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Free Typing Lessons

Today’s topic, free typing lessons, is part of the #smlworkfromhome series. As I mentioned in my book, Transcribe Like a Pro: Making Money from Home, typing is obviously one of the most important skills you will need to succeed as a transcriptionist. Of course, the process is easier when you know the correct way to type. You definitely can’t finger peck your way to success when you transcribe, because most clients want a fairly quick turnaround once a transcribing job is assigned. So, I am listing 4 free typing sites below that will show you the correct finger positioning as well as which finger is to be used for each letter, number, and symbol on a keyboard.


Free Typing Lessons

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Free typing lessons: TypingClub.com

Free typing lessons from TypingClub.com has a sign-in portal so you can keep track of your progress. Although signing in isn’t required, I think that creating a sign-in will make it easier for you to keep up with your progress. Typing Club teaches a few letters at a time. And once you earn 5 stars for one set, you’re ready to proceed to the next set of letters. After you finish learning finger placement and which finger to use for which key, you move on to type real sentences. I’m impressed with the fact that they have 685 lessons available on their “Get Started” page. Their “Typing Jungle” page includes typing lessons for children, typing lessons for different languages, and other fun typing practice suites. All free!

Typing.Academy

The next site we’ll discuss free typing lessons from is Typing.Academy. Here, you can take a typing test as well as learn the basics of touch typing. Most of the lessons are free. They have a pro feature called TypeLift for $1.99 a month. TypeLift Pro has more features to help you reach your typing goals faster. A 7-day free trial is available if you want to test that feature. Again, there is an option to log in to help you more easily track results and progress.

LearnTyping.org

LearnTyping.org is another one of the most popular sites to receive free typing lessons. There are a few lessons for beginners and a few lessons for advanced typists. Each lesson has 2 to 3 exercises. Each exercise that I checked out looks challenging enough to help you learn appropriately and possibly quickly.

Typing.com

At Typing.com, free keyboarding (typing) lessons are the key focus. The lessons are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Certificates are available upon completing each unit successfully, but these are for your pleasure only. The Achievements page displays your success at a glance. This site also offers coding classes for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I think that’s an interesting addition.

Choose one to begin your typing journey

Although I type well and reasonably fast, I plan to use the sites above to improve my speed and accuracy even more. I’ll definitely use Typing.com to learn more about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Each site has great instructions and even a helpful video from time to time if not with each new lesson or exercise. Color coding is used for each finger to help you remember which finger should be used for each letter. Creating an account to log in and keep track of your progress is optional.

TypingClub.com is the only site listed above that doesn’t have a speed test. However, you can test your speed and accuracy at any of the other 3 sites via 1-minute or 2-minute typing tests. Have a beautiful day.

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