Troy tells us how he is enjoying the different sights as he travels and works as a transcript proofreader. Troy had his doubts at first but decided to invest in himself with Caitlin Pyle's Transcript Proofreading course. Now he has a successful proofreading business and can take his office anywhere! 🙂
Yeah, I don't remember where I first learned about Proofread Anywhere. I think it was on someone's podcast or something like that, probably? Probably that's where I heard about it, but yeah, there were always the concerns, like would I have time to finish? Will I actually find work? Is this another one of those get-rich-quick schemes that you always hear about? That sort of thing.
But at the end of the day, I kind of have to ask myself, "What do I have to lose?" Because just the same old working 9:00 to 5:00 for ... look at the hummingbird. See, this is the cool thing is I could be working right now in my backyard or anywhere, and just working that whole 9:00 to 5:00 thing was kind of getting to be a bummer, for a boss that was always mad at me for something stupid, or whatever. And you know, I could just keep doing that, and what's the point of that?
I thought, "Now I have location independence." Really, I've got the freedom to work from wherever I want. I sort of have this office anywhere, which is really cool. My office is anywhere. Remember I was in Zion last month, and I was in Grand Canyon last week, and I was working. And I'm going to Sedona next month and I'll be working there, and so that's pretty cool. It's just this idea of having my office anywhere. That's pretty cool. Because you're a lot like me. The errors pop out on menus and books and blogs and stuff that you read. You know how you're always talking about ... Right, right, right. So that's the way it is for me, and it's just always ... Yeah, I thought, "Well, why can't I make a living doing this? Just correcting ..."
The idea of ... You know how much I love the court system and all that too, and politics, so just to be able to proofread for court reporters, I thought that'd be awesome. And yeah, so why not give it a shot? I know that's the kind of thing that works out for you, so yeah, go for it.