Finding Work at Home Jobs with No Startup Fees

Legit and Free Work at Home Jobs With No Startup Fees

Most people want to find a work at home opportunity that does not charge a fee. Usually, it is because they are concerned about being scammed. Scammers will usually offer a deal that is too good to be true and then will likely ask for personal information and a bank account number. It is important that you avoid sites that ask for that kind of information.

Are you looking for a work from home job that doesn't require startup fees? Here's a list of more than 30 legitimate companiesIt is very important to be aware of the popular work at home scams online today. Here is a list of some great websites that do not require a startup fee.

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Work at Home Opportunities that Don’t Charge a Startup Fee

I will try to keep this list updated for those who do not want to pay any upfront fees to start a home-based job. If you personally know someone that would be interested in finding a work from home  with no startup fees, feel free to share.

#1 – Ask Wonder This company is always looking for talented research assistants to join their team. Researchers earn $15-$25 per hour by completing research requests. No phone or special equipment is needed.

#2 – Accolade Support – This company will bring you on board as an independent contractor to provide PC desktop support. The pay offered is between $8.25 and $10 an hour. They do not charge any fees.

#3 – American Consumer Opinion Panel This is a worldwide company that pays members for taking surveys online and voting on products as well as other services. It is completely free to register on the site.

#4 – Toluna – This is one of largest market research companies with opportunities for Product Testers.  This panel is open to everyone in the US, Canada, and Australia. Don't forget to verify your email to start receiving opportunities.

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#5 –  – This Company offers online tutoring opportunities.  You are able to set up your own schedule depending on your availability and they do not charge any sign up fees.

#6 – Aim-for-a-Tutor – To be considered for a job with this company you need to send a well written resume to You will need to include a paragraph that says why you are interested in the position, provide your available hours, give your Skype name and how much you hope to earn. Once hired, you will provide one-on-one tutoring online.

#7 – 1-800-Translate – They hire people to work as freelance translators from around the world. No fees involved.

#8 – Speakwrite – They hire only from Canada and the USA to work as typists. They receive many applications and as a result they will often put the application process on hold. Keep checking back from time to time.

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#9 – The Coding Network– You need previous work experience for this position. They hire Medical Coders to work from home.

#10 – Great American Opportunities– If you enjoy data entry this is a great opportunity for you. You work as an independent contractor keying in magazine subscriptions and gift orders that come in for their school fundraising projects. In order to qualify for the position, you will be required to pass a test. The email to use when sending your resume is

#11 – Google Ads Quality Rater – This position involves carrying out an evaluation of Google search engines. It is a part –time work from home opportunity. You need to have a college degree to qualify for this position and you must also pass the test that they administer. They provide training before you can work for them.

#12 – Click n Work – The positions available with this company are numerous. They include web searchers, data entry, writers and phone interviewers, among others.

#13 – Brainfuse– This company offers flexible hours working from your home as an Online Tutor. They do not charge any fees to start.


#14 – Terescription– You will need a foot pedal to work with Terescription. They hire for the position of Transcriber in the entertainment business and you get to work from home.

#15 –  – This Company offers online tutoring opportunities.  You are able to set up your own schedule depending on your availability and they do not charge any sign up fees.

#16 – AB Global – You need to be bilingual to work as a Translator in this family owned company. They do not charge any fees to get started.

#17 – 1-800-Flowers – This company is based in New York. They are a flower company and they usually hire Call Center Agents on a permanent, seasonal and temporary basis. You need a land line telephone, internet access and a computer in order to work for them. It is important to note that they hire from specific states only. You need to have previous call center work experience and be over 18 to work for them. Your communication and writing skills should also be good. You can check out their website for further information.

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#18 – 1-800-Contacts – This company looks to hire Customer Service Representatives to work from home. You need to be within a 50 mile radius of Draper, Utah in order to work for them. They pay about $10 an hour with added incentives.

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#19 – Mindswarms – This company allows you to put in an application from your computer, tablet or smartphone. The job entails completing video surveys on your webcam. The pay ranges from $10 to $50. Sign up is easy and there are no fees involved.

#20 – Balance Your Books – You need to be a Certified Public Accountant to get a job here since they hire CPAs to do accounting work. There are no fees.

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#21- Virtual Bee–This company usually has a waiting list. They have data entry positions available and pay via PayPal.

