The Best Social Media Platforms for Your Blogs

Does Social Media Matter when Blog Writing? When you're blog writing, do you know how to promote your blogs effectively?  Chances are, you're probably not quite using your time and effort as efficiently as you could be.   As I mentioned previously in How To Blog Effectively for SEO and How to Make a Blog, utilising social media for blog writing should be clear on your list of concerns.   So, where do we begin?  First of all, you need to identify your ideal social media website. The common social media websites utilised by companies are often: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Instagram You should think about what your customers are likely to use, what businesses you want to interact with and how you want to interact with them. As our transcription and blogging service mainly utilises Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, I'm going to delve deeper into how these three social media platforms can benefit your business and your blog writing. Facebook Facebook should be one of the very first social media profiles...
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How A Blog Benefits Your Business

Curious as to how a blog benefits businesses? Of course you are and if you're not, why on Earth not?  You should be desperate to know how a blog benefits your business, how it can improve sales, increase efficiency, drive traffic and create conversions. A blog is a simple article style method for creating content on your website.  Whether you're running a personal website or a professional website, you most likely have found that you have the ability to create a blog either alongside or embedded within your site. You've probably asked yourself, 'What are the benefits of using a blog?'  And you wouldn't be alone.  It's unclear to a lot of people the effect a well structured and properly designed blog can have on their website. In this easy and short article, I'll explain the benefits to having a blog and point you in the right places to ensure you're creating an effective blog. Blog Benefits A properly designed and well structured blog can have numerous...
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How to Make a Blog For Your Business and Improve your Traffic

How To Make a Blog Blogs are the latest and greatest SEO tool for maximising the amount of traffic your website is getting and for converting visitors into customers.  Learning how to make a blog can have a dramatic impact on your website, business and can make an incredible difference to how you appear within SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) Identifying Your Topic or Speciality The very first thing you should do is identify the topic or speciality of your blog.  This is the most important step and the very first thing you need to address. Ideally, you should be choosing something that you deal with on a daily basis or the main activity of your business.  For example, the majority of our blogs are about transcription as we offer an affordable Transcription Service. You should find something that you are knowledgeable about and something you can find a variety of topics to talk about with regards to that one specific topic. Find something you can...
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How to Blog Effectively for Business and SEO

How to Blog Effectively and Build Traffic to Websites Blogging seems to be the ultimate maker or breaker of businesses and having an effective and professional business blog will be a vital tool in your SEO arsenal.  Learning how to blog will save you having to spend huge amounts of cash in order to hire professional blog and content writers. Word Count The word count is an important part of learning how to blog.  Unfortunately, there's no magic number of amount of words required for Google to effectively rank your page. There is some speculation, though.  It seems that for a typical blog post, you should be aiming for between 300-500 words per post.  If you're learning how to blog, this can seem like a huge amount of words but it's actually not that many.  So far in this blog post, I've already wrote 150 words.  This is half the minimum length, to give you an idea. Google and other Search Engines do like to...
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5 More Market Research Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

5 More Market Research Mistakes As a follow on from our previous article, Top 5 Market Research Mistakes, we aim to provide you with a solid understanding of how you can improve your market research and make the most out of your spending.  We've set up an easy list of 5 More Market Research Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them).  This list will include things like Failure to Incentivise, Poorly Trained Moderators, Not Continuing to Perform Research, Poor Sample Sizing and not utilising an affordable market research transcription service. First up to bat, we'll tackle... Failure to Incentivise (Appropriately) Nobody likes to do anything intensive for free.  We'd all like a little bit of something to reward us for our hard work and make us feel like we're appreciated.  This is the main reason behind market research incentives. A small amount of money or item of value given to each of the respondents for taking part in a focus group, phone or face-to-face interview, an aftercare...
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How to Become a Transcriber

