Data Entry Jobs

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Let’s face it,legitimate data entry jobs are very difficult to find.  Because this type of work is extremely home-friendly, it seems everyone wants to do it.  And, as a result, the competition is fierce.  Not to mention the abundance of scams in this realm.  But that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

When it comes to data entry, I am reminded of the old days when I used to type numbers into a Lotus spreadsheet (predates MS Excel by a few years).  For hours on end, I would plug these numbers into the computer, occasionally stepping away from my desk to stretch my aching back.  The work was boring and the pay…well…sucked.

But that was then. Times have changed, and so have the needs of companies.  Even though the term “data entry” still carries the same basic meaning, there is actually more to it.  The jobs are a bit more diverse – from entering actual data into other forms of media, to transferring audio files into written words, legitimate data entry jobs encompass a broader range than in the past.

And, fortunately for you, we have discovered a few companies who DO have such jobs.  This line of work is perfect for a stay at home mom, individuals who simply want to work at home and make money online, or those who are interested in making a bit of extra cash.

As an alternative to Data Entry Work, you may want to consider Transcription Jobs or Virtual Assistant Jobs  Additionally, consider picking up a few freelance gigs for individuals who need someone to do quick data entry / spreadsheet work.  A couple great freelance sites are: Odesk and Elance.


Dion Data Solutions
A legitimate Data Management Service Bureau. They provide all training and programs at NO cost to you.

Virtual Bee
Formerly, Virtual Bee has re-branded themselves to expand their work opportunities.  They are in the business of data entry services seeking home based workers.  Sign up, answer a few questions, and you’re on their list. “There’s no commitment required and never any cost to you.”

Mulberry Studio
Full-time and part-time transcription and proofreading positions are available either on-site, at their Harvard Square office, or on a freelance contractual basis from your home. Qualifications: typing speed of 75 wpm, excellent grammar and language skills, experience in transcription and word processing, and a minimum of 2 years experience. NO FEES TO JOIN

Quick Tate
Become a Quick Take typist and transcribe voicemail messages into simple text and “deliver” them via email. NO FEES TO JOIN.

This is a voice-to-document type job where you transfer audio files to documents.  I have read (from people who work with them) that the pay is $10.00 to $12.00 per hour, however Speakwrite has not confirmed that.
A long-standing company, offers many legitimate – NO FEE – home based opportunities in data entry.
Although geared towards writing jobs, they do have a section specifically for Data Entry Specialists. NO FEES TO JOIN




About Kathleen Lewis

After many years of working for someone else, I was faced with the opportunity of doing my own thing. I grabbed the chance to develop my skills and share my knowledge in the areas of working at home and finding online work. It's what I do so you don't have to.

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