Do you dream of having a where you get to work at home? How about becoming a work at home . Are you ready to start making some extra dough while you sitting around the house? Got a computer? What about a pair of ? All right. That’s a good start. First, there are a few things you should know.
There’s aCurve To Transcription
When I first started, I only did about 50 m e), and my g was meh on the y scale. Even after just a few weeks, I was getting much faster and more accurate. And if you need some extra help, there are plenty of online g courses out there, so you can practice for free!
And remember cy is more important tha ed. You are going to get faster, but it’s essential to train your fingers to hit the right keys. Soon that muscle memory will kick in, and you don’t want your fingers to remember the wrong keys! Soon you’ll b e ng in no time.
And take that style guide to heart. Whichever you end up contracting with, they most likely will have a specific way that they want you to format certain things. For instance, okay vs. OK. Or using the Oxford .
One thing that helped me when I was g n was to print out a copy of the y’s style guide. That way, I could use it as a quick reference if I needed to check something. It’s far easier just to glance next to you than to have to pull up a browser window or open another file every time you need to check on formatting.
Another useful tool i ly. How I lov ly. If you are into writing at all, it’ll be right up your alley. It does a contextual spelling an ar check and is a lifesaver for those of us who are still working on ou ar. It comes in ee and a paid version. I starte ee, but I love this app so much I ended up forking out for the paid version. I regret nothing.
Invest In Some High-Quality
This is probably one of the most important things if you want to get good at transcribing. I can’t tell you enough how big of a difference quality
When I first started, I went through several pairs. My first pair were the ones that came with my e, which worked all right. They were definitely better than nothing. Then I got a cheap but super cool looking pair. I mean, they were baby blue. Yeah, let’s just say the y was less than ideal. That $5 Target pair, not gonna cut it.
Next, I was given a pair o th Plugfones. These things were amazing compared to what I had been using. They’re like earplugs, bu es. The only problem was th th. If I were working on an unusually larg le, my battery would die before I could finish.
Finally, I decided to invest in a pair of over the ear transcripti nes. Transcripti nes are made for listening to voices, not music. They’ USB so no worry about the battery, and reasonably priced. They are my new best work friend, and my accuracy and speed has improved dramatically. Just being able to pick out those tric rds and softly spoken voices significantly enhanced the amount of time it took for me to finish ile.
You Usually Have to Work Your Way Up
Don’t expect to be making $1.00 an audio minute on your first job. And probably not your second either. When you first start off, the pay rate’s going to be low and the files short. But don’t give up!
The more you practice, the faster yo e going to get, which means the more money you can make. And the better you get, the more opportunities you will have to work for higher paying n agencies, or maybe even take on some of your own private clients! Once you’ve been at it for a while, don’t be afraid to buff up your resume and send it out.
And if you get turned down, try, try again. You’ll get there.
Do You Think You Have What It Takes To Be a Work at Home Transcriptionist?
The job is not for everybody. But if you
But don’t let that discourage you. A year after I started, I quit my crappy b and started bringing in more than I ever have before! But it will take time, n, and practice, but with a little work, your work from home dream job could be yours.