Best Data Entry Jobs From Home

Companies that offer legitimate online data entry jobs

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.

Many data entry jobs are suitable for entry-level employees. If you have more advanced data entry and typing experience, you can also look for work-from-home transcription and medical coding 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

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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's 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

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.

Birch Creek Communications

Birch Creek Communications primarily hires contractors with transcription experience, though workers can end up doing a variety of tasks, including data entry. Jobs are paid $0.40-$1.75 per audio minute. Though contractors have scheduling flexibility, most work is available Monday through Friday.

Clickworker

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.

DataPlus +

DataPlus + offers data entry and document scanning jobs that can be done from home. The company specializes in entering paper data into electronic databases. Clients include law enforcement and legal agencies, so both employees and independent contractors must pass a background check before being hired.

DionData Solutions

DionData Solutions hires independent contractors and in-house data entry specialists. Workers must be able to type a minimum of 60 words per minute and have basic computer skills; remote data entry jobs require a home computer. DionData Solutions provides training after you are hired. Applications are submitted online only.

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 a $.0025 per word or 4 words for $0.01 at Quicktate; iDictate pays $.0050 per word or 2 words for $0.01 cent. A successful Quicktate transcriptionist may receive work from iDictate, which transcribes a wider range of documents.

Scribie

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 $10 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

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

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.