Data entry is exactly how it sounds. Entering data! This type of gig has been around for a very long time. Pretty much since the inception of personal computers, which didn’t have anywhere near the level of sophistication it has today. That doesn’t make this side hustle any less of an option. The internet has revolutionized and empowered today’s virtual workforce. It’s something you can take full advantage of. All you need is a computer with a connection, and you’re good to go.
Data entry jobs are posted up all over the place. You can find them on Craigslist, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, or even freelance job boards like Fiverr and Upwork. Since these jobs are relatively easy to get, there are a lot of people competing for them. You could up your chances of landing a job by strengthening your resume or even offering to do a test sample of the work the company would like to have done. We chose this for our Side Hustle Master List because it’s very easy to get into.
What kind of data do you enter?
As far as the kind of work you can expect from this job, it can really be incredibly varied. It could be as simple as transferring receipt information into an Excel spreadsheet, or as complicated as creating tables of data from information found in reports. If you have the patience to persevere with a job that might get old at times, this can be a great fit for you.
The pay ranges from minimum wage to the $20 an hour range, but the job has its advantages. One big advantage and the reason why it can be a side hustle is that you can do it on your own schedule. You can communicate with the client online, find out exactly what they’d like you to do, and just get it done by the deadline. There are more things to consider with this side hustle, so make sure to check out the links below.