Your Power Partners will be those who supply your clients with services on a regular basis. They will consist of Photographers, Bankers, Printers, Accounting firms, Graphic Artists, Web Site Designers as well as Public Relations and Marketing firms.
The conversations with these Power Partners should indicate your willingness to include them in your referrals as you become aware of companies that need their services. It is important you meet with these Power Partners in person the first time, and then keep in touch with them weekly by email or phone conversations.
You will need to be versatile, have good typing, organization, project planning skills, a computer to create a database, a tracking system and invoices. A professionally designed website is not necessary and an outgoing personality is extremely important. You will also need to have reliable transportation.
You could also expand your endeavors to the point of locating clients and managing other transcribers, negotiating either a finder’s fee for each project or a percentage of the project fees. This would give you unlimited income and eliminate the need for you to do the work yourself.
Personality Type: Analytical, Amiable, Expressive
Total Start Up Costs: Less than $500
(includes business cards, website and phone)