Find Legitimate Data Entry Work In Australia

by WorkFromHome on September 14, 2011

Searching for your ideal data entry job? You know, the employer who will pay you a fair wage to perform data entry work from home. Well, so are plenty of other Australians, which means that, unfortunately, there also are an increasing number of scam artists who may try to get in between you and a legitimate data entry position. These scam artists may hope to get anything from your identity to free work from you but with some savvy and common sense you should be able to sidestep their ploys and hone in on the great opportunity that will work for you and your family.

Find Out As Much As You Can Before You Sign Anything

One of the biggest mistakes that anyone can make is signing a legal document before he or she reads it through all of the way and feels confident that he or she totally understands its implications. Legal terminology is complex and obscure enough that while you may think that you are signing a legitimate contract which will pay you one amount of money, in fact you are signing a piece of paper which can take away your entitlement to compensation of any kind.

If you are not certain about what you are being asked to sign then it may be time to ask for a second opinion from your attorney. Of course, if he or she tells you that there is something amiss with the contract, then you need to seriously think about whether you truly want to do business with this company. While you may be able to convince them to adjust their contract, you need to ask yourself if you really want to enter into a long term relationship with an organization that is owned and run by people who would act in such an unethical manner. Even if this was a case of incompetency, you still should give considerable thought to whether you want to rely upon them to provide you with the financial income that you need to support your family.

Ask Questions About What Is Expected Of You

Data entry has become a very broad term for nearly every service provided by remote workers who type information into a computer. As you may imagine, this can include everything from medical transcription to legal dictation to converting financial records for upload to a new server. With so many different ways to use your skills as a data entry operator it is more important than ever before for you to gain a clear understanding of exactly what work it is that your client is expecting you to complete for him or her.

Start with the basic questions of ‘who,’ ‘what,’ ‘where,’ ‘why’ and ‘when’ just like you would for any other job offer. In this case, make sure that you know who you will be working for, where they are located and where they expect you to complete your work, what that work is exactly, when they need it completed by and how often you can expect to receive new assignments and why you should work for them. In other words, the ‘why’ is how much compensation they are offering you. Nail down you rate as a data entry operator before you begin to work for a company. If you find out that they plan to pay you far below the going rate for your services then you may decide to work for someone else!

Check Out Your New Employer’s Online Footprint

If you go to work for a major corporation then you will know what the company’s reputation is instantly. Working for smaller companies, however, requires a little detective work on your part to ferret out whether the company is one that is reputable and likely to treat you well. Knowing if a company is declaring bankruptcy can also have a big impact on your decision of whether to work for one business over another if you are hoping to make doing data entry work from home into a long term career path.

Searching online should help you to cover the basics but finding out what other at home data entry operators think about a company is your best bet to stay out of trouble. Look at online forums for data entry professionals working from home to get the real story on what it is like to work for a company. If one company sounds like a dud then you may pick up a lead on another company that sounds better from one of these sites. Check back often to see if there is anything new that can help you in your next job search.

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