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 Indeed.com, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
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
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.