Feb 07

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Feb 07

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Oct 07

How to be the Perfect Virtual Assistant

virtual assistantQuestion from a reader

“Hello Virginia,

I would like to learn about other ways of making money online. For instance, I know you have been a Virtual assistant. What does that entail?” Annie

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Sep 28

How to Sharpen Your Listening Skills in Transcription

How to sharpen your listening skillsI did write a post a while back about the “The Four Must-Have Skills for an Effective General Transcriptionist.” Having great listening skills was number one on the four skills I mentioned. So, some of my readers have been asking me how they can sharpen their listening skills in transcription. Well, this is what you can do.

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Sep 20

How to Get a Payoneer Mastercard in Kenya

payoneer cardPeople coming from third world countries, like Kenya, face many challenges when sending or receiving payments from PayPal. We experience unnecessary account restrictions and banning all in the name of checking for fraudulent activities.

I was once a victim of this bad treatment. My account was limited close to two months just because I had used an Equity Bank card that had a technical issue. An issue I didn’t know about until that faithful day. This has been going on for the longest time and with the emergence of Payoneer, now we can relax and get our hard earned money with ease.

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Sep 14

Express Scribe or FTW Transcriber?

ftw transcriberFor a while now, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from my awesome readers asking whether I thought FTW Transcriber was better than Express Scribe. Frankly speaking, I can’t give a straight answer. Reasons? I’m a big fan of Express scribe but I’ve also been hearing nice things about FTW. So, I promised to outline features/benefits/similarities and differences of the two softwares so you, as a professional trancriptionist, can make a conscious decision on the right one to use.

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Aug 31

How to Find Transcription Projects on Fiverr.com

A while back I did mention Fiverr as a great micro job site where freelancers offer a variety of services starting at $5. But today I want to cover in detail how to find both short-term and long-term transcription projects. The best part is clients look for you unlike bidding sites like Upwork or Elance where you have to bid and bid before you land a great client.

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Jul 08

Everything You Need to Know About Turnaround Time

Turnaround time in transcriptionQuestion from a reader

“I have just been going through your page and I must admit that it is impressive. You have covered practically everything that is important. I was wondering, though, if it is possible to indicate the TAT that some of those companies are asking for. I am a newbie and can do one hour audio in 12 hours. Do I stand a chance with companies like Rev.com?” Florence.

Thank you, Florence, for this wonderful question. Yes. You do stand a better chance of working for companies like Rev.com. In fact, you are qualified to be part of the Rev community. Most companies set 24 hours as the standard turnaround time to transcribe one hour of audio recording.

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