Guest Post: 3 Truths About Negativity + How to Overcome Your Harshest Critics

Feb 26, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
I'm thrilled to feature my good friend Caitlin Pyle on the blog! Caitlin is the founder of Proofread Anywhere and the Work-at-Home School, and today she's giving us the scoop on dealing with negativity and critics. I know that's a topic that every single one of us can relate to, both on a...

10+ Tools for Transcriptionists Who Want to Make Money

Jan 01, 2018 by Janet Shaughnessy
I often get asked what is needed to start a freelance transcription business. People are sometimes surprised to hear that compared to other businesses out there, transcription really doesn't take that much! So I thought I'd share with you all some of my favorite resources and tools for...

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

Dec 20, 2017 by Janet Shaughnessy
Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of year again. The time we decide to make New Year's resolutions... or the time we say, "Nope, New Year's resolutions aren't for me." Resolutions work for some people; they epically fail for others. There are thousands of articles out there saying why you...

7 Ways to Stay Focused and Make Money as a Transcriptionist

Oct 23, 2017 by Janet Shaughnessy
Truth bomb: Running a transcription business from home isn't for everyone. Some people simply can't handle it. If you're already a student of mine or have looked into starting one of my transcription courses, you know I make a very, very clear point: if you don't want to put in the work to...

10 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Sep 28, 2017 by Janet Shaughnessy
Whether you work from home... or you work a 9-to-5 job, we all face one challenging goal together. A work-life balance. Am I spending too much time with work and not enough on family? Am I too stressed out with home stuff that I slack on the job? You're not alone! We all have a hard time not...

4 Keys to Growing Your Freelance Transcription Business

Aug 17, 2017 by Janet Shaughnessy
Let me be honest with you here (that's what you've come to expect from me anyway!). There's no trick or magic pill to growing your transcription business -- or ANY business, for that matter. What it takes is plenty of hard work and dedication. If you're one of the few who is...

5 Ways to Get Fired as a Transcriptionist

Jul 04, 2017 by Janet Shaughnessy
Starting a new career or freelance business is 100% challenging. There is a LOT to learn. Not to mention the nerves that start up. It can be intimidating, right? Even after taking one of my transcription courses and getting all the training you need, the real-life test comes when you actually...

How You Can Save $15,000+ per Year by Working from Home

Feb 27, 2017 by Janet Shaughnessy
We are thrilled to have Brad Martin on the blog today as our guest! Brad is the CMO of Soar Payments. They specialize in providing high-risk merchant accounts to businesses who accept credit card payments over the phone or via eCommerce. If you want to learn more, you can head over to their...

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...

4 Tips on Being More Productive as a General Transcriptionist

Feb 03, 2016 by Janet Shaughnessy
I'm sure all of us are used to the busy-ness of everyday life. I know I am! Sometimes, it can feel like time is running away from us, and we're just holding on for dear life. Trust me, you're not alone in feeling this way! To help us all feel like we have a bit more control over our...


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