The Best 10 Entry Level Typing Jobs For Beginners

If you have been searching for an online entry level typing job without any investment for beginners, then you have landed in the right spot. Today, I will be discussing the best 10 entry level typing jobs for those with no prior experience.

The Best 10 Entry Level Typing Jobs For BeginnersSo let us get down to what a typist’s role is and what is needed to begin an online typing job.

What Does A Home Typist Do?

A home typist is a person who types up documents from their home office. However, that’s just a glimpse of the job description because typing jobs can cover many things, ranging from small data entry jobs, transcription work to even medical transcription, which in most cases may require additional training and certification.

Do I Need Any Special Skills?

For most work-at-home jobs, companies prefer typists with prior typing experience. However, since some companies are willing to pay based on an individual skill level, there’s a great chance of finding a company that is willing to recruit beginners. Keep in mind the pay may be very low.

Here are some recommended skills that are great to have if you are looking to maximize your earnings:

  • Fast and accurate typing skills, of course.
  • Good listening skills, especially when transcribing audio files.
  • Outstanding grammar, spelling and punctuation skills.
  • Basic knowledge of using a computer. You may have to troubleshoot technical issues, upload files or install new software


Which Companies Offer Entry Level Typing Jobs?

1. Rev.com allows freelancers to earn money by captioning videos, tv shows and movies. I have heard many great things about this company from lots of happy workers. The job is very flexible and laid back with no prior experience required. As far as pay goes, most workers seem to average around $200 per month. No special equipment is needed. Open to everyone worldwide.

2. AccuTran Global is an established company that has been in business since 2002. This company offers part -time transcription jobs from home. You must speak excellent English. This company pays via Paypal or check.

3. Casting Words offers online transcription jobs for newbies. Workers can expect to make around $1.20 per audio minute for a terrible audio sound and around $0.60 per audio minute for a good quality sound..

4. Get Transcribed hires online Transcribers and Reviewers with no prior experience. Transcribers average around $0.23 per audio minute and Reviewers make around $0.12 per audio minute. A Paypal account is needed to receive payments. A minimum balance of $100 is required before cashing out.

5. Virtual Bee, formerly known as Keys for Cash, offers data entry jobs to freelancers. There is an extensive three part test you must pass before getting accepted. Virtual Bee pays around $0.20 – $0.80 per keystroke, depending on your typing speed. No special skills are required to get started. Pays via Paypal.

6. Transcribe Me  is always accepting beginner typists with no experience. This site is open to members worldwide with excellent English skills. Transcribe Me pays around $20 an audio hour via Paypal..

7. SigTrack is a company that hires data entry keyers to process voters’ petitions. This is a seasonal job for US residents only. Sigtrack pays around $3.7 cent per pice you enter. Payments are sent out every Wednesday via Paypal..

8. Transcribe Team welcomes new transcribers with no prior typing experience. The pay is around $0.45 per audio minute. You can log in whenever you want to complete the work. Pays via Paypal.

9. Speechpad is a great transcription company for newbies. Transcribers are able to earn money by typing out the content they hear in short audio clips and video snippets. Speechpad pays around $0.40 – $0.50 per audio minute. Payments are sent out every two weeks via Paypal.

10. Scribie is another great opportunity for typists to earn money working from home. The job is very flexible and allows you to work at your own pace. Scribie pays around $10 per audio hour. There is no minimum amount needed to cash out through Paypal.

11. Go Transcript is a growing company that's hiring Freelance Transcribers to work from home worldwide. The pay is$0.60 per audio minute. You can learn more about the company by visiting their careers page.

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Did I miss any entry level typing jobs for beginners? I would love to hear your recommendations below!

  • Katherine Ashby

    I recommend “Medical Coding and Billing” as a wonderful work from home option. Yes, you will need training. You can’t just code medical records without having proper training. However, this is a real and promising career. I used to work for “Career Step” and they have an awesome Medical Coding and Billing course.

    Their training is done online and is self-paced. You could finish the program in 4 months but 6 months is probably more realistic. They do however give you up to a year to get it all done. Their program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders. They work specifically with a company called IOD inc. that hires their grads to work from home right out of the program.

    The average salary for this career is about $40,000. Their entire program including books, instructors and job assistance is around $3,000 and they offer sweet payment plans.

