With the power of the internet literally at our fingertips during most of the day, it's no surprise that many of us have done a Google Search for "ways to make easy money online." While it's not always easy making money online, there are real opportunities to earn some cash. Today, I'll be going over five ways to get paid to type—all of which can be done from home.
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This is a way to make a couple dollars here and there—not really a way to make a steady, reasonable income, but a way to pass the time and earn some change. All you have to do is enter captchas. Yes. You can get paid to enter captchas online.
It's extremely simple. Just register, sign in, and complete a training session. The training session walks you through some common captchas and shows you how to type them in correctly. Be sure to pay attention to the instructions if you want to pass. There are lots of helpful tips and hints to push you along.
Scribie is a general transcription company that pays freelancers to transcribe audio files from Scribie clients. There are guidelines that you must abide by, or else you will receive a low average rating and may be removed from the website. If your rating is high, you may be able to act as an editor for the company, which is also a paid position (though I do not know how much you're paid).
Scribie is a decent website for earning supplemental income. You're able to withdraw your earnings whenever you want, although there is a 2% fee for earnings below $30. They pay $10 per hour of transcribed audio. Each audio file is broken down into 6 minutes. You are paid $1 for each 6 minutes that you transcribe accurately. It takes me approximately 18 minutes to transcribe a 6 minute audio and my typing speed averages 80+ WPM. While $10 per hour of audio sounds good, I'm only looking at earning roughly $4 per hour.
Transcript Divas is a reputable transcription company and they're looking for experienced, reliable transcribers. English must be your native language, and you must be able to deliver work on time. Attention to detail is important. Clients are the most important part of Transcript Divas, so providing them with the high-quality services they deserve is necessary.
You must have at least a year of solid experience as a transcriber (including face-to-face meetings, one-to-one interviews, focus group discussions, and telephone interviews). You must be availble during the weekday and must live in the United States.
Payment is aimed to "beat the average hourly rate for a medical transcriptionist working in the United States," according to the Transcript Divas website. This might range anywhere from $11 to $17 per hour.
Learn more about Transcript Divas and submit your application.
SpeakWrite hires legal and general transcribers (it doesn't seem they are seeking general transcribers at this time, but bookmark their site and check back). You must have your own equipment (foot pedal, headphones, printer, plus specific software - see website). SpeakWrite transcribers earn 1/2 cent per word, so depending on typing skill, you could earn upwards of $12 per hour.
To learn more, sign up, submit an application and learn about the transcription qualifications.
Morningside is a reputable company, having worked with big media clients such as CNN, FOX, and MSNBC. To be considered "qualified," you must be able to work alone and meet deadlines. Knowledge of current events is desired. Associated Press style is used, so if you're familiar, that's a bonus.
You must have your own transcription equipment and high-speed Internet connection.
To learn more and apply, visit the Morningside Partners transcription careers page.