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Data Entry Jobs: How to Tell the Good From the Bad

When you do a search for data entry jobs you may be surprised to see how many there are. This is because every business no matter how big or how small needs to enter data into a computer so that the data is available to everyone and it is easier for people to find the information that they’re looking for. Data entry is a very important part of every business and it’s not something to be scoffed at.

However, the vast number of data entry jobs advertised might leave you feeling overwhelmed or overconfident. But the sad news is that many of the advertised positions are not legitimate data entry roles and some may even be advertising for people to fulfill the role of a spammer. There are some ways to find out if the entry jobs you see advertised are legitimate. Follow these simple steps below and remember to always use your common sense.

1- The payment is too high for a job that requires little to no “work”
“Earn up to $1000 a day without lifting a finger”. Boy, we would love to be able to earn this much money without having to do any work. In fact, this author would quit their job if they could find a legitimate way of earning $1000 per day without having to ‘lift a finger’. But the truth is that no one can make that much money without first having to put some effort in (politicians are the exception of course).

2- You do not require any training
Be careful of data entry jobs that state you can do the job at home without any training. While it’s true that some entry positions simply require the data entry clerk to transfer hand written information into a computer and thus doesn’t require a tertiary degree, you should be careful of jobs that state they will hire anyone regardless of what they know and what they can do.

3- You will need to pay up front for a course through the company that intends to hire you
This is the true sign of a scam and one that should be avoided at all costs. It is very rare that a legitimate company will require you to pay them for a training course for a job. For some types of employment the boss may recommend a person from whom you can get your qualifications, but you will never have to pay to work somewhere.



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