To start up a home-based scribing/typing business, you'll need to:
It will also be helpful if you have some experience in small business management. Otherwise, you will have to learn how to manage your business 'on the run'. This is what I did in 2002: fitted in a bit of training where I could, asked colleagues for advice and learned from my mistakes. I am sure that had I undertaken training in at least some aspects of small business management prior to starting up my business, I would have had an easier ride over those first few years of On Time Typing.
The more types of services you offer, potentially the more customers you will have and the more services you will be able to sell. If you are highly skilled in any of the below areas, your business will be be able to offer a broad range of scribing-related services. (Note: if you don't have these skills yet, you might like to put them on your 'to do' list for skills that will come in handy, further down the track.)
How to progress from being a typist, to a scribe: The path from typist to scribe
This article is based on my own experiences since starting On Time Typing as a small (sole trader) online/onsite scribing business in 2002 which has evolved into an online transcription, scribing, writing, editing and proofreading business.
Keep posted for future articles about starting up and managing an online business