Captioning is one of the most difficult and least common work-at-home typing jobs. Typists are needed for other home-based jobs. These are just a few of the other options.
Transcription: Captioning can be considered a type of transcription. However, there are many other types such as medical, legal and business transcription. General transcription is usually done with a basic typing skill.
There are many types of transcription projects, including transcribing speeches, seminars, webinars and dictation. The hourly rate for transcription is usually lower than that of captioning at around $15 an hour. You can still find entry-level transcription jobs at places like 1-888-TYPE IT-UP, Cambridge Transcription and TranscribeMe!
Data Entry: Be careful when searching for data entry work. Many are similar to typing. Data entry is the act of entering data into a company’s system. Data entry can include numbers, words, and/or codes. You may just need to enter the data. Or, you might have to research, verify, and/or edit the data. The hourly median wage for data entry workers is $13, although it may be less for those who work from home. Axion Data Solutions, DionData Solutions and SigTrack are some of the places you can check for work-at home data entry.
Translation: You can work from home if you are fluent in a foreign language. Translating documents from one language into another is called translation. Fluency in both languages is required, along with fast and accurate typing. Payscale estimates that translators make between $11.80 and $39.24 an hour. There are several places you can look for home-based work in translation such as ABC Translation Services, Bilingva and Language Line.
What companies hire closed captionists?
Closed captioning is not as common as other typing-related jobs like transcription but it is still a growing industry. Many speakers and entrepreneurs use captionists to transcribe their webinars and videos.