One of the most sought after types of online work is data entry. Unfortunately, for that reason, it is also how a lot of scammers take your money and run by asking you to pay for a list of companies that offer data entry positions. And as I’ve said before, never send money to anyone for a work from home position unless it’s for very specific circumstances such as direct sales or franchises. However, there are a few companies out there that offer legitimate data entry work, and VirtualBee is one of them. They’ve been around since 2001, and the company was once known as KeyforCash.
Type of Work
The bulk of work involves looking at scanned images displaying numbers, currency, dates, and other information such as names and addresses, and then inputting this information into the database. Basically, it is easy, repetitive work that doesn’t require a lot of special skills. And sometimes, that’s just the sort of work we need to do…
Apparently, the pay rate is pretty low, and it varies depending on the type of task. It can fall anywhere between $0.20 to $0.60 per 1000 keystrokes.
While you may not be able to make a living off of working for VirtualBee, it’s one of those companies that’s good to have in your WfH arsenal as a backup for when your other work may be slow.
You are paid via a paper check once a week if you meet their minimum payout threshold of $30. If you don’t earn that much in a week, the money accrues in your account until you have enough.
You can apply for work no matter where you are in the world. If you live in the United States, you must be 18, and if you live outside the United States, you must have maintained residency in your country for 3 consecutive years.
While you do not need any data entry experience, there is a test that will gauge your skills. If you don’t score high enough, you can always retake the test the next day.
There is no set schedule, and you are free to log in and work whenever is convenient for you.
While the pay is low, and there is not always work to do, it can’t hurt to sign up. If you’re looking to gain some data entry experience, such as improving your keystroke rate, then this may just be up your alley. I have not signed up myself, only because I am a snail when it comes to data entry, and I can’t imagine I could type fast enough to make it worth my while. But, I know that there are some speed demons out there who may enjoy working for Virtual Bee.
If you’re looking for more information, check out this sub-forum over on WAHM.com.