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Work From Home Data Entry Explained

Updated on September 13, 2014

What is Work From Home Data Entry?

In the last few years, work from home data entry has fast become the #1 work from home opportunity available on the internet, but what is it exactly? How does it work? Is it legitimate? This page is dedicated to answering these questions and more.

Data Entry Definitions - Program Discriptions

Work from home data entry is a great way to make money from home. You can become your own boss and work the hours that your want.

It is a legitimate opportunity as well. I have been a data entry operator for over a year now and am here to tell you that work from home data entry is a fabulous way to stay home with your kids and still add to your family's income.

Data Entry Programs

There are a lot of data entry packages available, and without any knowledge of the programs involved, it is hard to make a decision on which one you should choose.

Here I have listed the most popular data entry programs and explained how they work. I have also included a description of how you are paid.

Article Typing

What is it?

Article typing can be a very rewarding way to make money from home. You simply type articles and post them to the web. Your articles can be about any subject you can think of.

You can also make money from promoting affiliate products with your articles. This involves reviewing products and services offered on the web. This is a very good way to make money from home.

How are you paid?

You are paid by companies that need a fresh supply of content. You can also earn from adsense. This is where ads are placed with your articles and you earn money when someone clicks on the ads and/or makes a purchase.

If you choose to write articles promoting affiliate products, then you are paid a commission by the company you are promoting for whenever someone purchases the product.

Traditional Data Entry

What is it?

Traditional data entry involves performing typing services for companies that need a helping hand. You can earn a full time income for typing any number of projects for companies, including letters, forms, and more. This program can also include working as a customer service or virtual call center agent.

How are you paid?

With this program, you are paid directly by the companies that you work for. Usually this will be on an hourly or per-project basis. Traditional data entry can earn you a very generous income and will allow you to start your own secretarial business from home.

Worldwide Data Entry

What is it?

Worldwide data entry is the most popular data entry program available. This is because this program requires no previous experience and the income potential is unlimited. This program works by typing ads for internet companies offering products and services to targeted customers. If you've seen ads on websites, then you'll know what I'm talking about. This is also known as affiliate marketing.

How are you paid?

With Worldwide data entry, you are paid whenever someone purchases a product through your ad. It is easy to make money with this program and the more ads you have, the more money you can potentially make.

Important Note Regarding Worldwide Data Entry

The only downside to Worldwide data entry is that there are advertising costs involved. It works on a pay-per-click basis, which means that you pay a few cents for everyone that clicks on your ads whether they make a purchase or not. The good news is that you set the click rate. So, you can decide how much you are willing to pay for click. Of course, the higher you set the click rate, the more advertising exposure your ads will receive.

My advice on this program is to go in with your eyes open. If you understand the concept of spending money to make money, then this will be a good data entry program for you. If you would rather not have out-of-pocket expenses, I would suggest that you start with either Article Typing or Traditional data entry programs, since neither of those programs requires you to spend any additional money.

After stating that, I should also tell you that there are free methods that you can use with worldwide data entry and most data entry programs that offer this program will show you how to make money without additional costs.

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      willekejoy 4 years ago

      Good lens about data entry... useful information keep it up.

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      genberhan 4 years ago

      Thanks for your great lens about Data entry it will be useful.

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      dragonlow 7 years ago

      Great lens with helpful info. Thanks!

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      autumnsmommydd 7 years ago

      Very nice lens. I like the honesty..I've read several webpages about My Data Team and not once was told that it will have some out-of-pocket expense for advertising! Thanks for that info! I am planning on joining AmeriPlan but if I can't make my money back every month there then I will be trying out My Data Team. I am definitely a fan of yours because you make such great lenses!

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      Diane622 8 years ago

      Nice booth, gave me some good ideas to look into. thanks! Diane

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Thanks for the very informative lens. I am trying to make a go of writing from home. With my personal circumstances, working from home is ideal. It's so easy to get lost in all the info advertised though and not know which is legit etc. I've bought so many things online that were based on the concept of making money but in reality, when put into action there were all sorts of hidden blocks to actually making money. So, I really appreciate this lens, thank-you! Good to hear your succesful at this. With love, Darcie

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hello MRS: Booth frist I want to thank you for your honesty , I`am going to look for articles to start with I like to reaserch different topics . thank you agian for explianing how evrey thing work`s and for your honest web page to many fonnies out there . If companies are needing peploe to work , and I do not have to incurr eny expence that I don`t have to give I`am willing to work from home sincerly Newberry

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      NaturalMommys 8 years ago

      Hi I was searching lensographys for ideas on format for my own. I really like your lens it is very pleasing to the eye and informative. 5*'s and a favorite!

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      Rheanun 8 years ago

      I was thinking about joining one of these sites as well but am very leery of anything that asks for any amount of money. That is the main rule of working at home is to stay away from anything that asks for money. I almost joined one though not too long ago. I would like to hear from someone that actually works with one of these sites. I think like virginia, we are all full of questions. Very nice lens by the way.

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      sukkran trichy 8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      hi, crystal booth. you have done a great job. it is really a useful lens for many people who are searching news about work from home subjects. just i posted it in my face book pro. 5* for your great work.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I would love to work from home doing data entry, but I am very leary of scams. I am very interested in Laura Kauth's program. Have you worked it yourself? Did you make money like the article says? Is there any support system in place to help you succeed? Any hidden costs other than the $49.95? I am full of questions.

      Thank you