What is it?

Jobs in the data entry field involves clerical work and revolves around entering data into electronic forms. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data entry involves the “Use of a word processor, computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.” 


Basic computer or typing skills; high school diploma or equivalent. Many different types of businesses or organizations have need of these types of workers and entry-levels jobs can be found by those with no previous experience. Although the level of qualification or skill involved in data entry is basic, you can make yourself competitive by improving your education, working on your software or typing skills, and be determined to clearly understand what your company requirements are for doing a good job.

Employment trend

As of 2016, the BLS reports that nationwide there are around 199,240 people employed as data entry personnel. Earning a mean hourly wage of $14.81 and an annual average of $30, 810. The industry with the highest number of workers is the employment services with 29,580 and a mean hourly wage of $14.00. It expects growth for the industry to decline by 7 percent through 2020.


If you can't do the job online from any country in the world, you won't find it on my list!

1. Company: AmazonMTurk

Provides micro-jobs or short tasks called HITs (human intelligence tasks). These are tasks that are requested, usually by small businesses and can only be performed by humans, not computers.
Payment amount: Different tasks or HITS will carry a different rate, but a person could make between $6-12 on average per hour if they invest the time and are good at completing the assigned task. It’s quite flexible because you only accept tasks that you want and only work when you want.  
Payment method: Direct deposit of cash only for India or U.S. workers and all other workers receive payment in the form of Amazon gift cards. In addition, there is no set limit to the amount before you can cash out.

2. Company: Speedlancer

You work on a per-task basis. This means as tasks come in, you can decide if the assignment is right for you, but you have to compete with others for the task because only one person can complete the assignment. Once you decide to take the task, it must be completed with 4 hours.
Payment amount: Prices are left to buyers to decide what they want to pay but you’re free to accept it or not. The website says that prices usually range between $20-50 U.S for various tasks including data entry. 
Payment method is via Paypal 3-7 days after the completion of the task.

3.Company: Upwork

One of the more reputable online sites for freelancers to find quality jobs.
Payment amount: There are two types of payment on Upwork: hourly rates and fixed. Hourly means you get paid by the number of hours you work and it can be recorded automatically or manually. In the fixed rate payment, you agree to do the job for a fixed price. The good thing about Upwork it that it puts the payment in an escrow account which ensures you’re paid at the end, for work that you have completed. 
Payment methods are direct deposit or Paypal six days after.

4. Company: Flexjobs

Claims to screen every job or company to ensure the opportunities are good and scam free for those using their service to find freelance, part-time, or more flexible type jobs. It has an extensive list of jobs posted. Be aware, though, that there is a membership fee of $14.95/month but for the level of service you get and the number of unique job listings, it may be worth it.

5. Company: People per hour

Based in the U.K. It offers freelance services to buyers and sellers. Sellers can search for jobs and send a direct proposal to the buyer. They give you 15 free proposal per month and you can purchase more if you run out before then. They also have an escrow account to protect you from non-paying clients.  
Payment methods are direct deposit to bank account or Paypal and funds are available within 1 working day.

6. Company: Clickworker

Similar to Amazon’s MTurk in that it’s a crowdsourcing company that offers workers micro-jobs or short tasks. You can work on what you want whenever you want.
Payment amount: The site says an average of $9/hr, but in actuality, it’s far less than that because you are being paid cents for most tasks since the higher earning tasks are harder to come by.
Payment method: direct deposit to bank account or via Paypal and you can cash out if you have a balance of $10 in your bank account or $5 for Paypal.

4. Company: Fiverr

One of the largest marketplaces in the world to find quality freelancers. You could offer your service here starting at $5.00 for basic gigs and then use add-ons to charge more. 


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