For millions of people, working at home would be a dream come true. They could make money while also being available for their kids. Unfortunately, this dream isn’t as attainable as many scam sites would make it seem. But the dream does exist
One of the biggest work at home scams is that of data entry. Hundreds, if not thousands of sites claim to allow people to make hundreds/thousands of dollars by simply typing ads. People who are desparate for work from home will often fall for these data entry scams and pay money for “information”. They end up losing the money.
All of this raises the question: do legitimate data entry jobs even exist? The answer is, yes, they do! Below are a list of three of the legitimate data entry jobs that are currently well known:
By going to a site like WAHM.com, you can discover other legitimate data entry jobs. You should remember, though, that there aren’t a whole lot of legitimate data entry opportunities, so you may want to also look for other work from home such as writing or web design.
Avoiding the Scams
One thing to keep in mind is that you will not make the 6 figure salary scam sites say you will make as a data entry specialist. At most you’ll make $50,000, and that’s only if you find enough full time work.
Since there are so many data entry scam sites out there offering data entry “jobs”, how do you know which are real and which are fake? Follow the below guidelines to choose between legitimate and scam data entry sites:
No real data entry site requires money up front. You’ll usually come across sites that will tell you how to make money if you pay $49.95. Do not fall for these sites as they are always fake. It may all sound good, but paying money up front to join these sites will only result in one thing: the loss of the money paid to join them.
No real data entry site promises the potential to earn $100,000 a year. Another thing most fake data entry sites promise is the ability to effortlessly earn $100K a year. This will not happen. Data entry, whether done in the confines of an office or at home, is a typically lower paying position. No data entry worker I know makes anywhere close to $100,000 a year.
No real data entry site promises lots of money in exchange for little work. Fake data entry sites will often brag on the fact that you can do an hour or two of work each day and earn $2000. That’s a big fat lie. Legitimate data entry requires effort and a considerable amount of time. You will just about have to do 5-8 hours a day of work just to make a living as a data entry worker.
To summarize, you should always avoid any data entry site that promises huge wealth in exchange for a “one-time” fee. These are always fake and will do you no good.