From Stay-at-Home Mom to Transcription Business Owner

Jan 08, 2019 by Janet Shaughnessy
For many women, it's a dream to get married and be a stay-at-home mom.  Yet, contributing to the household financially is just as important. So, what can you do? Meet this determined mama, Allyson.  From odd jobs to mini career, this mama fulfilled her dream of finding a flexible, work...
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5 Things You Need to Know Before Working from Home

Dec 03, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
Working from home may sound easier than going to an office. No commute. No "business attire." No incessant chatter from the person in the next cubicle.  But it definitely comes with its own challenges. After all, working from home is still working. Before you begin, it’s a good...
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On the Move: How Allison Became Location Independent with Transcription

Nov 19, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
You know the problem with most jobs? You can’t take them with you if you move to another state or if you want to travel. And they’re often not very flexible if you need to work from home some days. So if you need that kind of flexibility in your life, you need to find a job you can...
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3 Tools to Help You Organize Your Transcription Business

Nov 12, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
Having many transcription clients is a great problem to have. More work means more money, right? But sometimes staying organized can be a challenge. Thankfully, there are resources you can use to help keep track of deadlines, formats, or anything else floating around in your head. If you find...
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From Massage Therapist to Legal Transcriptionist: Katherine’s Story

Oct 18, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
Sometimes even the best-laid plans go awry. When this happens, you can choose to wallow in self-pity, or you can go to plan B and turn the situation around. As the old saying goes: when one door closes, another opens! Katherine had to quickly switch to her backup plan when an unexpected medical...
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"I Quit My Job!" One Transcriptionist's Inspiring Story

Oct 08, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
Nobody likes being overlooked time and time again. Especially when you know you have the skills and experience to do an AMAZING job! But the sad truth is it happens in nearly every workplace. Sometimes no matter how hard you work, your boss just doesn’t see how great you are. Want to know...
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Common Challenges Transcriptionists Face and How to Handle Them: Part Two

Oct 01, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
We previously discussed how to deal with poor audio quality, an issue that deserved its very own blog post! Today we are going to discuss other common challenges transcriptionists face, from boredom to bodily aches and pains and more. Even though these challenges can be difficult, there are still...
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Common Challenges Transcriptionists Face and How to Handle Them: Part One

Sep 24, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
With transcription, just like with any job, you'll be faced with challenges from time to time. This post is the first in a two-part series dealing with some of the most common challenges transcriptionists face. Poor audio quality is certainly one of the hardest challenges in the transcription...
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19 Transcription Clients That Need Your Services

Sep 17, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
Instead of hearing from me today, we're featuring guest writer Chloe Brittain of Opal Transcription Services! Chloe is a freelance writer and transcriptionist, plus she's the owner of Opal Transcription Services, an audio transcription company serving clients in North America and abroad. You can...
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How Kim Balances Homeschooling with Working as a Part-Time Legal Transcriptionist

Sep 03, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
A lot of moms want to be able to stay at home with their children and homeschool. But homeschooling doesn’t come cheap. Resources like curriculum, books, outings, and school supplies cost money. Starting a part-time business like transcription can really help out with those expenses....
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