Data entry is often one of the most sought after work from home jobs because it requires no phone work and is a skill that many people have. It is also often one of the most commonly used work from home scams. Do not pay for ANY data entry position. For more information regarding what to look for in work from home scams, visit our work from home scam resource page. Here is what you need to know about data entry work from home jobs.
What Do These Jobs Entail?
Legitimate work from home data entry jobs are very similar to data entry jobs you would do in any office. It entails entering data either from something on paper or scanned images on the computer in most cases.
What Requirements Are There?
You must have your own computer with an updated operating system and internet access. To succeed at these positions you must already be knowledgeable in basic computer skills. Many of these companies will require some type of data entry test before being hired to measure both your speed and accuracy.
What Will My Hours and Pay Be?
Most of these companies pay per piece entered so the faster you are at data entry, the more you can make per hour. Because you will be working as an independent contractor, you are usually able to make your own hours and work as little or as much as you would like.
When Can I Start?
Because this is one of the most sought after work from home jobs, openings with the companies may have a wait list. I suggest applying with all of the companies instead of picking one. This increases your odds of an job opening up soon.
What Companies Should I Apply With?
Here is a list of legitimate data entry companies that hire contractors to work from home. Click on each link to visit their website to apply. A couple of these companies are technically transcription companies but I have listed them here as well because it is general transcription and if you have a background in data entry, these positions are usually a possibility as well.
You can also sometimes find data entry work on these micro task sites.
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