Require no upfront investment.
If you have a functional computer and an Internet connection, there should be no upfront costs associated with starting a home based data entry job. If a potential “employer” tries to charge you fees for anything be very cautious… more on that in a bit.
Require no complicated/time consuming setup.
If you want to start a home based data entry job you could do so today. There are a number of job boards where you could pick up projects and get started right away.
Due to the many perks of home based data entry jobs, there are a fair number of fake employers out there looking to scam unsuspecting people. The way in which these scams operate vary from “employer” to “employer” but here are a few examples:
- Asking you to pay for a typing test
- Asking you to pay for software, equipment, or some kind of kit
- Asking you to pay for access to job listings
- Asking you to pay for a background/credit check
- Asking you to provide access to your bank account – note: some legitimate companies may want to pay you via direct deposit; however, vet any company before giving them your account information. In addition, talk to your bank about options to protect yourself such as prepaid cards that direct deposits can be made on.
- Asking you for detailed personal information or passwords – this may be an attempt to steal your identity.
Don’t let potential scams scare you away from home based data entry jobs! There are plenty of legitimate opportunities out there… you just need to proceed with your eyes wide open.
Here are some guidelines to follow:
You shouldn’t need to pay to get a job.
Think of it this way, if you went to apply for a secretarial job at an office they wouldn’t charge you to interview, administer a test, run a credit check, etc. The company incurs those costs in order to find the best candidate for the position. Home based data entry jobs should be the same.
If it seems too good to be true it probably is.
If a job seems super easy, requires only a few minutes a day, and pays $50 an hour, I can almost guarantee it is a scam.
Research a potential employer.
If you are unfamiliar with a company or the third party job board the project is posted on, be sure to do a few Google searches. Try entering the company’s name along with words like “reviews” and “scam”.
Read between the lines.
When exchanging emails with a potential employer/client, read between the lines. If he or she won’t answer questions or provide specifics, you may want to go a different direction.
With these guidelines in mind, you’re prepared to find home based data entry jobs anywhere, but here are a few good starting places:
- Axion Data Services
- Capital Typing
- Cloud Crowd
- Dion Data Solutions
- Great American Opportunities
- oDesk (now Upwork)
- Speak Write
- Virtual Bee
Have more questions about home based data entry jobs? Ask away in the comments! Also, if you know of other legit places to find home based data entry jobs please share with us!
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