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KeyforCash – Your Cash at Home Career?
KeyforCash helps other businesses with their data entry services. They call the people entering the data “keyers.” Signing up is free, but you need to take and pass an evaluation test. Once you are accepted, you are eligible to get work. All the work that you do for them is on their server which makes things easier. You simply log in and see all the work that is available for you.
Just click on the job you want and begin. They provide you with screen shots of what they want entered and all you have to do is type it. Unlike other data entry services promising you big bucks and turn out to be nothing more than big scams, Key for Cash gets their employees through word of mouth instead of mass e-mails sent to everyone and anyone for whom they have an e-mail address.
How do you begin working with them?
Signing up with Key for Cash is free. After you are done, you need to go the evaluation center and take three required tests to see the accuracy of your typing. Speed and accuracy are their primary concerns. In order to have any shot of getting hired, you need to score at least a ninety-five or better on the tests.
The tests can be retaken and some people go so far as to use different e-mail accounts in an attempt to take and pass the tests. Once you do pass, you will get an e-mail letting you know. Later on you will receive another e-mail letting you know there is a vacancy in their company for you.
Passing the tests is not as easy as it may sound—even for above average typists. You also have to consider that they get many applications and they have no reason to not hold off and wait for those typists that have the best speed and accuracy. And don’t think that once you pass these tests you will immediately begin working for them. It can take months before an opportunity comes along.
Will you need any equipment to work for them?
What will be your hours of work?
KeyforCash lets you work whenever you want for as long as you want. The catch is that there may not always be available work when you go into the system. It appears that the time of year determines how much work is out there. February to June or July seem to be the busier months and tax season as well.
What kind of pay can you expect?
Pay is based on keystrokes—one thousand to be exact. The math on this is tricky and it is difficult to determine how much a job is going to pay right off the bat. Keep in mind these need to be accurate keystrokes. However, the pay in 2001 when the company first started, was eighty cents per one thousand keystrokes. It then went down to fifty cents, forty cents and then twenty cents. It does seem to be going up though and it is now at thirty cents, but it is still a lot of typing for little pay.
How is payment made?
Payment is made by check—a rarity these days when it comes to work-at-home businesses. Some like this and some prefer other methods like PayPal. Either way, you do get paid. Like many at-home jobs, there is a threshold before payment is made. That threshold is equivalent to what you make. In other words, if your pay is twenty cents per one thousand keystrokes, your threshold would be twenty dollars—thirty dollars if your pay is thirty cents per one thousand keystrokes and so on. Payment is made weekly and if you do not meet your threshold, the money gets carried over to the following week. For tax purposes, you need to know that you are not an employee of the company but rather an independent contractor.
Is there real money to be made with KeyforCash?
Some people claim to make two hundred dollars a week during tax season while others complain they have difficulty meeting their threshold. The income is never going to be grandiose, but it is better than nothing and can be more than some other at-home work.
There are a few issues with KeyforCash that you may not like, including:
1. The payment scale’s erratic ups and downs can make it difficult to determine how much you are going to make. It also means you will be doing a lot of typing to make any kind of decent money. The company seems to be seeing how little they can pay without totally upsetting their workers.
2. Because they have certain times that are busier than others, if you sign up during one of the “off” times, you will be waiting a very long time before you see any work come your way. This could lead to a lack of desire to do anything for them when you are just waiting and waiting for work to arrive.
3. Some people have complained that they did not receive payment when they reached their threshold. Of course, there were many others who had no such complaints and thought maybe the others were not doing something correctly. Any work-at-home opportunity has people who have been wronged or just misinterpreted or misunderstood the instructions. You cannot please everyone all the time. If you do a review of the company before signing up, do your research. If a majority of people were pleased with receiving payments on time and only a handful had complaints, you are probably okay.
So is KeyforCash a legitimate opportunity?
The company is legitimate. The bigger question is—is it worth your time? If this is your only means of income, you are probably going to be disappointed. But if you are using this as well as other at-home jobs or a regular full-time job, you may like having some extra money for doing something pretty simple. That is a decision only you can make.
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