As an independent contractor, I typed audio interviews into a shared Google .doc and sent it before the deadline for review. It was easy but enough of a challenge. I learned to type faster and learned more to pay attention to detail and accuracy. However, management could've used some people skills. I could tell they spent time behind a desk all day. I felt talked down to because I was confused and had questions. The hardest part of the job was sitting for hours on end and trying to stay up at night to meet the deadline, but at least it wasn't during the day where the typical person would have other obligations. Even for an independent contractor job, it's very stressful. You just sit in a chair isolated but that actually adds to workload because some people need to be moving or want exercise, so I think it should pay more and there are transcription jobs that pay more. However, it was great for learning a new skill and gaining job experience when I started virtually with none. If you don't have your own ride it's great because it's remote and helps with at least a portion of your bills. If there are no jobs in your area it's great because it gives you something to do.