In today’s post, I wanted to talk about the many legitimate companies that will pay you to type, that’s it.
Whether it’s listening to audio or writing an article for somebody, you’re going to find out that there are a lot of companies you can work for online.
Some of these companies will want you to apply, as well as take a placement test, similar to that of a regular job, but some companies allow you to start as early as tomorrow. In each description, I will be sure to explain what’s expected of you.
With a lot of great companies there, I wanted to showcase some of the absolute best that could be worth your time. You probably won’t get rich with a lot of these companies, but it’s not hard to make at least $10+~ in a lot of cases.
So, if you’re ready to start making money simply by typing, here are a ton of companies to consider.
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Amazon Mechanical Turk
I have talked about Amazon Mechanical Turk a million times, but it’s for a great reason.
There are always thousands of jobs, including typing jobs and this platform could keep you busy for hours. And, the best part is that you can start working today!
For example, as I’m writing this, here are a few of the many typing jobs that showed up on my dashboard:
As you can see, there are thousands of jobs you could start right away.
If you’re unfamiliar with mTurk, it can take some getting used to, especially if you want to make some decent cash as there are a lot of low paying gigs. For now, since talking about mTurk deserves its own blog post, I will point you to these very low-cost eBooks, my $50 a day mTurk guide and this subreddit for more information as to how you can maximize your time spent here.
- Website: Amazon mTurk
Aberdeen offers captioning services and offers a variety of at-home typing positions, including captioning, transcription and translator positions.
Many of the jobs you see on its website will be in-house; however, you will find remote jobs on occasion.
Freelancers are expected to have their own real-time captioning software and a backup computer. Pay is up to $1 to $1.50 per audio minute.
- Website: Aberdeen
AccuTranGlobal is a fairly large online transcription company that pays you to do transcription work in the comfort of your home.
They do ask that you type at least 60+ words per minute, and like most of these companies, you will need to take a placement test as well to prove your skillset.
If accepted, you will then be contacted via email for more information.
- Website: AccuTranGlobal
Axion Data Entry Services
Openings are quite rare with Axion, but when they do, they ask that you register on their website so that they can contact you about the openings. Before you register, however, they do ask that you have at least two years of data entry experience with a keystroke rate of at least 15,000 keystrokes per hour.
If you’re lucky enough to get hired, most jobs are pretty straight forward, wherein you will basically enter data from scanned images such as advertising inserts, customer response cards, documents, etc. In short, you’re typing what you see on the document.
All jobs are remote-based and you will be considered as an independent contractor, meaning you can work your own hours.
- Website: Axion Data Entry Services
Babbletype is always looking for transcriptionists, editors and translators who want to join their team.
According to the job description, the job does require a high degree of skill in language, listening ability, and ability to deal with more sophisticated transcript formats, simply meaning they are looking for specific applicants.
Pay is said to start at $0.40 per audio minute depending on the type of file transcribed.
Pay is weekly via PayPal.
- Website: Babbletype
Birch Creek Communications
Birch Creek Communications often has openings in its transcription department for freelancers who want to work when they want. I also recommended this company in my 101+ transcription companies online, so be sure to check that post out as well if you like the idea of transcription work as I don’t mention a lot of them here.
Pay starts at $0.40 to as much as $1.75 per audio minute, but this will depend on a few factors such as your accuracy rate and turnaround time.
- Website: Birch Creek Communications
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Cambridge Transcriptions, a Massachusetts-based transcription company, are known to hire remote and in-house workers. This isn’t always the case, however.
If you’re ready to apply, it appears they are looking for both legal and corporate transcriptionists.
You can read more about the job openings via the official link below.
- Website: Cambridge Transcriptions
CastingWords is a great option if you live outside of the United States as they hire from an extensive list of countries, all of which you can see on the company’s FAQ page. As you will see with most of these companies, many of them will only hire U.S. and sometimes Canadian residents.
Most of the jobs posted here are broken down in small chunks, often no longer than 10 minutes long.
