Online typing jobs are the perfect type of online job for teens because teens and college students are used to typing all the time anyway due to school work and texting with friends.
Most online typing jobs are freelance gigs and projects where you get paid per project. Once you complete one project, you get paid and then move on to to the next one.
One great thing about these types of jobs is that they are so in demand that there are lots of typing jobs available and you’ll never run out of work.
Most typing jobs are transcription jobs where you listen to audio or video clips and type out what is being said in the clip. Transcribers are paid per audio hour, which is not the same as a regular hour.
The industry standard for transcribers is about one hour to transcribe 16 minutes of audio and about four hours to transcribe one hour of audio.
Pay rates vary by company but is usually about $10-$20 per audio hour. Don’t be mislead though. Transcribing jobs are a lot of work and are slow going. Most transcribers make about $200 or so a month after transcribing many hours of audio.
Also, most of these companies listed in this article pay via Paypal or Payoneer so if you are under 18, you’ll need permission to use a parent or guardian’s account.
The following is a list of online typing jobs for teens and college students:
Transcribe Me is a transcription service website that pays people to transcribe short audio clips. The audio clips are about 8 to 10 seconds long. Once you are done transcribing a clip and have submitted it, the site sends you another audio clip.
Transcribers can work as much or as little as they like and can set their own hours. There is no limit to how many audio clips you can transcribe. Work is available 24/7 and can be done from almost anywhere.
After applying to become a transcriber, you then must complete the training and exam course. Applicants who successfully pass the training course will be contacted shortly and will have paid work made available to them.
The site pays $20 per audio hour. The average monthly earnings on the site are $250. There is a fee to use the site but it doesn’t give details on what it is except that you will be required to make one or more payments and provide your credit card information.
The minimum age to join is 13 years old. If you are under 18 years old, your parent or guardian must enter into the agreement on your behalf. The site pays weekly via Paypal.
Rev is a website that offers transcription, captioning and translating services. Transcribing is when you listen to audio or video and type what is being said. Captioning is when you watch a video and create timed captions synced with the video. Translating is when you translate documents or captions from one language to another.
Rev allows you to set your own schedule. You can work as little or as much as you want, whenever you want. You can also choose what you want to transcribe from a variety of available projects.
Pay rates vary by the type of work you perform. Transcription work pays 40 cents to 65 cents per audio hour. Captioning work pays 40 cents to 75 cents per video minute. Translating pays 5 cents to 7 cents per word.
Most freelancers on the site earn an average of $241 per month. Payments are made weekly via Paypal. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Tigerfish requires that you have a computer that runs Windows (Mac is not compatible with the video time coding software they use) and a copy of Express Scribe Transcription Software (which you can download for free on the site.)
To join Tigerfish, you’ll need to download and read their style guide and then take a test to prove that you can transcribe accurately. The test consists of three five-minute segments that represent typical transcription material: a focus group, an interview and a presentation.
You will also need to include a brief note describing yourself as a writer, what you like to read, your educational background and relevant experience. Tigerfish doesn’t reveal how much it pays until you apply.
Quicktate pays 1 cent for every 4 words for general transcription, 1 cent for every two words for medical transcription and 1 cent for every two words for iDictate. Quicktate allows you to set your own hours and work as little or as much as you want. If you do well at Quicktate, you may be promote to their sister company, iDictate, which pays more.
To be eligible to become a transcriber for Quicktate, you must be able to spell accurately, follow instructions, have at least some experience as a transciber, have never been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, pass a typing quiz and a test on Quicktate’s requirements, pay $15 for a background check and provide at least two references. Payments are made weekly via Paypal.
Crowdsurf specializes in transcribing audio to make online media more accessible for the hearing impaired.
Requirements to work for Crowdsurf are you must have accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar, you must pass the transcription assessment, you must be detailed oriented and follow instructions well. No special equipment required. Most audio clips range from five seconds to 30 seconds long.
To work for Crowdsurf, you’ll have to create a Work Media account. Pay rates range from three to 20 cents for every audio minute.
Pays $10 per audio hour. Most transcribers on the site earn about $200-$300 a month. The files are short about 6 minutes or less each. There’s a monthly bonus of $5 for every three hours completed. Transcribers can choose the projects they want to work on. Payments are made once a day via Paypal. No special equipment required.
To join Scribie, you must apply online and take a test to prove you can transcribe accurately. Once your test is reviewed, you will either be certified to be a transcriber or you will be rejected. If you are rejected, you can review your test results and take another test. You can submit up to 10 retests.
To be a transcriptionist for DioData Solutions you must be able to type 60 words a minute, be able to work independently with minimal supervision and have excellent verbal and written communication skills and you must be a citizen of the United States. The company doesn’t say how much it pays.
Accutran Global transcribes financial sector conference calls, presentations, meetings and interviews. To be a transcriber for Accutran Global you must be able to type 70 words per minute, have an excellent command of the English language, superb listening skills, excellent spelling and punctuation abilities. Payments are made on the 15th of each month via Paypal, check or Bank of America bill pay.
The company recommends that its transcribers purchase a foot pedal. The company supplies the transcription software and materials needed to complete an assignment. Audio files are preassigned to each transcriber based upon their availability.
Pay rates start at .005 cents per word and goes up to .0066 cents per words for top transcribers. Transcribers who earn $2,000 in their first six months will earn a $50 honorarium. A 20% bonus is paid for calls from non-English speaking countries and calls with a lot of technical terminology.
To become a transcriber for Bam! Transcription, a transcriber must answer several questions such as how fast do you type, do you own transcription software, how many minutes of audio can you transcribe in a 24 hour or 48 hour period and what is your rate of pay?
