Working at home with data entry?!

@Emiese (994)
Sweden
May 11, 2008 11:39am CST
In my quest to find good ways of making a bit of extra cash with the computer and the internet as my only tools, I have come across many sites that states that you can make lots of money from data entry at home. According to the websites you can make plenty of dollars filling out forms etc with data that is provided to you also over the internet. Apparently many companies (at least US ones) needs this help desperately and this is a fool proof way of making pretty much as much money as you want. Of course, there is one catch. To get access to all of this you have to pay a start up fee, about $30. So, has anyone experience of this, does it work at all, is it a scam etc? All input is appriciated!
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18 responses
@StereoDiva (2143)
• Canada
11 May 08
Don't do it. If you want to pay me $30, I'll show you how to earn online. LOL In fact, if you want to earn online, I'll show you for free. :) Welcome to myLot.
• Canada
11 May 08
Thank you. :)
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
11 May 08
You are welcome! But how can you see these things so fast? I had hardly even posted this discussion and has already so many replies? My, there is much to learn to keep up with this..
• Canada
11 May 08
I use my email account to keep up to date with people that respond to my comments. I also visit the "make extra money" section and refresh it. You will learn quickly. It's addicting.
@LadyT1208 (181)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Hi, KeyforCash is a legit work at home data entry job that I just recently started, and I didn't have to pay anything. You get paid a certain amount for every 1000 keystrokes and you choose from keying all letters or all numbers, or alphanumeric etc. The work for the selection that you choose is shown on the screen and you just type it. There are also instructions for each type of work. It's very easy, and while you won't get rich from it, you can earn extra money, and of course the faster you type the more you can make. I've just received and cashed my first pay from them yesterday. Also, they do have a waiting list but it only took me about 2 weeks to get hired, and once you do get hired you just have to figure out what times are best to log on, it seems certain times of the day the work runs out faster, but you just keep checking back throughout the day (or night) to see if there is more work. There are no schedules, so you log on and work whenever you want (if work is available), and you work for as long as you want and log off when you want. I found out about this work at home job from one of the legit work at home job boards that I'm a member of, and started working from 2 years ago and have made good money, and have written and article on eHow about how to weed out legit work at home jobs from the scams. If you have any questions you can pm me if you'd like. Hope this helps!
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
20 Jun 08
Thank you for your help! This sounds very good, however as usual there are a few issues like whether they accept international users (normally when I finally find something that seems really good it only accepts American users etc). It sounds very appealing, and if they do accept international users, then I think I will be set well considering the time difference - I will never be on when it is "rush hour" in the US :) I will look into the site, and if I decide to try it and they have a referral system I will certainly get back to you and find out more, so I can give you proper credit for letting me know about the site!
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
21 Jun 08
Oh no, just checked it out.. It only allows people that lives in one of the 48 continental states of the US. To bad, but thank you anyway for the recommendation!
• United States
21 Jun 08
Ah, that's a bummer. I'm so sorry, I didn't realize that you were not in the US. If I come across any legit ones for international, I will make sure to come back and let you know. In the meantime, best wishes to you!
@jen4kids (32)
12 May 08
In my experience 99.9% of websites claiming to help you make money via data entry, etc. are SCAMS!!! I do some data entry on keyforcash.com. You don't make much money, BUT, it is a real site, you never pay them money!!! Work is not guaranteed, and when I joined, I was on a waiting list. My first week, I put in approximately 10 hours of work throughout the week, and made a little over $50. Like I said, you won't make much money, but its something to do in your spare time. Good Luck!
12 May 08
It is all online, but I'm not sure about which countries the work is available in. I look when I log on later today, and if you haven't checked it out yet, I'll let ya know.
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
12 May 08
It says on the FAQ of keyforcash.com that you have to be living in one of the 48 continental states of the US, so guess that rules Sweden out :)
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
12 May 08
There are lots of scam sites nowadays, so be very careful. As long as the site requires money for a sign up, subscription fee or anything, then it 99% means that the site is a scam. For the most part, anyway. I am currently on a free review writing site and it pays. And the best part? No registration needed. If you are interested, PM me for details yeah.
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
12 May 08
I am brand new here, so not yet familiar with the lingo. What is PM?
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
13 May 08
No worries. PM is an abbreviation for Private Messaging. Once you add a friend in mylot, you can start to PM the user.
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
What site is that? I joined several sites that requires no sign-up fee whatsoever. You can check my profile for those sites that I mentioned. I already got paid on one of it.