#22 – Bzz Agent – If you enjoy product testing this is a great opportunity for you. You do not need to pay a fee to sign up and once you are signed up they have you take several surveys so that they can figure out which campaigns you would be interested in. Once you have been accepted, products will be sent to your house and they will also include other offers that you will be able to share with friends and family.

#23 – SigTrack  – Signup with this organization is fast and there are no charges. They hire for data entry work processing registration forms and signatures. The work is seasonal  so should only be considered as an extra money earner.

#24 – Verbal Planet– The opportunity on offer is that of Online Tutor and students to be tutored log in from all over the world. Payment is via PayPal and there is no membership or other fees involved.

Capital Typing  – They hire Customer Support Representatives, Transcriptionists and data entry personnel. There are no fees charged.

Zirtual  – This Company hires “Zirtual Assistants” who work from the comfort of their homes. Tasks that they need to complete include appointment setting, researching, travel arrangements and other tasks as assigned. The pay begins at $15 an hour and there are no fees charged.

You review products and complete surveys on the internet and get paid. The pay comes in points, which usually convert to between $1 and $20 for each survey you complete or each product you review. There are no fees.

Babble Type – You would need to send in a well written resume to to work for this company. They hire for the position of Transcriptionist and Project Editor. There are no startup fees.

Leapforce – Read Review – If you work for this company, you will be an independent contractor. They hire for Search Engine Evaluators and there is an evaluation exam taken in two parts before you can begin working for them. The pay ranges from $13 to $15 per hour. People from the following countries are open to apply; Denmark, Canada, Belgium, Norway, Brazil and the USA. They do not charge a fee.

Fancy Hands  – They offer flexible jobs so that you are able to choose the hours that you can work. You will need a landline and high speed internet to do this job. The position is Virtual Assistant and you will be expected to carry out some clerical tasks.

Express Writers – They hire writers who can work either part time or full time. In order to write for them you must pass their evaluation. To put in your application you will need to submit three well done writing samples and also fill out an online application. There are no fees charged.

Goodcall – This is a telemarketing sales job. You would be working as an independent contractor making cold calls to potential clients. They pay $10 to $18 every hour. The pay is made through PayPal but they only pay out once you get to a minimum of $100. They do not charge any fees and they also do not provide any training.

Teletech  They hire customer support staff to work from home. The pay ranges between $8 and $9 an hour. They hire US citizens only and there is no start up fee.

On Point Advocacy – They hire for writers, phone calls, political research and more. They do not charge any fees.

Appen Butler Hill  – Work from home evaluating web searches. This company has been in existence for over 10 years. You need to be a native English speaker, living in the USA and have completed a minimum of 2 years of college. They pay about $15 per hour and charge no fees.

Call Center QA– Become a mystery shopper over your phone and work from home. You will earn about $5 to $10 for every call that is successful. All you need is an email address and a mobile phone to start. You can start by simply filling out the application form. They charge no fees.

Brighten Communications – They offer telemarketing opportunities for people interested in working from home. Your job is to get sales leads by cold calling clients. The pay to start is $12 per hour but with time you can make as much as $18. You need to have a fax machine, a printer, a computer with anti-virus software, a phone line and high speed internet in order to get started. They do not charge any fees to start. – This company recruits Writers to work from home. No fees are required to get started. Open worldwide.

Need A Little Extra Income?

Even though these online jobs are ideal for people with no prior experience, it is always great to have side earners for a little spare change. I highly recommend signing up for Slice the Pie where I earn around $100 – $200 per month writing short music reviews, rating fashions, testing cell phone apps, and more. You can also earn a little extra by scanning your grocery receipts with Ibotta. Last month I earned an $258.00 sent immediately via Paypal.

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  • Hi Aleeyah! Thanks 🙂 Yes I agree. Definitely these companies with those who are interested in working from home.

  • If you have any questions about the work at home jobs above, feel free to post your questions!

    • shilpa

      Hi lashay ,
      thank you for posting the above article.I am international student studying in Houston Texas.can I apply for this online home jobs?if yes can you provide me some links? Thank you.

    • asha rajoo


    • Amanda

      Hi my husband wants to work from home, we found one but he scam us, we need help fining him some work from home with NO SCAM

      • Hi Amanda! I amvery sorry to hear that. Can you tell me more about the type of work he is looking for?