If you are interested, you can either apply via the CastingWords website or work directly with them via Amazon’s mTurk.
- Website: CastingWords
Clickworker works a lot like mTurk in that it offers a variety of jobs, but if you’re looking for typing jobs, you will find them here as well.
From creating informative text to copy editing, the website offers thousands of job opportunities. Payment is based on a “per task” basis, with hourly earnings varying on how quickly you work.
And, to get started, fill out your user profile, complete a short assessment and receive jobs based on your performance.
100% free to join.
- Website: Clickworker
CrowdSurf, like CastingWords, works directly with the mTurk program as well, but with them, you need a mTurk account to join. It is free if you don’t have one yet.
From what I researched, most of the jobs posted here revolve around creating video captions for those hard of hearing.
Getting started only takes minutes and the company is said to review your application in less than 24 hours on average.
- Website: CrowdSurf
Cyber Dictate frequently hire at-home transcriptionists, however, you must be a U.S. resident to be considered.
They also ask that you have prior legal experience, type 85+ wpm, professional references and extensive knowledge of legal terminology. Unlike most of these companies, you will need some experience to be considered, but if you fit the bill, it seems like an okay company to work for.
There are quite a few demands, all of which you can find in the link below, but nonetheless, it’s yet another at-home typing opportunity you may be interested in.
- Website: Cyber Dictate
Founded in 1992, DataPlus+, a company the primarily focuses on document scanning and management, often hires independent contractors who want to perform data entry work from home. The
As part of the hiring process, you must submit to a background check as well as fill out an application to be considered.
To apply, visit the link below and upload all of the information required to be considered.
- Website: DataPlus+
Daily Transcription is always looking for qualified freelance transcriptionists, claiming that they have higher rates than their competitors at $0.75+ audio minute.
Work whenever you want as a freelancer, with average transcriptionists making $250 to $950 per week.
The company also notes that they can offer training, feedback and even coaching, something many competitors don’t offer.
- Website: Daily Transcription
DionData Solutions is yet another popular company that’s not always hiring, but when they do, the spots seem to go quite fast. If interested, however, they do ask that you type at least 60+ words per minute, in addition to having basic computer skills.
Just like Axion, the company I mentioned prior, DionData will work in the same way, wherein you will take information from a scanned document and type what you see.
The work is paid on a “per piece” basis, simply meaning your pay will greatly depend upon how fast you work.
- Website: DionData Solutions
Focus Forward’s compensation starts at $0.40 per audio minute with opportunities to advance to higher paying opportunities. All positions are freelance based, allowing you to choose your hours.
If interested, they simply ask that you download an application, transcribe an audio test, begin the transcription test and fill out an application.
After review, they will contact you within 48 hours if you qualify.
- Website: Focus Forward
GoTranscript is always on the prowl to hire transcriptionists to continue to grow their team.
Pay is said to be up to $0.60 per audio minute, with the average earnings in the $125 a month range. Top earners are said to earn more than $1,000, at least according to the website.
Pays every Friday via Paypal.
- Website: GoTranscript
According to the official website, GMR Transcription transcriptionists typically earn anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000+ per month, greatly depending on the skillset and the work you take.
The company does that you pass their transcription test and maintain a 98% accuracy rate to be considered.
The FAQ does ask that you accept at least four hours of work, but it doesn’t really say what will happen if you don’t. I encourage you to at least check out the FAQ on the website as there’s a lot frequently asked questions that they answer.
- Website: GMR Transcription
Great American Opportunities
The Great American Opportunities company, a company that focuses on fundraising, mainly for schools, offers seasonal work from home, so you won’t be able to depend on this source year round.
As a very legitimate online data entry job, your job will basically revolve around looking at scanned magazine order forms and typing that information into a database.
The company often has a long waiting list and is in great demand, so don’t be discouraged if you never hear back.
- Website: Great American Opportunities
As the name implies, Hollywood Transcriptions works in the entertainment industry and commonly needs transcriptionists to help with their workload.
