How to Make Money at Home Typing

Updated April 17, 2017

Make money at home by typing articles, writing an ebook or doing simple data entry for an online seller. With the constant hype about making money online by typing, it is hard to choose between a legitimate job or home based business and a scam. Always remember you should never have to pay for a job. If a company wants to hire you, it will pay you for your work, not the other way around.

Consider writing articles for web content. There are many companies online that offer revenue sharing or royalty payments. Some companies, such as Demand Studios and Associated Content, offer upfront payment options as well as revenue sharing. However, this is by no means a get-rich-quick scheme. Writing articles is hard work and can be time consuming. The amount of money you make at home typing articles will depend on the quantity and quality of your articles, as well as how many views your articles receive and how often ad clicks are made by viewers.

Write an ebook--or write several ebooks! Share your knowledge with the world and at the same time make money at home typing. If your speciality is animal care, write an ebook that explains how to clip your pet's nails. Perhaps you have a secret to saving money at the grocery store; share it. Before you can make money with your ebook, you need to write it. Once your ebook is written, publish it online at one of the websites suggested in the Resources. They are all free to publish; however, each does charge a fee each time your ebook is sold.

Many online sellers need data entry typists to help upload their products or to take orders over the phone and type them into their systems. Search classified ads online at websites such as Craigslist or Newsday for data entry jobs to make money at home typing. Do not join any company that asks for money upfront; these are scams. Legitimate companies that hire data entry typists will not ask you for any money. Prospective employees may be required to purchase needed equipment upfront, such as a telephone headset.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with word processing software
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About the Author

V. L. Hamlin is a freelance writer residing in upstate New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi in 2000 with a liberal arts degree and concentrated studies in literature and psychology. She has been writing online since 2006 and is currently a freelance writer for Associated Content and Demand Media.