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Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 04-15-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 40,121
Posted By Gutsy
Hi all. Have followed some accounts. My Twitter...

Hi all. Have followed some accounts. My Twitter page is @TypewriteSA. I'll follow you back.
Forum: FlexJobs 04-09-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 44,100
Posted By Gutsy
Hi - what about being a medical transcriber?

Hi - what about being a medical transcriber?
Forum: Transcription & Writing 04-08-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,002
Posted By Gutsy
I still do transcription. I think people may not...

I still do transcription. I think people may not be on business forums so much any more, more on Facebook but I have this theory that during the pandemic they might come back as forums are so visible.
Forum: Advertise Your Business 04-08-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Gutsy
Transcription and editing services

Hi everyone,
I'm a longstanding member but I haven't been around for a while so I'd just like to remind you of who I am and what I do. I've had my transcribing service since 2005 and my duties...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-08-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,396
Posted By Gutsy
Hi there. I use a number of channels for mine -...

Hi there. I use a number of channels for mine - my own website, social media, and every free business directory I can find.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-11-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By Gutsy
Moving subtitle positions using Aegisub

Hi all. I've searched the forum and can't find a thread answering this. I've recently added subtitling to the list of services I offer. I use Aegisub, but I'm battling to find how to move the...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 12-30-2017, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Gutsy
Getting rid of text frames in Word document converted from PDF

Hi all.

I recently converted a document from PDF to Word. It contains pictures and text, and while it's worked well, it has placed text frames around all the text.

So, I'm hoping this is the...
Forum: Pop culture/Entertainment 12-30-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Gutsy
Rick Astley!!

Rick Astley!!
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 08-01-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,458
Posted By Gutsy
One thing that I just figured out is that you can...

One thing that I just figured out is that you can search Facebook for specific posts - eg I've responded to quite a few tonight saying "I'm looking for a transcriber".

You can do the same with...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-01-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Gutsy
Thanks for putting this into words,...

Thanks for putting this into words, beanandpumpkin.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-01-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Gutsy
As Scarlett 78 says, be very careful of this. ...

As Scarlett 78 says, be very careful of this.
But in general terms, I would say rather ask the potential client what they need.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 04-20-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By Gutsy
Available for Overflow

Hi everyone. Just wanted to let you know that I'm currently available for overflow work.
Although I'm not in America, I have PayPal and good internet access.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Forum: Transcription & Writing 04-20-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,731
Posted By Gutsy
I've actually given up applying to Upwork. I just...

I've actually given up applying to Upwork. I just don't seem to get any success. I don't know if it's because of my location (South Africa), but most often people don't even reply.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-11-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,832
Posted By Gutsy
You could possibly refer potential clients to...

You could possibly refer potential clients to your Upwork profile to check out, I'm pretty new there but I'm sure it will say how many jobs you've completed, etc.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-24-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,046
Posted By Gutsy
Website traffic

Just want to follow this. Part of the problem I have is that SEO seems to change so fast, or Google introduces something new, and then, and then. I just seem to get my mind round what it wants then...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-05-2016, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Gutsy
Hi there. Wordpress itself offers themes if you...

Hi there. Wordpress itself offers themes if you look under Appearance in your dashboard. Sometimes I don't find themes that I want there, so I'm following this too as I've never quite worked out how...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-05-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By Gutsy
Marketing an ebook

In addition to what others have said, I would register a domain and create a landing page for the book with links to where they can purchase it from Amazon.

You can call it by the book's title or...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-02-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,894
Posted By Gutsy
Interesting. This is the first I've heard of it....

Interesting. This is the first I've heard of it. Fiverr doesn't seem to have emailed its sellers about it. Anyway I was thinking I could simply divide my price in 5 (or whatever it is) and offer a...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 01-28-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By Gutsy
Does nobody have an opinion on this? Surely this...

Does nobody have an opinion on this? Surely this is something we should be considering as business owners?
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 01-26-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By Gutsy
Display rates on site

Good morning all.I offer a typing, transcription, proofreading, and editing service.
Do you feel it's a better idea to display your rates on your site or let people query?
Thank you
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 01-26-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By Gutsy
How to get Google Adsense to display correctly

Hi all.
Are there any google adsense fundis around?
I have what's called a 'hosted account' on Google Adsense. This means it's (apparently) approved to show adverts on blogger sites, youtube, etc....
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 01-26-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Gutsy
I agree with what people say about online....

I agree with what people say about online. 9/10ths of mine is online.
One good offline way though is branding your car, specially if you drive around quite a lot.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 01-19-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By Gutsy
I agree with consistency and be friendly and...

I agree with consistency and be friendly and engaging, and share good information relating to your service or product. Good luck,and I'll be happy to give you a FB and Twitter follow if you share the...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-17-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By Gutsy
Hi Pam, There are any number of things you can...

Hi Pam,
There are any number of things you can do. Start a website, advertise on the business directories, put fliers in your neighbours' boxes, advertise at local supermarkets and colleges.
My...
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 01-14-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 40,121
Posted By Gutsy
Twitter

Hi all. Am about to go and follow some of the links here. Please follow me @TypewriteSA. If you follow me I'll also RT one of your tweets.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-04-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,571
Posted By Gutsy
I had to reread tmbtmb's message a few times to...

