Do you have mad typing skills, good headphones and some spare time on your hands? Then we’ve got a flexible work-from-home gig for you. If you can type, you should add “work-from-home transcriber” to your list of side hustles.
There are thousands of transcription jobs out there, ripe for the plucking. Full-time jobs, part-time jobs, legal transcription jobs, freelance transcription jobs, medical transcription, you name it. We’ll explore those a little further down.
Transcription is an unsung hero in the work-from-home job market. Depending on how much transcribing you can handle, you can earn a decent living this way.
Where’s a good place to find these online transcription jobs? Try places like ZipRecruitera massive online job board. Actually, it’s more of a marketplace that allows employers to post a job opening to multiple online job boards at the same time.
The site is free for job seekers to use. You can search for jobs based on factors like desired salary, location or various keywords.
In this case, you’re going to want to type the following into ZipRecruiter’s search bar: Either “transcription” or “home transcription.” You can find literally thousands of available transcription jobs this way.
You can also post a profile on the site that potential employers can see. You can post your resume, references, social network handles or a profile picture, among other things.
What Qualifications Do You Need?
For most of these online transcription jobs, you’ll need to be ready to start immediately and you’ll need the required equipment, including noise-canceling headphones and a foot pedal for audio playback. That way you’ll be able to move back and forth through audio files with ease.
Oh, you’ll also need to be able to type at least 75 words per minute. (You can take a free typing speed test at sites like TypingTest or 10FastFingers.)
Just so you know, a lot of transcription services have requirements like the…