Your Power Partners should consist of those who supply your clients with services on a regular basis. They will be Printers, Accounting firms, Photographers, Graphic Artists, Web Site Designers, Public Relations and Marketing firms.
The conversations with these Power Partners should indicate your willingness to include them 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 through email or phone conversations.
You will need to have excellent skills in typing, organization, project planning, 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 to the point of finding the clients, managing other transcribers and negotiating either finder’s fees for projects or a percentage of the project fees. You would have 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)