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Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-03-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 32,351
Posted By canadianMT
I don't know if Ezmoneytoday is correct about...

I don't know if Ezmoneytoday is correct about this. I'm assuming you're in the US and don't specifically know the US tax laws but here in Canada any and all money earned legally has to be claimed...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-20-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,812
Posted By canadianMT
I found this old post as I'm also searching for...

I found this old post as I'm also searching for reviews of this school and have yet to be able to find any good or bad reviews outside of the school's website. Of course, on the school's website, all...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 08-08-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,536
Posted By canadianMT
Since joining the Amazon Associates program at...

Since joining the Amazon Associates program at the beginning of April I am continuing to make sales every month. This month to date has been my best month. Two computers and three other items were...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-11-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,714
Posted By canadianMT
I'm not a professional writer by any stretch of...

I'm not a professional writer by any stretch of the imagination but from the writing that I have done on my websites and blogs I cannot imagine writing eight 500 word articles per day. That would be...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-11-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,502
Posted By canadianMT
I'm glad it worked out for you. I had a client...

I'm glad it worked out for you. I had a client who I did work for over a year ago and they have never paid me anything for some of the work that I did for them. I had previously done some work for...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-11-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By canadianMT
Lillian, No, you don't need any formal...

Lillian,

No, you don't need any formal training to get into general transcription. What you do need, however, is excellent listening skills, strong grammar and a keyboarding speed of 50+ WPM.
...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-09-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 96,141
Posted By canadianMT
I'm sorry but $0.23 per audio minute is...

I'm sorry but $0.23 per audio minute is absolutely terrible. I know that the pay rate with rev.com is terrible too but it is better than $0.23 per minute. They pay on average $0.40 - $0.65 per audio...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-07-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By canadianMT
I am not sure if PR 2 is good or not. You're...

I am not sure if PR 2 is good or not. You're certainly ahead of me. I have a page rank of 0 right now on my blog. A website, which is no longer online, that I had several years ago had a page rank of...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-04-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By canadianMT
Thanks Online Sam! I certainly will keep you...

Thanks Online Sam! I certainly will keep you posted on my traffic. Every week the past few weeks my traffic, specifically from Google, seems to get lower. It took a real nose dive this week. I am...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-03-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,104
Posted By canadianMT
I heard about this algorithm change awhile ago....

I heard about this algorithm change awhile ago. My website and blog is using a theme that is mobile friendly so I think I should be fine. My traffic on my blog and website has been so variable (it's...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 03-27-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By canadianMT
Yes, I have done that myself Shannon and ended up...

Yes, I have done that myself Shannon and ended up staying up all night to get a transcription job completed. Not a lot of fun. Lol.

Glad to here you got one of the audio files to transcribe. Best...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 03-27-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By canadianMT
Shannon, If you are new to transcription and...

Shannon,

If you are new to transcription and still picking up your speed I think transcribing all seven interviews is a little over ambitious, especially with a deadline of Sunday. I'd transcribe...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-26-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By canadianMT
It seems like a lot of peoples blog and website...

It seems like a lot of peoples blog and website traffic has decreased over the last few years. There must be people whose blog and website traffic has increased over the last few years though because...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-25-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By canadianMT
Thank you Online Sam for your response. It is...

Thank you Online Sam for your response. It is only 3.5 months old, not 3.5 years. It is just disappointing because the last month my traffic has steadily increased from Google. Then the last 3-4 days...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-25-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By canadianMT
Thanks for the response. Yes, I am talking about...

Thanks for the response. Yes, I am talking about SEO, particularly the traffic from Google to my website dramatically decreasing the last few days.

I realize that Google has algorithm changes but...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-24-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By canadianMT
Search engine traffic has plummeted

My blog is only 3.5 months old. Over the last month or so my search engine traffic, specifically from Google, has steadily increased though.

