If you’re looking to trade your office job for a work-from-home gig or want to bring in some additional income with your fast typing, we have some great news for you!
Allegis Transcription is a prominent player in the online transcription space, and it is looking for experienced and beginner transcribers to work from home. The pay? You’re looking at $3,500 per month. The faster you type, the more you’ll earn, so you better start practicing right away if you’re a beginner!
Today, anyone (except for maybe baby boomers) can type fast on a computer. It takes practice to become fast, and it helps if you work from your laptop daily. Even texting your friends on Facebook is a good way to develop this skill.
If you don’t know how fast of a typer you are, there are tons of free typing tests online. The good thing about this job is that Allegis doesn’t have a minimum words-per-minute threshold because you will be paid by audio hour, not work hour. This, however, means that the faster you type, the more money you will make.
What is a transcriptionist?
Simply put, a transcriptionist listens to recorded audio files and types out what he/she hears. So, strong listening skills plus fast and accurate typing make a good transcriptionist great.
A great transcriptionist can type at least 70 words per minute, but this job doesn’t set minimum requirements in that area.
To put this into perspective, it will take four hours to transcribe one hour of audio.
Although it sounds like an easy job to do, transcribing is quite complicated. It requires concentration and 100% involvement to ensure you produce error-free work.
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Allegis has a few more requirements compared to other transcription companies out there. Here is what you need:
- Professional equipment (foot pedal and headset) and audio player if you are transcribing legal work
- Be based in the U.S.
- Anti-virus software
- High-speed internet
- Up-to-date Windows OS computer
- Be able to meet per-week minimums
- Type fast and accurately
- Have excellent proofreading and editing skills
Finally, if you have already set your mind on working from home or getting a side gig for extra income, this job is a great opportunity and can provide solid pay.
Allegis offers consistent work and pays fairly.
If you are hired, you will decide how much you work and set your own schedule. Those are the perks of working from home. If this sounds like you, hurry up and apply here!