35 Legit and Free Work at Home Jobs With No Startup Fees

35 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 startup fee. 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.

It is very important to be aware of popular work at home scams online today. Here is a list of some great websites that do not require a startup fee.

If you are looking for even more jobs to apply to, FlexJobs is my job board of choice. You will find flexible part-time and full-time jobs. They research every lead for legitimacy, no scams.

Work at Home Jobs With No Startup Fees

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. Feel free to share this list if you know someone that would be interested.

Free Transcription Work from Home Jobs

First, let's talk about transcription jobs.

Casting WordsRead review – The company is best known for offering flat-fee transcription services in several languages. You can expect to receive anywhere between 8.5 cents and a bit over one dollar per audio minute. Must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Transcribe MeRead review – This company is looking for candidates from all over the world that can accurately transcribe in the English language. The rate of pay starts at (U.S.) $35 per audio hour with rates as high as $55 per audio hour. A good quality headset and foot pedal and best for this job.

Extra Cash: Toluna  is one of the largest market research companies with opportunities for Product Testers and Survey Panelists.  This panel is open to everyone in the US, Canada, and Australia. Don't forget to verify your email to start receiving opportunities. (See more product testing sites.

Crowd Surf – This company seeks to solve media challenges for the deaf, hard of hearing and second language viewers. Candidates for this job will provide transcription and captioning services. Some proofreading skills are required for this role. After creating an account, you will take an assessment and you can set up your payment method by choosing between direct deposit, PayPal, and a paper check. Pay is based on types of jobs and will vary, roughly 10 cents for every 25 seconds of audio you transcribe.

Babble Type Read review– You would need to send in a well-written resume to [email protected] to work for this company. They hire for the position of Transcriptionist and Project Editor. They have no startup fee.

Tutoring Work at Home Jobs (No Startup Fees)

Aim-for-a-Tutor Read review – To be considered for a job with this company you need to send a well-written resume to [email protected] For example, 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.

Golden Voice English – Read review – This Company hires Online Tutors to work from home.  You can set up your own schedule depending on your availability and they do not charge any sign-up fees.

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

Tutor.com  – 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.

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.

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Work at Home Phone Jobs with No Fees

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.

 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 startup fee.

Call Center QARead more– 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 startup fee.

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. But, you'll 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.

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. PayPal is how you'll get paid. But, they only payout once you get to a minimum of $100. They do not charge any fees and they also do not provide any training.

ARC Consulting – This company hires mystery shoppers to make phone calls to various places and ask certain questions to gain information from businesses. Each completed call is made via direct deposit, with pay ranging from $3-$12. Bilinguals are encouraged to apply as they hire worldwide.

Accounting Department.com – You need to be a Certified Public Accountant to get a job here since they hire CPAs to do accounting work. There are no startup fees.

Free Data Entry Work at Home Jobs

Smart Crowd – This company hires data entry agents to work from home at no cost. There is a waiting list if you would like to apply.  Pays via PayPal. (See other data entry jobs)

 SigTrack  –  They hire for data entry work processing registration forms and signatures. The work is seasonal. Signup with this organization is fast and there are no charges.

Virtual Assistant Jobs (No Startup Fees)

Belay Solutions –  Read review – This company works with businesses and freelancers, hired on as independent contractors, all over the US, offering services in virtual assisting. Pay is around $14 to $18 an hour. Freelancers will work alongside a manager and virtual team.

Fancy Hands Read review–  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.

Responsive Translation Services – They hire people to work as freelance translators from around the world. No fees involved.

Smith A.I – This Company hires Virtual 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 $10 an hour and there are no fees charged.

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.

Virtual Gal FridayRead review – The company provides virtual assistant teams to their clients. Responsibilities may include answering phone calls and taking messages, paralegal work, medical assistant work, and receptionist duties. Pay is an hourly rate ranging from about $5 to $20 per hour.

Free Proofreading Work at Home Jobs

Proofreading ServicesRead review – This company provides proofreading services for manuscripts, books, and various other documentation or digital platforms. Requires a test before applying. Candidates can select a part-time or full-time schedule. The pay is considered competitive and higher than the average US pay.

Gramlee –  Read review – This company offers quick turnaround for editing services. Candidates must be able to edit within the 24-hour deadline. It is an independent contractor position and part-time. They charge $0.03 per word, up to 3000 words. This adds up to $90. Preferred experience includes prior editing skills.

Miscellaneous Work at Home Jobs with No Startup Fees

Accounting Department.com – You need to be a Certified Public Accountant to get a job here since they hire CPAs to do accounting work. There are no startup fees.

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.

Goodcall– This is a telemarketing sales job. As a result, you would be working as an independent contractor making cold calls to potential clients. They pay $10 to $18 every hour. But they only payout once you get to a minimum of $100. Most importantly, they do not charge any fees and they also do not provide any training.

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.

The Coding Network – This company hires Medical Coders to work from home. You need previous work experience for this position. Go here for more medical coding jobs.

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

Appen – Read review – If you work for this company, you will be an independent contractor. Search Engine Evaluators are needed and hired on a regular basis. So, before you can begin working with them, there is an evaluation exam taken in two parts. The pay ranges from $13 to $15 per hour. In addition, people from the following countries are open to apply, the USA, Denmark, Canada, Belgium, Norway, Brazil, and more. Moreover, they do not charge any fees.

