Are Work at Home Data Entry Jobs Still Viable?
With the technology boom came the slow, almost phasing out way that companies handle information. You'll find less and less information on paper and more and more stored instead directly on the computer.
As a result, the need to have someone who knows how to work as a data entry clerk isn't that high. The companies that do need paper information put into the computer usually use someone that already works for the company in order to save themselves money.
But that doesn't mean you can't work from home anyway. It just means that you have to step back and refocus your drive and skills into a new area – one of the areas that's booming now and has been steady for years is that of Internet marketing.
Basically, this type of business means that you're promoting something, helping others or teaching people who know less than you. That something can either be a tangible product or something digital, like an eBook. You can either promote for others or market something you create yourself.
For example, you can offer a service that other marketers need. You might set up a website that writes product descriptions based on Amazon or ClickBank's most popular items. Rather than taking the time to write up those descriptions themselves, marketer's can just buy from you.
You can also set up a membership site where you charge a monthly fee to share what you know about marketing. Obviously, this wouldn't be a good idea for someone who was new to Internet marketing, but once you know the basics, you can turn around and teach those who know less than you.
You can set up a site that sells blog or website content. Marketers always need fresh content. You can set it up like a PLR store and offer readymade content or you can set it up and take special orders as a ghostwriter. You can brand yourself as an expert in a particular niche and create a demand for your services.
Work at home data entry jobs are still available, but you might fare better if you opt to pursue another work at home business model, becoming an entrepreneur who meets the needs of others and sets his or her own price for your skills.