What you bring to the table: Typing accuracy and speed; a good pair of headphones (which makes interviews easier to understand)
Expect to earn: From $5 to $40 per hour
Sign on: Look for regular work with a transcription service such as the ones at verbalink.com and scribie.com, or branch out on your own by contacting local newspapers, magazines and TV news stations. One enterprising way to find nonfiction writers is to check book publishers’ author websites (there are hundreds at harpercollins.com/author/websites.aspx). On the author’s site, look for an e-mail link or mailing address.