This is it.
If you’re reading this blog post, it means you made it to the end of the year. We say goodbye to 2020 forever. A lot can be taken away from 2020, personally as well as professionally.
If you’re thinking about starting a transcription business or upgrading your freelance transcription career, right now is the time to get started!
You can create an extraordinarily successful and lucrative transcription business. All that’s needed is a little faith, time, and effort.
Other Things You Will Need:
- The decision
- The willingness to learn
- The desire to succeed
To evaluate whether you’d be a good fit as a freelance transcriber or eligible to run your very own transcription business, below are some questions to consider asking yourself:
- Do I have good listening skills?
- Is speed important?
- Am I good at meeting deadlines?
- How is my grammar and punctuation?
- How fluent is my English [or any other language]?
- Can I work independently?
- Do I have what it takes to start and run a transcription business?
- Am I good at research?
- Can I sell my services?
- How much will I charge?
- What will be my policies for security and confidentiality?
- Should I implement billing practices?
Transcription work is not for everyone. I believe that only those with passion for this have the potential to be successful. Transcribing can be daunting, but once you get used to it, it can be rewarding. You’ll be able to enjoy it as you become better at it. Like Medical Transcription, general transcription IS typing BUT additional skills separate from general transcription is required to produce results. I’ve worked with many contractors who think that if they can type the rest is history. And this is not so. This belief couldn’t be further from the truth.
You may be surprised to find out that you already have the perfect skills to become a professional transcriber. Speed is not important at first. Your primary goal needs to be and will always be accuracy. Speed will come with practice.
There are a few skills clients really consider when they’re searching for someone to transcribe for them. They care about these factors. If you can handle these skills, you’ll always have plenty of work:
- Listening skills
- Recognition of spoken language phrases and terms
- Knowledge of correct punctuation
- Ability to research
- Good grammar and punctuation
- Data security practices
Now that you’re motivated to work as a freelance transcriber or start your transcription business, you want to know how to get started, right? Of course. As an internet service provider, it’s your online presentation that serves as your storefront. This is the first IMPRESSION you give to potential clients, so how well you present yourself online can determine whether you gain or lose a client.
Your marketing materials need to be professionally designed so you can be taken seriously. Do not let the fact that you work from home keep you from looking your best, speaking your best and offering your best. You are a professional service provider, someone who is organized and has all the materials and equipment required to complete each job successfully. Not being equipped to work could force you lose business.
To learn more, order “The Best Transcriber on the Planet” eBook and playbook today!