Are "data entry jobs" for real?

@p3ks626 (6550)
Philippines
January 13, 2011 8:47pm CST
Im looking for a legit data entry site as a part time job and something I can do at home. But it seems to me that most of the sites I check always ask for an investment or some sort of payment. I really dont want to take the risk of investing at $50 and it will be for nothing. What do you say guys? Do you know any legit sites?
5 responses
• United States
14 Jan 11
Strangely enough, I tried finding some tonight, but had no luck. Most of the sites wanted me to pay sign-up fees in order to access everything needed to earn the money. Most sites that ask for money are scams, so I declined each of these offers. I really wish someone could tell me a legit site lol...
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
14 Jan 11
Me too! I also wish someone would be able to tell us some legit sites to do online job. There are also paid surveys but you also have to pay something for registration or whatever it is. Its not worth risking your money.
• United States
15 Jan 11
@ p3ks626, does it have to be just data entry? I have found many real companies that hire call center operators to work from their homes. Since most of them require typing, that could be considered data entry. Since these are legit companies, they offer paid training as well. I am also researching to find more "data entry" jobs and may find them soon. Just check the top banner on my profile. I update the site weekly with new companies. Good luck with your search!
@monouu (2612)
• Singapore
14 Jan 11
I do have a FREE to join data entry site listed under my profile banner but it is not just simple copy & paste data entry as you need to research for data to key in & you need to pass a test before you can start working. If you can accept PayPal payment in your country then you can join. You can also bid for freelance job at freelancer.com
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
14 Jan 11
I checked out your profile already and I have seen the banners. Thank you for that! I havent checked out the sites yet but I'm pretty sure I am going to that. Dont worry cause I will sign up under you of course. Thanks again! Good luck!
@sajeevking (5080)
• Mumbai, India
14 Jan 11
Well Online data entry jobs are are not so popular but you can try freelancer odesk from where you can get some work but not many are some requires you too refer many to get work some want to upgrade so i just use free site which does not force investment
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
14 Jan 11
Odesk doesnt work for me. I dont like that site cause its too complicated. Of course the site is legit but its not really that "user-friendly". There are a lot of people like me out there who doesnt know how to start and odesk is something that cant help you with that.
@graxcrix (19)
14 Jan 11
i was also thinking of looking for the legit data entry online..there is also a wide competition for that kind of job since its just an easy job but there is really no assurance that they will pay you..so everything will be gone to waste..
@aeisle (377)
• Philippines
14 Jan 11
I also wanted to try some data entry jobs but according to most people, data entry jobs aren't really a good choice for extra income. If it's not your money, most of your time and effort will be wasted. Some data entry sites would not require you to pay any registration fee or such just to get paid or to be given project to work on but instead they will just give you data entry jobs and after you have finished it, they just say that the work done was not good enough. Therefore, they are not gonna pay you for the finished job that you have submitted. Since then, I didn't tried to look for data entry jobs anymore. There also online jobs for freelancers where they post different types of jobs like programming, virtual assistance, and of course data entry jobs too like encoding, editing, and many more. The hard part on these for beginners is that these jobs are not given but rather posted by employers. So you can expect a competition among other people (workers) who are interested to get the job. To get the job, you have to make bid for the job and convince the employer that you are the right person to do the job that they want. You can check vWorker.com and read the FAQs and tips for more detailed explanations on how it actually works. There are also other sites like these and they don't actually require a fee to get a job but rather they only take a percentage from your income for every job you have done. -)
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
14 Jan 11
I have seen in the news in yahoo that there are a lot of companies abroad looking for someone they can hire to do data entry jobs. That's one of the things I am also looking for.