Looking for legitimate data entry jobs but coming up empty? This is where you’ll want to start - and end…
If you’re looking for ways to make money from home doing data entry then this is what you need to read. Unlike other “lists” see online or forum posts about doing data entry jobs from home, I’m going to give you some “secrets” to getting the most amount of money. More on that later…
The Best Way to Use This Legitimate Data Entry Jobs List
If you find lists like this a little overwhelming (I know that some people do), I suggest you apply to just one company per day. When you do it that way it is more manageable. Also you’ll want to keep track of which companies you apply at. This can be done with any kind of word doc or spreadsheet.
Some companies may want you to upload your resume. Make sure you have one ready. If you do not have a resume, you can do one yourself by following this video here or find someone on Fiverr to do one for you.
Let’s Get Started
They hire those that live in the continental US or Canada.
Contact them to see if they are hiring.
Apparently this is an on-site position that can turn into a home based position. Look for “data verification clerk.” See website to see their local offices
They’ve been around since 1992. Not sure how to apply. Will update once more info is known.
DionData Solutions has been in business over 10 years. They are only looking for US workers who are able to type at least 60 wpm with accuracy. See website for more requirements.
Most jobs are on-site, however they do offer data entry jobs that may be available for telecommuting. See website:
Great American Opportunities
They hire data entry home workers, but you have to contact them to find out if they’re hiring and how to apply.
Speak Write Typist Network
They have been in business 8 years.
Must type 60wpm with 90% accuracy. Must be US or Canadian resident.
Most of the jobs are on-site, however, this company is listed as having home-based jobs. Keep checking website for updates
Quicktate transcribes voicemail messages, memos, letters, legal files, medical files, recordings of phone calls, conference calls and other audio files. Must not have any convictions of a felony or misdemeanor on your record.
They hire for various work at home/telecommuting positions including Title Reader/Examiner and “order entry clerk”
Apparently they sometimes placed ads for data entry jobs on Craigslist. Check their website for current openings
They provide close captioning for television/cable networks since 1986.
Voba is a 10+ year old company that provides data entry and transcription services. They are mainly looking for freelance data entry inputters and transcriptionists based in the Wigan area (UK) or overseas.
Requirements: All freelancers must have English as their first language. Data Inputters must be able to accurately type a minimum of 5,000 characters an hour. Transcriptionists and Audio Typists must be able to transcribe at least 75 words per minute.
How to Cut Out the “Middleman” and Find Higher Paying Data Entry Jobs
If you’ve applied for data entry job after data entry job with not much luck or if you happen to reside outside the US, know that you can still find data entry jobs - it’s just gonna take more “leg” work.
All of the companies listed here are the middleman. They find businesses that need data entry done and they then find workers to complete these jobs. You can bypass all of that and find companies in your local area that need data entry work done.
Look for small businesses in your area like:
- Insurance agencies
- Real estate agents
- Flower shops
- Production companies
Local businesses are more likely to post their jobs listings in the local newspaper and on job sites like Indeed.com, CareerBuilder, and Monster. Make sure you check those places daily.
Pick Up the Phone
Sometimes you just have to pick up the phone and reach out to these businesses. You can ask for the owner (if it's a really small business) or the office manager. Just tell them you are a local resident who's looking for data entry work from home and you just wanted to know if they're hiring. Just note they may want people to work out of their office. You have to be ok with that. Remember you're just looking to get your foot in the door.
This may take a few calls and you may want to send a letter just outlining your services and the benefits of using your services over any other company. You set your own rates and/or be ready to negotiate your rate.
You can even offer additional services such as being a virtual assistant, web design services (if you don’t do this you can always outsource).
You can take charge and not wait around for a company to hire you!
Post Your Data Entry Services Online
You can also post your data entry expertise on sites like:
Upwork (formerly Odesk and Elance)
Just know that the competition is fierce on these sites which means you have to find something about your services that stands apart from your competition. Not all companies hire workers based upon the lowest bid - some will pay more to get higher quality and reliable workers.
This a great list to get you started applying for legitimate data entry jobs. Remember, if this seems overwhelming just make it goal to apply at one place per day.
You can do it!