The Work at Home Data Entry Scam

If you’ve ever searched Google for work at home job opportunities, you’ve no doubt come across the many come-ons for Work at Home Data Entry Jobs. They usually have a great sales page luring you into believing the offer is legitimate and frequently include screenshots of their earnings. The most common screenshots show stats from either Clickbank or Paypal.

The first thing you should know is that Clickbank doesn’t hire people to work from home, not data entry nor any other kind of job. Clickbank is a e-commerce mall and payment processor for ebook publishers and other affiliate marketers. So that Clickbank screenshot displayed on that “online date entry jobs” website is most likely a clue to just how successful this person has been in duping people into joining their work at home job opportunity scam.

As for Paypal, a screenshot of my Paypal account isn’t going to tell you where the money came from. For all you know, I just sold a bunch of stuff on eBay and those are all my payments.

Nearly all of the data entry job membership sites that require a fee to join are only selling you information on how to place ads on Google AdWords for Clickbank products and other affiliate marketing programs. Can you make money doing this? Certainly. There are people who make lots of money doing exactly this, but it is a far cry from data processing and requires a completely different skill-set. It also requires that you spend money without any guarantee that you will earn anything from your efforts.

I don’t know about you, but my definition of a data entry job includes things like word processing and other types of work where I input data that is already provided to me. I’m just using the tools on my computer in order to organize that information. Data entry is a entry-level job requiring the following skills: touch typing, alpha-numeric keyboarding, spelling, grammar and simple math. Because it doesn’t require much creativity or previous experience, it’s the perfect job for people who need to get some work experience on their resume or who don’t want to drain their brain at work. I did it for years because I’m also a writer and I wanted to conserve energy for my own projects.

Copywriting, on the other hand, requires an aptitude for creative writing at the very least and experience in both marketing & sales ideally. Google AdWords is a highly competitive arena and a lot of money can be lost while you learn how to succeed. It requires not only the guts needed to deal with the setbacks of failed campaigns, but a fat wallet. Does that sound anything like data entry to you? The reason I ask is that it sounds like a sales job to me, and I’ve never been too fond of those.

Clearly the data entry job offers on paid membership sites are completely misleading. It’s like going to the store to buy some apples and getting home and finding bananas in your shopping bag instead. My advice: Send it back! Get a refund! And if you really want to try some affiliate marketing, there are far better resources available than what’s on offer from a work at home data entry job scam.