What’s The Best Free Typing or Data Entry Company?

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Please for goodness sake, stop badgering me with that question already, Jeez! Just kidding folks. You know I love your questions. But seriously, despite my best effort to introduce you to the 'finer things" in life via other non-typing and data entry work at home opportunities. You guys are still persistently asking for the least available work at home jobs on the planet, data entry and typing!

Many of my loyal subscribers know how I feel about these jobs. I don't like them because so many of you have been scammed because you've limited yourself to them. Furthermore scam artist prey on work at home seekers that look for these jobs because they know people are so desperate to find them and aren't willing to act on other opportunities that can make them more money. Finally, I hate to sound like a "Negative Nancy", but there isn't a lot of availability of these jobs unless you're willing to make them for yourself like I did or to explore another version of them which I will cover below.

With that said I've done my best to provide you with the few available typing and data entry jobs by listing them at our work at home companies page. And recently I posted a great in depth interview from a successful work at home professional who is a Virtual Assistant that makes money at home typing and doing other things. But alas, I still don't think that's enough information. You know I like to over-deliver. So I tore myself away from playing the Nintendo Wii with my lovely, waddling wife (Sorry babe for beating you in bowling in your condition. lol.) and have taken the time to create a video just for you. The video provides you with my best typing work at home opportunity. Some of you may have already heard me talk about this work at home career in my comments on the articles of this blog. Either way I think you'll find this video very helpful in finding legitimate, free and more importantly AVAILABLE typing jobs!

Now that you watched the video, what are you going to do? Are you going to continue to do what you've been doing which has lead to nothing or scams and job at home? Or are you going to take action?

Are Medical Transcription (Typing) Jobs Actually Available & Where Can I Find Them?

Yes they are in great numbers as I demonstrated in the video above. But take a look yourself by clicking on the following link: Medical transcription (typing) jobs

Can You Really Make Money At Home As A Medical Transcriptionist (Typist)?

I understand your skepticism but you don't need to take my word for it. Click on the links below to read from your follow loyal subscribers who took action on my advice and work at home as medical transcriptionist. They knew that chasing after generic typing and data entry jobs was a waste of time and went with a sure thing. Brenda Lynn Jacqueline

So How Do I Get Started With Medical Transcription?

Step 1: Get Training! I know that you think your current typing and data entry skills are the bomb! But trust me when I say medical transcription companies will not hire you without some form of training. So don't even waste their time or yours applying without exploring one or more of the training options. I searched high and low to find some that were affordable for you or offered financial aid. So take advantage of them. Visit one or more of the following websites for affordable training options.

Step 2: After you've been trained, visit our Medical transcription (typing) jobs section at WorkAtHomeCareers.com and start applying. For those of you that train with the Virtual Learning Center they will also provide you with job placement assistance.

Questions About Medical Transcriptionist (Typist)?

1. Yes there are many available Medical Transcription work at home careers available but most want at least a year or more experience. So how can I get a job if no one will hire me without experience?

That's a great question and valid concern. I was able to find a training company that provides you all the necessary Medical Transcription training you need and provides job placement services to successful graduates. Apparently the Virtual Learning Center has relationships with certain Medical Transcription companies that are willing to hire their successful graduates without experience! So there you have it, you will have access to companies that will hire you just for being a successful graduate of the Virtual Learning Center. Their job placement center also provides assistance in terms of your resume and revealing to you how to start your own business if that's something of interest to you. So they really go beyond what many of the distance learning companies provide.

2. I just don't have the money it takes to invest in myself and medical transcription training. What can I do?

This question really hits home because I've been in the same situation. Unlike college where I was able to get financial aid, many of these home based training programs don't provide this. But to my surprise the Virtual Learning Center addresses this and provides its students financial aid & flexible payment arrangements so that whatever your budget is, they will help you get the training you need to start your work at home career as a medical transcriptionist. It's obvious that they understand the plight of the work at home seeker and are not just some company that's about making money. You can also go to your local community colleges to see if they offer any medical transcription courses and financial aid. Chances are if you can't afford to buy the training on your own, you'll qualify for financial aid.

3. I have years of experience with typing and data entry, why do i need to invest in medical transcription training?

Well with all due respect, your years of generic typing and data entry skills aren't a commodity in this job market anymore. Why? Please consider the fact that everyone uses a computer now, this means that they can probably type just as well as you. 10-30 years ago typist were an asset because it was just the opposite. Most people didn't have computers nor the need to type. So when typing needed to be done, companies scrambled to get a highly skilled typist like yourself because it was such a specialized skill. So that's the reality of your skill set. But with that said medical transcription is still a specialized skill so there is still a great demand for those professionals. I may know how to type well but I definitely don't have the skills involved in medical typing. So that's why we encourage people like yourself to get specialized in Medical Transcription. Your years of generic typing skills coupled with your newly acquired Medical transcription skills will truly make you an asset to a company.

What Are You Going To Do Now?

In any event, I hope this addresses the questions, objections and concerns that many of you have expressed or were quietly thinking. I really hope that I have brought home the point that chasing after fantasy generic typing and data entry jobs is illogical when you understand the reality of our computerized world and the fact that now nearly everyone can type pretty well. So with that said, if you're dead set on doing nothing more than typing, then now you know how to achieve this. But don't make the mistake of continuing to spend hours and hours searching job boards for generic typing jobs. This will lead to a number of things; frustration, desperation and possibly being scammed or mislead by info products. So save yourself the trouble and go after something that is actually available. One of my loyal subscribers has realized this and had great success with transcription on Amazon. You may want to read her article: How To Make Money Typing On Amazon!

Now if for some reason despite all the options I've provided to you, you've decided that you're not going to pursue a career in medical transcription, than you may want to look in to a non traditional way of typing at home. Please note that this work at home opportunity isn't a traditional typing at home job. Furthermore, it won't make you anywhere near the salary that Medical Transcription can provide. But it will make you some money and can be started now and with no specialized training. But don't expect to support your family with it. So you've been forewarned. Check out a non traditional way to make money typing at home by clicking here. Good luck either way!

