Data entry jobs that require money upfront - are they serious?

December 2, 2011 9:16am CST
Hi guys. I applied for a few data entry jobs but all the replies I received asked me to pay £ 9.99 upfront. Are these serious or just scams? Thanks!
1 person likes this
6 responses
@sajeevking (5080)
• Mumbai, India
2 Dec 11
When i was new to online earning i was just looking for an online data entry jobs turns out to be all site requires to to pay for getting jobs which would make anyone suspicious and run away Haven't found any one since years try freelancing site like odesk, freelancer etc people make money from this site too
2 Dec 11
Well, this site is fun, but it does not really pay off the amount of time you spend here. So, I don't really regard it as an income but as means to avoid going crazy at work :)
• Mumbai, India
2 Dec 11
Hi liana mylot is a fun place to be around there are many mylotter member who are active since here the start if you get a hang of mylot then you would probably know what to do to earn more here just keep on learning more and more about this site
2 Dec 11
I used to be a very active mylotter a few years ago when I had more time :) I was really surprised when I actually got my money. Now, like I said, it'a just for fun :)
• India
2 Dec 11
I have read somewhere that anything which seeks money in order to get paid from it online is a big scam. So just avoid joining it. There are lots of freelance data entry jobs which don't require any type of money.
2 Dec 11
I'm sure there are... I just have trouble finding them :(
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
2 Dec 11
Sorta kinda not really but in a way. If you read the fine print you'll see those are actually just services that are supposed to put you in contact with the data entry jobs ( or so they say ). Basically your given a list of possible companies who MIGHT need your services if you pay the $9
2 Dec 11
There is no fine print... only a standard email... a gmail address nevertheless. I think I'll go back to rentacoder :)
@heartbit (237)
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
if you had to pay in order to get paid, run! im sure there are a lot of data entry jobs online that wouldn't require you to pay upfront.
2 Dec 11
I thought so, but I though I'd ask for another opinion :)
• India
2 Dec 11
No, never pay anything upfront. The amount looks less and i am sure the returns they show is more salary then a software professional is making. Just pass those sites, look for something where you can find genuine assignments. Initially it looks tough to get jobs on internet. But when you become mature enough and develop network on internet i am sure your life become easier. Try freelancer, odesk etc, you might find some thing useful
• Slovenia
2 Dec 11
if any data entry job asks you to pay upfront 99%this is SCAM! you should remember in making money online there's one rule: never pay more than you can afford and never pay anything if there's a chance of loosing it and you can't afford that either. on my profile I have some legit stuff, if you wanna look and happy earning! : ]