You did it! A HUGE congratulations on completing Phase 1!

Now it’s time to learn how to turn your new skills into bills so you can…

  • Work whenever, wherever you want.
  • Work with clients who appreciate you.
  • Have the opportunity for consistent work.
  • Set your own hours.
  • Read about real-life crime.

Ready? Let’s do this!

You did it!
A HUGE congratulations on completing Phase 1!

  • Now it’s time to learn how to turn your new skills into bills so you can…

    • Work whenever, wherever you want.
    • Work with clients who appreciate you.
    • Have the opportunity for consistent work.
    • Set your own hours.
    • Read about real-life crime.

    Ready? Let’s do this!

Phase 2: Turn your Skills into Bills

Weeks of May 16th – 23rd AND Beyond!

How to manage your business and get clients so you can have the proofreading business you want

You’ve passed your exams and now it’s time to learn how to build your business and get clients! The course continues right into Week 7 the same way you’ve been accustomed to in the previous weeks: the course material opens on Mondays and you will have practical lessons with assignments to work through.

Join your coursemates for live Zoom training sessions + Q&A on business management and marketing, and get access to The  Transcript Proofreader’s Business Building Community.

The best part?

Your support doesn’t end after week 8! The Transcript Proofreader’s Business Building Community is your home base to get referrals and continue receiving support from myself, your peers, and periodic expert guest speakers to help you get clients and continue growing and loving your proofreading business month after month, year after year.

Week 7: Setting up and managing your business
  • Taxes and your business bank account
  • Insurance
  • Rates and turnaround time
  • Setting up payment methods and your invoicing software
  • Invoice terms
  • Onboarding a new CR
  • A proofreader’s job from start to finish
  • Conduct and communication with your CRs
  • Staying organized
  • Managing your workload
  • Scheduling your proofing time
  • Taking time off
Week 8: How to get CRs as clients
  • Focus on the CR
  • Infusing value into your business
  • Your skills, experience, interests + a secret ingredient
  • Help statement
  • Tagline
  • Info sheet
  • Email signature
  • Marketing online to get CRs
  • Posting and commenting online in groups and boards
  • Responding to a request for a proofreader post
  • How to write a killer connection letter
  • Best places to market online
  • Unique ideas to market offline
  • Referrals
  • Posting to your Facebook page
  • Good Facebook page posting guidelines
  • Final marketing thoughts 
  • Graduate directory
Beyond Phase 2
  • Continued business building support inside the community 
  • Zoom meetups with your coursemates and me
  • Periodic guest expert speakers
  • Ongoing graduate directory feature

Final payment for Phase 2 and Beyond:

$1,050

FAQs

How much money can I make a month?

That depends on the number of clients you have, how busy those clients are, what kind of turnaround time clients request, how many jobs are technical — in other words, there are a lot of variables. On top of that, it’s up to you to decide how active you want to be getting clients. Most prefer to be part-time proofers (or at least start off that way) and can earn $500-$1,500/month. You can grow into a full-time business and make over $4,000/ month.

How fast can I get clients?

That’s up to you! We start building your business in the first week, and after you pass the exam, we start on how to get clients within the seventh week.  From there, whenever you want to go get clients is up to you! Everyone’s progress and success rate is different. You could land a client within your first week or never if you never put any work into it.

Do you guarantee I’ll get clients?

I don’t because your success is up to you. I will give you all the training you need to get clients and be successful, and I will have referrals to send your way if you show up and excel. But it’s up to you to apply yourself and actually do the work.

Will you get clients for me?

After you complete the intensive course, I will send referrals your way and ask if you want to cover for me when I go on vacation. I’ll also teach you how and where to find clients. The ongoing access you have to The Transcript Proofreader’s Business Building Community will include guest experts to share their marketing wisdom with you too. It is up to you to apply yourself to learn to be the best proofreader you can be, build a trustworthy business, and go after the opportunities you’re provided. A proactive proofreader is a successful proofreader. Create your own success — I’m here to support you while you do!

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment options are credit card and PayPal. PayPal Credit offers a credit option where, when you qualify, you receive 6 months no interest. I suggest this option if you want to create your own no-interest payment plan.

What if I can’t attend live?

You’re going to get the most out of this intensive if you show up live as often as possible. If you signed up for night classes at your local university, you’d do your darndest to show up and participate. You’re investing in yourself and your future. Put it on your calendar and show up — it’s eight weeks, you got this! If for some reason you can’t attend live, the sessions will be recorded and uploaded into your Learning Center to watch later.

How long do I have access?

The live portion of the intensive course is 8 weeks. You have lifetime course access.

Aren’t there already enough proofreaders out there?

There are proofreaders out there, but there are very few exceptional proofreaders court reporters actually feel confident about working with. Court reporters have reached out to me in frustration trying to find a proofreader they can trust. Job boards frequently have postings for reliable, trained proofreaders. I’m usually buried (even overwhelmed) with work myself. There’s work out there for the truly awesome proofreaders. And that’s who I’m going to help you be.

Do you give refunds?

Due to the live + digital nature of the intensive course, the intensive course is yours to keep. There are no refunds. I outlined the intensive course here so you can be confident if this is (or isn’t!) the right fit for you before you enroll. If you have questions beforehand, email me, elizabeth@elizabethjwiegner.com.

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