I had to reread tmbtmb's message a few times to understand it, but having finally grasped the meaning, I agree with PeterF - rather be responsible for your own accuracy and work a little slower.
Forum: Pop culture/Entertainment 12-29-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,578
Posted By Gutsy
Currently I'm watching Supernatural and Downton...

Currently I'm watching Supernatural and Downton Abbey. Like Big Bang Theory though the later episodes suck... my all time favourite is Three's Company!
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-29-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,015
Posted By Gutsy
I would say $60 per audio hour is about right....

I would say $60 per audio hour is about right. Good luck!
Forum: Writing: Blogging 10-20-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By Gutsy
Hi Craig, this sounds interesting. I would like...

Hi Craig, this sounds interesting. I would like to know more. I'm pretty good at social media and can write. You can look at Pop Speaking | Pop Culture from the 70s, 80s, and present...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 10-20-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,381
Posted By Gutsy
Hi J. Leigh I may be able to help with this...

Hi J. Leigh

I may be able to help with this but I would need funds paid into Paypal.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-09-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By Gutsy
Oh yes, that has happened to me.

Oh yes, that has happened to me.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 09-07-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,091
Posted By Gutsy
I host my sites through ChamberlainBell...

I host my sites through ChamberlainBell (http://www.chamberlainbell.com) but he installed Wordpress for me to use on the back end. My sites aren't monetised except for the advertising I sell, but I...
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 09-02-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,358
Posted By Gutsy
Mine is https://instagram.com/gaynor_paynter/....

Mine is https://instagram.com/gaynor_paynter/. It's a personal account not business, but I'd love more followers on there.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 09-02-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,825
Posted By Gutsy
I clicked on this for interest and find myself...

I clicked on this for interest and find myself leaving the post going "I need a better keyboard!" I'm a salesperson's dream!
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-24-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,571
Posted By Gutsy
Hi I would do exactly the same as I did when I...

Hi I would do exactly the same as I did when I started in 2005 - set up a website, start marketing and just do it!
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-22-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,571
Posted By Gutsy
Oh yes. Jealous people or people who don't...

Oh yes. Jealous people or people who don't understand the digital age or don't have the discipline to do it themselves. I would send the woman who sends her kids over an invoice for the two days she...
Forum: Advertise Your Business 08-20-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 654
Posted By Gutsy
E-Book - Working From Home as a Transcriptionist in South Africa

Working From Home as a Transcriptionist in South Africa E-Book This E-book is packed with everything you need to know about working from home as a transcriptionist in South Africa. I started out as a...
Forum: Virtual Assistants 08-20-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By Gutsy
Resume of photographs.

Hi guys, I have a question.

Iím writing a CV for a client of mine and since his work consists of hand made items, he wants his CV to consist mainly of photographs.

Heís not very computer...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-19-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By Gutsy
Thankyou Jim I'm checking that out now.

Thankyou Jim I'm checking that out now.
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 08-18-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 40,121
Posted By Gutsy
@TypewriteSA

Mine is @TypewriteSA. I'm about to go and follow some of the above, and I always follow back.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-18-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By Gutsy
Audacity

Hi guys,

Has anybody actually got much success out of using Audacity to clean up audio?

I have a few problems:
Firstly, I think I have static coming through my headphones and speakers and Iím...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 08-17-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By Gutsy
Writing rates

Hi SmartChic,
In South Africa (where I am) I need to earn about R200 an hour. The exchange rate keeps on bottoming out, but I would say it's about $20 an hour. I can't say whether that's a good rate...
Forum: Pop culture/Entertainment 08-17-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By Gutsy
Branden James

Branden James is one of the nicest, most calming singers around today with a wonderful voice!

Read more about his new EP here Branden James Crossover Review - Pop Speaking...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 08-16-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By Gutsy
Skype

Hi there. Most of my clients use Skype and Audacity to do this and it works like a bomb. Hope this helps.
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 06-09-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 121,271
Posted By Gutsy
I went and liked some of the pages above. Please...

I went and liked some of the pages above. Please like me back at https://www.facebook.com/TypewriteTranscription. Thank you!
Forum: Virtual Assistants 06-08-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,489
Posted By Gutsy
I agree with the comments above. Get yourself a...

I agree with the comments above. Get yourself a 'web presence'. Try to be as focussed as you can. You've done a lot of the legwork already by telling people you're doing it, because word of mouth is...
Forum: Virtual Assistants 06-08-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By Gutsy
So that you can free up your own time to handle...

So that you can free up your own time to handle your core business and your passion, and therefore, make more money.

That's quite a general answer, but it's a pretty general question. Do you have...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 06-07-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Gutsy
Yes I do using online services such as Google,...

Yes I do using online services such as Google, gumtree - all the business directories.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 06-03-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,439
Posted By Gutsy
I honestly think it's better to keep them...

I honestly think it's better to keep them separated as they are such different subjects. I also have two different blogs, one for my work and one for my hobby. I find if you put too much conflicting...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 05-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,376
Posted By Gutsy
Crazy Pet Lady it sounds to me like you might be...

Crazy Pet Lady it sounds to me like you might be getting ripped off. When I subcontract work I pay my people more than that and I'm in South Africa! Don't let them push you around.
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