You probably already have heard. Data entry is a great way to make extra money while working from home. The Internet is chock full of articles from people who have learned how to make money with data entry as well as articles from people are straight up con artists.
You may have been wary in the past because it sounded too good to be true. After all, who wouldn’t love to work at their own pace from their home computer and earn a paycheck?
It’s important to keep in mind that there will always be con artists creeping around, looking to take advantage of good honest people online. Personal and financial details are worth a lot of money to scammers.
However, just because there are many work-at-home data entry scams, doesn’t mean there aren’t legitimate ways to make money with data entry. In fact, work from home data entry can ge an amazing way to make some extra money from home.
Following these few simple guide rules, you should be able to easily spot the scammers and select only the legitimate data entry jobs for your work at home business…
1. Be Selective
Always do your research before signing up with a company. If you have a question about their history then do a Google search to see if there have been any complaints made against them. You can also check work at home forums such at wahm.com read about positive and negative experiences people have had with the company.
2. Hide Your Debit Card
Any time you are asked for your debit or credit card you should be concerned. If you are asked to pay the company in order to work for them then you are probably being scammed. A legitimate work at home job will not require you to hand over your financial information. Keep in mind that some companies sell good information products. Information sellers are not necessarily scammers. I do recommend buying solid info products to help you learn to earn.
3. Keep Qualifications in Check
There are a variety of data entry positions that you will encounter online. Medical transcription and coding jobs require individuals with training. If you are looking for an entry-level job then you will probably be applying for projects that pay on a per-piece basis.
4. Remember Uncle Sam
Data entry companies hire staff as independent contractors. You won’t get taxes withheld from your payments so it is up to you to set aside money to pay income tax at the end of the year. Some companies will ask you to fill out an I-9. When you make more than $600 the company will send the I-9 to the IRS with a total income you were paid that year.
5. Practice Patience
Legitimate data entry jobs are very competitive. You will be one of many people applying to work for the company. Sometimes it can take a while for your application to be processed. The company may not be taking applications if they already have enough independent contractors. If that is the case then keep checking back.
6. Follow Through
If you sign up with a company, then follow through with your assignment. They can easily find someone else to do the work so they will not have the patience for unfinished jobs or excuses. Every time you complete a project you will move up in good standing.
Now that you know how to make money with data entry you can start searching for legitimate work-at-home companies. Sign up for multiple companies to increase your chances of increasing your home business income.