    If you want more info or have questions let me know @ katherine.b.ashby@gmail.com

    For more info please visit: http://www.referral.careerstep.com/mc?ref=43233

  • britt

    Hey Lashay! Just wanted to get in touch with you and tell you that rev said they were hiring and i took all of their test/application and i got an email from them saying, “we will not be moving forward with the application process. We have rigorous minimum standards.” Did you know that they send people emails like this? I feel that I am wasting my time trying test and applying for online jobs and getting rejected or never told that they don’t want to hire. any tips? any ideas? I’m a really fast typer and I need a part time job during the day because I work nights. any help would be appreciated.

  • britt

    Hey Lashay! Just wanted to get in touch with you and tell you that rev said they were hiring and i took all of their test/application and i got an email from them saying, “we will not be moving forward with the application process. We have rigorous minimum standards.” Did you know that they send people emails like this? I feel that I am wasting my time trying test and applying for online jobs and getting rejected or never told that they don’t want to hire. any tips? any ideas? I’m a really fast typer and I need a part time job during the day because I work nights. any help would be appreciated.

    • Hi Britt! That is strange, since I just spoke with a representative of the company and they are still hiring. Don’t feel like you are wasting your time. There are many people that apply and apply for months until the right opportunity comes. I would recommend evaluating your resume, then aiming for the jobs that fit your skills. You will have a better chance of getting hired with positions you qualify for.

  • Yes, continue to apply. I also recommend checking out SigTrack http://sigtrack.net/ . They are actively hiring and you can get started today. The job involves keying in voters registration info. More details are on their site.

  • Cory

    I agree with Britt regarding Rev. The e-mail I received simply stated that they have very high standards and I did not meet those standards, plus a nice little foot note informing me not to respond because they wont tell me why I didn’t qualify and I can reapply in 6 months. You actually endorse this company? I my opinion, they are far from entry level. Very disappointing and I will never waste my time with that company again. I assume you are receiving commission from steering people to their site. Oh well, another scam discovered, another endorsed review, another waste of my time. -entry level my gluteus maximus .

    • Hi Cory! Thanks for writing in. Just an FYI: All comments submitted are approved by me. I check for new comments periodically throughout the day, so I think you are taking this way too personal.

      REV does offer an entry level typing job call a “Captioner”. Here’s another review from Work at Home Adventures that will give you more insight about the job – http://wahadventures.com/2015/03/earn-extra-240-month-captioning-video-rev.html. For your reference, 95% of the sites I share don’t compensate me for sharing, so let’s not assume.

      It’s always funny when folks try to insult others for doing the best they can to provide

  • Hi Kenji! Transcribe Me is a great site to start for entry level typing work. I also recommend checking out this list of sites that let you practice typing for free – https://www.dreamhomebasedwork.com/5-free-online-typing-tools-for-typists/

  • Nora

    Hi, are these websites just a scam? Will they steal my money?

    • Hi Nora! The sites listed here are all legitimate, no scams!

  • Dama Martinez

    Hi my name is victoria, im a stay at home mom of two beautiful kids, i have been looking every where for a work at home job.
    Due to i cant go back to work due to me c-section i had with my first child. If anyone know a good company to work from for beginners please let me know thanks so much and god bless you all….

  • Stev One

    Hi lash– I’m a professional transcriber, been doing it for 6 years now, i have clients and i also train new transcribers. So my experience with rev was interesting. i applied and i got through, after five hours they locked me out of the account, i had never attempted any work. i wrote an email to them and a lady said they would look in to it. 5 months went by, i wrote again and they said they would not activate the account due to private reasons. after a while i flew from Tanzania to the state where their offices are housed and met up with one of their office guys and he was straight forward they don’t hire Africans. That’s just 100% wrong considering I’m older than the company in this business. also recommend other sites that hire everyone.

  • annie mouse

    Hi. I work for GoTranscribe and 60 cents is the max you can make per audio minute as a transcriber. I make 23 to 24 cents an audio minute. Editors make more, but they don’t say how much.

  • Princess

    Hi.. I’m a professional teacher with some skills in typing, writing, editing photo/video, lay-outing designs. Can you please help me what online job position am I qualified? and where can I find these jobs?

    • amr khalil

      Easiest site to join even for non-native English speakers .Its legit and trusted by major organizations as BBC!!!!!!! & Harvard!!!!!!
      Just follow their guide lines before taking the test .If u fail u can try again . https://gotranscript.com/transcriptionjobs/r/93803

  • amr khalil

    Easiest site to join even for non-native English speakers .Its legit and trusted by major organizations as BBC!!!!!!! & Harvard!!!!!!
    https://gotranscript.com/transcriptionjobs/r/93803
    Just follow their guide lines before taking the test .If u fail u can try again .