There was a time in the not-too-distant past when everyone was expected to go to college, find a job and work until retirement rolled around.
These days the labor market is in the midst of a “gig economy” renaissance. People are more interested in finding jobs that allow them to live free, work when they want and earn money whenever they need to.
In other words, people are into gigs–even people who have full-time jobs, who often look to land side gigs in order to earn money that allows them to travel, eat out and experience all that life has to offer.
So how do you find yourself a good-paying side gig–one that allows you to work from home, make money online and get your side hustle on?
You look into part-time transcription jobs, that’s how.
Here’s a fast, fun and friendly look at why transcription can be an absolutely awesome side gig.
Work Where You Want, When You Want
When you’re looking for a side gig, you’re looking for a job that allows you the flexibility to work where you want, when you want.
And that’s exactly what working as a freelance transcriptionist allows you to do.
After you have completed your training, gone through your guaranteed internship and built your client base, you will be able to work from wherever you want, whenever you want to work.
That means you don’t have to worry about your side gig getting in the way of your primary job.
You Own Your Hourly Wage
Most traditional part-time jobs pay an hourly wage–and the only way to increase what you take home from your side gig is to either get a raise, solicit tips or work more hours.
That’s not the case when it comes to part time transcription jobs.
When transcription is your side gig, you are in control of your hourly wage. The more you work, the more you earn. The better your transcription skills, the more you earn. This means that you can constantly be climbing the hourly wage ladder simply by becoming a better transcription provider.
How many other side gigs offer that kind of earning potential?
You Are Your Own Boss
If there is one thing you don’t necessarily need two of, its bosses.
Yes, bosses are necessary. They make sure you have the tools and training needed to succeed. They set your schedule and determine how much money you’ll make each hour. And bosses make sure you get paid at the end of each week.
But why not be your own boss?
If you are using transcription as your side gig, you already have one boss at your primary, full-time job (and one boss is enough).
When you are working in transcription, you build relationships with your clients, invest in tools and training that allow you to make more money, and schedule your own hours.
Being your own boss is better than working for someone else–especially when you already have a boss at your other job.
It’s a Feast Rather Than a Famine
The last thing you want to do is invest a bunch of money in training and tools that allow you to land a sweet side gig … only to struggle to find work.
That’s not likely to happen when your side hustle is in transcription.
Companies across the United States (and around the world) are always in need of high-quality transcription services.
They need videos captioned, meetings transcribed and recordings written down and recorded for historical purposes.
And they need people like you.
So once you finish your training and start landing clients, you are likely to feast on a steady income from your side gig.
It’s Incredibly Interesting
Sure, you could probably land a side gig stuffing envelopes, delivering newspapers or dishing up fast food to hungry customers during the wee hours of the night.
But how much fun would that actually be?
The thing about working in transcription is that you’re almost always going to be working on interesting projects.
Companies large and small hire transcription service providers. Government agencies hire them. So do non-profits, law firms and health care providers.
And if you have particular areas or industries that interest you, you are probably going to be able to find a company or companies in those areas or industries that will want to take advantage of your talents.
Working on projects that keep you mentally stimulated will make your side gig much, much more fun and rewarding.
The Transcription Jobs Are Out There
By now you are probably wondering where you can go to find a side gig in transcription–and why wouldn’t you be?
The good news for you is that the jobs are out there.
One great place to look is on the Transcription Certification Institute’s Job Board.
All you have to do is enter your name and email address, and you’ll get access to resources that allow you to connect with prospective employers and prospective employers to connect with you.
And if you haven’t yet completed your training to become a transcriptionist, the Transcription Certification Institute can help with that, too!
- How to Be Your Own Boss with a Transcription Career
- How to Pass Transcription Tests Online and Get Hired
- Fulfill Your Desire to Learn New Things with Transcription Jobs
- The Future of Transcription In The Digital Age
Mahesh is the spokesperson of the Transcription Certification Institute, an Ellensburg, WA based company that provides comprehensive online general transcription training certification courses. This transcription certification course facilitates careers in transcription because it provides a guaranteed internship with a major transcription company upon certification.