Data entry jobs can be done in the office, but many companies offer online data entry positions that you can do from home. Some also offer call center and entry-level transcription jobs.
When applying for work-from-home positions, be wary of scams or online frauds. Know how to recognize a data entry scam, and do not pay for kits or software.
Entry-level data jobs are usually low paying; if a position offers pay above the market rate, there is a good chance that it is a scam.
The companies listed below all offer legitimate data entry jobs that you can do from home. For most of these positions, data entry workers are hired as independent contractors, rather than salaried employees.
AccuTran Global primarily hires transcriptionists, rather than typical data entry work. However, the company may hire you even if you have limited transcription experience as long as you score well on its application assessments. AccuTran Global pays per word and sometimes offers bonuses for difficult tasks. Workers are hired in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.
Axion Data Entry Services
Axion Data Entry Services hires independent contractors for long-term positions, which means they do not often have high turnover. To be considered for a position, you will need to be registered with the company and provide information about your previous data entry work. Axion looks for workers with 2-3 years of data entry experience and a typing rate of 50 words per minute. Contractors are paid on a per-piece basis.
Amazon Mechanical Turk
The crowdsourcing division of Amazon does not have traditional data entry jobs. Instead, the Mechanical Turk marketplace allows workers to select small tasks to complete for pay, including data entry. This work is often low-paying, but it can usually be completed without any previous experience.
Capital Typing is an outsourcing company based in South Carolina provides virtual office services. In addition to its data entry jobs from home, the company offers transcription, online customer support, market research, translation, and secretarial services. Home-based positions are hired as independent contractors.
Clickworker is a crowdsourcing marketplace that connects registered workers with tasks in data entry, writing, research, and translating. These tasks are generally micro jobs, and pay is usually under a dollar per task completed. To register with Clickworker, you must complete a skills assessment. Jobs can be done from anywhere at any time.
Quicktate or iDictate
Quicktate and iDictate are partner transcription companies that provide transcription of voicemails and other audio content by hiring work-at-home transcribers. Quicktate accepts audio files under five minutes; iDictate accepts files over five minutes. Contractors are paid per word. A successful Quicktate transcriptionist may receive work from iDictate, which transcribes a wider range of documents.
Scribie hires freelance typists to work at home transcribing audio and video files. Files are generally six minutes or less. Work is available on a first-come basis on the Scribie website; independent contractors are paid $5-$25 per hour of audio transcribed. All work is graded on a five-point scale, and you must stay above a grade of 2.75 to continue working as a transcriber.
SigTrack crowdsources data entry workers to process voter registrations and petition signatures. Training is provided after your registration is approved. Payment is on a per-piece basis adjusted for accuracy and made through PayPal. Independent contractors do not need prior experience and must provide proof of legal residency in the United States.
Working Solutions hires independent contractors for work-at-home data entry jobs. Contractors are hired both in the United States and worldwide. Workers are paid per project and invoice Working Solutions every two weeks. The company also offers call center and editing jobs.