Whether you are a millennial or a soccer mom, online data entry jobs are for everyone irrespective of their social background, educational qualification, age and gender.
They give an opportunity to millions to work from home during this time of rising pandemic. Earning $12 per hour from home is no more a dream but a new reality in this post COVID 19 world.
Online data entry jobs allow anyone in this country to work online as a data entry operator and earn well over $12 per hour consistently month after month.
In this article I’ve mentioned 20 such online data entry jobs that are divided under 8 broader categories of data entry work.
Classic Data Entry Jobs
Classic data entry jobs have been there for a very long time. All other forms of data entry jobs came much later with the advent of internet but classic data entry jobs existed long before.
1. Data Entry Keyers
Data Entry Keyers responsibilities involves accurately extracting pertinent information from all types of documents (like academia, business, legal, medical etc) and typing data into databases likes an excel spreadsheet or company templates.
Then this data is delivered to the customers.
Data Keyers are also part of quality control where they identify errors in the data and fix them. Data Keyers must have a typing speed of 50 Word Per Minute with 0% error ratio. Knowledge MS Excel is also necessary.
On an average entry level Data Keyers can easily earn anything between $10 and $15. But experienced operators can earn even more.
2. Data Entry Clerks
Data Entry Clerks follow specific procedures for completing various repetitive clerical jobs like filing documents in an alphabetical file, posting to individual accounts, calculating and posting to departmental accounts, coding etc.
You must have a High School and 2 years of prior work experience. You also must be familiar with variety of office software especially MS Office.
Data entry clerks can also earn up to $15 per hour.
Although Data entry clerk’s job is quite similar to Data entry Keyers but there is a difference. Data entry clerks’ job involves a lot of physical activities standing for long hours or frequently carry weight up to 20 lbs.
Both these jobs are offline but after COVID – 19 companies allow you to work from home online.
Regular Online Data Entry Jobs
Following two online data entry jobs forms the bulk of online data entry work.
3. Converting Image to Text
This was my first online data entry job. You will be given image files which is a screenshot of a paragraph that contains medical terminologies.
You have to read from images and write it down in a MS Word. A paragraph can be 100 – 150 words long. You have to convert such images into text format.
Here accuracy is very important because words are mainly medical terminologies and not regular English. Usually data entry companies demand 99.99% accuracy. So, you have to be very careful.
For converting one image file into text format you get $3 – $4. If you convert 25 – 30 such files in a day then you can easily $80 – $100 a day.
This is the most common data entry work you will come across the internet.
4. Converting Audio to Text
Here you convert audio files into text format. You list to audio files and reproduce into a Word document.
You will require great listening skills because quite often voice is not clear and may contain many technical jargons. Typing speed is also very important if you want to complete a great number of files daily.
You can call it a transcribing job but it is different than a medical transcriptionist because videos does not include medical jargons.
You can earn well over $5 per file.
Medical Transcriptionist & Medical Coder
Transcriptionist jobs requires training and some prior experience. However transcriptionists earn 4 to 5 times more than other regular data entry workers.
5. Medical Transcriptionist
There is a huge demand of medical transcriptionist in USA. Companies from private as well as public sector are always looking out for an experienced medical transcriptionist.
A medical transcriptionist listens to various audio files and convert it into a word file.
These audio files are basically medical files, voice mail messages, phone call recordings, conference calls and other recordings.
The challenge here is a transcriptionist has to listen and type dictations from doctors with thick accents and slur words. Sometimes voice in the video is not clear.
You need great listening skills and complete familiarity with all the medical jargons. Otherwise you won’t be able to understand certain words.
To become a transcriptionist, you need training and an experience of at least 2 years. Companies are willing to pay $20 – $25 per hour to medical transcriptionists.
6. Medical Coder
A Medical coder has to read the patient’s health report, analyze his/her medical history such as illnesses being diagnosed, treatment given and then based on charts & reports transcribe patient’s medical history.
Medical coders transcribe codes into a “Shorthand” writing style which is then used by doctors, medical professionals and health insurance companies to know patient’s medical history.
This job is not for everyone because you need a certificate or a degree in medical coding. Prior work experience and training is also required.
The salary is same as a medical transcriptionist.
These two jobs can be called data entry work but they are not for everyone.
7. Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon Mechanical Turk also known as mTurk is one of its kind data entry platforms that gives an opportunity to data entry workers across USA to work online.
mTurk provides you tasks on behalf of other companies and third-party clients.
At mTurk a task is also called HITs or Human Intelligence Task which you have to complete and submit them.
Basically, there are 3 Types of HITs
- Micro data Entry (Coming later)
- Surveys (Coming later)
- Transcription Jobs
For each HIT you are paid just 5 to 10 cents however for surveys you earn more. So, to make more money you have to smartly choose high paying HITs.
However, you have to qualify first in order to work with mTurk. You have to pass a test before clients give you certain task. There are high chances that you might get rejected.
Hence, it is a serious job. Professional data entry operators earn up to $3000 per month by picking high paying HITs only. If you don't get approval in mTurk, then there are other websites like mTurk where you can work.
Micro Data Entry Jobs
Micro data entry jobs are a collection of various online data entry work.
