Typing jobs seem to be the most widespread on the Internet, as many companies are saving money by hiring virtual workers and outsourcing most of their data entry tasks.
Transcription, as a sub-type of online typing, needs a distinct skill set, which can take some time to acquire. That is why finding a transcription job, which does not require any experience to get started is a challenge. However, I have done a fine job scanning all available online work opportunities and found Quicktate.com.
Brief job description
Location: this online job is open for applicants internationally;
Type of work offered: workers get paid for typing down words they hear on an audio files (usually these are medical/legal reports, notes or calls) provided by the system, this process requires accurate typing and good command of English language;
Pay rates: users receive 2-4 cents for every word typed but for excellence you can be hired by a daughter-company iDictate, which offers higher pay-rates;
Job schedule: you will be working on independent contractor terms, this means you can do as much or as little work as you wish, as far as there are subscription tasks available;
More info about this job lead: http://typists.quicktate.com/transcribers/signup
Additional details about Quicktate.com
One of the best things about this company is that they allow beginner transcriptionists make their first steps in getting to know this type of virtual work. To get the position you will have to fill out an application form and provide two recommendations from people, who can ensure that your knowledge, skills and qualifications will fulfill the job requirements.
As for the things needed to work efficiently for this company, please visit the link provided in the block above (there are some hardware requirements).
Feedback and company reputation
I have applied for the job myself and am waiting for the reply from Quicktate.com but taking into consideration feedback from people, who are already making money with transcription work, I can ensure you that Quicktate is a legit opp you should definitely check out.
Final verdict about Quicktate.com
I am new to transcription but so far I seem to like it a lot. Listening to audio files and reproducing them in typed text is the job I have been looking for a long time and it is rewarding to people I have been chatting about this. So please feel free to join the site and leave me some comments of yours.