Data Entry Jobs From Home Without Investment

data entry jobs from home without investment

We’ve spoken on this job title in the past, but what we failed to point out were the available data entry jobs from home without investment.

There are a few oddball sites that will charge you for an introduction to the “best” data entry jobs for $49 – $100. These usually turn out to be questionable at best.

Instead of charging a fee, we’ll do you one better, and will share the best places to apply for data entry jobs at no cost.

We decided to do some research on the best places to look around. Since this is a job, you shouldn’t have to pay an entry fee in order to apply.

Data Entry Jobs From Home Without Investment

As a data entry clerk, your primary role will be to enter or update data into a computer system. We’ll look at some other responsibilities and skills needed just below.

According to, the average salary for data entry clerks in the U.S. is $18.96/hr or about $3,000/mo.

Genuine Data Entry Jobs

Here’s a list of the 7 best data entry jobs available.

Keep in mind, these are all 100% remote data entry jobs that can be done from home.

If I were looking for a data entry job, here’s where I would apply.

1. Smart Crowd/Lionbridge

Smart Crowd is a division of a company known as Lionbridge that hires remote positions, such as data entry clerk.

You also may come across other at home positions such as ads quality rater, translator, social media evaluator within the platform. This gives people more options.

Prior to applying for any jobs, you are required to take an evaluation. And still, there is no guarantee that you will be hired.

You can apply for Smart Crowd or learn more here.

2. FlexJobs (the exception)

FlexJobs is one of those oddball sites that charges a monthly fee in order to access their entire job database and get other related, exclusive perks when it comes to finding a job online.

For many, the peace of mind they get when using a service like FlexJobs is worth the fee. You are less likely to come across a scam if at all, using a service which tends to “comb” through their job postings a little better than other sites.

If you would like to give FlexJobs a try, join here and be sure to search for data entry positions.

3. Xerox

Xerox’s ‘Virtual Office Program’ offers various remote positions including data entry work.

Sign up to see which work from home opportunities Xerox currently hiring for.

4. SigTrack

With Sigtrack, there is a 3-minute Skype interview which takes place in order to verify that you are a U.S. resident and to prove your identity.

Other than that, payments made by this company are done through PayPal only.

If you wish to find out more, check out the site and get started.

5. Smart Locating

Smart Locating offers data entry jobs which can be found on the Smart Apartment Data website.

You can learn more about the company and see which positions are currently being filled.

6. Micro Workers

Micro Workers is a neat website that allows individuals to earn and or offer a “micro” job. By nature, these jobs tend to be short term.

The goal is to build up a trustworthy portfolio in order to get either re-hired or attract new clients to work with. Join for free and try Micro Workers here.

7. Clickworker

You can join Clickworker for free and complete tasks such as creating or correcting text, participating in surveys or search and categorizing data.

With Clickworker, I noticed mixed reviews from both past and current employees.

As with each of the websites shared above, it’s best to look around a bit to see if they will be a good fit for you prior to getting involved.

What Skills Are Needed

In most cases, prior experience is NOT necessary to apply for these jobs though having experience and certain certificates or IT diplomas may help.

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Data entry clerks need a good basic knowledge of computers and a range of specific skills relevant to the job. Which may include:

  • Proficient typing skills
  • Computer skills and knowledge of relevant software (like Microsoft suite)
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Know spelling, grammar, punctuation
  • Self-motivated
  • Organized
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good customer service skills
  • The ability to work independently or part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to do the same repeat tasks
  • A positive approach in a busy working environment
  • An understanding of data confidentiality issues

Equipment Needed

Most jobs listed above only required access to a computer/laptop and strong internet access.

Data Entry Clerk Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities assigned to data entry clerks include:

  • Inputting customer details
  • Typing up manuscripts
  • Transcribing documents
  • Transferring market-research results
  • Inputting data (printed, coded or statistical)
  • Proofreading data
  • Answering phone calls
  • Updating medical records
  • Dealing with customer and staff queries
  • Processing sales invoices
  • Entering advertisements into newspapers
  • Filing, photocopying and other clerical or administrative duties
  • Working to deadlines
  • Preparing reports, letters and labels for mail-outs
  • Operating office equipment including computers, printers and photocopiers
  • Adhering to confidentiality regulations

Best Practices

The best way to stay safe when looking for jobs or work from home is to always use due diligence prior to getting involved with a company.

Some of our advice to avoid falling victim of a scam include not paying to be hired on by a company, not falling for ridiculous or unrealistic promises, and avoiding places that promise to pay while requiring little to no work on your end.

We created a whole article on how to recognize and avoid online job scams in an effort to help keep people safe.

Staying safe when looking for online jobs, you don’t usually need to pay, avoid scams article explains more


Unfortunately, there are many data entry scams in existence. Follow our advice above and you will be well-informed and won’t have to worry about running into such a trap.

The 7 companies shared above, however, are reputable companies which we hope you are able to find work with at least one of them.

Are you an experienced Data Entry Clerk? What advice would you have for others looking into this type of work?

Know any good data entry jobs other than those shared above? Let us know in the comments’ area below. We’d love to hear from you.

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    Jay - 3 years ago

    There are a lot of opportunities one can use in making money online. Data entry is definitely a good idea and $18 for an hours work is definitely not bad. I don’t always like when companies restrict applicants for a job to a particular country just like SigTrack. They suppose to make these opportunities available to other countries.

    There are a lot of scams online and it seems they are now even using data entry jobs to lure people in which then makes them ask for money from them. I don’t think this is a type of job that should require one to pay before they can be able to apply for it. 

      Jason - 3 years ago

      Very rarely, if ever, should you pay to work. This is true for both offline and online jobs.

      So if someone or some company is asking for some type of fee in order to work, this should raise suspicion.

      If you’re paying for a service that can boost your chances of matching you with a suitable job, like FlexJobs, that’s a bit different as there is an actual service being provided to you. But by no means do you need a service like that to find data entry jobs, which is why we list 7 different reputable companies.

      Lastly, it’s common for companies and even individuals to only want to work with those who live in a certain country only, for various reasons.

      Thanks for the input, Jay.

    Jerry - 3 years ago

    Interesting article about data entry jobs. I think you can add one more to your list and that is Freelancer, with which I had good experiences. You set up an account and list your skills and they will match it with jobs. This is completely free. I will certainly check out the six programs (not Sigtrack as I am not a US resident).

      Jason - 3 years ago

      Hey Jerry, we have an excellent post on freelancing and how to maximize your earnings, even if you have zero experience. There’s a free guide that you can follow there.

      Data entry is just one of the many jobs that fall under the freelancing category but I will agree, freelancing is a great way of earning an income online. Especially if you can focus in on one skill set and offer that to others.

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