8. Captcha Solving
You already know what Captchas are, they are images containing texts, numbers and alphanumeric characters used to fill a field given below in order to prevent spamming.
For solving one Captcha file you get paid just 1 to 2 cents. In order to earn a decent amount of money you have to solve thousands of Captchas daily.
If you solve one Captcha in 3 seconds and work for 7 hours then you can easily earn up to $150 daily which more than $15 per hour. However, you will require a lot of patience and experience to earn this much money.
Refer:- 8 Best Websites for Captcha Work
Captioning jobs are bit advanced than Captcha solving. Here you have to create headings and captions for an image. You need some creativity here. It is just like creating memes on social media.
You write an appropriate heading or a caption for an image. Caption you write must justify the images. With the boom of social media platforms like Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter captioning jobs are readily available online.
10. Copy & Paste Job
As the name says you copy content from one file and paste it to another after doing some formatting.
You will be converting a PDF file into a Word Document or Vice Versa. Excel to Word, Word to Excel. Content can be text, numbers, letters and all other kinds of data.
Usually you have to copy-paste more than 10,000 words per file. In some copy-paste jobs you also have to copy and paste data fields like Name, Address, phone number, email into database suites like MS Access, Oracle, etc.
In some cases, you have to sort data in a given table and paste it into a separate Excel Spreadsheet.
Each company gives specific instructions before you take up the job.
11. Data Formatting Job
Formatting jobs including less typing and more formatting. In typical formatting job you will asked to format content in a Word document. You have to do things like arranging the text into paragraphs, aligning them, creating bulleted lists, indentation, fonts etc.
Another example is formatting a long form that contains various fields like name, email ID, phone number etc. You will be asked to remove gaps and align them properly.
Data entry workers have to format hundreds of files daily to earn $10 – $12 per hour.
Online Form Filling and Survey Jobs
These two data entry jobs are totally different. Let me explain!
12. Online Form Filling
You are provided with a set of huge data and an online form separately. This data is a file containing various fields like Customer Name, Phone No, Email Address, House Address, bank account details, social security number etc.
You have to enter the value from the database into each field of the online form. You have to do carefully without making any mistake. This is called online form filling.
For filling each form, you make money. Earning $50 – $75 a day with form filling job is not that difficult.
13. Online Surveys
Online surveys are different. Here you answer simple as well as tough questions on a particular topic by filling the survey forms. You have to use your brain to answer these questions. It’s not simply entering values into fields.
A survey can have 5 to 50 questions depending upon the topic. Bigger surveys take longer time to complete but you earn more money. Surveys are conducted by companies like Pew, Nielsen, Ipsos etc.
There are professionals in USA who work full time taking surveys and earn up to $45,000 annually.
Database Data Entry Work
Catalog data entry work differs from other data entry jobs in a way that here data entry operators are trained to work with one particular in-house software of a company.
14. Catalog Data Entry Operator
A catalog data entry worker has to fill various fields of a table with information like product name, code number, price, expiry date etc. Operators must also know how to sort and pull out specific data from the database.
Database software could be an in-house software or other popular software suites like MS Access, Oracle, MySQL etc.
Catalog data entry operators are required by logistics and warehousing companies. Average salary is $30,000 – $40,000 per annum.
15. Payroll Data Entry Operator
Similarly, a payroll data entry operator has to fill fields of a database with variables like employee name, age, DOJ, payment, allowances, phone number etc.
In both two jobs operators need training in order to familiarize themselves with all the features of the software suite.
Calling writing jobs data entry work is bit unusual. But they are!
16. Web Content Writing
You write simple articles for websites and blogs. Articles are very subjective, too generic and doesn’t require any research. They are very easy to write.
For an experienced writer, online writing job is like typing grammatically correct sentences. For per 1000 words web content writers earn $30 – $40.
17. Proofreading & Editing
You don’t even have to write. Just proofread the article, correct grammatical and spelling mistakes and also remove typos. You earn same as content writers.
In both jobs you just need fair knowledge of English. That’s it. These two jobs are more like typing jobs.
18. Ad Posting
You have to post ads on different classified sites, blogs and forums. Company will provide you with the ads and various websites where you have to post them. For each Ad posting you do you earn few cents.
So to earn a decent income, you have to posts thousands of ads each month.
Customized Data Entry Jobs
Customized data entry jobs have specific requirements wanted by the company.
19. Creating Customized Reports
As a data entry operator, you have to create reports on different projects given by the client. Specific instructions would be given by the company like creating excel spreadsheet, PowerPoint presentations, charts, graphs etc.
This data entry work can pay you well over $15 an hour.
20. Email Processing
Email processing jobs or email reading is also a popular form of online data entry work where in your email you are given hundreds of website links. You have to click these links and go to each site, stay at the site for 30-40 seconds and get paid.
In some cases, you will be asked to Sign up and become a member for free.
This was a list of 20 online data entry jobs from various categories. You need to choose anyone of the data entry jobs depending upon your skill level and educational qualification.
After choosing a data entry job, stick with the job and work for at least 2 years and gain some experience. Initially you may earn $12 an hour but later you can earn up to $20 – $25.