They do ask that you own a digital foot pedal, type at least 65+ words per minute and be computer literate.
To be considered, fill out the questionnaire via the link below to be considered.
- Website: Hollywood Transcriptions
24/7 Transcripts says they are open to hiring transcriptionists with no experience, making for a great choice if you’re just getting started.
According to the company’s website, it appears they cover a wide range of topics, from transcribing interviews to focus groups.
- Website: 24/7 Transcripts
Yet another website like Clickworker and mTurk, Microworker, as the name implies, offers “micro jobs,” all of which only take a minute or so to complete. You can see a full list of the type of jobs available right on the main website to give you an idea as to what you’re getting yourself into.
Basically, you’re going to complete smaller tasks, such as writing a small article, but you do get to pick and choose what you want to do.
Registration is simple, quick and you could be working in as little as five minutes.
- Website: Microworkers.com
OneSpace offers a freelance section on their website, wherein you can find a variety of typing jobs, including transcription, writing, editing and more.
Just follow the link below, click on a job of interest and read the description to see what’s expected of you.
If interested, apply as you would with any job and wait for a reply back if they are interested.
- Website: OneSpace
Professionally Fast Transcription Services
To be considered with this company, you will have to fill out a short application as well as take a grammar test.
Researching this company, the pay is extremely low, starting at $0.20 per audio minute, but your pay is determined upon your skills test during the application process. It might be something to consider.
Seems to be mostly legal and general transcription with no medical involved.
As another transcription company, Quicktate pays you to transcribe voicemail messages, letters, legal files, medical files and more. All positions are freelance based, so you can work whenever you please.
To be considered, they do ask that you take a typing quiz as well as a Quicktate test to ensure you understand their requirements.
To apply and learn more about the position, refer to the official link below.
- Website: Quicktate
Rev is quite possibly the most popular transcription company online that seems to always have work available, ranging from captioning to transcribing. It’s also one where you can get started pretty fast.
No experience is necessary, but like most of these transcription companies, you will be asked to take a sample test so that they can judge your work.
If you do get approved, you will be treated as a freelancer so you can choose the jobs as you please. Payments are made weekly via PayPal.
- Website: Rev
Scribie is a home-based job that pays you up to $25 per audio hour.
The great thing about this company is that most files are 10 minutes or less and a lot of promotion opportunities are available as well.
To be considered, the company asks that you fill out an application and take a sample online transcription test. The company does offer a ton of information on its website, so I encourage you to follow the link below for more information as to what the company pays and what’s expected of you.
- Website: Scribie
Speechpad is yet another great option if you have no experience as they are willing to work with you as long as you pass their qualification test.
According to the official website, the pay rate is anywhere between $0.25 to $1 per audio minute, with the pay rate greatly dependent upon a few factors such as the audio quality, language, etc.
Get paid every Friday via PayPal.
- Website: Speechpad
SpeechInk is another company that works with mTurk, so yes, you will need a Mechanical Turk account if you want to be considered for the position.
To start working, most of the jobs do require qualification, and in some cases, particularly the confidential jobs, you will be asked to sign a special agreement. As for most jobs, however, you will need to take a simple qualification test.
The better your work is, the more you can make. Pay is said to be anywhere from $15 to $30+ per audio hour.
- Website: SpeechInk
SigTrack is a legitimate entry-level job that provides you with flexible hours. Basically, you will search petition signatures against the voter database to see if they match.
Like a lot of these companies, they are not always hiring, but if they are, the company will let you know via the official website, so be sure to check out the link below.
To get started, SigTrack offers a “getting started” guide that provides more information as to how the company works.
U.S. residents only.
- Website: SigTrack
As part of the very popular work-from-home company, LionBridge, the Smart Crowd works much like mTurk and Microworkers, wherein you will be asked to complete very short tasks.
Many of the tasks do revolve around typing, but you will find other types of tasks as well.
Rates are set for each task, and you can work whenever you please. No commitment is necessary.