122 thoughts on “What’s The Best Free Typing or Data Entry Company?”

  1. Krystal, your comments are the very reason there is so much unemployment in this country. Why does the government allow outsourcing, then pay unemployment when people such as you get laid off. Then your unemployment stops, you still have no job, the companies are still outsourcing, the government is robbing Social Security to patch things up, and I could go on and on. Companies may be about making money, but it’s our politicians and those companies who are bankrupting us. Why make a minimum wage go up higher and higher if these employers turn around and outsource, so they don’t have to pay it? And why are U.S. companies being allowed to make their home headquarters in Switzerland, or thereabouts? If they’re an American company, they should be based here in America. We’re not allowed to get away with anything with the IRS, but a major American company can be based out of a foreign country? There’s lots wrong here, but I’m so happy to see these online jobs and the good job being done to help prevent us from being scammed. If there were more resources like these on-line jobs for actual U.S. Citizens, it would help the economy from being flushed down the toilet.

  2. I would have to agree with Shannon about the MT’s work going overseas. I was a transcriptionist for 25 plus years at a local hospital and was laid off back in February of 2010 because of the work being sent overseas. They give cheap labor for what we were doing at a “cost” to the hospital. The hospital also had to hire “coordinators” to “look” over the reports that come back from overseas. Why bother?!?!?! I mean, USA should hire USA transcriptionists so that USA people will have jobs instead of USA sending overseas so USA people are unemployed, but overseas people are getting paid. Very bitter subject for me since I have yet to find a job that doesn’t contract overseas or use voice recognition. Is this the way of the future??? I guess so as USA is not helping USA anymore, they are helping overseas people so they can survive and throwing us out to the dogs!!!!

    • Krystal,

      Thanks for sharing this with us. I can totally feel your frustration. The sad fact is that companies are about making money. They don’t really care about nationalism or helping their fellow citizens. To them it’s about the bottom line. That being said the way to address this issue is a matter of simple economics which is basically what is driving off shoring of jobs. If the government gives U.S. businesses incentives like significant tax breaks for keeping most of the jobs here, that would naturally cause many businesses to stay put. Or they can tax them heavily for taking jobs away. As someone that tries to help people regardless of their nation’s origin, I’m happy we can work with other nations to provide jobs. But I don’t want it to be at the cost of people here. Like anything in life there needs to be a happy medium. Right now we don’t have that. This country has become one of consumers instead of producers. We import everything but export our jobs. That’s a recipe for disaster which is what you’re seeing in this industry and across the board. But I think it can be fixed if we view the problem from a business point of view and provide solutions that make it sweeter for businesses to keep most of their jobs here. Because ultimately it’s about the almighty dollar for these companies.

  3. Hi Eddy,

    I have enjoyed reading over your site, and have even earned a few dollars with Youdata already! However, I wanted to share some info about the MT world, as I have been an MT for two years now, and believe me, it’s a tough world right now!

    First off, I went to a brick and mortar college for a year to receive my certification. After that, I was fortunate enough to land a job covering the weekends at a local hospital. I also managed to work PT for a national company, however I landed this job through networking, not through testing, which is usually required (along with 3 years minimum experience!)

    The pay rate for MTs is not great these days. I started my first national job at 6 cents per line, and I am only up to 8 cents per line after two years. Work has been VERY SLOW, and a lot of work is being sent overseas and is also being eaten up by the invention of EMR (electronic medical records) and programs like Dragon that type what the user says. Electronic editing usually pays about 0.02 cents per line (ouch!)

    I understant that those overseas also need to work, but I do not endorse sending medical records overseas, 1) because they are not bound by HIPAA as we are and 2) because the English language with all it’s euphemisms, phrases, etc., is hard enough, but then throw MEDICAL language into it, and records can easily be mistyped and therefore misread, resulting in dangerous consequences for practices and their patients. While we all want to think that doctors and nurses check and recheck, there have been instances where they go by the numbers on the report, and believe me, there is a huge difference between 50 mg of Lasix and 500 mg of Lasix (for example)

    In other words, if you want to go into this field, make sure you do it out of love of the medical field, not as a way to stay home and get rich. In most instances you are treated as nothing more than a glorified computer, you’re expected to be available 24/7 (even if you have set hours!) and you usually end up with carpal tunnel (like I have at 23 years old!)

    I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but I just wanted to be honest and forthcoming, as this field is hard to break into and very hard to make money with. I have gone weeks before with only making $50 dollars, but I have had great weeks of $600-900 dollars. It just depends on the work that is available and who you work with!

    Good luck to everyone!

    • Hey Shannon,

      Thanks for chiming in and providing such great insight on the industry as it stands now. I’ve been hearing a lot of the same sad news from other MT’s. For years this was such a consistent legit work at home option. But I guess that’s changed with the outsourcing and technical advances.

      I guess like any type of career, folks will have to adapt, reinvent themselves or focus on the careers that are in demand. It’s definitely sad but I guess that’s how jobs play out sometime. But thanks for providing that insight. It gives folks something to think about!

  4. i never seen bigger ass kissers in my life and honestly that did not help one little bit but ypu can help me with something and fast do you know a 100% free data enty or other money making sites with real real results and that dont cost a penny i do not have any money to pay for any thing not even 10 dollars and im about to get kicked out of my apartment in two weeks i need this bad dude Ps. WRITE ME BACK EMAIL i really need this money within a week so tell me ….

  5. Hi Eddy,
    I was actually very happy (and unhappy at the same time) to see your video and read whatever you wrote around it.
    Well, I will start with the unhappy (just to have a happy end…) I’m un happy because I don’t think that I’m qualified for doing this kind of typing job, and because I discover that real typing job are hard or almost impossible to find. And now you will probably ask yourself, so what is to be happy about?
    Well, for me it’s the fact that I will not be easily scammed while looking for this kind of jobs. I already became aware since a long time that most offers of this kind are actually some type of affiliate marketing and did not deliver what they promised (and certainly not in the way they promised – they’re not jobs) but as you said, because I wanted it so badly, I was still hoping to find a non scam typing job. So I’m happy to actually get to this page and be determined not to be cheated anymore.
    Thank you very much,

  6. Hi Eddy,
    I have been interested in Medical Transcrition for a while now. I have been doing some reserach on it, some are good but some are bad. Some people say you make very very little money doing this and that it’s a waste of time but some say they love it. What do you think?