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
26 Jun 08
Thank you, I will definitely have a look at your blog for those sites!
• United States
15 Jun 08
Here is a link that will provide some info. on typical scams - http://www.scambusters.org
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
15 Jun 08
Thank you for the info!
• India
12 May 08
its a scam...... but if you really want to make money by doing data entry work..... or waor like article writing... painting..... then try these websites www.getafreelancer.com www.getacoder.com
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
12 May 08
Thank you! I will have a look!
• India
12 May 08
please be extremely careful on net yes there are sites that take money and deliver real stuff however most are bad. i have a compilation on my blog. check it out
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
12 May 08
Thank you, I will!
@xtinelee (3379)
• Singapore
12 May 08
I doubt it's real actually. Actually if you look into the newspapers, there are other jobs for data entry, and they are real credible companies which pays you to do data entry. But there's a catch.. You have to be at the company to complete it I guess. :) I think all those that needs you to pay upfront are scams anyway.
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
12 May 08
The problem is that these jobs do not at all exist in Sweden. Here every company is trying to reduce the amount of people working, since salaries, taxes and social security contributions are the most expensive cost for a company. So the reason I look online is to maybe find a "free-lancing" data entry, review writing or translating site where I can work from home, in Sweden, on my own time.
• India
11 May 08
Just before logging to mylot, now i was googling about the data entry jobs, to work from home.. I stumbled on many sites that promised a lot.. The funnier aspects are: 1) The proofs shown sites are not less than $10000. 2) The videos revealing the secrets. 3) Huge discounts, that to one time, with the clock ticking towards the expiration the discount. 4) Free bonuses worth $3000 dollars. 5) Make one time payment of say $60 to get the secrets. Now, my mind boggling question..that which haunts me for a long long time is.. If the site owners, ( the person who promises)can get a huge sums of money, within months after doing the program, THEN WHY ARE THE SO SPECIC in collecting the paltry sum of $ 60 from us ? They could earn that sixty dollars within an hour or even within minutes. Similarly, the discount coupons or bonuses worth thousands of dollars ( here $3000) are given free, if this thousands of dollars does not bring loss, or in a way affect their earning capacity, then will the one time fee ( $60) change their life style? But nonetheless, i am quite confident that one day or other i will find a genuine data entry job, or some other online job, that is 100% genuine. Keep posting Emiese, and keep searching for real online job. Cheers.
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
11 May 08
I must say, that is a really good point! $60 isn't much in the aspect. I am sure the people behind the sites are getting rich, but only from accumulating money from curious, naive people. Once you run into those genuine sites, let me know. Thanks!
@alcazar (762)
• India
11 May 08
I think its just a sureshot scam man...i have come accross many like these...and do you really the think making money is that easy.!@#$$
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
11 May 08
I am not quite that gullible, and I did not really consider trying it. But then again, you have to remember that many of the brilliant, moneymaking ideas that has proven to be gold mines was laughed at when they were started. Only after a while did people wish they would have taken part of it from the start..
• India
27 Jun 08
I'd say..DOnt fall for em Its all jz crap
@jephone (118)
• Canada
27 Jun 08
That's absolutely a scam. IF you are serious about doing data entry, you may go to site like rentacoder.com, guru.com, elance.com and getafreelancer.com. They are all free to join. Good luck.
• India
27 Jun 08
There are many such sites are available in online we can't believe about them many are fraud sites paying that much to unknown sites are not preferrable
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
12 May 08
I don't pay any site that wants to "hire" me. I'm the one doing the work so why should I pay them? I think you should be careful. There are a lot of good sites out there that pay (not much, but something) and don't require you to pay any money up front. I have upgraded a few memberships at a few sites, but only and only after they have paid me several times and only after I they pay me the amount they request. That way, if it turns bad, I will have only lost my time (which is bad enough!) Take care and be careful!
@itsmepinky (1301)
• India
12 May 08
Hello Emiese, Welcome to mylot Dont go for it. It's a scam. If you want to know other ways of minting money online then check the banners on my profile. Also check my blog. Join bux to and incomebux dot net , they are legitimate. And hey dont forget to put my referral itsmepinky. All the best, ~Pinks~
@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
12 May 08
no i do not have $30 to waste to be honest. i was told that if you have to put out money it is most likely a scam. so this is the rule of thumb i follow to keep from getting ripped off.
@kamit24 (1456)
• India
12 May 08
money  - money
well my friend most of them are scam...they are frauds...so pl take care before sending anyone such fee...:)