Typing Speed

United States
September 3, 2015 12:06pm CST
What is your typing speed? Typing speed is very important for writers, because the more work they can produce in an hour the more money they earn. My WPM (words per minute) when typing used to be around 70. When I got a job at a call center last year, my trainer had us spend 30 minutes every day before class on a typing test, 10fastfingers.com. To me, it was actually really fun, because I would compete with the girl who sat next to me, and I like increasing my skills. By the time I got out of the 4-week training course, after typing for at least 30 minutes a day on typing tests, 5 days a week, my average when I got onto the floor was around 103WPM. I've continued practicing since then, and I try to take a few tests at least once a day. Right now, my highest typing speed is 121, and my average is between 105 and 113. What's yours?
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• United States
3 Sep 15
You are the exception friend, a great speed you got there. My highest typing speed was only around 70 in business school Today it is probably only 30 wpm haha
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• United States
3 Sep 15
Thank you! It never hurts to practice, since you can only get better! I work hard at it every day, because my goal is to hold an average of at least 120WPM.
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• United States
3 Sep 15
@RachelDSims24 You will be a valuable asset.
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• United States
3 Sep 15
@TiarasOceanView That's the plan! I am a writer by profession, so the faster I write the more I can do for my clients. I can't tell you how many times I've won out on a bid strictly because my turnaround time is so scary fast. While most people can deliver a 500 word article in 1-2 hours, I can deliver the same thing, of higher quality, in 15 minutes, including the required research I needed.
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@ZHVegas (252)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
11 Sep 15
In english I just did 109 WPM, better than 98.96% And In my native language I did 127 WPM, better than 99,43% in my Native Language(Portuguese) I already used this site sometimes in the past, and It's the same speed always...
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• United States
11 Sep 15
Those are both excellent speeds! Always keep practicing, though. Get to 100% better than anyone else, haha. I always aspire to do better than I did yesterday.
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@ZHVegas (252)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
11 Sep 15
@RachelDSims24 I don't think I need to write faster than that, for real.. It would be good, but not necessary the effort I think.
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• United States
11 Sep 15
@ZHVegas Oh, of course.
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@amnabas (10310)
• Karachi, Pakistan
3 Sep 15
I don.,t have typing speed as its very difficult to increase the speed on cell phone.
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• United States
3 Sep 15
Oh, you're using your mobile? It can be pretty difficult typing quickly when you're on your phone. If you ever have the spare money, I would definitely recommend purchasing a small tablet with a keyboard attached to it. They're very portable like cell phones but would allow you to earn so much more income, because it would increase your typing speed.
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@loki1982 (782)
• Dallas, Texas
3 Sep 15
@RachelDSims24 Yeah I avoid using mobile to type if I can. It's far to slow to make it worthwhile most of the time.
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• United States
3 Sep 15
@loki1982 Exactly. I would rather find a way to a computer and type out as quickly as I can as opposed to typing on a tiny little device and having to go back and correct all of the typos that I've made. It's so much easier on a good keyboard than it is on a phone.
@Susan2015 (21310)
• United States
3 Sep 15
that is very good. I used to be very fast at about 80 or so. Now it would probably be 55 or so.
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• United States
4 Sep 15
55 WPM is still pretty good!
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
10 Sep 15
I agree with you that knowing proper typing and having a good speed is essential for writers, who work on computers ceaselessly. It is good to hear that you have touched the typing speed of 121 (sounds amazing. You seem to be a keen learner, therefore, you could achieve such a high speed. I have not measure my speed while typing on computer key board. It should be around 80 w.p.m., this is what I feel.
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• United States
11 Sep 15
That's a pretty good speed though! I would definitely recommend trying out 10fastfingers.com. It's a great place to test out your speed, and if you practice a few minutes each day you'll get so much faster in just a month. I went from about 70 to 105 in a month from practicing 30 minutes every day.
@wetnosedogs (1554)
• United States
4 Sep 15
I am a slow typer. Good for you for doing so well.
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• United States
4 Sep 15
Thank you! You could always practice on one of the many typing speed test websites that they have online. It never hurts to get better at something. I always use 10fastfingers.com because I can log in and see my rank against others. I'm a really competitive person, haha.
@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Sep 15
My fingers don't always do what my brain tells them too, still I think I can probably beat out about 60 wpm based on the last time I tested it. I am glad that I learned to touch type,
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• United States
3 Sep 15
Touch typing is so much easier than anything else, and I recommend that everyone learn how to do it. It increases your typing speed by at least 20WPM! 60WPM is pretty good, but like i say to everyone, if you keep practicing it'll increase in no time!
@loki1982 (782)
• Dallas, Texas
3 Sep 15
When I am typing from my thoughts I can probably get around 50-70 words a minutes. But when I take a typing test where I am trying to type what I am reading, my typing speed goes down. I finger peck, I don't put my hands like they are supposed to be. Even with finger pecking though, I am more accurate and faster than most people who type with their hands in the correct position.
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• United States
3 Sep 15
That is very true. Practicing for at least thirty minutes a day on typing tests online is also a great way to get your typing speed up. It's gotten to the point where I can type a 500 word article in fifteen minutes, when I used to take an hour to do that. Now, if I make $10 off that 500 word article, that means I can make $40/hour instead of $10/hour just by having a much faster and convenient typing speed.
@sugartoes (41973)
• Greencastle, Indiana
19 Nov 15
wow that's COOL, I'm pretty fast myself but have no idea how fast maybe I could go on there & try my hand to see just how fast I am, I remember when I was in school I took up typing & loved it & been typing since then thanks for the tip I'll try my skills on there just to see what comes up curious to know