5 Data entry jobs for beginners

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Data entry jobs are out there and advertised all over the Internet. But which data entry job should you be doing to start freelancing? Inside this blog post, we’ll be uncovering 5 data entry jobs out there and how you can get started.

  1. CRM
  2. Web Research
  3. Accounting
  4. Transcription
  5. PDF Conversion

Starting out as a freelancer, you’re possibly sat at your computer. Sat thinking that you’ve got absolutely no experience and nothing to offer people. I know how you feel! When I started freelancing and had a new baby, I felt I had nothing to offer.

So to overcome this negative thought, I took a look at my CV and thought about

  • Skills used in each job
  • What skills I was good at
  • Tasks that I loved to do

Then after some careful consideration and saw that skill which matched all 3 things. It turned out I loved to be online writing and had skills doing transcription.

Therefore, I started doing transcription work. Eventually getting so much work that I had to outsource and start a small agency model. This is what truly gave me the passion for freelancing. Loving freelancing so much and the opportunity it brings.

If you’re here ready to start freelancing but like me had no idea where to get started. These 5 data entry jobs are worth your time to take a look at.

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are ‘affiliate links’. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.



CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is software a company uses to manage the relationships that a business has with its customers. Software typically used for this is

  • HubSpot
  • Salesforce
  • Monday
  • PipeDrive
  • Zoho

Getting a data entry job using this software, you really do need to have previous experience of doing so.

There is absolutely no point in trying to wing it. If you’ve never ever used them or even heard of the software. Because as soon as you start working for the client, it’ll show that you’ve never used them before.

Getting started with CRM

If you want to do a data entry job, start to become familiar with the CRM first. After you’ve become familiar with a CRM system, test it out. See how it works by adding potential clients into the CRM system.

Don’t worry, it’s just a dummy run and trial use.

Once you’ve become familiar with one of the systems, you can create a freelance profile. A profile showing that you’re the go-to expert in this software.

By pitching yourself as the go-to expert in a specific software. You’ll show your experience and get 2 great benefits in return. Benefit number 1 being that you can talk more about the software to the client confidently. Benefit number 2 is that you can charge a higher rate. Higher rates as you’re the go-to expert for this specific piece of software.

Does that sound a lot better than just winging it? Just don’t forget to use the free trial for the software you choose. Plus make the most of the time you’ve got. Learn all about the software and how it works in every feature it’s got. Usually, there is a knowledge base in the software to help guide you around.

Ultimately, you want to be able to get to a place where you just log on and can do any task required straight away without any issue.

Fiverr data entry jobs

Web Research

Web research in data entry is typically looking for specific business details then putting this in a spreadsheet or database.

Purposes for this is to do market research on their competitors or even collect leads that they can cold pitch later. You may have heard of it being called web scraping, but it means the same thing.

Or you might have heard the term web mining. Web mining is similar to web research but it’s done on a larger scale to uncover trends and other valuable insights.

This may sound like an illegal activity after reading it. But in fact it’s a totally legitimate activity that businesses do. After all, websites do leave names, addresses, and email addresses. So it’s there to be seen without any dodgy tactics being used to get the information.

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