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Pheil: Get an easy, affordable transcription service for websites

Online service of the week: SpeechPad

More and more companies are offering rich media in the form of videos and audio files (like podcasts, interview recordings, etc.) to their website and blogs.

Because not everyone can hear or see though, and because it can have a substantial positive impact on search engine rankings, smart companies are now also having their audio and video files transcribed, then posting the transcriptions to their sites and social media accounts.

With the need for speedy, accurate transcriptions rising, a variety of online, human-generated transcription services have been popping up.

If you’d like to give one of these services a shot, consider

SpeechPad makes getting accurate transcriptions easy and affordable. Simply create an account, upload your audio or video files, make a note of any special instructions you might have, and the people behind SpeechPad get right to work.

SpeechPad offers three pricing plus timing turnaround options. If you want your transcription within one week, it’ll run you $1/minute. If you want your transcription within 48 hours, it’ll run you $1.50/minute. And if you’re in a big hurry and need your transcription within 24 hours from the time you upload a file to your account, it’ll run you $2.50/minute.

SpeechPad offers a 100 percent money-back guarantee, meaning if your transcription doesn’t arrive by its due date, or if you’re not totally satisfied, you receive a full refund of your money, no questions asked.

To learn more, visit If you’re ready to take 30 seconds to sign up for your account and get going immediately, visit

Tech Gadget of the Week: Basis

The uber-techy Basis wristwatch focuses on helping people get powerful insights into their fitness and develop healthy habits for the long run. It measures and tracks how many calories you burn each day, how many steps you take, your sleep patterns, and your resting heart rate.

The watch also allows you to set weekly exercise goals and then automatically adjusts your goals based on your progress as the week goes on. All of the data it collects is visually displayed on your own private online dashboard.

Oh, did I mention it can also tell time? Learn more at .

Erin Pheil is the owner of TimeForCake Creative Media—the Web Strategy company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at or email Erin at

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