If you are whiz at typing and looking for ways to monetize your skill, then we have news for you. There’s not one, but several ways to making money from typing jobs. Excited? Wait until you hear the best part. For a lot of these jobs, you don’t even have to step out of your house.
Yes, you heard that right. Not only can you make money, but you can make money sitting on your living room couch if you are a skilled typist.
Those who know even a little about online and work from home industry probably think we are talking about data entry jobs, which involve little more than blindly entering information in to a computerized database.
If you leave the quality of work out of equation, data entry is a valid means of making money online for people who are efficient typists. What’s challenging is finding legitimate data entry jobs from the sea of scams swarming the Internet.
However, we are not talking about data entry here. We are talking about jobs that involve typing, but are not necessarily just about typing and here are a couple of such jobs:
Medical transcription is an allied healthcare profession that involves converting voice recordings of doctor dictations in to written reports. The professionals who perform this job are called medical transcriptionists (MTs).
While a large part of an MT’s job involves listening to taped dictations by doctors and other healthcare practitioners and keyboarding them on a word processor, that’s not all they do. They first have to understand and interpret the dictations correctly, for which thorough knowledge of medical terminology is required.
They also have to edit and proof read the documents once they are ready and make sure the reports are free of any factual, grammatical or spelling errors. After the documents are transcribed, they need to be formatted into standardized styles.
According to payscale.com, medical transcriptionists can make $9.89 – $19.25 per hour.* Since the payment in the medical transcription industry is mostly made on per hour or per line basis, it’s clear that the larger volume of work you are able to finish in a given timeframe, the more money you’ll be able to make off it.