Unfortunately, pay for typing jobs fall short of lofty expectations. The reason being that, this is the most simple/easy job one can find on the internet. Some say doing this job is not feasible as it pays less than USA’s minimum wage rates. True but what about freelancers who live in India, Philippine, Bangladesh and Nigeria?
People living in these countries can easily make their living off these jobs. In Pakistan, some labor workers make $30 in One Month [they work for at least 8 hours daily and there is one holiday per week].
How much can one earn from typing work?
There are no fixed rates. Hundreds of online employers post these jobs in different websites. One employer will agree to pay $5/hour where another one would settle for $2/hour rate.
What kind of work will employers ask of you?
As said earlier, typing jobs involve doing simple tasks such as typing content into Microsoft Word from an Image. Employer give images to freelancers who then write everything, written in these images, into text files. Basically, you need a PC, Internet Connection and Basic Typing Skills.
Following are few sites where you can get typing work. To get things started, register an account with first two sites listed below. After registration process completes, apply for two or three typing jobs so you can get used to how things work.
What is the difference between online and offline typing jobs?
For online typing work, one need to stay connected to internet and needs to have a fast and reliable connection. Without internet, work will halt. There are jobs where freelancers are given scanned pages containing information about several hundred products. Freelancers are given access to database of employer’s website where they fill-in a simple form. They fill the form for each product in the website. The content, which they need to enter in the online-form, is available to them in the scanned pages.
For offline typing work, employers will send a single zip file, to freelancer, which will contain scanned or PDF documents. The job will be to type everything from these documents into text files. Freelancer will need internet to download this file. Once downloaded, he can start doing work without any use of internet.
Can you make a living from these jobs?
For a person living in any third world country, yes you can make a good living from online typing jobs alone. However, you should also try to gain some skills such as programming or try to improve your writing skills so that you can do coding/copywriting jobs, both of which pay much more than what typing jobs pay.
If you live in USA, UK and other highly developed countries, then consider typing work nothing more than a part time job. A better option will be to look for other jobs, such as copywriting, which pays as good as a decent office job in USA.