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What is Data Entry Work?

Data entry work is one of the least understood business opportunities and certainly ranks highly with the most exploited ones! The Internet and the newspapers are full of opportunities to make substantial income from simple data entry work. However, the more solid opportunities will offer you hard work and a modest return for the ability to work at home at your own pace. You can expect a full time income in the region of £15-20,000 ($20-30,000).

The better opportunities will probably be sourced from reputable recruitment agents, government web sites and quality publications. By going directly to the provider of work you are more assured of not being taken for a ride by a get rich quick scam!

Data entry work does involve putting information into computer databases and is why it is often offered as an online home business opportunity. Large businesses and other organizations will provide you with hard copy data or computer files which for some reason cannot be uploaded to the main database (they may lack a common interface for example) and your task will be to enter the information via their web server from your home computer. You will need to have competent keyboard skills and likely need to be familiar with excel spreadsheets, an Internet browser and interacting with Web 2 style applications (such as eBay, Hubpages, Facebook etc).

If you are able to work for a reputable company you will no doubt receive appropriate benefits and support. Some data entry work positions will be exactly the same as being in full or part time employment. This means that you will be entitled to paid holiday and may even be supplied with your computer and appropriate training. At the other end of the scale you may be recruited but expect to provide your services as a self employed person. In this case you will need your own reliable computer and be responsible for your own administration and tax affairs.

If you are attracted to an offer of data entry work that allows you to work from home, there are a number of points to watch out for to ensure that the opportunity is a good one:

  • Do not pay any money to a recruitment agent or online opportunity – anybody that wants data entry work carried out should be prepared to pay you for the work that you actually do
  • Ensure that you are aware how much commission an agent will take from your pay before agreeing to start
  • Agree up front any time limits that may be imposed, and any penalties for late submission

Alternatively you can obtain data entry work commissions from free lance opportunity sites such as elance. Statistics show that for people accepting separate data entry commissions from freelance sources typically, only 12 commissions are taken on average. This is because by the time that 12 have been completed, one or more of these have developed into regular work.

Looking for a Home Business Opportunity Online

If you are looking for a home business to either give you a little extra income each week to supplement your main income or you want a new career that allows you to work from home then you are likely to be spending a lot of time surfing the web looking for the ideal business opportunity.

While you are surfing have you paused to think that you could be earning extra money at home from your computer? Rather than looking for work providers that send you a portfolio of work to your home, such as stuffing envelopes or assembling jewelry for example, why not consider your pc as your new work tool. You do not have to be a technical wizard these days in order to exploit the internet and world wide web, just be computer literate and be prepared to learn a little.

A home business opportunity online could be a number of different sources of income. These include:

1. Opening an eBay shop – this could not be easier. This is an ideal home business opportunity online. Everything is done for you and for a few $ per month you can have a professional looking online presence without having to spend $1000s on shopping cart software and web design. The challenge is to source and obtain a suitable product to sell – this is where your interests come in. Are you interested in fishing? If so why dont you try to obtain fishing tackle to sell from the manufacturers in China, Africa and India? How is this done? Yes you have guessed correctly – online! By registering with Alibaba.com you can source products from 100s of different companies worldwide. Buying in modest quantities at the start will still allow you a sizable mark-up as you will have cut out all the middle men.

2. Setting up a web site on a subject that you are passionate about means that you can spend your time writing interesting and informative articles about your hobby or expertise. Visitors to your site will be happy to browse your pages and if you put Google’s Adsense adverts on the web pages you will receive an income from the browsers clicking these adds! Web sites can be bought “in a box” these days and software such as Web Plus by Seriph will allow even a complete novice to drag and drop using a provided template to produce a very professional looking web site. Alternatively a free hosted WordPress.com blog or a Google Blogger.com web site will provide you with a very easy to use web site to which you can add your own content and earn money from visitors.

3. If you are proficient with your computer, you could become a web designer, provide typing services, write articles or a host of other activities in the comfort of your own home.

Looking for a home business opportunity online can provide you with a part or full time income to supplement or replace your main earnings.

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