    • Leslie,

      I think I’ve made it very clear in the article above about my feelings about MT. Now it’s up to you to make a decision. There are always going to be pros and cons argued by both sides of the coin. I personally take the information with a grain of salt and try to find out for myself. This is of course after doing my research to ensure I’m not getting involved with a company that is a scam.

      You can’t make everyone happy. I have some recommendations listed here:
      http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations that make a lot of people that take action some money. But then I also have some people that view those recommendations as a waste of time. But the thing about those people is they tend to be the ones that don’t make any money at all in this industry. But are always the ones complaining. Whereas folks like me and many of my loyal subscribers have multiple streams of little income coming in. Personally I prefer to be the person making some money at home than NONE. But I’m just wacky like that. It all depends on your mindset.

  7. Thanks Eddy. I have actually been doing some transcription at Amazon which I learned about…from you! I started the same day I found your site and have been enjoying myself. I actually have been doing alot of reading on the WAU. This sounds like something I am really interested in. I was watching an infomercial for another program just like this…almost. I did like you say and Googled the man’s name plus scams. I was not impressed with what I found, but found the info on WAU on your site (i am coming back to your site so many times during the day now!) and think I would like to try it. OF course like everthing else, I am nervous and worried about investment and earnings. However, I really think this is something for me. They give very realistic information and expectations. From what I gather, it is all up to you? I do not have a lot of time to commit, but want to do SOMETHING from home and be good at it and make money doing it. I know you feel me. I continue to enjoy the posts and reads on your site. thanks again! oh, btw, above the anti-spam word it asks for a website. are we allowed to put our personal sites their if we have a business or is that for something else?

    • Hey YoBee!

      You’re quite welcome. I’m so happy to hear your’e taking action on my recommendations and already making some money doing transcription. I really love that amazon mturk opportunity. It’s really fun stuff and easy money. I’m even more happy that you’ve also taken the skills you’ve learned here about scams and done your research. I can’t tell you how many people just ignore that scam video I’ve provided and ask me if something is a scam when they can figure it out just like me by watching the video. So applaud you!

      WA is definitely a great resource if you’re willing to work hard and are in this career for the long term. I’ve outlined WA’s weaknesses in my review. So as long as you going into understanding that, I find people are better prepared to succeed with it. At the end of the day, just easy your way into this career. Affiliate marketing isn’t going anywhere and neither is WA. When you build up enough confidence and can dedicate the time then pursue it. Until then just continue to give some of my other recommendations a shot as you’ll still be able to earn money with them.

      Their is a field for url when posting your comment. You can definitely place whatever url you want in there. We encourage folks to do so instead of doing self promotions in the comments which I’ll delete anyway. But definitely place your website in that url field. If you participate enough on blogs like this and provide good comments, feedback, etc people will click on your name and it will bring you visits to the site you enter there. So I encourage you to do so.

      In any event, I hope this helps. Thanks for the kind words. Keep taking action!

  8. Eddy- I have been doing some heavy research on medical transcription while I have been home on maternity leave. Needless to say I have questions. I looked primarily at the school sites you recommended and a few I found on my own. How does one know which school will give them the best chance at making the most money? I have seen programs as low as $800 and as high as $4000. What makes the difference in these schools besides the bill that comes in the mail, is some offer specialized training. My second question is this: can a person expect to make good money with a basic transcription course or is the added expense of specialized training what recruiters are looking for? I am ready to go, but am really nervous about this opportunity, but the desire to work from home and be home with my children is very strong. Please let me know what you think about the schools and also how quickly one should expect to get work. Thanks! P.S. I have only been watching your site for two weeks and have about $35 between e-currency and PayPal. Thanks for doing all the work for us!

    • Hi YoBee,

      Honestly with the schools just as with the opportunities it’s just a matter of doing research online to gather up feedback on the various schools you’re considering. Then select the one that seems to have the best feedback. The other major criteria in my mind is a school that can help you with job placement. Because as I said in the article a lot of companies won’t take new MTs. So you definitely want a school that can help you with that. That being said, I recently discovered a great place to get started and gain experience without some of the training usually needed. Read the following article by a subscriber of mine who has found transcription success at Amazon:

      Give that a shot before investing in any of these courses. You may find that you can make a decent living with the opportunities listed there. Hope this helps. Thanks for the continued support.

  9. Hello Eddy,

    Where have you been all my life. Thank you for all that you do for so many of us who want to be at home with our families and willing to make an income that’s profitable. You are like a breath of fresh air on a bright Spring day. Thank you again for your committment and encouragement to so many.

    • Sylvia,

      If I was capable of expressing blushing, I would be doing it right now. lol
      You’re quite welcome! I’m glad you’re really enjoying the site!


  10. @Bridget Barr:
    Hi Bridget,

    One thing to note is that many of the companies that hire independent contractors for both medical and non-medical transcription pay by the job rather than by the hour – so that the faster you type and the better your command of language and editing, the more you will make per hour. This is especially true for folks looking for part-time, supplemental income from home, who may not get hit quite so hard with taxes.

  11. I looked into medical transcription from home, it only pays about $14 to $20 per hour and you would be a 1099 employee which means self employed. So take away taxes (higher than W2 employee because the government taxes self-employed more) and insurance from that amount and you will be lucky if you make $20,000 a year. Plus you need to be able to type at least 80 words per minute and pay a few thousand dollars for the 6 month certification program. It doesn’t seem to be worth all that for $20k a year.

  12. @Eddy Salomon:
    Hi Eddy,

    Thanks for the reply – I do think mturk is one great source of entry-level transcription work to gain experience, and learn the right way to transcribe properly. You’ll also get access to a lot of style manuals that will help you. Also check out the Turker worker message board at http://turkers.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=shame to see feedback about good versus bad employers. The only downside I’ve experienced at mturk is that you’re trusting the requesters on the site to approve your work and pay you. Large established companies like SpeechInk seem to be good bets.

