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...

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...

What It's Like to Be a Transcription Success: Expert Interview with Caren Stewart of Lady of Letters, Inc.

Feb 10, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
We've got an extra-special transcriptionist as a guest on the blog today -- my very own mentor, Caren Stewart. Caren is the president of Lady of Letters, Inc., which was one of the first companies I (Janet) subcontracted with when I was first starting out in transcription as a full-time gig....

3 Keys to Avoiding Work-from-Home Scams

Jan 18, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
The internet is rife with scammers preying on the elderly, stay-at-home moms, the unemployed, and... well, pretty much anyone! We've heard a lot of stories from students who've dealt with work-at-home scams. If you don't see 'em coming, they can really burn you! There are so many...

3 Keys to Better Client Security in General Transcription

Jan 09, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
Your general transcription clients want to know their information is safe with you. That's a no-brainer. They need to know their payment information, their audio/video files, and their transcriptions are all protected from thieves who may be out to steal their latest idea or use...

The Top 3 Reasons People Fail at Transcription Work

Nov 04, 2015 by Janet Shaughnessy
There are probably as many reasons why people fail at transcription as there are people who think they want to do this as a career. But really, we can boil it down to just three simple reasons why people fail at transcription work. Reason #1:  Lack of Proper Training Unfortunately, the...


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