Every business has an inside story. Every business owner has unique experiences.
It’s been a great privilege for me to interview top entrepreneurs and share their insights in my new series, Insider Insights.
Needless to say, this new endeavor takes a significant amount of time. From pitching and scheduling, preparing the questions, doing the interviews, to finally editing and posting online.
But I’m not complaining. It’s an enjoyable process for me. I love to ask questions, I love meeting new people, and I love to write. So this project is perfect for me!
One part of the process, however, is just a drag. I could transcribe the interviews by myself… but I know it would take me hours. Typing a full interview word for word is a huge job. By the time I would be finished transcribing, I would never have patience for a comprehensive editing process.
I’ve made the choice to outsource this job to an online transcription company, Rev. Rev charges me a dollar per audio minute, and gets the job done in record time.
Because Rev charges me per minute, I have become quite conscious of how much time my interviews take. At this point, I’ve gotten so good at monitoring my time, that I can guarantee my interviewees that the whole thing won’t take longer than a half hour. You can imagine how much they appreciate that!
A couple of short hours after the interview, I receive an email from Rev that my transcript is ready. At that point I can look at the interview with fresh eyes and begin organizing and preparing it for publication.
This process saves me hours of time for each interview that I produce. And besides, doing only the work that I love motivates me to do more and more of it.
You can look forward to more Insider Insights coming your way in 2018!