The Home-Based Typist: A Complete Guide for Freelance Audio Typists & Transcribers

(7 customer reviews)


For only £12.99, discover today how you can work flexibly as a freelance transcriber or branch out as a transcription business owner – or both! Aimed specifically at startups and budding businesses AND rookie freelancers needing an extra boost and coaching in their new career.

Create your own business, snag your own clients, choose your own typing assignments, work flexibly – and do it all from the comfort of your own home!

My packed 65-page e-book download is applicable to everyone worldwide, but includes several points of specific useful information for the main English-speaking countries (UK, USA, Canada, Australia).

In order to give you the edge over your competitors and the absolute best chance of to success, the book also includes my indispensable Lucky 7 list, consisting of crucial things you’ll naturally be expected to know but won’t be in the company literature you’re provided. All this and lots more – see below for full product details.


A perfectly tailored and indispensable all-in-one guide for typists wishing to start up a new business or enhance their freelance career to boost income. Designed for secretaries/typists, PAs/admins, writers and proofreaders looking to transfer their valuable skills for the first time – or as a refresher – into working at home for transcription companies.

You might be:

  • Working full-time but want to reduce your hours and earn extra money working from home
  • Working full-time as a transcriber but want to advance to the next level and boost your income, earning money from your own clients, in addition to having the optional safety net of agency working too
  • Soon to retire but looking for optional, occasional ad hoc freelance work into the future
  • Experiencing redundancy and want to transfer your skills into something new or temporary
  • Seeking a change in a new role utilising your existing skills
  • Unsure of how you can get into the industry/unsure how to approach transcription companies for work
  • Consistently getting knocked back on your applications for employment with transcription companies (I can tell you why!)
  • Simply looking for a more flexible working life

The e-book has been carefully put together from YEARS of tried and tested approaches and experience in the transcription industry as a competitive transcription service. It’s PACKED with hard-earned knowledge, honest advice, resources and helpful mini projects that will maximise your chances of getting accepted by transcription agencies. It will give you the tools to help you start up your own transcription business or make it as a freelance transcriber, taking assignments as and when you want!

Find out everything you need to know to get started and beyond all in one helpful guide – from equipment to IT, from finances to legal and regulatory advice and many, many more important and fundamental topics are covered, along with a detailed breakdown of transcript types, example transcripts, industry insides, innovative tips, clever tricks and invaluable resources you won’t find elsewhere (or that other educators or mentors want to keep to themselves!)

I’ve been in the industry since 2011, and I run my own successful transcription business. I’ve worked as a freelancer with all types of transcription businesses and my own clients – from large to small, and all over the globe. I know what it takes to make it, and I can share my secrets with you to help make the process easier for you.  I can help you succeed where others have and can so easily fail without the right coaching.

The e-book contains 65 detailed, full A4 pages in both PDF and MS Word version downloads, ready to print or be read on screen. The user-friendly interactive document navigation makes it easy to jump between sections for easy referencing. (A printed and bound copy is available by post within the UK for an small extra charge – please message me for details:

Each customer will be offered access to our members only Facebook Group where you can chat with myself and others about all things transcription and ask any follow-up questions you might have.

Discover today exactly what you need to know in one affordable and easy to reference guide.

Still not sure if it’s for you? Visit our sister website here: The Home-Based Typist for further information and background, and helpful articles on our blog. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter here to stay informed.

I'm Fiona, owner and founder of Outsource Typing. Based in the UK, we provide Virtual PA, audio typing and transcription services to businesses and individuals worldwide. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram.

7 reviews for The Home-Based Typist: A Complete Guide for Freelance Audio Typists & Transcribers

  1. clswordservices

    If you are thinking about becoming a transcriber for a company or starting their own at-home business, this book is a great way to learn the basics of what’s needed to get started. It covers tools of the trade, the basics of the industry, finances, marketing, and graphic design. I highly recommend it!

  2. Sam Waslin

    This e-book is an ideal way to focus your mind on what you need to do when it comes to starting your own transcription business. If you’re just starting out on this road and you need some guidance, this is the ideal book for you.

  3. Sandy Booth

    An excellent guide for those considering this line of work. The book gives a fantastic overview of this career field. It’s very informative. I’ve read it twice! As a beginner in this field, I highly recommend this book.

  4. Louissa Ward

    I recently bought Fiona’s ebook and it really has been a great guide to getting me started and understanding more about transcription. Without it I would still be wondering what equipment to get from all the options available, and what to start thinking about to get me going. It really is an all-in-one go-to guide for anyone thinking of getting into transcription. It’s very easy to digest, straight to the point, just what you need on how to succeed, tips on what not to do, industry expectations, how to best use software/Word to get the best out of being a transcriber, and setting up your business/marketing advice. A really great ebook, and I would highly recommend it. I know I will continue to reference this book even when I am up and running, so well worth buying for sure!

  5. Mandy Durell

    I am working my way through this ebook, and have been really impressed so far, with how comprehensive it is.
    I am almost up and running, and have the confidence to get going now, whereas before, I really didn’t know where to turn. It has so many useful tidbits of information that made things so much easier, and that I didn’t know I was missing until I read them here! I will be looking for the next book after I finish this one!

  6. Avril Scott

    Wonderfully informative book, everything you need to know to get into this line of business. Fiona is so knowledgeable and a real inspiration. Would highly recommend you read this!

  7. Gail Robson

    I found this book to be very useful, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about starting their own transcription business.

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