  • jqp5000

    Thank you Lashay for taking the time to prepare this article. This is an excellent source of scam-free work-from-home jobs which are very difficult to find. Very helpful to all of us who are looking for a legitimate work-from-home job.

    • You are very welcome and Yes, I agree 100% 🙂 I strongly encourage you to do your own research for each company, just to ensure it will be a good fit for you. Best wishes!

  • Joachim Sta. Ana

    Hi Ms. Lashay. do you know any home based company offering jobs outside the US? I’m from the Philippines. Thanks

  • Imran Qadir

    Hello How are you
    Lashay I am from Pakistan please guide me about the home based typing work

  • Rebecca Travis

    Um I work for Teletech@Home…You may not want to do that one Just so you know. There is a Class Action Lawsuit over time not paid, and yes there is fees since you have to get your own headset. Requires Landline. Requires high speed internet and hardlined computer. But anyway depending on the client you get with..they pull a lot of crap on you just so you know.

    • Jan

      Not to be rude, but necessary equipment in order to perform online work should not be considered ‘fees’. It should be common sense that you will need this type of equipment in order to perform the work, just as it is common sense that you need a wardrobe to work in an office and you need transportation to get to that office job. Sorry, but ‘fees’ would include $50 to sign up for a job online.

      • Hi Jan! You are so right 🙂 There are many people that fall for sites that require an upfront fee before you know you have the job.

    • Hi Rebecca! I want to clarify what I meant by saying NO FEES. This means you won’t need to pay for fees involving a background check, credit check, or training. To be honest, a headset, phone, and high speed internet is something you should have if you are even considering working from home. I really appreciate you sharing your feedback about Teletech@Home 🙂

  • umair humayun

    Hello lashay I don’t have a pc so can I do data entry job on mobile phone

  • Caitlin

    Lashay, the Virtual Assistant jobs, do you have to be over web cam? I am a Pregnant mother pretty much on bed rest trying to help my husband with the bills.

  • Shanta Watkins

    Lashay, I am about to give up on my work from home job search. I have been on it like a 9 to 5 daily and still have been unsuccessful. I would really love for you to list a few data entry employers that are interested in a driven employee like myself with future goals. Please help me.
    Shanta Watkins

    • Hey Shanta! Thanks for reaching out to me. Stay focus and try updating your resume to highlight your skills. To have a better chance of landing a job, I recommend applying for a career you are experienced in. Here are some legitimate data entry companies

  • asha rajoo

    hi lashay will i able to join to to do the job because im malaysian

  • kern

    Good day I was wondering if there are any jobs available to those that don’t live in the U.S. and would like to work online from home seeing as they wont be able to be in the U.S.

  • Hi Shana! Thanks for reaching out to me. I can definitely help point you in the right direction. What type of work are you looking for?

    • Nayab Khan

      Hey, Lashay I have came through your profile while searching for online content writing websites. Yo have placed a comment so I thought you would better guide me in ths regard. Kindly, if you suggest online writing long term job with competitive and scam free job

  • Deborah Grayson

    Hello, I love what you are doing. If I could I would like some advice on how to find a good decent at home job. I have 2 small children myself and I am reluctant to putting them in daycare an want to stay home with them an also help my husband with the bills. I have a certificate in customer service/Call center and I completed 10 out of 12 units for administrative assistant diploma. Any suggestions would be helpful. God Bless You!

  • Hi there! I will recommend the following companies for at home typing jobs Hope this helps!

  • faith kandega

    hey lashay… i can be online all through because i have a computer can i do the data entry job kindly

  • marie

    I recently called one of the companies that was listed on the WAHWNSF list and the person said that I would have to PAY to view the job list. I am really trying to find a legitimate WORK-AT-HOME position that will not ask me for any money. I just want to submit an application and start working. Lashay is there such a job?

    • Hi Marie! It really sounds very suspicious! Please be careful with personal information submitted online. Yes there are many companies above that will not charge any startup fees. If you are looking for something more specific, please let me know…

  • Allan

    Hey Lashay, Thank you for this great information, though i was requesting your help, I’m from Uganda in East Africa and am very much interested in earning extra income online though i don’t know where to start, any advise will be highly appreciated. Thank you. Allan

    • Hi! Are you looking for something specific?

