Average hourly pay: $10 to $27
If you can listen and type, you can be a transcriptionist. Some positions, such as in the medical field, may prefer applicants with technical knowledge of the subject matter. But plenty of opportunities — including those at Literably (a reading assessment service for students from kindergarten through eighth grade) and Pactera Technologies (a global digital consulting firm) — require no prior experience and provide on-the-job training.
At Literably, you’d be transcribing audio files of children reading, complete with their mistakes. Applicants must not be or work from California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska or New Jersey. Pactera is seeking native speakers to transcribe television shows in various languages, including English, Spanish, French, Polish and Thai.