    • Sarah,
      Thanks for the additional information. Sounds like you’ve gained a lot of experience at MTurk. Do you want to write an article providing tips or advice you can give to folks
      so they get the most out of Mturk? If so let me know.

  13. Here’s a success story about Eddy’s website for you guys! I left a career in I.T. management (and all the related stress) last year to start a part-time business from home. As you all can imagine, business has been slow and I need to supplement my income. I have a lot of experience with business writing and editing, and fast typing speed so my goal was to get a transcription job, even though my transcription experience is limited. I applied to many companies and aced their online tests, but didn’t hear back. Eddy, I know you aren’t a fan of the typing jobs!

    But here’s my success story: I learned about Amazon’s mturk program (www.mturk.com) through this site! Thanks Eddy! If you sign up and search on HIT’s with the word “transcription” you’ll find a lot of jobs there. You can find jobs that pay base rate about $1 and offer bonuses for good work. If your typing is fast and accurate and your command of language is great, you can complete many of these tasks within an hour and earn close to what you’d be earning with a more tranditional remote transcription job. Best of all, you’ll be banking that coveted “experience” every remote employer seems to demand before hiring permanent employees, understandably so. Also, I’ve found some fun writing jobs on mturk that don’t pay a whole lot, but if you do well you might get a bonus from the employer and they’ll keep your mind active while you’re looking! Thanks again Eddy, what a GREAT lead.

    Here’s my final plug for transcription, Eddy maybe I can persuade you: transcription is more than just “typing” – it also requires some interpretation and editing. If you’re typing something you find interesting like a lecture on a subject you enjoy, a news article, or a medical conference, you’re engaging your brain and learning something. Some companies offer growth opportunities for transcriptionists over time which can include editing and writing, if that’s your thing. Thanks again for this site, it’s a real find!

    • Sarah,

      Thank you for coming back and sharing your success story. I really appreciate it and wish more folks would take the time to do so. Mturk ( http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/07/29/work-at-home-with-amazoncom/ ) is a consistent winner for most people on this site so I’m not surprised. By the way I don’t really hate typing or data entry jobs. I just dislike when folks limit themselves to it because it usually leads to scams or products misrepresenting themselves. But when legit opportunities do arise, then I’m all for it and Mturk seems to have a lot of them.

      In terms of transcription, trust me I know it’s more than straight typing otherwise any Joe schmoe can do it. But that’s why it requires training and experience to get a job in the field. But it sounds like Mturk may be the spot for folks to do this. So thanks for sharing your success story and knowledge. I’m sure it’s going to help a lot of people.

  14. Just wanted you to know that the VLC, which you had previously endorsed, has now closed and left many, many students out thousands of dollars, with nothing to show for it. I am in no way saying you are responsible for this horrible occurrence, but I thought you might like to be made aware of the situation…

    • Hi Lynn,

      I was only recently made aware that they closed which I crossed out the recommendation above. I wasn’t aware that they didn’t finish their obligations before closing. That’s obviously unacceptable and I’m sure there will be repercussions for these actions (Possibly a class lawsuit?). It always amazes me when a once legitimate business just goes sour without warning. It’s like you never know which one of these companies will turn on you. Please keep posted if you hear anything new.

  15. hi eddy , I’m glade that finally i found some one helpful ,but what i need is just an easy job that i could do through my home as I’m a mum and i don’t want to leave my baby but the problem is that i am Egyptian and i find it so difficult to find job at home and it’s impossible for me to work as medical transcriptionr i have no knowledge about that i really need your advice

  16. hello there… i have a little background in medical transcription i just finish a 160 hour free training and i really wish to get a carrier…im from the philippines…can i possibly get a job as medical transcriptionist?

  17. hi eddy

    thank u so much 4 this amazing site

    I’m intrested in medical transcription but I don’t have any money to join a course

    is there any free online course

    could u help me please ?

    I really need to find a course


    bye ..

  18. Hi, I am new to the “work at home” or “survey for cash/rewards”. However, my point is just to stop by and say thanks for this website. You’re really helping me out a lot.

    I shall return! Raffy.

  19. Hi, what a great site, full of information, as a work at home mom, i see how successful you are at helping people get past the scams in this industry and start to really work from home and earn a living, im so happy ive done it, makes life so much easier , thanks for your interesting site

  20. Hi Eddy,
    I watched your video and I have been intrested in medical transcription. I looked through the jobs but they all require experience. Can you recommend a place online to get the training, certificate, and the help finding a job when you have completed the course? I am also looking for one that would except fin. aid. And if you have any tips on how to get started on the right track to becoming a medical transcription. I would really appreciate the help. By the way love the website I am on here daily. Thanks Chanda

    • Thanks.

      How about trying the one’s I actually recommended in the article above such as Virtual Learning Center. Please go back and read the article above. I think you may have missed a lot. It pretty much answered all the concerns you just mentioned. 😉

  21. @esha:

    Hey Esha,

    You’re welcome for the comments.

    In regard to being human, we are all there with you. I’m hoping your dark clouds of sorrow soon turn to bright rays of sunshine.

    Thanks for the glasses compliment. 🙂

  22. hey callie lol no no em na an angel…i am a simple human with humanistic needs waiting for angels lyk eddie to cum en remove the dark clouds of sorrow over myself… as for eddie he is da man…
    btw callie luv ur glasses 🙂

    ps:thnx alot eddie en callie for such nyc comments! (makes a lot LOT difference)

  23. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnn eddie only babies cry en angels juss give happiness…spread the word of PEACE all around themselves and we the visitors on your site are in the magic that you spread by extending such a care and an affection to not only those in desperate needs but also to all others who jus wanna earn for the sake of a side job and saving purposes…but u **eddy salomon** are the shining star not in the far off sky which couldnt be reached when needed but you are the shining star right at the click of every needy visitor..en know what its you people who make this living in the world worth living cx now we know that theax a caring and a helping hand which wuld save us from oua so many entangling problems…it shouldnt be the presidents oww the scientists oww the writers oww sum other political personality who get da nobel prizes…cumon wat are we playing at…giving recognition to the ones whose effect is so very localized…its ppl like you ppl who care ppl who manage to look after so many million visitors not just on one page but i guess on so many others as well….i dnt know much but u are definitely da man who makes ppl’s days cx now they are seeing da silver lining out in the dark clouds…ur work and ur hard en very much hard efforts need to be recognized on a bigger platform…ua da guy whox in real working for not just one community but for everyone out thea living either in the east oww da west…north oww da south…OMG eddy you must be a heroe u are having so many pplx blessings…itx tooo tooo gud…!!

