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Though freelance data entry jobs are simple, it needs to be handled with attention and alertness. Each work needs some skills related to that particular job. If you improve those skills you can take mastery over them. On coming to freelance data entry jobs, the following tips would be useful for you to improve the skills,

Increase your typing speed:

The most important parameter which is necessary for doing data entry works is typing speed. You need to type at least 22-25 words per minute. Check your typing speed and if you think that it is below the range then appropriate measures should be taken. If you have system in your home then you can practice typing on daily basis.
These are few essential tips to increase typing speed:

  • Use online free tools through which you can increase typing skills.
  • Use both the hands for typing since this is the most appropriate method of typing.
  • Practice daily.
  • Learn touch typing.

Learn about excel manipulations:

You need to know data entry manipulations in excel sheet for handling data entry jobs accurately. Thus learn to use excel sheet, how to enter data in excel, how to manipulate it using formulae etc. Get hands-on experience by practicing excel sheet manipulations. The faster you manipulate, quicker you can complete the works. In turn it brings good reputation and you can earn some bugs out of each data entry jobs.

Don’t believe scams:

This is really important point to be noted in freelancing business. You might have noted many false project postings like “get rich quickly”, “earn a lot in a min”, and “Earn 10000 bugs in data entry jobs”. I would say that don’t believe on all these unless it is marked to be trust-worthy. There are many freelancers waiting for a single data entry work for years together believing in all these scam. Thus do research on reputable niche to do your data entry work from home.

Do multi-tasking within your limitations:

Multi-tasking is encouraged in freelance data entry jobs but it should be under control. Take up two or three relevant tasks and try doing it simultaneously. For example, you may need to enter names in “contact person name” column in four spread sheet and all names are same then open all four spread sheet, enter names in parallel. You can save time by this way.

Maintain proper reports for all your works:

Report management is essential to maintain works in organized manner. Use online free report management tools like Checklist to manage works effectively. In freelance data entry jobs, you may repeat works in some time duration. Thus if you maintain records correctly it will surely help you to get reference from past works.

99% of data entry jobs are given as outsourcing work or data entry work from home jobs. Thus as a freelance data entry experts you have a wide scope in getting opportunities in this field.

These five highlighted points will make you experts in freelance data entry jobs. However mastering these skills may take some time, when you are a fresher to this domain. But be patience and handle the freelancing jobs effectively.

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Logu is a professional writer with 4 years experience as a blogger. He is working in a software industry as Tech lead. He has very good knowledge in the freelancing, Finance.

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