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Q: Data entry working from home ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Data entry working from home
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: patez-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 07 Aug 2002 08:25 PDT
Expires: 06 Sep 2002 08:25 PDT
Question ID: 51753
I do know there is legitimate work (from working at home) People are
doing it but I can't seem to find out who is hiring for something like
this.  I want a data entry job of some kind, so I can work out of my
house so I will not have to leave my children.  Thank You
Subject: Re: Data entry working from home
Answered By: nvwriter-ga on 07 Aug 2002 09:38 PDT
Hello, and thank you for a question that seems to be on a lot of
people's minds these days! I work at home as a freelance writer, and
it's a lifestyle I will never give up. There are many places online
that list data entry and other types of work at home. You are right,
there are many scams out there, and I would advise you to stay away
from anything that asks you for money to work for them. You should not
pay to work for someone!

I subscribe to this newsletter, it comes out every day, and always has
jobs advertised. Today there is one for medical data entry. You can
subscribe to it here:
Moms Working at Home
They also have a web site:
There are jobs and other information listed there.

This web site also lists jobs for data entry.
It's been around a long time, and I have found work here.

Here's another site that lists telecommuting jobs, and is geared to

Porta Jobs
You have to register for this site, but it's free, and you can search
for a variety of jobs.

Workaholics for Hire
Here's another database of work at home jobs.

Job Search Engine
This database searches several job sites at once. Search for "data
entry" and hundreds of jobs come up.

Here's another database to search that comes up with several different

This is a great site with resources and information.

There are a lot of sites that charge you for books or information
about companies that hire telecommuters. Don't buy them, they are a
rip-off! You're better off going to corporate web sites that operate a
division in your area, and asking if they hire telecommuters. Many
large companies do. This information is also available free on many
web sites, like this one:
Alpine Access
They look for online call center employees.
You can find jobs like these at many of the references I've given
below, this one was listed at June Langhoff's site.

If you would like more information about telecommuting, and how it
works, here are some good resources.

Gil Gordon
He wrote the book on working at home, there is some good information

June Langhoff
Everything on this page is geared to learning more about working at
home, it's an excellent resource.

Finally, I must say, don't get discouraged. It took me a year to find
my first telecommuting full-time job, and it ended during the
"dot.bomb" last year. However, during that time I built up a client
base, and I never stop looking for new work. You can work at home, and
love it! It just takes time and perserverance. I spend part of each
week, (and sometimes each day) looking for jobs, filling out
employment applications, and searching for freelance opportunities.
Working at home isn't easy, but it's the best career option I've
found! I hope you find a great job, and love working at home as much
as I do!

Search Strategy Used:
My own list of favorite job sites, and my experience working at home.

Try this search on Google to find a list of telecommuting and work at
home jobs, but remember, beware of anything that wants money from you
up front!

"work at home" +jobs

"data entry" +telecommute
If you need any type of clarification about this answer, please let me
know before you rate it. Thank you!
Subject: Re: Data entry working from home
From: siliconsamurai-ga on 07 Aug 2002 13:49 PDT
Just an additional warning - probably not necessary. Ignore any want
ads in newspapers for this sort of work, they are 99.99% scams.

Having worked as a freelancer for 24 years now I can promise that
there are openings. I want to suggest that you advertise in a local
paper since data entry will probably require you to get actual papers
and for that a local business is easiest to deal with.

You might consider building a small, inexpensive or free Web site
describing your services, perhaps using Yahoo's Geocities or, or one offered by your ISP for free.  Keep it simple.

Then visit Google's main page and look at the Ad-Words

Using Google you can advertise your services via your simple Web site
for just a few pennies, adjusting the ad to appear when someone uses
key words which you can keep changing until you get the right hits.

Just set a very low price limit for each test and you'll risk very
little money. You might want to try "data entry" "freelance" and "your
town/city name" just to test it out.
Subject: Re: Data entry working from home
From: var-ga on 07 Aug 2002 16:10 PDT
Hi patez-ga, 

You can also try Their website is: 

From their site:
" is a membership based online job board that
specializes in telecommuting (work-from-home) positions.."

Hope this helps. 


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