  24. @esha:

    Hi Esha,

    I think you are also an angel for just giving simple (yet profound) praise where it is due. Reading your kind words to Eddy brought a tear to even my eye 😉

    Sometimes I wonder how Eddy does ALL that he does in a 24 hour day. It is obviously the genuine care he has for others that motivates him from day to day.

    Like Eddy said, we are ALL in this together. I believe we all need each others’ help in some way or another. Just extending a helping hand regardless of who we are, or who needs help, does wonders beyond imagination. And blessings will follow!

    I will always be grateful to Eddy for providing such excellent work/income from home help, insight, instruction, advice etc. that I have received from his valuable blog, websites and resources. As a result of heeding his words, the income from home success that I have and am experiencing leaves me almost speechless.

    I wish you and all others who remain supportive of Eddy much success as well.

    • Damn it Callie! Are you trying to make me cry again. lol You know I couldn’t do half of what I do if it wasn’t for my great team of people and the support of my visitors. (Present company included. lol)

      But what I love about this blog is that is seems to attract like minded people. I would argue the ones that frequent often share the same values. So it’s nice to have a refuge for that thought process. Too often I have to shut off the news or leave a site because people are spewing such selfish negativity. So again thanks to people like Callie and Esha and all my positive minded visitors that come here and do their part to help each other out. It’s great to see and trust me it’s having an impact that you couldn’t even imagine.

  25. Eddy, im taking a medical transcription from Stratford Career Institute, I will get a diploma from this. Im wanting break into this, and actually have done this in the past several years ago for a Pyshcologist, in Payson, Az. I will go to the website you mentioned in your video and check it out. to see what they say, there are 6 modules to my training and im on module4 right now,so im more than half way through, i will check your site often for updates about this, cause im really not sure how to actually break into this and get started thanks again. Deb

    • Hi Deb,

      Sounds good. It’s a good industry to get into if you have help with career placement. So you may want to ask your school if they can help you with that. The fact that you have had some experience in the industry is a big help though.

  26. hey eddy are you seriously an angel?making suffering and depressed people feel relieved because now they are finally gonna land up somewhere safe and trustworthy….you must be an angel for that…thumbs up for doing such a nice job taking all your time out to reply and respond back to all the people’s desperate pleas let alone just creating this website and posting stuff in here…you must be an angel for this…people like you should be ruling out the world making this place worth living in…understanding each other needs….feeling sorry for totally stranger’s problems…reassuring them giving them blessings and all in all i reiterate what i said in the beginning you must be an angel for that….if we people get guys like you den dis place wuld be much much better…dats for all angel:)@Eddy Salomon:

    • Hi Esha,

      Thank you for such kind words!!! You have me all emotional here. I feel very fortunate that I have a medium where I can reach so many people and make their day a little brighter. The world is a very tough place but we all can make it better if we do our part. It just starts with one step. So hopefully this site is a step in the right direction and it inspires others to give of themselves. Because at the end of the day we’re all in this together regardless of whatever nonsensical barriers we create in terms of religion, creed, race, politics etc. Sometimes things are very simple but we complicate them. In any event, thanks again for these kind words and taking time out your day just to express them. It’s folks like you that reinforce why I’m doing this stuff. Making money is great but having an impact on people’s lives that is far reaching is even a better reward. Thanks for reminding me of this. I appreciate your continued support.

  27. Hi Eddy,

    I’m currently not working right now because I am pregnant, and on disability. I can’t afford to pay for the jobs that are posted mostly everywhere on the internet. My husband is always paying for everything, and I only get a certain amount of money at the end of the month. I am very distressed because I cannot help financially. I would like a job(that has no fees, nothing hidden) and that I could get paid for nothing too dramatic but something to help during the month. I would prefer data entry, or medical transcription. Could you help? It would be great and very much appreciated.

  28. Hi Eddy, how do I go about searching for a DATA ENTRY TYPING JOB work at home? I’ve searched many of times and I end up finding these websites that you have to pay money which I’m totally against. I’ve been searching for over 2 yrs now to type from home and I haven’t had any luck . Can you please guide me in the right direction, the right link that will help me without paying for something that won’t work? Please let me know. Thanks.

  29. Hi Eddy,

    I just wanted to say I’ve been following your site for a while. The information you provide is great. I work at home as a medical transcriptionist and certified medical coder. I chose to take the road of hard work and discipline to freedom, and am loving the journey!

    I do know quite a few people who would benefit from all of the insight and resources that you provide. Thanks again!

  30. I’ve just quickly looked at this website as I came across it tonight. I have been a home-based, independent contractor, medical transcriptionist for over 10 years who will soon see drastic cuts in workload, along with my partner and several others working for us. I’m just starting to search for other telecommute positions to replace the income we will soon be losing. It’s very difficult to sort out the real work from the scams. I’d like to stay in the independent contractor category too, but I’m not sure if that will be possible. I’m interested in any kind of typing, data entry, etc. at this point. Any suggestions?

    I know there are many MT jobs on the web, but I’m likely to take a large cut in pay with most of those – and with the world of electronic medical records, these jobs are becoming few and far between.
    Thanks, Kim

  31. @Lynn:
    I also came across this website and was blown away with all the positive information provided. I really appreciate all the pointers and information you have taken the time to research and post. Thanks… you have made up my mind to go for it. One question though: should an online course state they are “accredited” to make the certificate valued?

  32. i was just wondering if any of the google money master programs are legitimate or not i’ve been seeing them a lot lately. Some say that it is some just says that its a scam even though they show a check that has google on it.

