So you want to work from home, and you don’t have more (or less) than a few dollars to your name You find some information online that seems legit and you’re all excited — until you find out the company charges you $30 (or more) for a background check before you start working.
Suddenly the wind is completely taken out of your sails.
Sound familiar? This is a common scenario for many home job seekers.
The following is a list of companies you can work at home for that won’t pay you anything before you start working. Still, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to have specific tools (headsetetc.) or to undergo a background check or drug test.
This means that either they pay you to complete these checks, or if you need something you don’t already have it’s your responsibility to acquire your own tools to do the job.
Work from home – no fee company
Before we get started it’s worth noting that *most* freelance positions don’t come with an attached fee — freelance writing, small jobs, home data entry jobs, search evaluations, and some transcription companies. And we share many of these in our free weekly newsletters!
You’re mainly going to see fees with employee positions – especially call center jobs from home. Still, the list below is a mix of freelance and employee positions.
Work at home jobs with no start-up fees
3 Play media – Read 3 play media reviews – Work from home transcription editing. There is no fee to get started.
the amazon – Read Amazon Reviews – Amazon regularly hires people for customer service jobs from home. To be considered it is usually necessary to live in or near different locations nationwide, but they rent in different places. There are no fees associated with applying for this job.
When jobs at home are posted on Amazon, they often get pulled within a day because they get so many applicants, so be quick if you see they’re hiring.
apple – Read Apple Reviews – You can work at home for Apple as a chat or phone support agent. They don’t charge you any fees to apply and in fact if you are accepted, they will give you the tools to work.
Babbletype – Read Babbletype Reviews – This company hires home-based staff for transcription and transcription editing. You don’t have to pay them any fees to get started.
flowers today – Read Blooms Today Reviews – Absolutely no fees to get started. They hire people to work from home with flower orders for their customers. This is usually temporary, seasonal work.
Capital One – Read Capital One Reviews – This popular credit card company hires people to work from home to manage their customer service. They don’t charge any fees to get started. However, this is usually a location-based position (most often Virginia and Florida).
converges – Read Convergys Reviews – They hire agents at home to answer incoming calls from home for their clients. There are no upfront fees to get started.
fancy hands – Read Fancy Hands Review – Work From Home Virtual Assisting There is no fee to get started. Salary is paid twice a month, per task.
Metaverse Mod Squad – Read Metaverse Reviews – They hire for work from home moderation and several other moderation positions. They don’t charge you anything to apply and get started.
NextWave Advocacy – Read NextWave Reviews – This company hires work from home outreach callers and writers. They charge absolutely no fee to start working. I don’t believe they do a background check. Pay is $12 an hour.
On-point advocacy – Read OnPoint Reviews – Similar to NextWave (above). You work from home and call for political campaigns. There is no fee.
Sitel work at home – Read Seatel Reviews – They hire work from home call center agents. It clearly states in their FAQ that they pay for the cost of your background screening, credit check and drug screen. You don’t need any money to get through the application process and start working.
Sutherland – This company regularly hires home call center agents. Depending on the client you are servicing they may or may not do a background check. Their website does not mention a charge if a check is conducted, but feel free to correct me if there is one.
OneSupport – Read OneSupport Reviews – This company hires from home agents for tech support positions. There are no fees associated with the application.
Teletech – Read TeleTech Reviews – This is a company that hires work from home call center agents. There’s no fee to get started – they pay for the cost of your drug screening and background check.
TextBroker – Read Textbroker Reviews – You can work at home freelance writing for this company. They accept people with no experience and they don’t charge fees.
time etc. – Read Time etc. Review – Work from Home Virtual Assisting. There does not appear to be any fee associated with the application process.
Transcom – Read Transcom Reviews – This company hires home call center agents jobs. Depending on the client you’re servicing, they do credit checks, background checks, and often drug screens, but you don’t have to cover the cost of these checks.
Tutor.com – Read Tutor.com Reviews – Work from home as an online tutor. There are no fees associated with the application. A background check is done, but they pay for it.
World Travel Holdings – Read World Travel Holdings Reviews – Work from Home Vacation Sales. They will send you a $500 deposit for your computer, but it’s taken out of your first five checks so you don’t have to worry about coming up with it out of pocket. This company will also pay for your background check.
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Each job listing also has a brief summary of what relevant information I could find (payment, which countries it might be open in, etc.).
Good luck to you, and I hope you find this ebook helpful if you’re looking for a non-phone job.
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