A data entry job from home sounds like a great way to make money online. The reality is that these jobs are in very high demand from people all around the world. As a result the hourly rates are very low. And because these jobs are sought after by people around the world the chances of landing a data entry job from home are quite low.
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The other major concern about data entry jobs from home is that for every one legitimate job there are probably five to ten scams. These scams can take many forms however there are usually a few tell-tale signs that a data entry job is too good to be true.
How To Spot A Data Entry Scam:
- Promise of big money, anything that is significantly more than $7-$10/hr is very suspect and likely a scam
- Being asked to pay for training, classes, or certification (only some data entry jobs that are highly specialized require training, for example medical transcripts or legal documents, and these jobs are very difficult to get)
- Paying to get a job
- Paying for a special program or software
If you’re lucky enough to find a legitimate data entry job from home then you shouldn’t expect to rake in the big bucks. Typical pay is in the $7-$10/hr range but it depends on how you’re paid and how fast you are. Data entry jobs in a brick & mortar location pay around $14-$15/hr however due to the demand for online jobs most data entry jobs from home pay significantly less.
Different Ways You Could Be Paid:
- Hourly wage
- Keystrokes per hour or keystrokes per minute
If you have some spare time then maybe this is a good option for you. There are a few companies that offer data entry jobs from home. These companies haven’t been associated with any scams however it’s always advisable to check the customer reviews and rating with the better business bureau to ensure you avoid any unnecessary hassle.
Companies Offering Data Entry Jobs From Home:
- AccuTran Global
- Axion Data
- Capital Typing
- Birch Creek Communications
- Dion Data Solutions
- Mechanical Turk
- QuickTate or iDictate
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