General transcription is non-medical transcription that covers a wide variety of work, such as transcribing meetings, interviews, workshops, movie scripts, focus group discussions, voicemail messages, podcasts and anything else that can be recorded. Many companies, individuals and organizations outsource transcription to home-based transcriptionists.
General transcription is one of the few legitimate ways to get typing work from home. It is NOT a "get rich quick" scheme or some goofy scam. It does not require the steep learning curve you would have with medical transcription. You don’t need medical or legal terminology or experience, and you don’t need a certificate, degree or diploma. You can start working as a general transcriptionist from home almost immediately without wasting time and money on medical transcription training and without having to work two or more years in a hospital.
1. Great income 2. Huge demand 3. Flexible hours 4. Easy and inexpensive to start 5. Not restricted to your local area 6. Interesting work 7. Slower turnaround time than medical transcription
I’ve been providing general transcription services for 15 years. I have transcribed interviews, teleseminars, workshops, classes, presentations, phone calls and more.
When I first started I made a lot of mistakes and wasted a lot of time and money by using a hit-or-miss approach to promoting my services. Luckily, a colleague invited me to an industry association meeting. Through this organization, I was able to network with successful transcriptionists. I learned a lot and collected a lot of insider information. I tested everthing myself and discovered what worked and what didn’t.
Over the years, many people asked me questions about how to get transcription work. They didn’t know how to get started. Most books are about medical transcription and I only found scattered bits and pieces of information…