Data entry is the method of extracting information into a database. Traditionally done by people called data entry providers by typing it through data-entry forms designed to make the process simpler. Data entry is also the process of transferring written or printed data to accepted form by keying it character by character.
Data entry provider are people that work exclusively for data entry tasks, while others, like programmers, might have to occasionally enter data.Since the onset of computers and since typing was invented, the need to collect and neatly present documents has required stable demand for data entry skilled individuals.
Good and fast typists, especially those who are also excellent at 10-key typing are the most likely to qualify for data entry positions. However, many online job enthusiasts like myself are not terrific typists but still plow their way through the data entry world through determination and willingness to learn.
Data entry providers are able to read off longhand or typewritten documents, and must be accurate, for spreadsheets or for documentation that will be published or printed, clerical errors can result in misinformation or embarrassing errors.
Today's data entry doesn’t need to take place in an office or workplace as the demand of informations systems that require stream of data is constantly increasing. Many people also called as online providers or freelancers work out of their homes entering data, transcribing medical information, or updating websites — especially websites that offer merchandise. A large number of telecommuting data entry jobs are available which provide people with an excellent way to have a flexible schedule.
For individuals who want to join the data entry field you should be on the look out for “scam” offers, which promise data entry work if you pay a certain amount. Although there are many of these scams on the Internet, there are many legitimate data entry jobs available through reputable freelance sites that don’t require a fee, one of them is oDesk.com.