8. Become a Transcriptionist
If you have an incredible eye for detail, can pay attention to what you are hearing, and type very quickly, you may want to consider some freelance work as a transcriptionist. Transcription work can pay from close to the minimum wage to upwards of $40 an hour for more specialized fields.
Medical transcription is a high-level form of transcription in which workers transcribe conversations held in a healthcare setting. This option is a very specialized field of transcription and requires certification, usually a one-year program. But again, it can be lucrative for someone who already has the skill of typing quickly and paying close attention to detail.