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Looking to side hustle and have some typing skills? If you have a computer and a bit of creativity, you can make some cash with online typing jobs.
Telecommuting in general is on the rise as people look for flexibility. Small Business Trends’ survey says that 25% of American are working from home in some capacity.
Also, around 80% of professionals would like the option of working from home, at least sometimes.
If you’re thinking of work at home arrangements, these 5 online gigs may be good options.
You can do these online typing jobs from home or from anywhere remote.
Virtual typists need to have good word processing and spreadsheet skills, plus be a fast typists.
These typing jobs are ideal for students, stay-at-home parents and retirees who want extra money or a full time income.
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What are virtual typing jobs?
Companies are hiring virtual typists for diverse fields. A lot of these jobs are in the general category (data entry), but there are others in specialty fields, like law and medicine.
Online typists will typically perform these activities;
- Transfer data from paper into digital files or database
- Transcribe documents from tapes, podcast, videos, talks
- Take notes at meetings to create memos and summaries
- Review completed work for grammar, spelling and punctuation
- Take notes of doctors and patients’ meetings – Virtual Medical Scriber
- Prepare legal documents and review legal materials – Virtual Paralegal
General typing jobs typically don’t require a degree or formal education.
However, some of the specialties jobs require a certification, an associate or bachelor degree.
5 Virtual Typing Jobs you can do from home
Work from home Virtual Medical Scriber
This is an interesting online typing job. I was talking to a nurse friend of mine and she said her job uses them to document doctor/patient visits.
In her opinion, this type of work seems to be on the up and coming and is growing in popularity.
The Virtual Medical Scriber enters data in the Information System and charts medical visits. You become a physician’s personal assistant.
You will become the link for the physicians to handle all of their electronic medical records.
You will get to interpret and document the doctor patient visit and the clinical charting of the patient.
To work as a Scriber you need a college degree or some other type of certification.
The average pay for a medical scriber is $14.22 an hour, according to Indeed.com
These are some of the companies hiring Virtual Medical Scriber.
A virtual assistant provides services to entrepreneurs, including website owners and online businesses. These services can be done from a remote location.
Marketing, scheduling appointments and managing meetings are the main tasks assigned to virtual assistants.
As a virtual assistant you can work for a company or have your own business providing services to entrepreneurs.
According to Indeed.com, virtual assistants make an average of $15.80 per hour.
These are two virtual assistants specific job sites.
- Virtual Assistant USA
- Fancy Hands
You can also find listings for virtual assistants jobs at SimplyHired, Flexjobs, Upwork and Linkedin.
Transcription is an activity that involves converting audio or video into a written format. Audio and video files are transcribed by a human.
These jobs are very flexible because they are location independent, you can work from home.
Transcribers work include; general transcriber, academic, medical or legal. Medical and legal specialties pay more than general transcription jobs.
For more information on a job as a transcriber see this post. How to get transcription jobs
Legal firms are outsourcing paralegal tasks to streamline offices and save on costs.
Virtual paralegals perform a variety of tasks like, writing reports, doing research, preparing legal documents and communicating with clients.
Virtual paralegals are generally required to have formal education or training.
The abilities to write well and to perform detailed research are highly desirable.
You may find virtual paralegal jobs listed on general jobs boards, like Flexjobs, Glassdoor and Indeed. There are other companies specializing in legal jobs and virtual assistants for law firms.
Net Transcrips, Law Crossing and Fancy Hands
General Virtual Typing Jobs, including Data Entry
There are many companies hiring independent contractors and freelancers for remote typing jobs. These jobs are at various levels of experience.
These may include; data entry, transcription, quality control, translation, customer service, marketing, content writer.
Like other telecommuting jobs, these companies offer schedule flexibility at different pay scales and with different benefits.
These are some of the companies hiring for virtual typing jobs in various areas.
Plus, you can search for typing jobs in the general category in job boards.
- American Express
Virtual typing jobs are good options for stay-at-home parents or anyone looking for flexibility, while they earn money.
If you want to improve your chances of earning money with a telecommuting typing job, you may want to improve your typing skills.
But, even if your skills are not that great you can start with entry level jobs.
Like any other freelance type of work, there are a lot of scams offering typing jobs.
Remember to verify any company offering work opportunities online. Do your research before submitting personal information.
Watch out for red flags, things that are too good to be true. Red flags like no educational requirements for a high paying job.
Also, a high pay for minimal actual work experience.
Be careful if the company ask for training money or fees upfront.
Although some jobs may require you to pay for training, this is unusual and you should first investigate the “opportunity”.