VirtualBee (Now Smart Crowd) – Legit Data Entry Jobs

Virtual Bee is Now SmartCrowd

Is VirtualBee Smart Crowd a Legit Work at Home Gig?

**VirtualBee is now part of Lionbridge Smart Crowd Source

Even though the name VirtualBee is new, this particular work at home opportunity has actually been around for quite awhile. Most people know it better as KeysforCash. That’s right… this is the new version of an old work at home favorite. Let’s see what’s changed and what you can expect if you pursue this work at home opportunity.

How VirtualBee Works

The great thing about VirtualBee is that you don’t have to worry about having any special skills or going through a complicated training process. As long as you know how to use your computer, have a reliable Internet connection, and are willing to do the work, you’ll have no trouble earning some extra cash while working for VirtualBee. In fact, I think it’s a good starting point for anyone who has just started to get into the whole work at home concept.

The company has done their best to make data entry work as simple as possible. They provide you with an image, and you have to type in the information. It’s not the most exciting job, but it pays. The company is international and has been around for several years. It relies on word of mouth to attract workers, not advertisements.

You don’t have to worry about paying any fees before you start to earn money. VirtualBee pays you to work for them, not the other way around like some work at home companies do. So they truly do offer legit data entry jobs — and no fear of fees.

The company does have an evaluation process. They want to make sure that everyone they hire is capable of basic data entry. I felt the process was fast and very fair. The amount you get paid is determined by how accurately and quickly you type.

The Cons of VirtualBee

The biggest problem I’ve encountered with VirtualBee is that sometimes there’s a delay in payment. It doesn’t happen often, and in the end, I have always gotten paid, but it’s still irritating. If you can afford to wait on payments that are sometimes sluggish, this is a legit way to make some extra money.

The amount of work available can fluctuate from one week to the next. It depends on how many clients have requested data entry work, and how many work at home employees have signed into their account and accepted projects. The opportunity to work from home doing legit data entry jobs with this company is there — but it might not be a full-time income.

Conclusion… Is Virtual Bee (now Smart Crowd) Worth Your Time?

I signed up for VirtualBee about two years ago, though the amount of work I do for the company depends on how strongly my other avenues of earning money from my home are going. I sometimes go three or four months without doing any work for VirtualBee and then, when for whatever reason I don’t have much work coming in, I log into my account and am able to earn enough money to help keep the bills paid.

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  1. Good day Ajith now that I have read all this articles, where can I start to sign in with Virtual Bee?
    I am searching for a data entry job. I have 12 years experience in data capturing and filing.
    What is the next step?? I can’t see a link to Virtual Bee but link that brings me to other articles.

    Do you receive a kind of payroll where they tell you how much money they have paid you, or
    do you only see it in your bank?

  2. I just went to today and it is now changed names again, to “The Smart Crowd.”

  3. Both Internet Explorer AND Firefox blocked my access to the Virtual Bee website, saying that it is configured improperly and may be trying to steal my info. :(

  4. I tested with them a year or so ago and got approved and told they would let me know when they cycled through their keyers, and then never heard anything else. Remembered and went and looked on the site, it allowed me to log in and had some key work. No idea why I was never contacted, but glad it is there :D

  5. Marsha Henry says:

    I signed up with VirtualBee in October of 2014. I passed all of their tests with 100%. I have yet to hear from them. I have tried contacting them a couple of times and I always get the same reply: “VirtualBee cycles through their list of workers every couple of weeks.” – (paraphrased) Hello!!! I think SEVERAL weeks have gone by since I signed up.

  6. moriah landis says:

    I really appreciate the long list of at home jobs posted. It was very informative and I will definitely look into these. Keep up the good work!

  7. @Stephanie
    I recently scored too low on a writing assessment test for a job I really wanted. I just could not complete the 1,000 words an hour (this includes researching and formatting all 5 assignments correctly). I scored 69% and needed 80% to even get the next step which is probationary writer :-(
    But I can take the test again in 2 months and I will. So I agree with you 100%. If you don’t get it the first time and there are options to try again…. YES! DO IT! I feel like it’s a real blessing to get a second chance.

  8. Stephanie Coleman says:

    Hello Kelly

    I am taking the Virtualbee assessment test and so far I received a 75 percent score. I will continue to take the test until I get a higher score. I read on another site that it is good to keep taking it to get a high score and then wait for them to hire me. I will let you know how it goes.

  9. Ajith Edassery says:

    Virtual Bee definitely is one of the trusted resources for data entry work – with all those minor cons like delayed payment. Many of the data entry sites mushrooming these days (not in the US may be) are big time scams. Thanks for this review.

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