The transcriber then must complete a transcription request which is a 10-minute reel that they have to transcribe and time code. If the transcriber does all of these things successful they are then offered a transcriber position.
Daily Transcription provides very few details about working as a transcriber for the company. The company states that they hire experienced as well as novice transcribers and that transcribers work on an on-call basis. To apply you are directed to the company’s testing website where you will complete the application process.
Castingwords provides two ways for transcribers to find work. The first way is through their Castingwords workshop on their site and the second is through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk program. Payments are sent via Paypal.
After signing up for Castingwords you simply pick an assignment from the list of available jobs and complete it. After you submit it, your work is reviewed and if it is accepted you will be paid. The pay rates vary by job.
GMR doesn’t require transcribers to have previous transcribing experience as long as they pass a transcription test. Topics include academic, legal and business. Transcribers can set their own schedule and work as little or as much as they want.
Neal R. Gross:
To be a transcriber for Neal R. Gross you must be able to type 60 words per minute, have excellent command of the English language, and be able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week which is about 5 audio hours. No previous transcription experience is necessary.
To be a transcriber for Speakwrite you must be able to type 60 words per minute with 90 percent accuracy, you must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, at least one year of transcription experience in an office environment within the last five years and be able to pass a background check.
To be a transcriber for Transcribe.com you must complete a transcription assessment test. You must also have the ability to meet deadlines and have experience using transcription tools and software. Previous transcription experience is helpful.
Pay rates vary from project to project. Payments are made via Paypal every day. The types of audio files transcribed include conference calls, sermons, business meetings, podcasts and etc.
Birch Creek Communications:
To be a transcriber for Birch Creek Communication previous transcription experience is preferred but not required and you must own and know how to use transcription software and equipment, such as a foot pedal.
Selected applicants will be invited to take part in a series of assessment tests and if they are accepted they will be placed on a probationary period.
To become a transcriber for Get Transcribed you must be able to type 60 words per minute, you must be a native English speaker, you must have impeccable grammar and spelling skills and you must have a Paypal account.
Previous transcription experience is preferred but not required as is a typing speed of 80 words per minute as well as research skills and a background in writing or editing. Pay rates are 25 cents per minute of audio.
To be a transcriber for RNK Transcription you must be able to type with speed and accuracy, you must have excellent listening, spelling and grammar skills, you must be detail oriented and computer literate. Previous entertainment or legal transcription experience is a plus.
To be a transcriber for Ubiqus you must be U.S. based and a native English speaker. You must be able to work well under pressure with limited time constraints. A foot pedal and headset are highly recommended and previous transcription experience is preferred but not required. Pay rates start at the standardized starting rate. Payments are made every two weeks.
To be a transcriber for 1-888-type-it-up it is preferred, but not required, that you have previous transcription experience. A foot pedal, transcription software and headphones are required.
The company is one of the highest paying transcription companies online and the lowest pay rates starts at $36 per audio hour and goes up to $180 per audio hour. All job applicants are required to complete a transcription test. Payments are made twice a month via Paypal.
Verbal Ink doesn’t provide a lot of details about transcription jobs at the company. The company does state that it hires transcribers who love to learn, can tell the difference between similar-sounding voices, finish their work early, have a strong command of the English language and are computer savvy. Interested candidates are asked to email their resume along with a cover letter.
To be a transcriber for 3play Media you must be able to type 75 words per minute, have excellent written communication skills, experience with word processing, proficiency with internet research and reference resources. Pay rates are $10-$30 per hour depending on your efficiency.
Transcribers for Transcribe Team earn about 40 cents to $1.25 per audio minute. The majority of the company’s transcribers earn about $132 per month. Payments are issued once a month via Paypal. Transcribers can work as little or as much as they want and can choose projects that interest them.
Amazon Mechanical Turk:
Mechanical Turk is a website owned by Amazon that pays users to perform short easy tasks. These tasks include transcribing audio and video as well as other tasks like captioning photos and verifying business addresses.
Keep in mind though that many users say Mechanical Turk transcription jobs don’t pay as well as most transcription companies do. Pay rates on Mechanical Turk range from a few pennies to a few dollars, depending on the task. Payments are made via Amazon payments which you can then transfer directly to your bank account. The minimum age to join is 18 years old.
Microworkers is a website where users are paid to perform short easy tasks, which include transcribing audio and video. After completing a task, it is then reviewed by the client who will give you a score. Users must maintain a success rate of at least 75% at all times. Payments are made via Paypal or Skrill. The minimum age to join is 18 years old.
Shorttask is a website where users are paid to perform short easy tasks like data entry, transcribing audio, identifying objects in a photo and creating written content. Once a task is completed, the user submits it for approval from the client. The minimum age to join is 18 years old.
Upwork is a freelance site where you can find different types of freelance work including data entry and transcriptions work. When you find a project you want to work on, submit an application to the project and wait to see if you are chosen.
Pay rates vary by project. Payments are made via direct deposit, Paypal, wire transfer, Payoneer and Skrill. Upwork deducts a fee from each payment you receive. The minimum age to join is 18 years old.
Although Fiverr isn’t a transcription service, it is an online marketplace where you can buy and sell services for $5. To sell your transcription services on Fiverr, post a listing offering to transcribe a specific amount of audio or video.
Most of the transcription service listings on Fiverr offer to transcribe between 10 to 20 minutes of video for $5.
Payments are made via Paypal, Payoneer or direct deposit. Both Paypal and Payoneer require you to be 18 years old to sign up fso you’ll have to use your parent or guardian’s account if you are under 18. You can withdraw your money 14 days after the order is marked complete. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.