You Can Start Your Own Transcription Business From Home by Loretta Oliver
There are hundreds of ways to make money on the internet these days. Providing services may be the most popular and fastest way to get money coming in quickly.
The problem many people face with providing services is they require training or previous experience to get started. A transcription business can be started on the ground floor with little or no experience at all, and more importantly almost no start up costs are involved.
Running a transcription business from home can be both flexible and profitable. You set your own rates, giving you control over the money that is coming in. You also set your own hours, giving you the flexibility to work when you want and where you want. Want to take a week off to go camping with the kids? No problem, just let your clients know you’ll be out of town for a week and not available. You can always take preorders to complete their projects upon your return.
It can also be a portable business, all you need is your computer with the ability to download and play the audio your clients send you and you can transcribe from just about anywhere. Having the ability to be mobile can be hugely beneficial. Personally, I found this very helpful when my grandfather was in the hospital and I wanted to go visit. I just packed up my laptop, traveled to Pennsylvania and stayed at my mother’s house for two weeks. Portability is definitely a good thing in any business.
A transcription business is also an interesting one. Yes, you’re still typing every day, but the audio will never be the same from day to day. You get to listen to something new every day, and sometimes you even get to learn something new from your assignments. It’s never dull, that’s for sure.
Are you finally ready to recruit and add new team members to your growing direct sales business? If so, it is important to interview all potential new business members (team members) before you add them to your team.
Most people have been interviewed for a position and know the procedure well. Here are some suggestions for topics that you can ask your potential new recruit that will lead them into being a strong team mate, as well as give you tools to use when working with your team mate in the future.
* Tell me about yourself and family, get a little personal but not too personal.
* What intrigues you about this business, company and/or products?
* What is your favorite product in our line? How long have you used it? How much do you know about the products that we sell?
* How do you want to work your business? Will it be part time or full time? Are you looking to do this only temporary or are you looking to make a career with it?
* How much money do you want to make with your business?
* Have you done direct sales before and how much experience do you have?
* What goals do you have in regards to this business?
* How hard are you willing to work? Are you going to be committed to the business?
Spend some quality time getting to know your potential new recruit. Let them get to know you as well. They have to be impressed with you and make sure that they are comfortable with the training methods you will be using as well as any requirements your team uses.
Do yourself and your team a favor and make sure the potential recruit has all of the information to make an informed decision about the business. Don’t be too quick to sign them up without them taking the proper time to really think about the information that you have given to them and the decision that they have to make.
Just like any outside world job, it is important for you to interview all potential new team members, before they sign-up on the dotted line. By doing so, you will build a better team of serious business-builder members.
When you try to recruit others into your Direct Sales business it is important to remember that new team members will join your team for different reasons. Once you understand those reasons, you can tailor your home business recruiting pitch to suit your prospects needs.
Let’s take a look at the reasons why a new member will consider joining your team.
1. A Family & Friends Consultant ~ This type of consultant is looking to make just a little extra pocket change and will most likely only be joining to take a few orders every month from their family, friends and co-workers. This person is looking to just make $100-$200 a month or they join the business to just purchase the items that they want at a heft discount (at consultant cost).
2. A Part Time Sales Consultant ~ This type of consultant is looking to make additional money to help support his or her family’s income. This person will usually demonstrate 2-4 parties a month and they are looking to make $200-$500 a month in additional income. A part time sales consultant can also be a person who just wants to make extra cash during certain seasons of the year.
3. A Full Time Sales Consultant ~ This type of consultant is looking to make a full time income to support their family on. This person will usually demonstrate 6+ parties a month and they are looking to make a minimum of $1,000 a month in income. In addition, this person will be interested in recruiting and building a team within your company’s organization so that they can add an additional $1,000 per month to their income stream.
Once you find out what type of money your prospect would like to make if they join your company, you can give them your ‘recruiting sales pitch’ which should be tailored to that prospects needs. If you come up with three different recruiting sales pitches, you will become a more effective recruiter at adding new members to your team.
Please remember, team members come and go constantly, so it’s important that you consistently recruit new members to your team, so that your team remains strong and healthy.