Keyboard Skills 

Editors Note:  Using a computer and your typing skills in combination with the Internet, many older Americans are finding it easier to work from home using their keyboard (formerly "typing") skills.

Make money in your spare time?  Though you do have to be careful to not fall for work from home scams, there are plenty of legitimate keyboard skills that are available.  

Looking to put these to work?  Check out SeniorJobSearch, but read the article below first to get some ideas on how to put your keyboard skills back to work.  

Turning Keyboarding Skills Into Cash!  

by: BB Lee

Most with excellent keyboarding skills wonder if it is possible to use this talent in a home business venture.

Unfortunately, many would be entrepreneurs often fall prey to the misleading ads on and off-line recruiting work at home typist. Most of these ads are blatant scams.

The companies behind these ads are basically selling outdated information, manuals, or a list of potential customers.

Fortunately, many legitimate ways exist to use your keyboarding skills in a home-based venture.

Here is a list of the top ten work at home jobs you might consider. These ideas rely heavily on using your keyboarding skills along with knowledge in other specialized areas you may already possess.

Accounting/Bookkeeping Service

Involves preparing financial records, payroll and invoicing for small business owners. 

Bulk Mailing Service

Involves handling mass marketing mail for your clients.

Desk Top Publishing

Providing printing services for clients.

Graphic Service

Producing professionally designed logo's to brochures for clients.

Manuscript Typist

You can start your service by offering to type manuscripts for authors or college students.

Resume Typist

Offer to type new resumes for your clients or edit and retype outdated resumes'.

Secretarial Service

Your services might include typing, writing letters and mailing. Or transcription, basic bookkeeping, dictation, and other office support services for small business owners.

Transcription Service

You might decide to specialize in legal, business, or medical transcribing.

Tax Preparation

You might specialize in tax preparation for individuals or small business owners.

Newsletter Publishing

People like to stay up to date on the latest news in their field, or technological advances. You might decide to write and publish a newsletter in a highly focused area. All easily accomplished with basic keyboarding skills, a computer, word processing software,and an Internet Connection.

All the work at home ideas listed will require at least a basic desktop computer that delivers fast, high performance. A CD And DVD drive are mandatory in these modern times to keep your business in step with the technological advances.

The ability to burn CD's is essential. Of course you will need the basic software, a laser printer, a good word processing program, database and high quality graphics, accounting/bookkeeping programs. A dedicated fax machine and line are essential.

You will also need a dedicated business telephone line if you want to appear professional. This will also boost your credibility when dealing with clients over the telephone.

Also, check licensing requirements in your home state. Contact your local Small Business Administration office. They provide free information on starting a business.

by B Lee (C)2004

About The Author

BB Lee is Editor of SmallBizBits News



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