Help Wanted: Data Entry

Update: We received over 250 applications, and we are presently reviewing them as quickly as we can. We expect to reach out to a portion of candidates with additional questions, and then from there start making decisions. I was personally overwhelmed by the outpouring of applications, the kindness of your words, and appreciative of just how diverse and knowledgeable the Temptalia community is.

Update #2 (11/19) We have read through all applications at least once, and we will be reaching out to some potential candidates with follow-up questions within the next few days. Thank you for your patience!

Update #3 (11/23) Candidates still under consideration have been emailed follow-up questions to the email address they applied to. Thank you again for your time and patience!

I am looking for three people to help improve and keep our product database up-to-date. I am looking for motivated, self-starting individuals who take pride in their work, are passionate about beauty, and aren’t afraid to ask questions or ask for help.  The technical qualifications and responsibilities are the same, but each person will be responsible for a different set of brands/products.  The expected workload is 2-6 hours per week and all work is to be done remotely.

One person will be responsible for updating the database for mainstream brands, one person will be responsible for updating the database for indie brands, and one person will be responsible for updating foundations/concealers (across all brands).

The compensation will be $15.00 per hour.  This is a contract position, and it is open to individuals globally who are 18 years of age or older. If you are a U.S.-based contractor or a U.S. citizen, you will be required to fill out Form W9, and we will file/issue Form 1099-MISC (a tax form from the IRS) when IRS requires us to.


  • Collect and format beauty, skincare, and makeup product information to be added to our product database
    • Add missing brands/products
    • Add missing products by user request
    • Add newly released brands/products


  • Proficient at typing
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, ability to work independently
  • Ability to focus on repetitive tasks
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to ask questions when needed
  • Basic to moderate knowledge of beauty/makeup/skincare jargon

Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected].  Please indicate which type of data entry you would be most suited for (mainstream brands, indie brands, or foundation/concealer products).  Resumes will be accepted until November 4th, 2016, midnight PST.  We expect to make decisions shortly after but may be a few days, depending on volume of submissions.

Thank you so much!


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Christine Avatar

Hi Angelia,

This is a good question, as I had not considered age, but based on some of the information regarding labor laws and minors and (particularly as I’m even less knowledgeable about labor laws outside of the U.S.), I will restrict it to 18+.

Kerstin Avatar

Good Morning, Christine! Are there specific hours the new employees need to work on a daily basis (i e, Monday, Weds and Fri. from 8-10am)? Or is it flexible where we can work nights and weekends to accomplish our tasks and complete the work by meeting a specific deadline you provide since we are working remotely?

Katherine T. Avatar

Oh I would love to do this, I don’t even need the money, but it’s a great opportunity to help with the blog and work with you. But I already have a full time job and a never-ending one (a 3 yr old), so maybe when I retire or semi retire. But I’m sure you will find some good people and looking forward to the end results.

Whateveramber Avatar

I’ve been doing freelance, home-based data entry for a medical marketing firm since September of 2014 and I’m wondering, is proficiency with Microsoft Excel an absolute must? The reason I ask is because I use a Mac, so I use (and am quite familiar with) Apple’s Numbers program in conjunction with FileZilla to download/upload spreadsheets to the firm’s server.

Christine Avatar

Hi Amber,

The .xlsx file is what we use with our database, so we have to work in .xlsx files as that’s what our system is set up to use. I’m not familiar with Apple Numbers (I’ve never used it), so I don’t know what compatibility exists between Apple Numbers and Microsoft Excel.

Whateveramber Avatar

Thanks for the response, Christine! I use the .xslx file as well. My understanding is that Numbers is Apple’s Excel equivalent. I know that it is compatible with Excel spreadsheets because the firm I freelance for uses Windows-based computers and Microsoft Excel. I’ll update my resume and submit it because it couldn’t hurt to! ?

Soumita Avatar

Applied, I am not a make up artist and clearly have a very technical educational background, but would love to do something like this as make up is my hobby and passion. Thank you Christine!

Christine Avatar

Hi Tracey,

We have docs that go through where/how to obtain the info, so it is mostly data entry and following instructions/procedures on how to organize data (e.g. how to label a formula, what shades exist in it, price, weight, and so forth). It’s like going to Too Faced’s website and looking up Born This Way and compiling the information they have available about the formula and shades available, but I provide the brands/products to add.

Christine Avatar

Hi Susan,

We have docs that go through where/how to obtain the info, so it is mostly data entry and following instructions/procedures on how to organize data (e.g. how to label a formula, what shades exist in it, price, weight, and so forth). It’s like going to Too Faced’s website and looking up Born This Way and compiling the information they have available about the formula and shades available, but I provide the brands/products to add.

Crystal Linhardt Avatar

I just sent my resume and cover letter. I think it is wonderful that you are choosing to turn to your readers to fill these positions!

Pamela Avatar

Hello Christine,

Just to make sure,
Do the applicants need to work with coding as well?
Or is it strictly with Ms. Word and Ms.Excel only?

Thanks 🙂

Lilly Avatar

I am a criminal court judge and I would love to do this during my free hours. I already spend most of my spare time reading about skincare and makeup. It is sad how adult life can take you away from your passion, but when an opportunity like this presents itself, you get all excited 😀

Gigi Avatar

Hey Christine..gigi here from LJ days ..wanted to comment on here and let you know I will be sending in my resume. This would be a perfect way to combine
My 2 loves.

Theresa C. Avatar

Hi Christine,

I want to see if you’re still accepting applications for these openings. Being a stay-at-home mom, a make-up junkie and a huge fan of your blog, this would be like a dream job for me ?

Caroline Avatar

Hi Christine,

Such an exciting opportunity! Just wondering if you minded if the resume was a two page “non-American” format? I have one but I’m not in American and i have heard a CV is actually quite different from a resume in the US!

Thanks 🙂

Andrea Palmer Avatar

Just saw this and cannot wait to upload my resume. Makeup is my hobby and I love it. I am very proficient in excel, but do not have a background in makeup. I’m hoping that is not a necessity. Can’t wait to see how this turns out!!

Simone Chan Avatar

My friends have been saying I’ve spent too much time on browsing makeups. Who’s laughing now ;P.
I just applied! Hope I can hear some good news from you 😀 Thanks you so much for this wonderful opportunity!

Kimberly Avatar

My Beauty Mentor just forwarded your posting to me, I see that the due date has already lapsed. I have over 20 years in data entry & have experience working for some of the largest cosmetic brands in the world. I’d like to forward my resume, in hopes that you’ll need to find just one more person.

Thank you so much

Crystal Avatar

Wow! What an overwhelming response! Thank you again for the opportunity. I think it’s wonderful that there are so many of us who would love to be a part of your team. 🙂

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