Beating isolation

Taking the plunge and working for yourself gives you an incredible sense of autonomy and self-direction.  It allows you freedom and flexibility in when and how you work.  You don’t have to commute; saving an enormous amount of time and money.  You are master of your own destiny. But… Once the initial euphoria starts to…

We are unique, treasure it!

We all know life is precious and finite, but as John Lennon said in his song Beautiful Boy, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Modern life is busy.  We are working harder and harder.  There are so many things which demand our attention.  There are so many things happening…

Becoming a pro…

No one ever starts off as an expert.  To become an expert in your field and be deemed a professional requires training, effort, determination and experience. Sonya and I come across people all the time who say, “Oh, I’d love to do what you do.  I can type.  I’d love to work at home.”  While…

Finding New Clients…

Finding new clients…it’s something we all need to do if we are serious about our business.  It’s so very easy and tempting to sit happily with the clients that you have, but in order to grow your business and allow for attrition, it’s vital that you spend some time each month reaching out for more…

Flex your Google-fu

Chatting with my daughter last night, she said, “It’s been so helpful,” and I said, “What’s been helpful?”  And she replied, “Transcription.” My daughter, as anyone who follows us knows, transcribes from home to pay her way through University.  She is in her final year of her Masters and is now doing a placement for…

Make The Dream A Reality!

Are you guilty of dreaming of a different future, but failing to make the changes necessary to make it happen, and then another year comes around and you’re still stuck in your 9:00 to 5:00 grind? Nearly everyone who currently works in the transcription industry started off doing something else.  At some stage, their desire…