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It is very difficult to find a legitimate work-at-home data entry job.  There are two reasons for this and one of them is the fact that there are only a few companies that strictly hire data entry keyers to work from home in comparison to customer service or call center agents.  And because there are only just a handful of data entry jobs, there is a lot of fierce competition and sometimes a waiting list just to apply.

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There is a way to get around this challenge especially if it is your goal to get a typing job from home.

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How is this possible?  

By applying to jobs that use data entry skills.  Although the company that you are applying to may not say that they are technically hiring a data entry operator, if they use some of the same skills as a typist, you could apply to these also and have a better chance of getting a work at home job using your typing skills.

Here are a few job categories that use data entry skills and the companies that hire people to work from home.


Companies will hire people to take spoken words or speech and turn them into the text to make money online while working on classic TV shows, modern movies, educational videos, and more. – Pays every week via PayPal and you can work whenever you want.

Caption Colorado – hiring both full and part-time Captioners with hourly pay

Pearl Interactive Network – hires those who can type 70-90 wpm to transcribe spoken words

Caption Max – hires remote captions to create English closed captions for live or pre-recorded broadcasts

National Captioning Canada – This Canadian-based captioning company hires Canadian-based captioners to work from home.

Vitac – Check this site when they have openings for remote captioners to work from home.


Transcription is somewhat similar to caption but it is defined as the process of a written, printed, or typed copy of words that have been spoken.

Focus Forward – Not only does this company offer paid online surveys, focus groups, and studies but they also need English transcribers to work from home.  They pay $9 for 15 minutes of sound.

Verbalizeit – Hires transcriptionists, interpreters, and translators to work from home.  Pays every 15 days via PayPal.  Global opportunity.

3 Play Media – They hire transcription editors to work from home to transcribe recorded audio and edit imperfect transcription.

Aberdeen – looks for freelance transcribers to work from home

Caption Colorado – Voice transcriptionists needed to work from home on a flexible schedule

Tigerfish – Looking for quick typists to record speech into written form.

Quicktate – Hires people to transcribe audio files, voicemail messages, memos, letters, legal files, medical files, recordings, and conference calls.

Athreon – Must have a specialty to work from home as a transcriptionist.

TranscribeMe – transcribe audio and video into quality text

Scribie – Work at home your own pace transcribing short audio files from home.

Transcribe Team – Weekly pay for work-at-home transcriptionists.

Babbletype –  Needs independent contractors to work from home transcribing audio recordings of people talking.

Allegis Transcription – This company hires transcriptionists to transcribe verbatim recorded audio interviews.

Deposition Services – This company also hires transcribers to work from home.  Must type 75 wpm.

You can find many more transcription work-at-home jobs on the Transcription page at

Court Research

This is not necessarily a work-at-home job because this kind of work may involve you visiting a courthouse gathering information and submitting the records you collect.  No criminal history will be required in order for you to work in this particular field.

JBS – This company seeks court researchers who can type 45 wpm.  Training provided.

Deed Collector – Looks for court researchers and pays weekly.  The faster you type, the more you can earn.

IT Boss Research – Can earn from $10-$15 per hour and seasoned researchers can make around $25 per hour.

Georgia Public Records Solutions – Must have fast Internet and familiarity with Microsoft products.

KYMRON Research – For local Georgia residents only.

Chat Jobs

Chat agents will respond to customers’ questions, inquiries, etc. by typing in the words online rather than talking on the phone.  Chat responses could also be in the form of email correspondence.

Talk 2 Rep – You will answer questions from customers via chat.  You will need to type 50 wpm.


Live Ops – This company has some work-at-home chat agent positions.

Apple – Apple needs chat agents to work from home assisting their customers with various Apple products.

You can read more about “What it is really like to work from home for Apple here.

Needle – You will earn money chatting with customers to help them find the right products.

UpWork – They also have work-at-home chat positions for freelancers.  Find out how you can get freelance work for Upwork by reading this article.

Site Staff

Dealertrack – May or may not be hiring chat agents at this time to work from home but you can visit the site as needed to see if and when they have a need.  Have been known to hire chat agents to work from home.

For more work-at-home chat jobs, please visit Workersonboard Community.

Online Moderators

Moderators have a very important job role because they help to protect brands and well-known companies by monitoring comments and responses made by users on public discussion boards and forums.

Live World – This company is always looking for moderators with strong typing skills to work from home.

Lithium – Sometimes has openings for online moderators to work from home.

Roblox – This company needs an online moderator for its gaming community/platform.


Writing articles, blog posts, and other content online is a great way to get paid to type at home. Although this kind of work will require you to type up sentences or paragraphs on a specific topic or theme, you can expect to earn much more than simply typing in alpha and numeric keystrokes from home.

Cracked – This company will pay you $100 for a full-length featured article.  If your article is really popular, you will get a $50 bonus.

Listverse – Compile a top 10 list together and receive $100 from this company.

Textbroker – Get paid to write on a variety of topics.

Skyword – They are always looking for videographers or writers to work from home producing quality content.

Demand Media – Get paid to share your content on this online platform.

Experts Column

Many more writing jobs are found here.

Order Takers

This type work at home job will require you to talk on the phone, but you will still get to type in customers’ orders online.

SC Contact Centers – This company hires agents to greet inbound callers and key in their product orders online.

ACD Direct – They have work-at-home positions in pledge capture, data entry, catalog orders, and more.  Read about their Winter Campaign work-at-home project here.

Here are some other categories that will allow you to use your typing skills at home.

General Coders

Virtual Assistant


Forum Posters for companies like Postloop, the Forum Wheel, and others.

Please check the weekly job section and Friday freebie pages of to apply to more work-at-home jobs that use data entry skills.


Monty Hinson · December 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Hello, Alicia,

I swerved into your YouTube channel not too long ago and have really enjoyed your posts. Since then I have shared them with friends looking for work. Soon, my wife will be retiring from a 20 plus career in the elementary school system. We both want to work from home and are delighted to see your many resources.

Thank you for all that you’re doing. We really appreciate them…


Monty Hinson

master · May 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Thank You for sharing these valuable posts..I really like this article ep posting such articles..

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