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Joy Imtian m Member Since: Feb 14, 2017
11 of 21

You are very well known person

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Joy E Member Since: Mar 20, 2016
12 of 21

Thank you M R! You helped me a lot!

 

And good news! I got a message from a client! Sadly, I was on my full time job when she sent the message.  I just hope she will message me again. Better luck next time for me!

 

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Manish P Member Since: Oct 26, 2015
13 of 21

Hi,

 

I do know getting jobs in data entry is tough as all new freelancers apply for those jobs, including me. So, instead of getting bogged down, just start practising or doing the job posted as a mock test, create samples and add them to your portfolio. You do not know what you will learn and different opportunities will land up to you. With this I learnt a number of things on excel, learnt to write simple code on VBA to automate stuff, web scrapping, email marketing, creating a database on excel and access, make use of formulas and design a simple accounting software,  etc etc which will upgrade you and win better prospects.

 

Keep applying for jobs regularly. You can try in other areas like Virtual Assistant, Data Analytics, Financial Planning, etc as per your niche. These too have data entry work to be done.

 

Do not loose heart and stick on with it. I saw a lot of freelance artists create a drawing or sketch everyday and upload on their blog or a design site so someone will notice them, appreciate their talents, hire them, give them projects and so on. I myself hired a freelance designer for a book cover.

 

I am trying to learn some data analytics this year as the subject is new to me. So keep exploring, keep learning and applying. All the best!

 

Thanks,

Manish

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Joy E Member Since: Mar 20, 2016
14 of 21

Thank you Manish!

 

I like the idea of yours regarding learning more in access and VBA in excel! Have not done that before. I am more into graphical reports and statistics analysis, excel formula for complex data extracted from databases in manufacturing (I am working as quality staff now). 

 

Anyway, thank you for your tips. I will be looking forward to connect with other freelancers, learn more and get a job online. It seems pretty interesting.

 

Cheers!

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Satyapriya C Member Since: Apr 9, 2016
15 of 21

Hi Manish,

I am also a new freelancer trying to win a bid of data entry.

Thanks for your tips.I won't loose hope and try to win my first project.

Inspired by  idea of adding portfolio.

Thanks,

Satya priya


@Manish P wrote:

Hi,

 

I do know getting jobs in data entry is tough as all new freelancers apply for those jobs, including me. So, instead of getting bogged down, just start practising or doing the job posted as a mock test, create samples and add them to your portfolio. You do not know what you will learn and different opportunities will land up to you. With this I learnt a number of things on excel, learnt to write simple code on VBA to automate stuff, web scrapping, email marketing, creating a database on excel and access, make use of formulas and design a simple accounting software,  etc etc which will upgrade you and win better prospects.

 

Keep applying for jobs regularly. You can try in other areas like Virtual Assistant, Data Analytics, Financial Planning, etc as per your niche. These too have data entry work to be done.

 

Do not loose heart and stick on with it. I saw a lot of freelance artists create a drawing or sketch everyday and upload on their blog or a design site so someone will notice them, appreciate their talents, hire them, give them projects and so on. I myself hired a freelance designer for a book cover.

 

I am trying to learn some data analytics this year as the subject is new to me. So keep exploring, keep learning and applying. All the best!

 

Thanks,

Manish


 

 

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Heaven H Member Since: Nov 24, 2015
16 of 21

It's not easy to get a job in Data Entry because a lot of other people on Upwork work in that field.

 

Try to focus on your more specialized skills such as Adobe and Microsoft software. If you haven't taken them already, take the tests for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio. Don't make the results visible on your profile unless you score well.

 

Add some work samples to you portfolio.

 

Your title should be Quality/Data Professional. No spaces around the slash.

 

 

Active Member
Joy E Member Since: Mar 20, 2016
17 of 21

Thank you Heaven! That's a great feedback Smiley Happy

 

Hahahah! I showed my result in English test even if it was just above average Smiley Very Happy That's the ony test I took - first time test! Anyway, I will do your advices bit by bit (I am only free on weekends).

 

Cheers!

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Edelisa S Member Since: Dec 22, 2014
18 of 21

Heaven is right, try other skills and take some related test skills. Make it atleast Top 30% or much better Top 10%. Good Luck! Smiley Happy

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Saloria S Member Since: Apr 7, 2017
19 of 21

Thank you Heaven for the advice. Nice name by the way. I think a title change is a great idea! I do have other questions but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. 

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Angelina J Member Since: Dec 6, 2017
20 of 21

Hello Joy,

to my own idea, you need to let your profile overview look good and great. Also, you need to create good portfolio of your past work on what you've done on data entry service.
You need to know that once you send a proposal to a client, you can't expect the client to message you instantly, you need to keep send proposals to other clients.
Also, it depends on how many minutes you spend on sending a proposal. In your proposal, you need to let your proposal contains experience of your work, samples of past work and make sure to include what to include in your project when submitting it.


That's it.

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