If you've got fast fingers, typing jobs from home are a great way to supplement your income. Many of them can be done at any hour of the day, while others are often evening or night work. Typically these typing jobs are for independent contractors, and they usually pay, not by the hour, but by the word, keystroke or audio minute. So you have to be a fast typist to make money. That said, in this list of companies with home-based typing jobs, you will find positions for all levels of typing skills—from beginner to expert.
Browse the list of companies below, but also read these resources about transcription and typing jobs.
- Types of Transcription Jobs
- Profile of a Home Typist
- How to Work at Home in Transcription
- Free Online Typing Tests
This company is not for beginner typists, and many of its jobs in captioning, transcription and translation are in its Orange County, CA offices. However, experienced real-time captioners can work at home.
Medical transcription company hires employees in the U.S. and Canada who have experience as work-at-home medical transciptionists for a variety of shifts. Certification is required.
This Canadian company has typing jobs from home for all levels of typists. In addition to basic transcription jobs, it contracts with transcription reviewers, editors, real-time writers or captioners in U.S., U.K. and Canada. Most of the transcription work is transcribing conference calls, meetings and interviews for the financial sector.
Formerly known as Clark Fork, this company hires experienced legal and general transcriptionists as independent contractors. The work is usually Monday through Friday during the day but there is occasionally evening work.
Worldwide crowdsourcing company hires independent contractors for typing jobs as well as writing, translating and researching.
Work is done in very short tasks and pays on a per piece basis, making this a micro job. Registration and an assessment are necessary before "clickworkers" can begin accepting tasks for payments.
Independent contractors (who are U. S. citizens) are considers for this company’s transcription jobs. In order to be considered, applicants need three years and to own a headset, foot pedal and transcription software. Though it hires legal, medical and general transcriptionists at times, it is not always recruiting for all of those positions.
Company hires work at home transcriptionists for legal and insurance-rated transcription jobs. Submit resume and company will contact applicants when it has openings. 60 WPM and knowledge of legal terms required.
Medical documentation services company, formerly known as Webmedx, hires medical transcriptionists and quality assurance specialists.
Work-at-home transcribers type short audio files such as voicemails and dictated notes. It also offers medical transcription work, which pays significantly more than the general work. Bilingual, particularly Spanish-language, transcribers needed.
Scribie’s work-at-home transcriptionists type audio files, which are divided into 6-minute segments. The company also contracts with transcription reviewers and proofreaders. The turnaround time for these audio segments is two hours.
Hiring home-based typists throughout the United States and Canada to work as independent contractors, SpeakWrite requires a typing speed of 65 WPM for its transcription jobs.
Transcribers must be U.S. citizens or residents. Though there is no fee, but transcriptionists must own a specific type of software. However, free software can be downloaded to take the evaluation test.
This is data entry work rather than transcription and so it won't pay as much but it is a place to start. Applicants sign up to take an assessment. Those who score high enough are put on a waiting listing and contacted when work is available.
Rates vary, usually around 40-55 cents per 1,000 keystrokes. A minimum of $50 must be earned before payment is issued.
- Data entry
- Medical transcriptionist
- Realtime transcription
- Legal transcription
- Transcription reviewers