  • Hi Sharon! Yes there are several data entry jobs you can check out here – Keep in mind all companies may not be recruiting at this time.

  • Bonie P. Villacampa

    hello lashay ., what kind of work will fit for a student ., ???

    what kind of work i need your help plss .,
    i can work online on the pc !


  • Melissa

    So I have a question, read the jobs and qualifications. Have none of them but the will to work. I don’t have a home, rent an apt with someone else’s money which I hate by the way! Have a peice of crap iPhone 4 , can’t down load apps or nothing. Have no Internet or tv or cable or computer or tablet or nothing… do you know of any jobs that doesn’t require a computer or internet?? I am extremely desperate to start making money and be able to provide for my daughter and I and we live in Michigan, the worst job wise… she’ll be 5 soon and neither of us have ever had a place to call home and we need one.. let me know please. Melissa thanks and God bless

  • Alan Houston

    Have you come across a similar list in the UK or do you have any English leads???

  • Lisa

    What kind of work do you do

    • Hi Lisa! I did work for a few sites like Call Center QA (Telephone Mystery Shopping)and Sigtrack a year ago. Most of the work I’ve done is mostly for extra cash like Slice the Pie, Cash Crate, Survey Savvy,etc.

    • Hi Lisa! I did work for a few sites like Call Center QA (Telephone Mystery Shopping)and Sigtrack a year ago. Most of the work I’ve done is mostly for extra cash like Slice the Pie, Cash Crate, Survey Savvy,etc.

  • Deborah Johnson- Bloomer

    Hi Lashay
    Do you know if any of these companies like Great American are still available for work at home programs?

  • Tatiana Jackson

    i currently am looking for a home based job.

  • Brandi Mrvich

    hello, i am looking for something i can work from home i have 4 kiddos and more to come . but everything i see you have to spend the money on the site then you maybe get jobs are whatever . so i wanted to see if they have any fees are whatever to start . thanks again

    • Hi Brandi! Thanks for writing in. What type of skills do you have? This will help me narrow down the options…

  • Sherry

    I need to work from home because my husband is disabled. Have done virtual call center work before. I can type but not sure how fast. What would you recommend?

  • jest frenzy

    Hey Lashay, what job would you recommend for me? I have the following skillsets;

    Data Entry
    3D Modeling(Beginner)

    If there are job for 3D modeling/Motion Graphics where i can also learn and get paid, that’d be awesome but I can definitely work with Data Entry, seeing that i work for a company that pay me for editing, entering their clients data.
    Hopefully, you’ll reply to this, seeing that you replied to everyone else! Fingers crossed, thanks!

  • Valentine X

    hey there i just want to ask if there are any websites that i could sell my animations online

  • LO

    hello , i’m a college student and i write poems and i can’t find a good site to sell them via paypal can you please suggest what can i do ? thank you

  • redbone85

    Is Great American Opportunities still a thing? I didn’t see anywhere to apply.

    • Hi! Yes, Great American Opportunities still exist. The company only recruits in June and December. If you are interested, you can always send your resume to

  • Byron J

    Hello Lashay, I would like to know what’s out there for me.

    • Hi Byron! I can definitely point you in the right direction. Are you looking for a specific type of job?

  • Maribel Perez

    I am looking into working from home doing Data Entry how do I get started?

  • Hi Natasha! Honestly there are no legitimate copy & paste jobs. Are you seeking something that doesn’t require experience?

  • I would suggest checking out a few simple options that don’t require experience here

  • Ashton Arnett

    Hey Lashay I have a question. What job would you recommend for me. I’m looking for a at home job. The only job I’ve ever had was at walmart from 2015-late 2016. I have a Medical Coders certificate I got in August 2015 but I don’t have any other job experience. I’m willing to work long hours but would like it if they paid good. Any help and or suggetions

    • Hi there Ashton. I can suggest you few ideas you can try right away, and get paid pretty quickly as well. For e.g, paid surveys, free mobile phone apps that will pay you just to download and try them for few minutes or so; user testing, where you can get paid $10 to test websites, apps, games and stuff. There are plenty of youtube videos about this topic where you can inform yourself and find something which suits you best. Or, you can test out a website I’ve been using for some time, and got paid for doing simple task they provide. The link is on my profile in case you wanna try for yourself.

