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Online Data Entry Jobs

Do you know how to make money online with online data entry jobs? What are online data entry jobs? Are all online data entry jobs scams? How much money can you make with online data entry jobs? Read on for all the answers.

There are a lot of scams in this niche. If you've ever thought about online data entry jobs, read this article. If you know someone who's interested in online data entry jobs, let them know about this article.

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Online data entry jobs quick facts

Work where?
Pay by
Joining fee?
Minimum age
Mainly in the United States
Independent contractor
No experience required
Able to type quickly and accurately

Are all online data entry jobs scams?

I did a lot of research on online data entry jobs. And here's the conclusion I came to...


As soon as I started researching online data entry jobs, I immediately noticed a LOT of negative comments from people who had paid for products advertising "online data entry jobs" and lost their money as a result.

Like most legitimate online jobs, legitimate online data entry jobs are also free to join.

So if you come across a website advertising "online data entry jobs" that requires money to join or get more information, run the other way! :-)

The good news is that there are some legitimate online data entry jobs. However, due to overwhelming demand the opportunities are limited and the pay is low.

Data entry job misconceptions

Here are a few misconceptions about online data entry jobs.

Online data entry jobs may involve typing data from:

Online data entry jobs should NOT involve:

Online data entry jobs that involve the above are typically trying to sell you a money making concept known in the industry as "Affiliate Marketing".

Affiliate marketing is not an online data entry job

Affiliate marketing is a lot more complex than just data entry. Here's a very brief outline of how affiliate marketing works.

  1. You find affiliate marketing products/services to promote.
  2. You write ads promoting the products/services.
  3. You post your ads to Google and Bing.
  4. Each time someone clicks on your ad, it costs you anywhere from a few cents to a few dollars. This can get expensive real quick!
  5. When a customer make a purchase, you receive a commission.

Sounds easy, right? Wrong. It's a lot harder than it looks. You can lose hundreds even thousands of dollars if you don't know what you're doing.

Affiliate marketing is not a data entry work from home job. It's an online business opportunity. It requires a lot of work and investment on your part so isn't for most people.

I highly recommend you don't try affiliate marketing until you've read a good guide on how to do it properly and have money to invest. Otherwise you could lose a lot of money trying to make it work.

I've been making living with affiliate marketing for over 13 years now. So I can show you how it works which I will do in due course.

How to spot an online data entry job scam

Here are things to look out for and to check to decide whether a data entry job from home is legitimate or not.

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There are a lot of online data entry job scams out there. So be careful.

Online data entry jobs typically only pay a few dollars an hour. Ads that advertise data entry jobs where you can earn thousands of dollars a month are lying to you.

The situation is so bad that even Google has banned ads for data entry affiliate programs.

There are legitimate online data entry jobs. I'll show you some below that other people have tried and confirmed are legitimate.

If you have any opinions or experiences with online data entry jobs, please post your comments at the bottom of this page.

How I rate Google's top 10 'online data entry jobs'

I decided to take a look at Google's top 10 results to see if Google could find any legitimate online data entry jobs.

I search for 'online data entry jobs' and here's what I found:

How are these amazing incomes possible when legitimate online data entry jobs only pay $1 to $9 an hour?

Simple answer: they're NOT legitimate online data entry jobs.

Out of the remaining five results, one was for a Google Answers page.

The rest were for articles with little in the way of content with AdSense ads plastered all over the page. This is known in the industry as MFA (Made For AdSense) content.

What do these results say about Google?

I think it's a good indication of how scammers can dominate Google's search results. There isn't a single legitimate online data entry job on the first page of Google.

What do these results say about online data entry jobs?

I think it's a good indication of how unscrupulous people are falsely advertising affiliate marketing and other money making schemes as online data entry jobs.

Virtually every online job that involves typing has been advertised as data entry jobs. That's simply false advertising.

How much money can you make with online data entry jobs?

Online data entry jobs don't require much skill. Except for being able to type quickly and accurately that is. :-)

Hence there's a lot of demand and the pay is low. I've read reports that KeyForCash.com pay between $0.25 and $0.75 per 1,000 keystrokes. One person said the rate has dropped to as low as $0.10 per 1,000 keystrokes recently.

So what does that mean?

Consider this: full-time online data entry jobs typically require 8,000 to 10,000+ KPH (Keystrokes Per Hour), some as high as 12,000 KPH.

If you can type 8,000 KPH, at $0.25 per 1,000 keystrokes, you'll earn a meagre $2 an hour. Whoopee!

Let's say you can reach 12,000 KPH and are paid $0.60 per 1,000 KPH. That means you'll earn $7.20 an hour.

Some people can type even faster than 12,000 KPH. But can you do that consistently at a high accuracy rate?

Axion Data Services pay more, roughly between $5 and $9 per hour.


As you can see, the pay can be quite low. Personally I think you'd be better off trying other more legitimate and better paying online jobs, such as virtual call center jobs, freelance writing jobs, and online transcription jobs.

But if online data entry jobs is what you want, I'll show you below where the legitimate ones are.

Suggested online data entry jobs

So are there any legitimate online data entry jobs?

Yes there are! The bad news is that they're extremely limited, probably due to popular demand.

Here are four companies that offer legitimate online data entry jobs:

  1. Key For Cash: has been reported by many people to be a legitimate online data entry job where you type in data displayed in images.

    People had reported pay to be as high as $0.75 per 1,000 keystrokes. More recent reports say the rate has dropped to between $0.10 and $0.25 per 1,000 keystrokes.

    Is that worth your time? Maybe if you're used to earning $1 to $2.50 an hour. Hmm...

  2. TDEC: provide data entry services to Fortune 500 companies and governments.

    Their job opportunities page has an ad seeking contractors to view images of forms and key data into databases. They even offer training.

  3. Axion Data Services: are BBB (Better Business Bureau) accredited since 2000 and rated A+. That certainly gives them a certain amount of credibility.

    For simple projects where people are able to input 2 to 4 forms per minute, Axio pay 4 to 8 cents per form.

    For more complex projects requiring 30 to 60 minutes per document, Axio pay $5 to $9 per document.

    The bad news is the website says there are currently no openings. However, you may register on the remote chance they need people in the future.

  4. Great American Opportunities: has been around since 1975 and have helped schools and organizations raise more than $1.8 billion.

    Great American Opportunities hires people to enter data from order forms.

    Great American Opportunities only test for potential workers once a year in January. You may wish to email them at gaowebsite@gafundraising.com to find out when they're conducting their next test.

If you have experience with any legitimate online data entry jobs, please share it with everyone. Post a message at the bottom of this page. Thanks in advance.

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