  33. Hi,
    I Like the idea of medical transcription, I took 2 years of training for this at my community college,, but they do not certify and I cant afford to go to another school just to get certified. so in order to get a job I need experience, but to get experience i need the job.. I have applied to so many places I lost count. most places require at a minimum one year on the job training .

    • Hi Charlotte,

      I totally agree with you. I find it very frustrating because it’s like a catch 22. You get the training but a lot of these companies won’t hire you because you’re a newbie. So how the hell are you suppose to get the experience they’re insisting on? The college training programs tend to be more affordable because of financial aid but if your college doesn’t provide job placement then it’s useless to take the course. It’s just unfair in these particular situations.

      That’s one of the main reasons why I suggested the company in the article above; flexible payment plan and job placement assistance. But it doesn’t do you much good if you’ve already got the training elsewhere. I wish I had a particular solution for you Charlotte. Have you tried looking into the amazon work at home opportunity? They have typing “jobs” there. Visit the following article for more details: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/07/29/work-at-home-with-amazoncom/
      It might be a good option for you.

  34. thanks eddy.

    with so many people getting laid off and no jobs out there are people being hired now: as of june 09 in this market? i dont have medical background and have no money for training. that said i would want to know that if i financed training or worked and paid it off that once im done = there will be a job out there for me. i just want to know the market for this is still good….today.

    • Hi AC,

      You’re welcome. I understand your concern. Visit the following pages:

      You’ll notice tons of new MT jobs listed and this happens every day. So in my opinion the field is still very much a live based on the number of jobs we see every week in that field. At the end of the day however you go about getting you training, make sure they have job placement for you. Otherwise there is no guarantee that you’ll work after getting your training especially since you’ll have no work experience. That’s a major reason why I recommend VLC in the article above. They’re very flexible with payments and provide you with job placement with companies that hire first time MTs.

      So keep that in mind. You can also try Amazon, they have mechancial turk program we reviewed a while back ago that can make you money typing. Read the following article:

      And finally don’t limit yourself to typing. There are so many other easier ways of making money at home. People think it is the easiest and it’s just the opposite. So I encourage you to read our recommendations page where we provide so many more options for any comfort level: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

      Either way you have options if you’re open minded and willing to explore all your options.

  35. i like to know how can i find something that i can do from home with out useing money i know that dont sound good but i need something soon asp hope you can help me out

  36. Hi Eddy,
    I just came across your site today, and I can see I have A LOT of reading to do. I just wanted to take a second to thank you for making a site like this available to all of us who are new to the work-at-home world and feeling completely overwhelmed. Now, I’ve got my cup of tea and my handy dandy notebook, and I’m looking forward to spending this rainy day taking copious notes from this incredibly valuable resource.

    Thanks again, have a great day!

  37. I would love to find a legitimate work at home position but I’ve only found scams. I will be obtaining an associate degree very soon and would like to hear more about your offer…

  38. Hi Eddy

    I\’ve been looking for site that i can join with out having to put in a number from the US. I\’m from the Caribbean so i need a site where international persons can sign up.

    Looking forward to a response.

  39. Hi Eddy:

    One more comment that I forgot to make: You are spot on with your recommendation for VLC. That is the only MT program that I endorse, and for the same reason as you. Good going!

    Mary Ruff-King
    17-year veteran MT

  40. Hi Eddy:

    Love your site!

    As a 17-year veteran medical transcriptionist, I can tell you that being an MT involves MUCH more than just typing!!! We are medical language specialists. When I attended school (way back in the dark ages) I learned 2500 medical terms in eight weeks. That was just the beginning. Now I absolutely love the field and have been blessed to go from working in an office for 10 years to being self-employed for the past seven. But it has not been easy to work at home, even with all my training and knowledge. I am being honest here. There are so many skills that have to be developed to their highest level in order for it to pay off when working at home because pay is production based, usually a fixed amount (anywhere from $.08 to $.15) per line. That means the more you type, the more you get paid. BUT…the work must be accurate. And listening to a doctor who is talking so fast he cannot even understand what he is saying is challenging to say the least.

    Anyway, that’s my two cents. I know there is a lot of hype about it on the Internet. No matter what, I always encourage those who are passionate about medical transcription to go for it; that’s what I did, and I’ve never regretted that decision.

    Thank you, Eddy, for a wonderful, informative website.


    • Hey Mary,

      Thanks for the love and providing so much in sight about a career as an MT. I think it provides a lot of value coming from someone that’s been in the trenches so long. I’m sure a lot of would be MTs will find your feedback very helpful.
      I’m happy you agree with me about VLC. I really do feel their biggest value is their flexible tuition and career placement help.

      Take care and thanks again for chiming in.

  41. So basically, this site is just another involved advertisement to try to sell traiing for medical transcriptionist. What a poser. Unless the training is free, then this isnt what you advertise, is it ?

    • Jaded36, (Appropriate name by the way. lol)
      Anyone that has been on my blog for a long time is quite aware that I make my living as an affiliate of many companies & the support of sponsors listed on my site. I don’t hide this fact because I’m not ashamed of it. It’s not a dirty little secret that you’re exposing to the world. I beat you to the punch a long time ago when I wrote a very long article about it: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/aff The fact of the matter is 90% of websites make their living like this. Now with that said I pride myself on limiting my personal recommendations to companies that I have either personally tried or researched. I’m not in the business of pinning my established name with shady companies. I think that is evident based on the positive media coverage I’ve received over the years: http://www.workathomecareers.com/aboutus

      With that in mind, I chose to be affiliated with the training company mentioned in the article for several reasons. One, they offer flexible payment options & aid. The other & probably biggest reason I recommended this company was that they provide job placement assistance for new MTs. As I noted in the article most companies aren’t willing to hire new MTs. But the training company I recommended has relationships with employers that will hire first time MTs. So ultimately that was my main reason for pushing this particular company & why I became an affiliate of them. If there is a company that offers free training with job placement for first time MTs, feel free to post them here. That would be great for our readers interested in this career.

