Is DataEntry business in the internet really true?

Philippines
September 17, 2007 7:44am CST
I opened my computer just this evening and found this ad inviting me to join the data entry business which promises an earning of 25 to 30 dollars per transaction and a minimum earning of US$ 200 a day! Before I jump into this too good to believe invitation which requires me to dish out 44 dollars to join, may I ask anybody from you if you have also encountered the same or maybe there's someone out there who really joined and benefited from it?
3 responses
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
17 Sep 07
I have gotten a few online jobs, and none of them actually required me to pay anything to join. I wouldn't pay money to get a job - employers pay you, not the other way around.
@ryanphil01 (4187)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
I have exchanged pleasantries with other prospects in data entry jobs in other forums online and they have confirmed that most of these programs that offer home based data entry jobs actually require the applicant to pay membership fees. Upon payment they usually send the applicants the tools or software needed in data entry. The problem comes in when after a while, the applicants would no longer receive any follow ups or instructions on what to do next. In other words, there is nothing to do after the tools have been shared to you. No definite and exact work would be assigned to you. No real data would be required of you to encode until such time that you find out that there's no really work after you have paid the fees. What a deception!
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
17 Sep 07
Hi there. I have often seen Data Entry adds popping up or in my email, and have often wondered about them, because they just sound way too good too be true... I have yet to make a decision on wether or not I think it will be beneficial to join, as they do ask for a fee of $49.95, which was $99.95... I think maybe a little suspect...