WritersDomain.net– This company recruits Writers to work from home. Open worldwide.

Need A Free Side Hustle? 

In conclusion, 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. For example, last month I earned $258.00 sent immediately via Paypal.

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    This Post Has 115 Comments

    1. Cheyenne

      I’m a stay at home mom trying to find a real stay at home job so that I can still take care of him. I can’t leave my house because I don’t have a licences or a car and I don’t have anyone to watch my son. The only experience I have of working is being a cashier. I just need help finding a real stay at home job and that doesn’t cost me to apply. Thank you to anyone that can help.

    2. Mary Watford

      My name is Mary Watfrord and I have an degree in Medical Office and I retired and I need more money, so I decided to work at home may be a good fit. I am 70 years old and can be depended on to the highest. I have a part time job at the Ahoskie Housing Authority. Still need more money my husband only gets $143.00 dollars a month. Please help me. Mary Watford 215 A J Wilson Rd Ahoskie NC 27910

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    4. Sarah Byrd

      These opportunities look legit! It is hard to find a website that provides real work from home info free!


      1. Shubhrasengupta

        Yes,I completely agree

      2. Lashay

        Hi Sarah,

        You are welcome!

        Best wishes,

    5. Logan hawk

      Hello. I am 29 years old ? I have had health problems most of my life which caused me to stay at home ? I have stomach problems do to side affects ? I tried disability thing and got no where so I need a part-time or full time job at home ? I have read online where you can work for a company that reminds people to take there meds ? Or I’m looking into sales type jobs telemarketing I could do ? Or is there jobs where I can process orders ? Can you Hall me and give me any advice ? Thank you.

    6. Patrick Desjardins

      Hello there, My wife and I aren’t spring chickens anymore and traveling back and forth to work is getting harder for us both. We both are looking to work from home and in turn be able to spend more time with eachother and our grandkids. We have worked all our lives and yet still don’t have the money to retire or to live just passed comfortable. Can you please help us.

    7. Angela Ore

      Can i use my android phone for the homebased work?

    8. 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!

      1. Lashay H.

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

        1. Connie Wilson

          Is this legit, I am tryiing to find something i can do part time at home with not paying anything get started and not get scammed or fraud.

          1. Lashay

            Hi Connie! Yes, all opportunities shared on this blog are legit!

    9. 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

    10. queen cummings

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

      1. Lashay H.

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

    11. queen cummings

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

      1. Lashay H.

        I would suggest a few options like blogging, transcription, tutoring, proofreading, etc.

    12. Shirley Holston

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

      1. Rochelle Young

        Hello, my name is Rochelle!! And I now find myself after many years of working in the medical field am in a wheelchair. I have a nice laptop to work on that my children got me for Christmas! And I would Love to get some advice about stuffing envelopes or making arts and crafts I am quite good with arts and crafts… I would just like to keep busy and help my husband with the household bills. I was getting disability until he fell and got 3 forms of brain damage and now has the mentality of a 5 year old. So we are literally living on just his SSI. And as we all know that is not much. So could some one out there help me out!!!??? my number is 484-302-9830 Any advice would be helpful!!! Thank You!!!!

    13. Shirley Holston

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

    14. Mönster Will

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

    15. 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.

    16. 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

    17. 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.

      1. Lashay H.

        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).

    18. Virginia Nakitari

      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.

      1. Lashay H.

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

    19. Jerome Smith

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

    20. 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

    21. Tracy Gill

      where do I start

      1. Lashay H.

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

      2. Lashay H.

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

    22. 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.

    23. 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 [email protected]

    24. 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?

      1. Lashay H.

        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.

    25. Viky Singh

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

      1. Lashay H.

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

      2. Lashay H.

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

    26. 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

    27. Lashay H.

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

    28. Maribel Perez

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

    29. Byron J

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

      1. Lashay H.

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

    30. redbone85

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

      1. Lashay H.

        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 [email protected]

    31. 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

    32. Valentine X

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

    33. 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!

    34. 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?

      1. Lashay H.

        Hi Sherry! Thanks for reaching out. There’s many phone jobs I recommend for you. How great are your computer skills overall?

    35. 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

      1. Lashay H.

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

    36. Tatiana Jackson

      i currently am looking for a home based job.

    37. Deborah Johnson- Bloomer

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

    38. Lisa

      What kind of work do you do

      1. Lashay H.

        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.

    39. Alan Houston

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

    40. 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 [email protected]. thanks and God bless

    41. 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 !


    42. 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

      1. Lashay H.

        Hi! Are you looking for something specific?

    43. 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?

      1. Lashay H.

        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…

    44. faith kandega

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

    45. 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!

    46. Lashay H.

      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?

      1. 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

    47. 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.

    48. asha rajoo

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

    49. 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

    50. 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.

    51. umair humayun

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

        1. Travis

          Im trying to find a legit home business to join and start making money. Can you help me

    52. Rebecca Travis

      Um I work for [email protected]…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.

      1. 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.

        1. Lashay H.

          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.

      2. Lashay H.

        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 [email protected] 🙂

    53. 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.

      1. Lashay H.

        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!

    54. Lashay H.

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

      1. 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.

      2. 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

        1. Lashay H.

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

    55. Lashay Hudson

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

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