Types of Data Entry Work

What is a data entry career?

Data entry is a job that requires entering information into electronic formats by using word processing software. People doing this job are called data entry operators. Data entry may sound like it’s technical and requires a lot of computer knowledge but nope, you can get many of these jobs with no prior experience. In fact jobs for college students or at beginner’s level with no work experience are common in this field of work. 

If you are planning to be a freelancer, it is important to note that there is a variety of work offers that anyone can do easily. The UK has a thriving number of 2 million freelancers, and if you are thinking of becoming a freelancer, then here are some jobs you can consider under data entry: 

  1. Online Form Filling – you will be given online forms and a lot of data separately. You have to enter the value from the database into each field in the online form very carefully. This work requires great attention to detail so that you don’t fill up the wrong field with the wrong piece of data.
  1. Online Survey Job – this work is easy and all you have to do is answer a few simple questionnaires and fill up the survey forms. Depending upon the length of questionnaires forms can be done in 5 to 15 minutes. 
  1. Captioning – this is a more advanced type of data entry work because you need to formulate headings and captions for news headlines or an image. Such a type of job is required by media industries like News channels.
  1. Plain Data Entry Job – this is a plain data entry job involving typing words into an MS word file. Aside from quick typing skills you also need to have good reading and writing skills in English because you will have to read from a PDF document and type it into a Word document.
  1. Converting Audio to Text – you will convert audio files into text format like a transcriber. You will listen to audio files and reproduce it into a Word document. This work requires good listening skills because the voice is often not clear and may contain jargon.

As COVID19 cases in the UK continue to rise with 1.32M active cases recently reported. It cannot be denied that there is still so much to do especially when it comes to securing the economy. With establishments being forced to shut down and/or retrench employees, people are finding other ways to earn money and make a living. 

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