How to Begin a Career in Transcription So, you've read a bit about What Transcription Is and you've realised you'd be pretty good at Intelligent Verbatim or Full Verbatim transcriptions.  You've also noted the benefits of working from home, at your own schedule and you've decided to look into how to become a transcriber. Working as a transcriber allows you to work from home and on a flexible schedule to earn some decent cash. You've found the right place. Follow our easy guide to make sure you're on the right track on how to become a transcriber. Identify The Benefits (If you haven't already) Some of the benefits of learning how to become a transcriber are, of course, working from home.  We would all love to be able to work in our own time in our own spaces, wouldn't we? As a transcriber, all you need is some simple equipment and easy to learn skills and you can quickly be on your way to earning cash at...
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How to Start a Transcription Service in UAE

Starting Your Transcription Service in UAE There's a distinct lack of high quality transcription services in UAE and if you think you can address this problem, you might be considering setting up a transcription service in UAE. A transcription company is a service that offers high quality audio transcriptions for businesses and individuals for an affordable price.  If you plan on offering a transcription service in UAE you'll need to either set up a company or operate as a freelancer. Identifying Your Skills If the idea of transcription is something that sounds like it might be your cup of tea, you first need to identify the skills required. You must be able to type at a sufficiently fast speed.  Most transcription services will recommend 70WPM (words per minute) but ideally you should be aiming to have a minimum of 80WPM.  If you do not know your typing speed, you can find it easily online using tools like 10 Fast Fingers. You must be accurate while...
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Intelligent Verbatim versus Full Verbatim

Full Verbatim or Intelligent Verbatim? We ask this question a lot as an online transcription service, 'Hello sir, yes, 65 minutes of audio, no problem, would you like that full verbatim or intelligent verbatim?' If you don't know what you would answer to that question, here's your number one guide.  Don't forget to book this link so you can easily refer back.   Don't worry, we can clear that up the distinction pretty easily.  The differences between intelligent verbatim and full verbatim are clear and easy to understand.  Find your perfect transcription now. First up to bat, Full Verbatim. Full Verbatim Should you choose Full Verbatim from your online transcription service? If you're looking for legal transcriptions, medical transcriptions or something as close to the original as possible transcriptions, you'll want to use Full Verbatim.  Full Verbatim will give you a word-for-word transcript of everything that has been said, including any filler-words, false-starts, repetitions and mistakes.   We won't do anything to tidy up the transcript, we'll just type it...
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The Benefits of Legal Transcription Services in Dubai

What are the benefits of using Legal Transcription Services in Dubai? Well, we have to look at legal transcriptions, their uses, benefits and how legal transcription services in Dubai can benefit you and your business. Legal Transcriptions Legal Transcriptions are perfect for lawyers, solicitors, police and court proceedings.  Legal transcriptions might be required for any sort of legal discussion that may take place.  A legal transcription will give you a solid word-for-word Full Verbatim transcript of everything that was said during legal proceedings. Uses of Legal Transcriptions Legal Transcriptions can be useful for many applications, such as: Advice PACE tapes. Legal-medico reports Witness Statements Minutes Court proceedings Affidavits Probate Forms Leases Adjudication panel hearings Bankruptcies Wills Contracts Disciplinary hearings Tribunals Draftsman Bills Land Registry application Instructions to Counsel Particulars of Claim A good legal transcription service will give you the perfect record of every one of those things. Benefits of Legal Transcription It's always good to be apply to supply an audio recording of any legal proceeding to back...
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Can After Care Calls Make a Difference?

After Care Calls, Do they Matter? Yes.  Blog post done.  Just kidding.  If you're not using after care calls for your customers and then utilising a transcription service to convert audio to transcript, then you're likely to be missing out on very important repeat business. Your customers probably aren't using this phone, though. What is an after care call? An after care call is a follow-up call made to a customer after they have purchased and received a product, service or other goods from your business or if a customer has had a largely negative or positive experience with your company. If somebody has had an issue with their product or service, you should always give them an after care phone call to see what went wrong and how you can improve in the future. This is a form of market research. When should I made an after care call? You should make your after care call as soon as you have identified customer feedback or within 1-2...
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