      The other thing to note is that I also encouraged people to check their local colleges to see if MT courses were offered and to check if they can qualify for financial aid which could make the training free as well. So as much as you would like to crucify me for earning an honest living, I do actually care about my users and try to make recommendations that will prove helpful to them. And I do my part to educate them on the real scams that are out there:

      Furthermore all the information I offer on this blog is free and has helped a lot of people avoid scams and find various ways of working at home:

      So I don’t think a lot of folks will object to the fact that I happen to earn a living while helping them achieve their goals without asking a dime from them in return.

      In fact, I try to give back:

      Hope this clears some of the air. I know you’ve probably visited a lot of blogs where they just recommend every little clickbank, make money, internet marketing product, scam, etc. But it’s never good to make assumption especially when you haven’t looked at the whole body of work we’ve done on this blog.

      Take care.

  42. Hi eddy…I found ur article interesting…BUT…I am not willing to pay any money for the training..
    If I have to anyways pay..why would i be reading your article right now..
    I am not willing to invest any money from my side as I have fallen a victim to all the work from home scams several times and am extra cautious now before i make any payment on the net……tell me if u can suggest sumthing which does not make u wait for ages and is also in true sense a -“work from home” job……

    • Hi Ranjani,

      I am sorry to hear you’ve been scammed so many times. I wish you would’ve found our scam section sooner so you could have avoided this negative experience:

      You should be wary of investing money in work at home opportunities and you shouldn’t unless it happens to be a home based business and even then
      research should be done. With that said whether you know it or not we’ve all paid for training if you went to college or any technical school. Investing in your education
      is investing in yourself not some shady work at home product. So don’t fall into that generalization as it may hold you back from advancing to careers that may pay you more money.

      Now with that said if you’re in a financial bind colleges offer medical transcription classes and you may qualify for financial aid. So that may be an option if you’re paranoid about spending money online. At the end of the day there are certain careers that demand training that pay well. It’s just a fact of life otherwise we’d all be doctors.

      You may want try out some of the other opportunities we cover in our recommendations page that don’t involve any advanced training but don’t expect to make a huge amount of money with them:

      You can also search for traditional work at home jobs on the following page:

      Hope this helps. Good luck.

  43. I have been looking for a job online that i can make some extra money that is not a scam. Do you know how much the training is, and how long for, and also how long it be till i get a decent job online?

    • Michelle,

      Training for Medical transcription will vary depending on where you get it. The best thing to do is click on the links we mentioned in the article above or look at your local college to determine how much training may be and how long it will take.

      The time it will take to land a “decent” online job will also vary. If you limit yourself to generic data entry or typing jobs chances are you won’t be landing one anytime soon. Some people spend years trying to land those. I know because I was one of them. But if you’re smart and focus on careers that are actually in demand like the ones listed on the following page:

      It can take a few months.

      But if you’re willing to venture outside the norm and give non-traditional opportunities a try:

      You can pretty much start today.

      So it all depends on you. My suggestions to folks is to get the skills that are in demand and make money with non-traditional opportunities while they do that so you have your bases covered.

      Avoiding scams shouldn’t really be a concern if you absorb our scam page like a sponge:

      We’ve helped so many people avoid scams there and you can too if you read it and watch the video listed there.
      So ultimately you have more options then you may think. Achieving work at home is about being educated about the industry so you know where to focus
      your energy and where not. Hope this helps.

      And by the way we have traditional jobs listed on the following pages:

      Good luck. If you have any other questions be sure to read our ask page top to bottom:

      It will really help you.

  44. You’re so right. Can you give me any info or leads on how to start a free blog. I think I’ll also need and URL for the blog too. How can I get started with my own great blog page like yours??

  45. @eddysalomon:

    Hi, I really dig you on this. I have been searching and spending my money on so many dead end work at home ventures till I’m ready to just arrest them all myself. LOL.
    I’m glad to say though that I have been spending more time reading online training material of various fields that could lead to a person “learning what it actually takes” ; KNOWLEDGE-

  46. Hi Eddy,

    I am so glad to have run into this site. At this present time I am unemployed and things are tough right now but, I have faith that I will find something not only to help myself but my family. Thanks for helping for those in hard times. Keep up the good work! 😀

    Veronica N.

  47. Hi Eddy, I to have just came acrossed your web site and I like it alot. Things I never knew. I use to be one of those “I want to work from home and make easy money” no such thing. I am real intrested in becoming a medical transcriptionist. Have been before I found your site. I have done some research about transcription and schools. I am also part of a forum as well. My question to you is there are two school I am thinking about one is a little bit more reasonable as payments I can afford. That one is allied business school. the other is on the AHDI site and it seems like a good one as well. Do you know anything about these school? Allied is also apart of AHDI as well. Thank you for this great site. ~Melissa~

    • Hi Melissa,

      I am happy you like the site. I am also happy you’ve realized there is no such thing as easy money from home. That’s half the battle there. In any event it’s great you’re looking into Medical Transcription. It’s a great career. I don’t really know about the schools you’ve mentioned. Just follow the steps in our scam video:
      http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams and it should give you some insight on these companies. Whatever company you choose, just be sure they help you with job placement.
      The reason we recommend VLC http://www.workathomenoscams.com/mt_training is because of their job placement assistance. Most of the work at home companies that hire MT want those with experience. But with VLC http://www.workathomenoscams.com/mt_training they’re able to help place you with companies that hire newly trained MTs. They also have a very flexible payment plan as well. So you may want to keep that in mind as you search for training. Good luck either way. I am sure you’ll do well with this new career.


  48. Hi Veronica,

    You’re quite welcome.
    You seem to have a lot of relevant experience.
    What I would do is update your resume and gear it towards medical transcription. Include any recent courses you’ve taken and the positions that highlight your medical terminology skills. Now with that said, most companies would still rather that you have direct experience in medical transcription for at least two years.

    But considering your past, it may still be worth a shot in applying:

    Good luck.