  • Viky Singh

    i am from india i need a job which i can do online from india i have typing skills

    • Hi Viky! I would suggest checking out several typing jobs like REV, Scribie, Transcribe Me, and Quicktate.

    • Hi! I recommend Scribie, REV, Transcribe Me, and Quicktate.

  • Colleen C Flannery

    I am disabled have difficulty with small objects in my hands and am looking for something to bring money in to make ends meet. My thought was like stuffing envelopes or typing have applied for several typing and get turned down for them all. So thought maybe piece work or assembly might be the answer I am looking for. Does anyone know of any legitimate places I could contact that do this kind of thing?

    • Hi. Colleen! Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, I have not come across any legitimate assembly work at home jobs. Are you receiving SSI or SSDI? I asked because there’s a site called My Employment Options with an employment assistance program for any disabled persons receiving benefits.

  • Verwin Joan Lambatan Batonghin

    Hello Lashay, I am looking for a home based data entry position. But I am in no way able to pay a start up fee. Is there legit company’s that will hire me with out a sign up fee. Stuck at home out of work due to medical extractions of my teeth. I don’t want to be in the public eye until I have my dentures in. Help

  • Amy Laney

    Hey Lashay, I have worked with 2 companies from home and need something asap without paying money to work. I have worked taking inbound and outbound calls both included data entry so I was wondering if you would suggest something. Thank you.

  • Tracy Gill

    where do I start

    • Hi, Tracey! Thanks for reaching out. What type of work are you looking for?

    • Hi, Tracey! What type of work are you looking for?

  • Lovely Rose Diaz

    Hello I want to work from home can you give me a site that I can register to so that I can apply to that particular job like online typing job.I already have an experience on typing and I also have experience like CAPTCHA and a product researcher.Hope you can help me.

    Lovely Rose Diaz

  • Jerome Smith

    Miss Lashay you are a goddess! Thank you for putting this page together!

  • This is such a detailed post. Just like you said, there are scams online and people are afraid to invest in order to get started. Thank you for making it easier for the beginners to get started the right way.

    • Thanks a lot for stopping by. You are so welcome.. Best wishes!

  • Diane Bright

    Hello Lashay,
    Are your sites up to date at this time? I am interested in working at home. I am a typist and have done clerical work over 40 years. I also have payroll and customer service experience. What do you recommend. Thanks Diane.

    • Hi, Diane! Yes, they are. I would suggest a few companies like Bookminders ( Payroll), American Express, Sutherland Global, VoiceLog, Uhaul, Allegis Communications ( typing), and Quicktate ( typing).

  • Abubakar Muhammad

    hi Lashay H, i live in Nigeria, so i want to know how possible will it be for me to be able to get engage in one of the jobs posted. thanks

  • Dave Larsen

    What is a virtual assistant exactly? I seriously need to do something, but have no real skills. Where does that leave me. I cant get real work, no way to get anywhere, out in the middle of nowhere.

  • Mönster Will

    Hello Lashay, do you have links to home-based telemarketing and appointment setting jobs. Thanks.

  • Shirley Holston

    hello shay watched a video of yours just now cant find where to apply for zero childs can you help?

  • Shirley Holston

    Thanks shay. I mistakenly. Heard you wrong and miss spelled it wen I tried to get on web

  • queen cummings

    How can I participate In making my very own money from home with my own schedule?

  • queen cummings

    One more question when you make a post do someone respond to you answering your question?

    • Hi, Queen! Sometimes they do, most times No.

  • Michelle Vince-neumann

    Hi there, I am going to be having a back surgery so I am looking for a work from home position to be able to help support my household as I wont be able to drive for about a year. I have many years of cold call sales, data entry, customer service, researching, and office experience but I don’t want to be scammed, I don’t want to pay a start up fee as money is tight now but I need to work maybe on my schedule due to dr appointments can you help me

  • Nadia Todd

    Hey Ms. Lashay, I’m trying to get into the mindwarms site and the link posted is going to a page saying the link is not a site and it may be mistyped; so I was wondering if you could put that site in the comments so I can get to it please? thank you for all your help!

    • Hi, Nadia! Thanks for writing in. I have fixed the link 🙂

  • Angela Ore

    Can i use my android phone for the homebased work?