How Much Does It Cost?

Oct 22, 2020 by Janet Shaughnessy
How much? 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...
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Get Over It! How to Move Past Your Fear of Finding Transcription Clients

Oct 08, 2020 by Janet Shaughnessy
“I'm scared I won't find any transcription clients.” “Where do you look for transcription clients?” “I want to start searching for clients but don't know where to start.” “How do you actually get transcription clients?” This fear holds back so many...
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Why You Shouldn't Become a Medical Transcriptionist (and What To Do Instead)

Sep 17, 2020 by Janet Shaughnessy
You've been searching for reliable work-from-home job opportunities. You've run across a lot of obvious scams. But one thing keeps popping up in searches: medical transcription. However, most job descriptions are pretty light on volume, rate, turnaround time, and other details. And what about the...
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Remote Learning and Working from Home as a Transcriptionist - Tips for Making it Work

Sep 03, 2020 by Janet Shaughnessy
COVID-19 has thrown us all for a loop, am I right? All kinds of loops in all kinds of ways. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone not affected to some degree. And many of us have been forced to reorganize our schedule and living space to accommodate everyone in the household being home ALL DAY...
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Bounce Back from Burnout by Working from Home as a Transcriptionist - Joanna’s Story

Aug 20, 2020 by Janet Shaughnessy
When you are burnt out, stressed out, and undergoing major life transitions, learning a new skill and taking your career on a complete 180 might seem illogical. But that's exactly what happened to Joanna! Let's find out how transcription opened new doors and gave her the flexibility to enjoy her...
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4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Work-from-Home Business

Aug 06, 2020 by Janet Shaughnessy
You are starting a new phase of your life by launching a work-from-home freelance business. CONGRATULATIONS! You have taken a step that many people talk about but never do. But what now? Starting a business is a big undertaking with a lot of moving parts, and unfortunately, many people dive into...
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How This Former Teacher Uses Transcription to Help ESL Students

Jul 23, 2020 by Janet Shaughnessy
You can do it. You, reading this blog. If you want to, you CAN do it. That's the lesson for today brought to you by Brooke. Brooke is a graduate of the General Transcription: Theory & Practice course with a background in Japanese and teaching. So how did she end up being a successful...
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How to Create and Use a Transcription Style Guide

Jul 09, 2020 by Janet Shaughnessy
One of the key resources you will use as you pursue your transcription career is a transcription style guide. Every transcription company and client will have their preferred style and format to ensure consistency among multiple transcribers, to align with the company brand, or to meet industry...
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How Marsha Created a Retirement Job Full of Passion

Jun 25, 2020 by Janet Shaughnessy
Marsha is a key member of the Transcribe Anywhere team, and today she shares her story with us. Marsha's career has taken her full circle, from education to court reporting to medical transcription and back to teaching again. And it's not over yet. Read on to learn how Marsha created the...
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The Freelancer’s Guide to Reducing Financial Stress

Jun 11, 2020 by Janet Shaughnessy
You want to start a freelance career, but you're worried about creating and maintaining a stable income while working from home. What if you can't find consistent work as a freelancer? What if you find work and it ends without warning? Financial stress is one of the most common sources of anxiety...
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