How Much Does It Cost?Oct 22, 2020
That's often the first question out of someone's mouth, whether talking about haircuts or babysitters.
For most of us, money is the biggest obstacle when making important decisions. It's further complicated by the fact that we don't like to talk about money.
Investing in a transcription training course is a considerable budget item, and it's important to acknowledge that, and it's my job to tell you what you're getting for that investment.
What does “cost” even mean?
At the risk of sounding like I'm about to start a bad best man's speech, here is the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “cost.”
How much does transcription training cost?
Just like you are more than your job or your marital status or your gender, the costs associated with the Transcription Theory & Practice courses are more than just the price tag.
Apart from money, this is the biggest cost to you. The primary way that the Transcription Theory & Practice courses differ from all other transcription training courses is the time you will spend
- practicing actual transcription (using real audio files from real clients), and
- practicing and perfecting the art of grammar as it applies to the spoken word
Working to improve or change your path not only takes time but it takes energy - both mental and physical. You'll need to focus and practice. You'll need to find ways to push through your anxiety and fears of the unknown. You WILL get frustrated and fail - I guarantee it. But if you are committed, you'll also find joy in your newfound achievements.
What you get for your money
There are always two sides to every story. If cost is one side, what is on the other? What will you GAIN?
Despite a few blowhards waxing on about how speech-to-text software is eliminating the need for human transcription, that IS NOT TRUE.
Transcriptionists do far more than type. It requires skill and proficiency to not only type the spoken word, but create a usable document at the end of it. Transcription is booming, and in a post-COVID world, there is more work than ever.
Things transcriptionists do that speech-to-text software does not:
- Recognize multiple voices
- ID speakers - much of our work involves more than one speaker
- Format documents
- Punctuate properly
- Research unfamiliar words and phrases
- Understand context
Unlimited lifetime support
Our dedicated team is here to help answer questions and provide feedback before, during, and after the course.
In addition to help from me (Janet) and my staff, both current students and graduates are active in our two Facebook groups discussing everything from punctuation to transcription job ops to tips for facing challenges. So there is support and camaraderie available 24/7 no matter where you are in the process.
If only all online training was so supportive.
Freedom and flexibility
Adding to your skill set gives you OPTIONS. And options equal freedom.
Freedom to choose between jobs, not settle for the only thing you've known.
Flexibility to change your hours to better suit your needs.
Freedom to turn down work that doesn't align with your values and interests.
Flexibility to take a day off to attend your child's school event (without asking anyone's permission!) and still be able to turn jobs around for a client.
Nothing worth having comes easily (or freely). Will your pursuit of a work-from-home career cost you? Of course!
Investment doesn't happen on its own, and no one will invest in your future except for YOU. So come and get those gains.
Are you committed to changing your career path (and life) for the better?
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