That was up until this week. The last three or four...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-22-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By canadianMT
Amazon.com Associates Question

I joined the Amazon.com Associates program about 10 days ago and have made my first affiliate sale. I have read that you're not allowed to manually type the prices of products on Amazon.com unless...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-19-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,536
Posted By canadianMT
Just wanted to let everyone know that I made my...

Just wanted to let everyone know that I made my first Amazon.com affiliate sale today and I only signed up for the Amazon.com affiliate program a week today! There were a total of four products...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-17-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By canadianMT
I have been only blogging for a short time so am...

I have been only blogging for a short time so am not one to be able to give you a lot of advice in this area.

In terms of how often to blog, I have read differing views of this, everything from...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-17-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By canadianMT
My understanding is that it is that it is...

My understanding is that it is that it is difficult now to make money with that "exotic" niche with all the free content in that niche out there now. That is just what I thought I had read somewhere,...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By canadianMT
Thanks so much Jamie for your post. That is good...

Thanks so much Jamie for your post. That is good to hear that the amount I am being offered to write 500 word reviews is good. I have only been blogging for three months and so definitely don't have...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-16-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By canadianMT
Thank you so much Scott2319 and beanandpumpkin...

Thank you so much Scott2319 and beanandpumpkin for your comments. That really helps me a lot. I think I will accept the offer as having a bio of myself. The extra money will be nice and a a link with...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-16-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By canadianMT
Is $20-$30 acceptable for a 500-600 word product review

I recently submitted a guest post on a popular blog in my niche. The owner of the blog was so impressed with my writing skills that he offered me $20-$30 to write 500-600 word product reviews (in the...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-14-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By canadianMT
Yes, I'm worried about the 90 day policy that...

Yes, I'm worried about the 90 day policy that Amazon has as well. I just signed up for the Amazon affiliate program and my site is only three months old so doesn't get a lot of traffic. Hoping I make...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-14-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,536
Posted By canadianMT
Thank you so much Lori for the comments and...

Thank you so much Lori for the comments and advice.That is good to know about product links and product reviews working best. I think I will write a couple of product reviews related to my niche and...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-14-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,536
Posted By canadianMT
I enjoyed reading this thread. It is encouraging...

I enjoyed reading this thread. It is encouraging that there are people doing well with the Amazon associate program. I actually just signed up for it and have used it to link to a couple of products...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-13-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By canadianMT
Thanks so much Lori for your comments. That's a...

Thanks so much Lori for your comments. That's a good point that you make about not giving up and that my traffic could bump up with the next Google algorithm change.

I have been really keeping...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-11-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By canadianMT
I can definitely relate to the original poster. I...

I can definitely relate to the original poster. I also had a blog a few years ago that was making some money online with affiliate marketing and Google Adsense. Then the Panda Google algorithm change...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 03-11-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,973
Posted By canadianMT
I would recommend Rev.com for sure. They pay...

I would recommend Rev.com for sure. They pay weekly like clockwork. They accept newbies who pass their transcription test. They generally pay $0.40 to $0.65 per audio minute.The company that I would...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 03-11-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,973
Posted By canadianMT
I would recommend Rev.com for sure. They pay...

I would recommend Rev.com for sure. They pay weekly like clockwork. They accept newbies who pass their transcription test. They generally pay $0.40 to $0.65 per audio minute.The company that I would...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,322
Posted By canadianMT
Wow! Over 600 jobs on Elance! Thank you so much...

Wow! Over 600 jobs on Elance! Thank you so much for your insight. I did have a very high number of cancelled jobs, so I suspect that played a large role in being banned as a freelancer on Elance. I...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-28-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,322
Posted By canadianMT
Thanks MA Thomas, Just received the...

Thanks MA Thomas,

Just received the following response from Elance regarding the termination of my Elance freelancer account by Elance and being added to an anti-fraud database:

"Thank you for...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-27-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,322
Posted By canadianMT
Banned from Elance and now find out I was flagged in an anti-fraud database by Elance

Hi,

Several months ago I found out that I have been banned by Elance as a freelancer, even though I had a 92% approval rating and an average feedback score of 4.9. I was never really given a...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-24-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By canadianMT
Thanks so much Lori for sharing this. I haven't...

