Now is as good a time as any to find a supplementary income or lucrative side hustle, and data entry jobs from home fill that gap. The reason why these jobs are great as a source of extra income is the opportunity to earn some cash without needing specific expertise.
Compared to other online work from home jobs, data entry work tends to be a little faster to launch thanks to the low experience and education barriers.
Know what to look for
Finding a data entry job online is as simple as a quick search through a search engine. However, not all data entry jobs are the same. Also, scammers often target these kinds of posts, so it’s important to know what to look for before you sign up. Ask yourself:
Do I have the right equipment?
Access to a high-speed internet line and a desktop or laptop computer in good working condition are the only requirements to get started. If you’re looking to add in transcription work, invest in studio or sound-blocking headphones.
Does the offer make financial sense?
Data entry jobs are not hard to do. In fact, these jobs are basic and entry-level, which means there is no shortage of workers to do them. As aresult, rates of pay on these projects are relatively low. A full-time data entry clerk earns around £17,433 per year, which equates to just over £8 per hour.
Is it a well-established business?
Established online data entry sites will be easy to track and trace on the various platforms. It’s also worth checking out review sites to ensure the business enjoys good ratings.
Does the site require an upfront payment?
If you’re dealing with a legitimate site, the answer to this question would be no. Scammers may request that you purchase their training package in order to unlock higher-paying gigs.
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Find data entry work from home jobs easily through Facebook groups
There are a number of data entry groups on Facebook. By joining a few of these, you will quickly get a feel for the best and worst data entry sites out there. Current users who are happy with a platform will recommend it to others.
Head to Craigslist
Craigslist has a classifieds layout that makes it easier to find job listings. You can also change the settings to broaden your search, for instance, if you want to look in cities that are outside the UK.
Work your LinkedIn magic
LinkedIn has a great job search tool under the ‘Jobs’ tab that allows you to search for data entry work anywhere in the world. It also allows you to narrow your search by the date the job was posted, the company posting, and more.
Data entry work from home job sites to try
It’s important to know that there are sites that require you to bid for jobs, such as Freelancer and Guru. It takes some time to land a client, and you may not have access to as many projects as you would with an agency known for data entry work.
It’s also hard to verify the client you’re dealing with because you don’t have direct contact with them, which could leave freelancers out of pocket.
Other popular job sites to consider include:
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