The other day I was chatting with a friend of mine (who is also a kick a$$ business coach) about writing; in particular blogging, and he asked me how long it takes me to write a post.
Thinking about it, I said that I guess each day I can take anything from 30 minutes to 1 hour, or sometimes longer depending on what the content is…to which his reply was (and I’m paraphrasing)….
“Could you say it quicker than you write it? Imagine if all the down time you have (stuck in traffic, waiting for flights etc…) you could use it to prepare blog posts…in fact, anything that would end up being the written word; now THAT surely would be a much better use of your time right?”
This was when we recommended I take a look at using REV; an audio transcribing service, and long story short, I bloomin’ LOVE IT!!!
Basically what REV does ( transcribing audio) is nothing new BUT it’s how it does it and the cost which make it so darned good. You can either upload audio files through their website [LINK] or as I’m doing, by recording my voice in their mobile App.
I’m now able to turn the un-productive time into pro-ductive time by recording myself speaking the content of what I want to write, then with the click of one button sending it to REV and within 24 hours having it returned to me all transcribed. This costs just $1 per minute of audio and when you think how long it takes you to read a lengthy blog post (5 minutes or so) that’s a huge time saving.
Once you receive the transcribed audio in your inbox, it’s then just a case of a quick tidy up and you’re done!
There’s other services that REV provide but the audio transcribing is the one I’ve started using lately and it’s working a treat. The time I’m saving (which is generally in the evening when I write posts) I’m now spending with my wife rather than in front of the screen…and that for me makes it a winner!
Oh and by the way…this post was prepared using REV 🙂
Anyway, I love it and thought you might want to check it out.
Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a couple of days.