Business Tips for Single Moms

Transcription jobs and working remotely for a transcription company fit very well in the hectic schedule of a stay at home mom. Because the work is performed on a per diem basis, mothers don’t have to fight the problem of being stuck working for hours on end instead of watching after and raising their child. The work can be done when the mom has downtime, day or night, within a very flexible schedule. Because the work is paid as completed, moms don’t have to feel like they are under pressure to meet work ...

Why Transcription Will Never Die

If the word transcriptionist makes you think of people that quickly type doctors' records, you only know about a small portion of the field. Transcription employment includes a diverse group of services such as medical, legal, business, educational, insurance, and even the ever-increasing bilingual market. Transcription is an important service for many people. Transcriptionists are relied upon to accurately transcribe audio records from doctors, attorneys, educational professionals, business people and many ...

Uncovering Common Transcription Myths

Transcription is a great job for people who are relatively fast at typing, allowing them to either transcribe old documents or recordings into digital formats.  Transcriptionists can be found in all sorts of industries (practically all of them), the major ones being business, law and healthcare. Additionally, most transcription work can be done right in your home on your own computer. However, there are some myths about transcription service that simply aren't true. MYTH: Manual transcription c...

10 Tips to Stay Focused While Transcribing

Transcribing takes concentration and focus. You need to be able to work without any interruptions to ensure you transcribe audio files efficiently and accurately. Imagine listening to your recording and trying to type what you have just heard while screaming kids are running through the house, your dog is running around, the washing machine is on its spin cycle, the television is blaring, and dinner is burning on the stove. This is a recipe for disaster even without the transcription project at hand. Wha...

5 Signs That You Need to Go On Vacation

Most full-time jobs offer paid vacations, usually one to two weeks. Deciding when to take this vacation can be a bit tricky. When there are no blackout dates to guide you, and no detectable pattern in sales trends that can alert your boss to a potential rush, how do you know when to take a break? Your body tells you. Many people feel fatigued throughout the day, and this is normal. Feeling fatigued all the time is a different story. If you wake up in the morning and can’t seem to shake that first-light...

Fun Ways to Increase Your Typing Speed and Accuracy

If you’re going to be a transcriptionist, then let’s face it: it’s going to come down to typing speed and accuracy. If you’re looking for long-term and ongoing transcription employment, then you better find ways to improve both. Here are some fun ways to increase your speed and accuracy: Play Typing Games What’s more fun than playing games? And there’s nothing better than a game that is fun and actually helps improve your skills. There are tons of typing games all over the web, and some of them ...

More People Are Working from Home Due to Struggling U.S. Economy

If you are looking for an up-to-date picture of the US economy, you would discover that the unemployment rate lowered in September 2012 to 7.8 percent, which is down from the 8.1 percent that was recorded in April this year. Despite this, the demand for unemployment benefits boosted last week, with weekly applications catapulting from 46,000 to a staggering 338,000. These statistics prove that many Americans are still in a state of financial uncertainty; but for more than 45 million people residing in the Unit...

What Makes a Good Transcriptionist GREAT

If you’re going to be a transcriptionist, the difference between being a good transcriptionist and a great one could mean the difference between one that makes a good living and one that dramatically increases their earning potential. What makes a good transcriptionist, great? Let’s delve into it: Common Sense One of the most basic skills that anyone can have is one that makes a great transcriptionist. Often times you might not understand exactly what the dictation is supposed to say. You’ll need to...

Benefits of Investigative Transcription Services

Transcription services are available to you for numerous purposes, such as business conferences and seminars, medical and legal proceedings, or public speaking, among many others; but they can also be used for investigations into civil and federal crimes. In a civil or criminal case, investigative transcription services allow the investigator to use a tape recorder, and to have all the notes and dictations about the case in one spot without having to worry about a breach of confidentiality. It is importan...

What You Need to Start Your Own Transcription Business

Starting a transcription business is actually an easy, readily available way to make money from home. When you go to start a transcription business, there are many things you must consider in order to be successful. The first and most important step is doing your research. Decide what kind of transcribing you want to do, be it general, medical, legal, etc. Seek out places that fit the description of what you choose to offer, and start putting out 'feelers' to see which companies need that kind of service....