Thanks so much Lori for sharing this. I haven't done medical transcription for awhile, but when I did I used that customized search engine all the time. It is a wonderful tool for medical...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-02-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,137
Posted By canadianMT
Yes, it is quite common for there not to be a lot...

Yes, it is quite common for there not to be a lot of work available on Monday's as transcribers with Rev.com tend to take on extra files over the weekend. You'll also notice that as it gets closer to...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 11-24-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,892
Posted By canadianMT
I have to agree with Mully. Any company charging...

I have to agree with Mully. Any company charging $0.75 per audio minute no matter where they are based, is going to paying its transcribers a VERY LOW rate of pay. I imagine most of their contractors...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By canadianMT
I agree with Alba Lainie. Your blog is excellent....

I agree with Alba Lainie. Your blog is excellent. I really enjoyed reading your post. Look forward to reading future posts.:)
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-17-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By canadianMT
I have heard that both Canscribe and Career Step...

I have heard that both Canscribe and Career Step are excellent programs. Canscribe is a Canadian institution that uses the Career Step curriculum.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-11-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By canadianMT
If you're unable to get on with Lainie's company...

If you're unable to get on with Lainie's company or you don't think it will be a fit for you try rev.com. They don't pay the greatest but they do pay better than $20 an audio hour and they have lots...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-02-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,350
Posted By canadianMT
Her email address is in the first post in this...

Her email address is in the first post in this thread.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-01-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By canadianMT
Transcribe Team does have its own text box that...

Transcribe Team does have its own text box that you can type into. However, you would definitely want to use some sort of spell-checker, as there is no spell-checker function with the Transcribe Team...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-31-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By canadianMT
Rev.com has it's own text editor that you can use.

Rev.com has it's own text editor that you can use.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-28-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By canadianMT
[QUOTE=Valley_Girl;3227764]Hi everyone, So I...

[QUOTE=Valley_Girl;3227764]Hi everyone,

So I had a good job with World Wide Transcription for about 2 years, but I recently quit because I just could not meet their demands of a minimum of 1 hour...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-16-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,367
Posted By canadianMT
Thanks so much for your response Transcribe Team....

Thanks so much for your response Transcribe Team. That is really good to hear! That's really encouraging that you are paying more for verbatim and timestamped files, as they do take extra time.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-03-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,367
Posted By canadianMT
Transcribe Team's application page can be found...

Transcribe Team's application page can be found here - https://www.transcribeteam.com/workers/. I would really discourage you from even wasting the time applying for this company though. Their pay is...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 07-29-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 32,351
Posted By canadianMT
Glad that it is going well for you CFA....

Glad that it is going well for you CFA. Hopefully, once you get some experience under your belt you will be able to get a transcription job that pays better. Best of luck. :)

Christopher
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 07-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By canadianMT
Rev.com doesn't pay the greatest, but they do...

Rev.com doesn't pay the greatest, but they do hire "newbies" who can pass their transcription test. They almost always have lots of work available as well and I've never had a problem with them not...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 07-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By canadianMT
Yes, I imagine that the vast majority of their...

Yes, I imagine that the vast majority of their transcribers, if not all, are working in developing and third world countries.

My first transcription job was working for Scribie, which pays $10 per...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 07-07-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By canadianMT
All Time Low

Just discovered a transcription company that charges -- get this -- $0.49 per audio minute. They call themselves "Transcribe Cheap." I cannot imagine how little they pay their transcriptionists or...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 07-07-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 58,557
Posted By canadianMT
I think it was around a week before I heard back...

I think it was around a week before I heard back from Rev after I applied with them.

Yes, Rev does inform you if you have been rejected. The first time that I applied for Rev I did not pass their...
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