With the advent of easily available Internet, came the possibility of data entry and processing jobs being done from home. Whether looking for a full-time career, or just a way to earn a little extra money working part-time, data entry can be the answer. Below, is a guide explaining where to find data processing jobs, and things to consider during your search.
Where to look
Obviously, the natural place to look for online data entry jobs is online. The difficulty arises, when it becomes necessary to sort through all the scams, and get rich quick schemes that plague the industry. Below, will be some guidelines to help with that aspect of the job search, but first, here are some of the legitimate places to find work. Dataprocessingjobs.com This site allows both employers to post job openings, and job seekers to post their resumes. There is a mix of at home and on location work listed here. Elance.com A large site, with sections for both employers and job seekers, the scope, type of jobs, and wages available vary greatly. It is a perfect resource for people, who don't want to limit themselves to a narrow job description. On the other hand, competition can be fierce on the larger jobs. So, for those not willing to put in the time, and build their experience and reputation on smaller work, this may not be the site from which to launch your career. Try some of the others first, and, once established, begin looking for jobs here. Guru.com Similar to Elance, but somewhat smaller, this is another great resource with a large variety of work available. The option of daily email notices listing any jobs of meeting your search criteria, is a useful tool. Freelancer.com They list jobs open to bidding by anyone, who registers for the site. Some of the work listed, while legitimate, tends to lend itself towards your work, being used for email and blog spamming. Use personal discretion, when deciding if this is a problem.
Things to watch out for
Get rich quick schemes First of all, its important to realise that data entry jobs are not going to make you rich overnight. Companies outsource work, because it is a more cost-effective way to get it done, than to pay someone to come into an office full-time. Because of this, any job offering better wages than a similar job would pay a regular office employee, is highly suspicious. Unethical or illegal jobs A degree of judgment is required here. Some jobs can sound legitimate that aren't, and some can sound like spam work, that are perfectly legal and ethical. With time, the differences will become easier to spot.