Producing quality transcription work is about so much more than typing.
We reserve the step-by-step how-to info for our students who choose to wisely invest time in a safe training ground first — so they can be sure to offer the highest standard to their clients: extensive know-how, speed, accuracy, and flow to their transcripts.
They’re spending time to get better and faster at transcription so they can earn even more per hour as they improve.
They’re focusing intensely on punctuation so their transcripts flow better and are more useful to their clients and their audiences.
They’re not skipping the details like time coding, shortcut keys, and formatting just to make a quick buck.
If you’re looking for a post on exactly how to secure higher-paying clients, you aren’t going to find one out in the open. That’s not us being mean; we just believe in achieving excellence first before chasing the paycheck. What good would it do to make public our awesome tutorials on how to find work as a general transcriptionist if you don’t know how to do the work properly?
Here’s what would happen: tons of people who only care about making easy money — and not their work quality — would abuse the information without bothering to know what they’re doing first!
Skipping steps and forgoing training is foolish. I’ve been in this business a long time and I’ve seen it happen time and time again. People are in too big of a hurry to make easy money. Someone told them you don’t need any experience or training to become a transcriptionist, and that’s just not true — at least if you want to do well.
So invest in yourself now so you don’t lose clients and ruin your reputation before you even get going. Wouldn’t it be better to spend a few months building your skills first so you can really impress your first client instead of rushing into something you’re not ready for and making a bad impression?
Yes, it would.