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How to Start a Word Processing Business

The personal computer has created big opportunities for small businesses. One of the most popular and easiest businesses to start is a word processing service.

Word processors use their computer expertise to provide clients with high-quality content from resumes to book manuscripts. Others work for companies without word processing personnel of their own.

The equipment required for a word processing business depends on the types of services to be offered. In most cases word processing service can be started with just a computer, a word processing program such as Microsoft Word, and a printer in a spare room at home.

Most word processors charge between $2 and $4 per typed page depending on specifications. Those who do highly specialized or technical work are often able to charge slightly more for their services. You will need a laser printer for high-quality output. Some clients may also prefer the output to be saved on a disk.

In order to get clients, you will need to advertise your service in trade magazines, yellow pages, and through online. You can keep expanding services most needed by customers, such as desktop publishing, direct mail and list management.

If you don’t have a background in computers or word processing, you can enroll in a course at a local college. In order to be successful, you’ll need to be able to market your business and get clients.

By Paul Ziglar – 2019
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