- Website: Smart Crowd
SpeakWrite is an online transcription company with more than 65,000 clients.
And, according to the official website, the top earners make $3,000+ per month, with the average payout ranging from $0.005 to $0.006 per word.
Applicants must type at least 60 words per minute with 90% accuracy to be considered.
- Website: SpeakWrite
Terescription works primarily with the entertainment industry and often look for freelance transcriptionists who reside in either the U.S.A. or Canada.
A foot pedal is required and pay is said to start at $0.07 per line.
The company isn’t always hiring, but to see if they are as well as to get more information, be sure to follow the link below.
- Website: Terescription
A lot of these companies pay you to listen to an audio file or even view a document and have you type what you see. Textbroker is a pinch different as it’s considered to be more of a content mill.
With Textbroker, you will be paid to write on a variety of topics, all of which you can choose from. Yes, you’re an independent contractor, so you can work whenever you please.
Simply apply, take a quick entry test and get approved.
Once approved, you can then select from a variety of jobs, sometimes as many as 1,000+. You do have to be creative, but seeing you are paid to type, it’s something else to consider.
- Website: Textbroker.com
3PlayMedia is open to hiring rookie transcriptionists as long as they pass the application process, which, like many of the companies I list, includes a transcription test.
You are also asked to type at least 75+ words per minute and have some experience with word processing software.
Compensation can be as high as $30+ per hour, greatly dependent upon your efficiency.
- Website: 3PlayMedia
Tigerfish is yet another online transcription company that often hires at-home transcriptionists.
To be considered for a position, they do ask that you download their style guide as well as few test files to transcribe.
If considered, then they will contact you with more information.
- Website: Tigerfish
The Transcription HUB is calling all remote transcription workers.
To apply, they ask that you register and then go through an evaluation process before you’re able to access the live marketplace.
Independent contractor position that allows you to work from anywhere.
- Website: Transcription HUB
TranscribeMe is one of the larger transcription companies online that basically ask you to transcribe audio into text. You get to work wherever and whenever you want. Plus, there’s no limit as to how much work you can complete.
Pay is said to start at $15+ per audio hour, with top transcriptionists earning $2,200+ a month!
No experience is necessary, but you will need to take a placement exam to prove your accuracy.
- Website: TranscribeMe
ubiqus seems to always be on the lookout for qualified transcriptionists who are looking to start a career or even looking for freelance opportunities.
Depending on the job, they do ask that you have at least one year of experience.
- Website: ubiqus
VerbalInk is always looking for skilled transcriptionists looking to join their team.
If interested, they do ask that you email them (you can find the link below) and take a look at this article to see what they are looking for in an applicant.
In any case, be prepared to attach your resume in Word or PDF format.
- Website: VerbalInk
Working Solutions is more known for its at-home customer service agent jobs, but they do hire data entry positions as well.
You will need to apply as this is considered as a part- or full-time job and a skill assessment test is required as well. Those who have applied in the past stated it could take weeks to hear back, so do keep that mind.
They pay via direct deposit or check.
- Website: Working Solutions
I have mentioned Xerox before, and if you want to work from home with a massive corporation, then Xerox should be at the top of your list.
The company, as seen via this link, offers a ton of work-at-home positions, including typing jobs.
For up-to-date jobs and more information, follow the link below for current virtual office positions at the moment.
- Website: Xerox
As you can see, there are quite a few companies that pay you to type. And, the great thing about most of these gigs is that most of them allow you to work on your own terms.
Whether you want to make $50 or even $3,000+ a month, it’s all possible as long as you’re working with the right company and push out great work.
It’s just up to you make sure you have the necessary skills in order to get started.
Generally, as long as you can type at least 60+ words per minute and follow the company’s guidelines, there’s no reason you won’t be considered a candidate.
For the time being, be sure to check out all of the companies I mentioned above as well as my 100+ transcription companies that hire remote workers to find even more companies that pay you to type.
As long as you’re diligent in your application process, there’s no reason you can’t find a typing job you like working from home.
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