Freelance Jobs and Freelance Websites - Real Data Entry Jobs, Work From Home
Freelance Jobs: What is Freelance Work?
Freelance work is just like regular employment, except you are only performing one task for the company who need the work doing. Freelancers are self-employed, so you receive the money direct once you've finished the work and you have to declare the income to your IRS or Inland Revenue.
Doing freelance work is a great way to work for yourself, to start your own business, but without any of the cost, overhead or advertising you'd need in many other businesses.
Everybody has a skill they can use as a freelancer. You might be a proof-reader, or a writer; perhaps you know how to use MS Excel; maybe you're good on the telephone and so can make sales calls to a company's clients. Every freelance booking is slightly different and you simply choose the ones you can do, contact the advertiser direct and let them know how much you'd want to do the work for them. It couldn't be easier.
You don't need a website, nor headed paper/business cards. You don't make appointments with people to discuss your business... you simply look down the list of hundreds of available jobs and when you spot one you can do you apply and write a simple paragraph outlining why they should pick you, when you can do the work and for how much.
Freelance Jobs: Getting Paid
Many freelance jobs websites guarantee your payment. You register with the site (which is quite often free) - and the job advertisers register with the site. When you contact the advertiser to let them know you can do the work, they pay the fee up front into a system known as Escrow.
Once you've completed the work they simply release the funds to you. With online freelancing, it's a lot simpler to get paid, I find it quicker and simpler.
If there should ever be any dispute over the freelancing work you did and the fee, then the Escrow system will handle that.
Doing freelance jobs and being paid like this really makes it a quick way to earn money and get paid without waiting more than 1-2 days beyond the work completion date.
You do not have to produce invoices either - this is great because it can be quite time-consuming or even daunting to produce them. You don't have to chase the money or wait months like in most jobs or small businesses; the money is virtually instant once you've completed the tasks.
Trust And Take A Chance
Sometimes you just have to seize the moment, trust people and take a chance. As a freelancer you're using your time. Sometimes you will get people contact you and asking you to do work for them, on a freelance basis. Sometimes it's worth just taking them at their word and seeing if they pay; sometimes the job is too complex to spend so much time on it.
I've taken chances as a freelancer that somebody who contacted me would pay up - and usually they do. In fact, the worst people for paying have been the ones I've met in my local area, I've met them face to face on several occasions - and still they didn't pay up. My most successful freelance jobs have always come from online.
So sometimes, you just have to trust and seize the day.
Freelance Jobs: Real Data Entry Jobs
If you're looking for real data entry jobs - and not those adverts/websites where you have to pay a tidy sum to join, then check out these freelance data entry jobs, below.
Most of these are sites where there's no charge to join and to view/apply for the jobs at all - and your payment is guaranteed under the Escrow system.
There's bound to be a data entry job you can do.
These are live feeds, so there'll be between 0-10 jobs showing at any one time.
If no jobs are showing: simply bookmark this page and come back to check later today or tomorrow. There are new real data entry jobs being posted all the time.
Freelance Jobs: Jobs Using MS Excel
Quite often there is a need for freelancers who have Excel skills to undertake simple or complex tasks using Excel.
They might simply want somebody to copy/paste data from a number of websites into a list in Excel, or they might want somebody to type in data into Excel.
Jobs using Excel are becoming more and more common because the data can easily be imported from an Excel spreadsheet directly into a website. So a company might be wanting to create an online directory of information, for anything like every business in one town, through to all businesses of one type across a whole country. They will hire a freelancer to gather the data into Excel for them, then they can simply pass that to their programmer to drop the data into the database that runs their website.
Finding jobs using MS Excel is easy because these jobs are usually advertised solely on freelance jobs websites. Check out the listings below for jobs using Excel that need filling right now: