Spin Your Typing Skills into Cash

By: Chris Dunn

If you learned to type in your younger days, youll discover that this is an ability you can now use if youre looking for ways to earn an income working from home. Although much of the world is more keyed into the technological advances of the computer age, there is still a lack of people who can demonstrate that they are a fast, accurate typist.

Re-entering the typing arena is rather like riding a bike when you haven't done so for decades -- you may be a bit shaky initially, but once you start peddling, the long-forgotten abilities will quickly return. In order to get work however, youll need to have some idea of your typing speed. You can do this online by taking a test and seeing your scores. What's nice about this is that you can take the test, then practice typing and the retake the test until you bring your typing speed up to what it used to be.

Once you identify your typing speed, you are able to set yourself up as a freelance typist in a work-at-home business. You can use your typing speed as a way of setting yourself apart from other freelance typists especially if you have a high accuracy rate at your re-awakened speed! Faster typists have the potential to earn more because they are able to do more work in less time than a slower typist could. An near flawless typist is more likely to get recurring work and so build up an established customer sheet so if you work on your skills and can advance yourself as a speedy accurate typist, you will improve your chances of finding clients for your company.

If you can add transcription skills to your offerings, and can afford to acquire transcription equipment (such as foot pedals for transcribing digital files, and a desk unit and pedals for doing tape transcription), you will improve your earning power significantly. Many professionals in the legal and medical field outsource their transcription projects to home businesses just like the one you are considering!

In spite of the belief that typing may seem an archaic skill, youll be surprised how you can turn this into a viable business with considerably little effort and investment!

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