  49. Hi Eddy,
    Thank you for telling it straight and to the point of scams, and the best way to work at home is through MT.
    Eddy,I became a Medical Assistant in 1980 which they taught me dictation/transcription as well and I had experience working in the Medical Fields for 10 years, and recently refresh my Medical Terminology because I was going to school for a Massage Therapist, but quit since it didn’t suit me. But then for 15 years I stop working in the medical field, and started working in business offices processing medical claims, and insurance claims.
    My question is that since I had experience, and still kept my skills processing medical claims and medical terminology what should I do to get a job in Medical Transcriptions?

  50. Hi Eddy

    What a wonderful site! Very informative. I’m interested in medical transcription training, how long would it take (on average)to complete training and get hired?

  51. I want to do medical transcriptions and I have the education. Before my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia last year I was in school to work in the medical field and have the education in transcription. But as a single mother and being busy with my daughters care I was not able to finish my training and just have no experiance IN the field. How do I get a job when everyone want someone with at least 2 years experience????

  52. Hi Eddy, I am looking for a work from home job now.I am sick and tired of looking only to find out that it is all a scam. HELP ME!!!!!!!!!

  53. Hi Barbara,

    I’m not really sure what you’re skeptical about with this career. The numbers don’t lie, there are way more available Medical Transcriptionist jobs then there are generic typing/data entry jobs. Its really that simple.

    In any event,

    Have you visited the following page:

    By the way, most companies pay by paypal since its convenient for most people. I’ve had a paypal account for years and never had a problem. Like any company they have had their ups and down. But since their merger with ebay.com things seemed to have improved a lot.

    But with that said, many companies still offer checks. If you want our personal recommendations for work at home opportunities visit:

    Good luck, either way.


  54. I am still skeptical. I am a sick woman I am on disabity. And i do not trust paypal are thier any legitmate jobs that pay you by check?

  55. Hi Chelle,

    I’m sorry to hear about your situation with your husband. It’s amazing how another person can make you pay for their mistakes.

    In any event, let’s be solution oriented, have you read our articles section:

    We have a list of our recommendations listed there.

    You may also want to read our ask section:

    Since you have a full time job already, I would strongly encourage you to look into a career as an affiliate: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/aff

    I did this career part time before I finally freed myself from the 9-5 nonsense:

    So it may be perfect for you as well.

    If not then the other recommendation on my article page may be for you.

    Good luck either way.


  56. hi,
    I have an intensive full-time job but because my ex-husband left me financially destroyed; I need a part-time job I can do late evenings and weekends. Online, at home would be ideal with my intensive work schedule. Like Laurie, I do not need extra training. (I respect what Eddy says about education where she said, “People don’t go to college or training schools for nothing. There is a reason.” I already have a degree, 2 to be precise. Granted I know people with much less education/training than I that make more money, of course I choose to help people and because of my chosen profession I get paid less. Sad but true.)

    I just need an at home position that I can work around my hectic full-time schedule so I can rebuild my life after being destroyed by my scary ex-husband.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks bunches.

  57. Hi Jenny,

    The training companies I listed in the article above are online based so it doesn’t matter where you live because your training is delivered via the web.

    Take care.

  58. Hi im interested in what you’ve said in the article but how can I have training in medical transcription I live in Philippines.

  59. Hey Eddy. I have been surfing your site for some time for a typing job, and I finally found one. It’s not your typical typing job, It’s Medical Transcripiton. I LOVE IT!!!! I found the idea on your website. I thank you very much. It takes a lot of studying and typing the files, but I enjoy it. So when people say there isn’t any typing jobs out there, think again. Their just not thinking hard enough!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity. I will be on your site quite often now!!!! 🙂

  60. Hi Laurie,

    I’m not sure if you read the article above, but that’s where a lot of people go wrong. They think they don’t need career training.

    If that’s really the case, just visit our companies page http://www.workathomenoscams.com/work-from-home-companies/ and apply to the jobs listed there.

    If you land a job right away then you’re right you don’t need any training. But if you find that you’re still waiting to be hired months or even a year later then it proves my point in the article above. The point was that it’s better to go after jobs that are actually available and if it means investing in yourself to get trained to get these jobs then ultimately you’ll be better off than wasting hours and hours per day waiting or searching for jobs that aren’t readily available.

    People don’t go to college or training schools for nothing. There is a reason. The world has changed. If you have basic skills such as typing, data entry, it’s not enough to get employed especially in terms of working at home. The job market will make this very clear to you if you don’t believe me.

    I’m not trying to be abrasive or anything. I’ve just been in this field since the early 90’s and what I’m teaching you guys on this blog is based on those years of experience. I hate seeing work at home seekers banging their heads against brick walls chasing false hope. So I’m just giving you the reality of the situation and various options to explore if you’re willing to succeed and get out your comfort zone.

    So I really hope you understand this and actually take me up on my advice:

    I don’t want to see you become one of the many work at home seekers who end up getting frustrated and bitter and worse yet not making money at home.

    Good luck to you.


    By the way, you may want to read the following article. It’s pretty much what changed my life and allowed me to finally work at home. If followed the same can happen for you:

  61. I am looking for 2nd job, that I can do at home because I am a single mother and with the cost of living going up need to find something I can do during the evening hours to suppliment current income to “make it”. I don’t need training or career counseling just need evening work.

  62. Hi Lynn,

    Welcome to our little hole on the web. lol
    First and foremost congrats on taking action (www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/03/03/only-lazy-people-try-to-make-money-at-home/). I’m happy to see you’re not one of those work at home seekers that’s chasing after something that’s not available. Medical Transcription is one of the best work at home careers
    out there. And as you could tell by the video there are tons of available jobs. So I’m sure you’ll be working at home
    right after school!

    I’m very happy you’re enjoying the site. Hope you decided to be one of our loyal subscribers:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/subscribe (Be Sure to Check your email and spam folder for the confirmation email that will follow. There is a link there you must click on.)

    I would also like to point you out to some areas of our site that you might find helpful:

    In any event, I hope to see you back here more often. Feel free to bring some friends if you want. All our welcome.


  63. Hi Eddy,
    I came across your website today, and it is just absolutly amazing!!!!! I am going to go back to school for medical transcription, and all the information on here was phenominal. Thanks so much for the site. I will be on here quite often.


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