Data Entry From Home : is There Real Money to be Made ?

By: Alan Lim

Data entry from home is one of the best work at home occupations available to those workers who are Internet savvy. The work can be as much or as little as desired. The pay is usually based on the complexity of the work, so that a competent worker can command higher payments. A good command of the language and of the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling is essential. There are many web sites on the Internet that offer projects for entering data. You can bid on those you are interested in and set a payment rate, time of completion and method of payment.

Payment rate

Data entry from home can be paid by the word, by the project, or by the page, depending upon how you prefer to calculate your earnings. Since it is production that counts, you will naturally want to negotiate for the highest possible rate per unit of measurement in order to make your time count. Much of the contract work currently is being performed in overseas locations, but there is still a strong need for those who are skilled and fluent in American and UK written English to perform entering data tasks.

Availability

There is always work to be done for the person looking for data entry from home. The Internet is built on the written word and to a lesser extent on pictures and sounds. Every web site owner wants material that is fresh and interesting in order to bring visitors to his site and convince them to purchase the goods or services that are offered. The work is likely to remain so long as people are still able to read and write information. Furthermore, your work for others is no longer limited to the one geographical area in which you live.

Low overhead

Data entry from home is one of the most economical types of a home business. There is the ongoing cost of the Internet service, and the initial cost of the computer equipment. Since many people doing this type of work are pleased to make space in their home available for purposes of work, the only additional things needed are a knowledge of good research skills and your time and imagination. A three to five hundred word articles can require only minutes to put down on paper, with additional time for editing and review. Send the completed article over the Internet to the buyer and you can sometimes have payment within minutes.

Fast payment

Because many of the payments are handled through electronic means, payment for data entry from home projects can be processed more quickly than when you have to wait for a regular payroll process. Imagine completing a project and an hour later having funds in your PayPal account. Even if you must wait for 2-3 days or a week, many buyers escrow funds so that you know when the project is completed to the buyer's satisfaction, the escrowed funds will be released. If you work steadily and complete the projects in your pipeline, you will be receiving a constant flow of payments.

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