Maybe you like the idea of having a home business, but spotting errors in text isn’t your strong suit. Perhaps you’re unable to invest in our proofreading courses right now. That’s cool! Wherever you find yourself, we aim to help as many people as possible find their fit in the work-anywhere world. Even if a proofreading job isn’t right for you, the following resources may be useful.
Here are some other options if our proofreading courses aren’t a good fit… or if you want to add similar skill sets to your work-at-home arsenal.
General Transcription: Theory and Practice™ ($497): an intensive general transcription course including 60 practice files with answer keys covering a wide variety of subjects including interviews, focus groups, videos and more. **Includes tutorial videos, cheatsheets, and loads of business and marketing how-to’s as well!
Legal Transcription: Theory and Practice™ ($697): an intensive multimedia course in legal transcription. Includes 25 practice files with answer keys, extensive training in legal terminology and case process, access to the exclusive student Facebook community, student resource library, and much more. The course also covers all the ins and outs to setting up and marketing your new legal transcription business!
Check out our expert interview with Janet from Zoom Transcription!
Medical Transcription with CareerStep ($2995): A great option for those who enjoy working in the medical field. CareerStep is a reputable education company with loads of positive testimonials offering a robust medical transcription and editing program. They work with hundreds of medical transcription employers that have more entry-level openings than qualified applicants. The course includes a free voucher for your certification exam. While more expensive than our proofreading courses, this may be the career change you’ve been looking for.
Bookkeeper Business Academy (free and paid courses): this is a great option for folks who are great with numbers! Ben Robinson is a fantastic, thorough instructor and he’s helped over 100 people start profitable at-home bookkeeping businesses. We interviewed him recently, too! Just like the proofreading course options at Proofread Anywhere, they offer a free and paid course.
30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success (starts at just $39): A 30-day success course by Gina Horkey designed to get you from zero to VA hero in 30 days or less. It’s packed full of resources (including marketing help) to help you start a business as a virtual assistant. Some of our students have actually added proofreading work as a service to their VA businesses. Keep this in mind if you have completed one of our proofreading courses and are looking to find a proofreading job — the two fit well together. Gina also has a FREE resource of 150+ virtual assistant services you should totally check out.
How to Become a Virtual Assistant Another great course (in eBook format) by Lisa Taliga with excellent resources and a heavy emphasis on marketing and building a client base. Lots of useful free bonuses are included.
30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success (starts at $75): Gina’s 32-lesson freelance writing success course is the most robust course we’ve found so far to help newbies start a freelance writing career. She built her own successful freelance business from scratch in less than six months, and she currently earns $4,000+ per month as a freelancer. Gina’s course includes lifetime access to her exclusive Facebook group, and the Rockstar package includes TWO 30-minute coaching sessions with Gina herself. See our interview with Gina, and check out this FREE list of 200+ freelance writing niches.
How to Make Money from Your Writing ($149): Eva Shaw, Ph.D. is a full-time working writer of 1,000 articles, essays and short stories. She’s the ghost or author of 70 books. Eva’s work has been featured in USA Today, San Diego Union Tribune, Shape, Woman’s World, Country Living, Costco Connection, Publisher’s Weekly, Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and others. An expert on time management for writers, Eva stays on top of market trends to sell her own work and to help emerging writers focus on quality writing and publication. You may even decide to still take our proofreading course if you become an author!
Start a Resume Writing Business ($44.95): Everyone who works needs a resume — the cool part is you’ve got thousands more people entering the job market every day! If you’re great at making people look good on paper, why not get paid for it? Teena earns $500 – $800 for a resume and cover letter. Her clients willingly pay this amount for her fabulous work, and Teena teaches you how to duplicate ALL of her processes. Her course is an excellent value, and it also includes loads of free bonuses.
Publish and Sell Your eBooks ($149): this course puts you inside the publishing industry, sharing the tricks of the trade used by traditional publishers to make sure their books are in the best position to be found by readers. You’ll learn how to target your reading audience, select bookstores, get your book distributed around the world, and even have your book added to your local library’s virtual shelves.
How to Make Money Writing SEO Articles ($49.95): Yuwanda has been in the freelance writing business since 1993, and she’s helped thousands of people learn how to write SEO articles and build a clientele — all from home. See our expert interview with Yuwanda.
Travel Writing ($149): In this 6-week course, you’ll learn how to develop the skills of a travel writer. You’ll learn how to translate what is seen, heard, tasted, touched, smelled and felt (intuitively and physically) into publishable articles and books. You’ll understand the writing styles and methods needed to sell material in today’s competitive market.
Grant Writing (starts at $695): If you’re into the nonprofit sector and love to write, grant writing may be a good option for you. This particular course is downloadable, but is also taught live in colleges and universities across the US. There is a free intro course available as well.
A-to-Z Grant Writing Course ($149): A budget-friendly, yet still great value option, this 6-week course will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You’ll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You’ll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.
Become a Grant Writing Consultant ($149): Good grant writing consultants are always in demand. Learn how you can use a basic knowledge of grant or proposal writing to become an expert in the red-hot grant consulting field. Your instructor, Dr. Beverly Browning, is a national grant consulting veteran. In this six-week course, she will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions you can use to start your own home-based business. The best part? You’ll not only learn what services to offer, you’ll also learn how to find clients and how to set your fees.
How to Start a Pet-Sitting Business ($149): Taught by Dr. Jeff Grognet, veterinarian to companion animals, this course will help you master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business — including how to market it.
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