How Transcriptionists Make Money Improving Google Rankings

Dec 19, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Did you know transcriptionists make money by improving Google rankings for marketers? It's true. When you type a search question in Google, how often do you choose one of the first three or four websites Google offers you? Most people don't want to waste their time going to the second page...

How this 51-Year-Old Woman Makes Money Doing Part-Time Transcription at Home

Dec 06, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Have you worried about not having a college education and being "too old" to pursue a career change in life? Shelly felt the same way! She already had a busy life with a full-time job. But she wanted the security of having a skill to bring in extra money when she needed it. Shelly...

How this Mom Makes Money from Home as a Legal Transcriptionist

Nov 07, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Cynthia Terherst is a mother of two who embarked on a journey to make money from home as a legal transcriptionist. She did it so she could spend more time with her children! A noble pursuit indeed. She decided to become a legal transcriptionist due to her background in law enforcement -- but...

10 Business Owners Who Hire Transcriptionists

Oct 24, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
If you're like a lot of people out there who think transcription is a dying industry, think again. Here at TA, we've been profiling TONS of business owners who hire transcriptionists on a regular basis to help grow their businesses -- some of whom we know will surprise you! The general...

9 Signs You'd Make a Great Transcriptionist

Oct 10, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Do I have what it takes to succeed in the field of transcription? This is hands down the most common question prospective transcriptionists ask me. And it's a very fair question! The truth of the matter is that not everyone is cut out for this kind of work. It ain't easy, and it requires...

3 Reasons YouTube Marketers Hire Transcriptionists

Sep 26, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Ever hear of a publicity coach? How about a entrepreneur mentor? Today I'd like to introduce you to Emily Richett. Emily is a successful publicity coach, entrepreneur mentor, and blogger over at She's also got a great YouTube presence. And guess what? Transcriptionists...

Why this Consultant Hires Transcriptionists (And How They Optimize His Business!)

Sep 12, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Today, I'm excited to introduce you to yet another business professional that takes advantage of the skills of trained general transcriptionists to optimize his business! It's my pleasure to introduce Brian Gatti, a partner and marketing consultant at Inspire Business Concepts in...

How This Professional Writer Uses Transcriptionists to Create Articles

Aug 29, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
I recently had a chance to chat with Michael J. McDermott, President of MJM Editorial services. Mike specializes in freelance writing and editing for magazine and corporate clients, including articles, white papers, annual reports, POVs, ghostwriting and marketing communication projects. Some of...

3 Secrets of Transcriptionists Who Actually Make Money

Jul 04, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Transcriptionists who actually make money? Is there such a thing? If you’ve bought into the myth that transcription is a giant scam, guess again. After more than 20 years in the transcription industry, I have quite a bit to say on the subject. I have been able to make a...

Why Transcriptionists Don't Hate Mondays

Apr 27, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
It's Monday and my Facebook timeline is filled with sad, borderline pathetic posts and cartoons about the Monday morning blues. Corporate "slavery" is the cause of their angst. As I scroll through my newsfeed and read these posts, I can't help but feel sorry for them because I...


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