canada-based company hires U.S.-based transcription contractors to help them meet the demands of their clients. To work for AccuTran Global, you should be deadline-driven and have the ability to closely follow guidelines.

If you’re hired by AccuTran, you’ll get the chance to transcribe press conferences, focus groups, business meetings, panel descriptions, and more.

4. Data Plus+

Headquartered in Atlanta, Data Plus+ has offered custom data entry services for almost 30 years. They specialize in data entry from all formats including handwritten originals, type copy, scanned images, or online sources.

As a freelance data entry clerk for Data Plus+, you may type data for vehicle accident reports, membership applications, warranty cards, professional certifications, law enforcement reports, and mailing lists.

Rev hires over 50,000 English-speaking transcriptionists that support over 170,000 of its clients. As a freelance transcriptionist for Rev, you can choose from hundreds of projects each day.

To land this job, you’ll need to take a grammar test and complete a transcription sample. Once approved, you’ll be able to work as much or as little as you’d like and receive weekly payments via PayPal. On average, Rev transcriptionists earn $245 per month.

6. Microworkers

Microworkers connects employers and workers from around the world. If you become a “Microworker,” you work as a freelancer with access to hundreds of tasks each day. Each task will include detailed directions, a deadline, and pay rate. You can accept any transcription task you’d like to complete and get paid twice a week, every Sunday and Wednesday.

7. Axion Data Entry Services

Established in 1996, Axion Data Entry Services provides data entry outsourcing, data verification, and Internet data research to clients in various industries.

If you’d like to work as a data entry contractor for Axion, you’ll need at least 2 to 3 years of data entry experience. You should also be able to type 50 words per minute without errors. You’ll earn a flat rate per entry or document, which depends on your skills and efficiency.

8. TranscribeMe

TranscribeMe offers fast, affordable, and accurate audio and video transcription services. To work as a TranscribeMe transcriptionist, you’ll need to pass an English test and set up a WorkHub account.

After you’ve done both, you can start working and earn anywhere between $15 and $22, paid via PayPal, for every hour of audio you transcribe. If you have a specialized background in medical or legal transcription, you’ll earn a higher rate.

9. SigTrack

SigTrack is a database platform you can use to land data entry jobs. Each project on the platform features a base rate that is split between you as the data entry freelancer and someone else who checks your work. The share you’ll receive will depend on your accuracy. You’ll receive payment via PayPal every Friday.

10. Capital Typing

Capital Typing provides its clients with time-saving solutions through data entry, transcription, translation, market research, and office administration.

To apply for a part-time or full-time job at Capital Typing, you’ll need to complete a test transcription sample. If you’re hired, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a flexible schedule.

In addition to selling print and digital documents and products, Xerox hires more than 8,000 remote employees to perform tasks like data entry, quality control, and software programming. If you secure a work-from-home data entry job at Xerox, you’ll be a part-time or full-time employee and can earn around $14 per hour or $30,000 per year.

12. Quicktate

Quicktate transcribes legal and medical files, voicemails, conference calls, phone calls, letters, and memos. Their clients include big-name brands like CNN, Ford, Wells Fargo, and Coca Cola. To become a Quicktate contractor, you’ll need to pay for and pass a background check and complete a typing quiz.

Your rate depends on the type of transcription you’re doing, with medical transcription having a higher rate ($0.01 per two words) than general transcription ($0.01 per four words). You’ll get paid weekly through PayPal.

13. Working Solutions

Working Solutions provides jobs to people who would like to work from home and on occasion, they offer freelance data entry opportunities. The company pays anywhere between $9 to $30 per hour, depending on the project.

To apply to be a “Working Solutions Agent,” you’ll need to pass a few assessments and wait for an acceptance email. Once you find out you’re accepted, you can search for data entry gigs, complete them, and collect payment via direct deposit or check in the mail.

14. DionData Solutions

DionData Solutions offers freelance data entry jobs. You’ll type data from scanned images, hard copies, handwritten originals, typed copies, and online sources.

To receive work as a freelance data entry clerk, you’ll need to pass a test and prove that you can type at least 60 words per minute. If you work for this company, you’ll get paid per piece.

Note: At the time of this publishing, DionData Solutions is not currently hiring new contracted workers.

15. OneSpace

OneSpace helps the owners of ecommerce stores earn more money by improving their search engine rankings. You can find English and international language transcription jobs through its freelance platform. If you land a freelance transcriptionist position, you’ll transcribe audio files that range from less than 30 seconds to 10 minutes.

16. SpeakWrite

Founded in 1997, SpeakWrite offers transcription and dictation services. It promises its clients 24/7 access to an unlimited pool of typists and transcribed documents in hours. The company hires freelance remote transcriptionists with experience in legal, general, and Spanish transcription. As a transcriptionist for SpeakWrite, you can earn an average of $450 per month.

You Can Make a Full-Time Income by Getting Paid to Type

Whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom, college student, or anyone else who is looking for a flexible way to make money, typing jobs may be a great fit. They offer a side hustle that can give you the chance to earn an income from home and on your own schedule.

If you’d like to get started, take a typing class at a community college to increase the number of words you can type per minute. Then, consider earning a typing certification so that you stand out from the crowd. Lastly, apply for typing jobs and start building your resume and experience.

If you’re in search of a new career that offers flexibility and the chance to work from home , a typing job is a great option. Even if you type slowly, you can practice and become fast enough to earn income through typing.

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