Imagine this. You are sitting in your home office in the early morning hours while your little one dreams of the adventures you both will experience later in the day. While sipping your coffee, you realize how blessed you are to work from home, bringing in a beautiful amount of money for your family, and still having time for your child. Doesn’t this sound nice? Believe it or not, this is all just a click away!
In a world that uses technology for (literally) everything, the opportunity is here more than it ever has been for moms to have it all. There has long been a struggle for mothers choosing between a career and quality time with their children. Even when done successfully, it can be exhausting! That is why looking into the various online typing jobs might be the way to go.
These jobs are, ironically, at your fingertips!
Benefits of Online Typing Jobs
If it wasn’t obvious above at the corny “just a click away” and “at your fingertips”, these jobs are easy to come by! There are hundreds, if not thousands, of websites offering typing positions. That means many opportunities to work from home! That sounds fantastic, right? We will dive further into various websites later.
With easy access, may come some questionable websites offering online jobs. It is important to conduct a little research on the websites you choose when searching for ways to work from home. Shop around for advice from numerous sources on the legitimacy of the website you choose make sure you have secured a safe position and don’t waste your time.
Minimal education required
Online typing jobs often do not require a certain level of degree. This is perfect for the stay-at-home mom that may not have had a chance to finish her degree or has many years between the completion of her degree and holding a job!
There are a few things that are important to companies seeking typing services. These things are discussed below. However, it would be rare to find one that specifically requires a higher level of education (this is more dependent on the type of online job). Instead, many services like to see examples of your work or an amount of time in the field before requesting services. Though, this may only be for specific typing jobs like copywriting.
Great payment opportunities
The amount you receive with online typing jobs varies. For a beginner, you may be looking at $5-$10 an hour for the work that you provide. However, with experience and skills added to your portfolio, the sky is the limit! Experienced individuals skilled in numerous freelance specialities make upwards of $100+ an hour. With time, you could work from home and still make more money than your friends!
Types of Online Typing Jobs
A 5-second search on Google will show you hundreds of online typing jobs. There are many jobs you may have never heard of and never will again! There are, however, popular and reliable online typing jobs that are worth learning about if you want to work from home.
Many stay-at-home moms that are skilled in aspects of technology decide to wade into the virtual assistant pool. These individuals are highly skilled in areas such as blogging, document creation, data entry, research, email correspondence, and more. Not only is it important to have extensive knowledge in an area like those mentioned, these jobs will also require excellent typing skills.
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Editors and proofreaders
Were you an A student when it came to English class? Well, this may be the online job for you! Editors and proofreaders check for spelling, grammar, punctuation, word choice, and more to perfect documents for their employers.
Editors and proofreaders may have degrees in English or journalism. Though, that shouldn’t discourage those passionate about editing from reaching out about a position. When scrolling through job postings, if an editing position is available, don’t hesitate to apply and show how interested you are in polishing their work! Many websites and employers are looking for individuals with and without degrees for this type of work.
Learn more about starting your proofreading business from home here.
There are many individuals on the internet that offer freelance services. One area of freelance work that is quite popular is freelance writing. Unlike editing and proofreading, there isn’t pressure to have a degree.
In freelance writing, you are the boss!
If you have a great love for writing, freelancing may be the answer. Freelance writers can make decent money by writing in many different ways. This could include writing articles, white papers, blog posts, case studies, social media posts, newsletters, email sequences, and more!
One particular area of freelance writing includes copywriting. Copywriting involves writing text for advertising or marketing. The goal of these documents is to persuade your audience. This is a highly sought-after area of freelance work!
Now, unlike the other typing jobs above, transcription requires more than just serious typing skills. Transcription also requires excellent listening skills. These online typing jobs involve listening to audio files and transcribing them into written documents. Two of the most popular areas for transcription are in the medical and legal fields. That means you will likely be listening to either a medical or legal audio recording and transcribing the message into a document.
With transcription, additional training may be required to land a job. Many companies will require a test before you start a transcription position to ensure you can perform well.
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Where do I find these typing jobs?
TranscribeMe is a company that is more than willing to hire beginner transcriptionists. Schedules for this company are very flexible. Though, the more you work the more you will make!
The top transcriptionists with this company report making up to $2,200 a month transcribing both medical and legal documents.
GMR Transcription is a company that allows for transcription of academic, legal, audio, video, and podcasts. This company does not require any experience to start in a transcribing position. However, job positions with this company are only offered to transcriptionists within the United States.
With this company, transcriptionists report earning anywhere between $1,000 to $3,000 a month!
The beautiful thing about Speechpad is that they hire transcriptionists from around the world! All you need to start is a computer, internet connection, and a few minutes to sign up.
Transcriptionists report earning between $0.25 to $2.50 per minute of audio. Though, translators through this company report earning much more at $2.00 to $5.00 per minute of audio. If this ability is in your toolbox of skills, what a deal!
Freelance and Copywriting Jobs
ProBlogger has a high profile when it comes to freelance work. The job listings posted here often come from big-name websites and bloggers. This is a great way to boost your writing portfolio for future clients. You can find a nice variety of freelance writing positions as well as copywriting jobs here daily!
Behance is a little different than the websites we have discussed thus far. It is an online platform that essentially lets you upload past projects and writings to create a professional-looking portfolio. If you are interested in freelance writing, a portfolio is a must!
But I thought you were supposed to be telling me where to find jobs not that I need a portfolio. That is right!
The added benefit of Behance is that it not only showcases your work but also helps you connect with companies. Behance has a job board helping you find freelance work while also showing all of your possible employers the magnificent work you have already created.
I was hesitant to include this company due to the reputation it has received from many freelance writers. Upwork has been known to offer low paying jobs when the amount of work needed for said job is a lot! However, it is quite possible to land a fantastic client on Upwork. Plus, you will know exactly how much your client is willing to pay before you even decide to reach out for information on the job. This way, you will know if you want to skip over that position and won’t waste your time!
If you are a stay-at-home mom, there is a good chance you have also wished you could contribute to the household income. Or, rather, you may simply like a side gig for some extra spending money. We all know taking care of kids is hard work! Having that cash could come in handy when taking a self-care day at the spa.
It can be confusing to know where to start though. There are endless amounts of jobs online and it is hard to sift through them to find the one meant for you. Take some time to learn the ins and outs of job positions like the ones above. Start there and then do your research on which websites provide the safest and most legitimate positions. With some research and time, odds are you will find a great opportunity to work from home.
Like I said, your perfect online typing job is just a click away!